The museum was originally established in 1961 through the generosity of Amon G. Carter Sr. (1879–1955), to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The museum continues to collect and exhibit masterworks of American art.
The collection is housed in a landmark international style building designed by New York architect Philip Johnson, blending modern materials with classical design. Johnson created a simple, elegant building that combines the warmth and richness of bronze with the creamy, intricately patterned surface of native Texas shellstone. His design was inspired by the Renaissance-style loggia---a covered, open gallery that looks out over an open court. Johnson has been involved in each subsequent expansion.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.
30 works created during her Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency
Multimedia installation transforms images of works from the Carter’s collection
Photographs and works on paper by 20th- and 21st-century American artists
150+ objects form a dialog between Murano glass and paintings by American artists
Historic civil rights era prints alongside works by contemporary printmakers
More than 40 works from the Carter’s collection of more than 2,500 Tamarind Workshop prints.
More than 50 historical and contemporary art photographs and 100 vernacular images
On-site creation of a large-scale glass sculpture
80 works in various media forge an exploration of identity, resistance, and belonging.
60 recently conserved watercolors plus Indigenous texts and four short films
30+ works by this Fort Worth artist and the artistic community drawn to his studio salon
Shin creates a site-specific work on the Carter grounds