Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is an art museum located in Fort Worth, Texas.
The museum, founded by Texan newspaper magnate Amon G. Carter, is housed in a modern building, designed by American architect Philip Johnson, close to the Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum, with which it forms an exceptional trio.
Completed in 1961, the building of the museum is rather simple international-style construction, clad in shell stone and characterized by a loggia inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture on its eastern side. The original building was expanded three times thereafter, and currently accommodates about 28,400 square feet (2,600 square meters) of exhibition area.
Philip Johnson and John Burgee, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, plans of the first and second floors; from Liliana O. Beltrán, The Tales of Three Museums, Proceedings of the EuroSun 2004.
The 240,000-piece collection of the Amon Carter Museum is dedicated to American art from the early 19th century onward and includes paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by artists such as Thomas Cole, Frederic Remington, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Alexander Calder, and Georgia O’Keeffe, among many others.
The museum also has one of the largest collections of American photography, with masterpieces by Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andy Warhol.
The program of activities and events of the Amon Carter Museum includes temporary exhibitions, guided tours, and learning activities for children and adults.
Fully accessible to physically-impaired people, the museum also contains a library, a shop, and a cafe.
Photos: cover image by Sarah Beth Dwyer; 1 by bhart; 2 by Shelley Bernstein; 3 by Kendrick Arnett
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