A moment captured in time leaves the viewer free to fill in the story. Let your imagination roam at the Amon Carter Museum, where you'll find 30,000 prints by 400 photographers. Significant works in other media by Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent and Alexander Calder are also on display.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art was opened in 1961. A self-made man by the name of Amon G. Carter had expressed his desire to build a public institution to house his art collection. Although he never saw the museum come to be, Carter's will provided for the establishment of the expanding institution.
The museum's first director, Mitchell A. Wilder, had a broad vision in mind while building the Carter Museum's art collection. Wilder wanted to expand the museum's collection to feature paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs and books that would tell the story of the "successive frontiers" of American history through various styles and subjects.
Today, the museum houses approximately 700 works of art by artists like Alexander Calder, Thomas Cole, Stuart Davis, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Charles Demuth, Martin Johnson Heade and Alfred Stieglitz. The museum is also home to one of the most extensive photography collections, featuring more than 30,000 prints by 400 photographers. Some of the photographers featured are by Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter and Karl Struss. The museum also boasts a 160-seat auditorium, a library with 40,000 volumes and the only one between the two coasts to have the 7,500 microform reels of the Archive of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See if you have the natural ability to run a cattle drive at the Cattle Raisers Museum. The museum has a video game cattle drive simulator, among other exhibits that describe the life and times of early day ranchers.
The Cattle Raisers Museum is a state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot facility that houses exhibits showcasing the life of early day ranchers and the cattle industry. Exhibits include a "Ride-Along Round-Up," video game that simulates a cattle drive and a glowing steer that illustrates the many cattle by-products is on display. The museum has a collection of authentic artifacts and rare photography.
The C.R. Smith Museum takes visitors on a flight through American Airlines history, with interactive exhibits that entice participation by all age groups. The museum features hundreds of historical artifacts, photographs, full-scale aircraft engines and a rare Douglas DC-3 airliner. In addition, the museum’s state of the art 4K digital theater features Pursuit of Flight, a film, featuring the history and physics of aviation from ancient times through today.
The Fort Worth Aviation Museum (formerly the Veterans Memorial Air Park) (FWAM) is a group of organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of aviation in Fort Worth, the North Texas region, and around the world. Think of them as a mall of museums telling a variety of stories with an emphasis being North Texas. The aircraft collection consists of twenty-one warbirds dating from 1943 to the present.
Dedicated to lifelong learning and anchored by our rich collections, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History engages our diverse community through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the stories of Texas and the Southwest.
During its first 40 years, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History was a quiet place where one could dream of the past or contemplate the future in relative solitude. Permanent exhibits included the History of Medicine, Your Body, IBM Calculators and Computers, Rocks and Fossils, Texas History, and Man and His Possessions. All that changed a little over a decade ago. Thanks to collaborations with other museums and science centers like San Francisco’s Exploratorium, the Museum began offering large, world-class traveling exhibits that open visitors to new worlds of learning. Static displays were replaced by interactive, hands-on exhibits like DinoDig®, ExploraZone® and KIDSPACE®.
In 1968 the name was changed to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History so that adults even without children could enjoy the Museum. It worked! Today more than half the Museum’s visitors are adults. Much of that is due to the addition of the Omni Theater in 1983. The Omni was the first IMAX® dome theater in the Southwest and continues to be one of the most successful in the world.
Take a stroll through a building that is considered by many to be one of the most outstanding architectural accomplishments of modern times. The Kimbell Art Museum is a work of art itself, presenting just 350 art pieces by art-world heavyweights like Picasso, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Monet.
The Kimbell Art Museum houses a small, 350-piece collection of European, Asian and Pre-Columbian art works. Some of the works featured are by artists like Picasso, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Monet. Assyrian, Greek and Roman antiquities from the classical period are also on display at the museum. The library at the museum holds over 42,000 volumes for student and historian research.
The museum has a full schedule of programs for the public to gain appreciation for its collection. Special exhibitions include symposia from guest speakers; lectures by professional staff, regional artists and guest scholars; films on art; a book club; summer camps for kids and family festivals and gallery guides. Workshops are offered for people of all ages to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of art.
