Finally got a chance to see this musuem and I had to do it on my lunch time, but well worth it. I love art! Loads of wonderful exhibits and artist that many of you might know. It was well worth my time and effort. Also note the wonderful sculpture out front is Amon Carter three bronze abstracts, 1955 & 1956 by Henry Moore 1955 and 1956. "Glenkiln Cross", "Upright Motive #2" and "Upright Motive #7".
On my second day taking in museums in Fort Worth, a BookCrossing friend and I decided to take in the Amon Carter Museum. I didn't really know what to expect, but I'd already covered my A-list must-see's so, I was game to give it a whirl. Besides, the poster out front advertised a special exhibition of colour plate books. Anything with books can't be all bad.
At first the permanent collection seemed a little monotonous because the first several galleries display practically nothing but paintings by Chales M. Russell and sculptures by Frederic Remington depicting vignettes of nineteenth century western life. Very nice if you like that sort of thing.
As we progressed through the galleries there was a lot more variety and many fascinating works to hold one's interest. Highlights for me were the colourplate books exhibit, and the collection of works by Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keefe, as well as several works in the permanent collection by Stuart Davis.
This musuem is an especially good choice for those who tend to eschew modern art, as well as those that aren't regular museum goers or art lovers.
The museum is open every day except Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free.
American art in the recently renovated and expanded Amon Carter Museum , just up the hill at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd (Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm; free; tel 817/738-1933, ), includes great photographs of Western landscapes, as well as a fine assortment of Remingtons and Russells and works by Winslow Homer and Georgia O'Keeffe.
This is one of America finest collections of western art, with plenty of Remingtons and O'Keefe's in the collection.