One of the city’s world-class attractions is The Amon Carter Museum (3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817/738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org , Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thurs. until 8 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m., no admission charge). Although it’s grounded in Western art, “The Carter” covers an impressive range of high-quality American art, from sculptures to paintings to photographs.
Through his friendship with Will Rogers, Carter developed an interest in the work of legendary Western artists Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, and his extensive collection of their art is the basis for the museum.
Although it’s an impressive component, the remainder of the collection is perhaps even more noteworthy. The photography, in particular, is stunning—the black-and-white images of American life are especially profound and gripping, and the paintings are just as mesmerizing, especially the selections from Georgia O’Keeffe, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer.
The Carter has a reputation for having one of the foremost collections of American artwork. A visit to the museum confirms this distinctive status.