There is no shortage of things to do in Fort Worth from festivals to museums to rodeos and races. The seventeenth largest city in the United States, Fort Worth has something for everyone. They don’t call it the city of cowboys and culture for nothing. The Forth Worth Cultural District is home to six museums alone. And don’t forget the real-life cowboy culture of The Stockyards. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
What: Amon Carter Museum of American Art
When: Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm; Closed Mondays and all major holidays
Opened in 1961, The Amon Carter Museum of American Art was established to house Amon G. Carter Seniors collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Their mission statement is “to collect, preserve, and exhibit the finest examples of American art; and to serve an educational role through exhibitions, publications, and programs devoted to the study of American art.” The museum was designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and includes a preeminent collection of American art including painting, sculpture, and works on paper. Spanning from the early nineteenth-century expeditionary art to the mid-twentieth century modernism, the museum includes works by:
· Frederic Church
· Stuart Davis
· Arthur Dove
· Thomas Eakins
· Winslow Homer
· Georgia O’Keeffe
· John Singer Sargent
Also one of the nation’s major repositories of American photography the museum holds the archives of:
· Nell Dorr
· Laura Gilpin
· Eliot Porter
· Karl Struss
Nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West, are also housed in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
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