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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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Address: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2631
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of...

Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of nineteenth-and twentieth-century painting, sculpture, and works on paper, and it is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography. It is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West.

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday 'til 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Mondays and major holidays

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Great Collection in Fine Building.

We enjoyed Kimball on a Friday when they were hosting an art development talk. So we had time to browse Amon Carter. Richard Avedon's photographs of Texans was a great leap... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houston
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Kimball on a Friday when they were hosting an art development talk. So we had time to browse Amon Carter. Richard Avedon's photographs of Texans was a great leap forward in honest express after Winslow Homer. The walls of Amon Carter are from a local quarry and include pockets of fish skeleton and sea shells.

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Waco, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully situated museum with two floors of American art, well displayed. The stairwell piece, hundreds of strands of multicolored string is best seen early in the morning when the sunlight hits it. Fabulous. place to visit. Plan 2-4 hours!

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Thank 392ralphc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Amon Carter Museum clearly establishes the importance of collecting and presenting all facets of American Art, and they do so beautifully - with a terrific view as well.

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wilds of New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is among the finest of "small" American art collections which you are likely to encounter. And it is free to all. I was impressed with the breadth of the collection, and it is housed in a very nice space indeed. It could do with a few more benches to allow folks to sit and take it all in, a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Exhibits vary, but we saw some western and photography exhibits that were beautiful. Seeing prints online vs seeing the originals is a humbling and remarkable experience. The paintings pop with detail and almost seem fully 3 dimensional on a 2D canvas. Peaceful, good place to just relax, view some fine art and sculptures and appreciate art.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nobody is allowed to get close enough to the artwork to actually see it close up...So unless your vision is perfect.... Backpacks cannot be carried on your back. They must be carried like a briefcase, or checked. The "guards" are neurotic. Trying to expose a very well-behaved kindergartener to the arts was a waste. So disappointed.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

So many different types of art that you cannot help but enjoy your visit. Several areas were interactive. There were benches to sit. There is no 'snack shop' so do not plan to eat there. What is truly amazing is this museum is free to all the public! Great place for young and old.

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Decades ago, when I was in elementary and middle school, I used to love to go to the Amon Carter Museum and look at all the paintings of cowboys by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. I understand that an art museum can't do the same thing decade after decade and must do different things to attract new and repeat visitors.... More 

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AmonCarterMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, responded to this review

How nice to hear your childhood memories of visiting. We're so glad you came back! It sounds like your recent trip to the Amon Carter unfortunately coincided with a construction project that necessitated the removal of artwork in Galleries 1 and 2 on the first floor, and the entire Mezzanine as well. These particular galleries are devoted to the works... More 

McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Really nice collection of American art, past and present. This is a beautifully designed building. We were lucky to catch a special exhibit of photographs by Richard Avedon. Oh, and the museum admission was free.

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Thank drdmromeo
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Amon Carter is definitely my favorite art museum in Ft Worth. Exhibits include American and Western artists from the 1700's to current. Docents are friendly and knowledgable and the museum is curated by world class staff. A great place to spend a morning or afternoon in Ft Worth.

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