Explore the Amon Carter's collection
Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.
The Amon Carter offers a variety of free guided tours led by trained museum volunteers. Tours can be designed for ﬁrst-time or experienced art museum visitors.
Permanent Collection Tours
Tours featuring highlights from the permanent collection take place Thursday through Sunday at 2 p.m. and begin at the Information Desk. No reservations are required, and admission is free.
Special Exhibition Tours
Tours of select special exhibitions take place Thursday through Sunday at 3 p.m. and begin at the exhibition entrance on the second floor. No reservations are required; admission is free.
Private tours can be scheduled for groups of five or more. These tours cover the collection as a whole or concentrate on specific objects or themes. Reservations are required.
Scheduling a Private Tour
To schedule a tour, contact the programs manager at 817.989.5038 at least three weeks in advance of the date requested. Have the following information ready when you call:
- Number of people in the group
- Preferred date and time with three alternate dates and times in case your first choice is not available
- Name, mailing address, phone number, and email address of contact person
- Special needs, including mobility assistance
If you plan on bringing a group of ten or more people to the museum for a self-guided tour, you must schedule an appointment with the programs manager by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 817.989.5038.
About the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson (1906–2005), the Amon Carter opened in 1961 and houses a preeminent collection of American art including painting, photographs, sculpture and works on paper. The paintings collection spans early 19th-century expeditionary art to mid-20th-century Modernism and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe and John Singer Sargent. The museum is one of the nation’s major repositories of American photography from the 19th century to the present and holds the archives of luminaries such as Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter and Karl Struss. It is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West. Admission is free. Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday 12–5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. @theamoncarter