The Kimbell Art Museum designed by Louis Kahn is considered to be one of the most outstanding architectural accomplishments of modern times. The design of vaulted ceilings and slit-like skylights allows natural light to illuminate the museum and showcase the beauty of the building. The museum's landscaping adds to the beauty of the epic structure with a pool-lined yard and a grove of Yaopon holly trees inhabiting the courtyard. This combination of design and landscaping has earned the Kimbell Art Museum many awards and critical acclaim.
Explore early pioneer life in Texas at the Log Cabin Village. The living history museum showcases early structures like an old schoolhouse, a gristmill, and a blacksmith shop.
The Log Cabin Village is a living history museum dedicated to the preservation of Texas heritage. The museum is home to different log cabins from the 1800s, renovated to depict different aspects of pioneer life. Exhibits include a water-powered gristmill, a one-room schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, an herb garden, and several log home settings.
Basque in the natural light and modern art at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Works by Anselm Kiefer, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol are rotated periodically to showcase the 2,600-piece collection.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth houses a variety of post-World War II art and is considered one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the central United States. The permanent collections includes pieces by Anselm Kiefer, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Serra, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol. The museum often rotates exhibits in order to eventually feature all of its 2,600 objects. The building was designed specifically to utilize natural light in the 53,000 square feet of gallery space.
Celebrate cowgirl culture at the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame. Browse through artifacts and photos detailing the lives of women like Laura Ingalls Wilder, Patsy Cline and Annie Oakley.
The National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame honors the bravery and spirit of the women of the American West. The Hall of Fame includes photographs, artifacts and information on the honorees. Some of the women honored at the museum are Patsy Cline, Georgia O'Keeffe, Annie Oakley and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The museum houses exhibits that showcase different aspects of the cowgirl culture. "Kinship with the Land" features a 15-minute film about the cowgirl's relationship with the land. "Into the Arena" explores the rodeo life of a cowgirl through victory and defeat. Cowgirls in show business, pop culture and literature are the topic of the "Claiming the Spotlight" exhibit. A couple of other exhibits include a juke box loaded with songs sung by cowgirls and a hands-on children's play area at the "Connie Reeves Discovery Corral."
Art, journals, photography and other memorabilia help the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum & Hall of Fame tell the story of the American West. The museum celebrates founders of the West in the Hall of Fame. Members honored include Charley Pride and Bill Pickett.
The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum & Hall of Fame showcases the complete historical landscape of the people that built the American West. Their story is told through art works, journals, photography and other historical memorabilia. Tuskgee Airmen and the Buffalo Soldiers are only some of several exhibits.
The Hall of Fame was founded to recognize the pioneers that helped shape the western frontier. Inductees include country music singer Charley Pride, rodeo star Bill Pickett and former Pittsburgh Steeler, Melvin Carnell Blount.
View the works of the "titans of Western art," Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell at the Sid Richardson Museum. The works featured showcase the reality of the American West.
See living history at the Stockyards National Historic District. What was once the hub of Fort Worth's cattle industry is still booming with business. Learn more history at the Stockyards Museum, go shopping at one of the district's many shops, see a longhorn auction, or stroll around the dance floor at Billy Bob's Texas.
The Stockyards National Historic District is located north of Fort Worth's central business district. The stockyards is a former livestock market that operated from 1866 under various owners. In 1876, railroads made the area a significant livestock center, and Fort Worth was an important part of the cattle industry until the '60s.
The Fort Worth Stockyards was declared a historical district in 1976 and has become one of Texas' most popular tourist destinations. Many of the landmarks have been restored like the Livestock Exchange Building and the Coliseum. The district is home to the Stockyards Museum and special breed events and sales including Longhorn auctions.
The Stockyards National Historic District has become a popular spot for bars and nightclubs. The famed Billy Bob's Texas is located here. Known as "the world's largest honky tonk," Billy Bob's Texas has hosted concerts from country artists like Hank Williams Jr., George Strait, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty and the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash.
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame honors those men and women who have excelled in the sport and business of rodeo, and the western lifestyle in Texas. Our 100+ inductees include: Nolan Ryan, Tommy Lee Jones, Trevor Brazile, Don Edwards, George Strait, Lane Frost, Ty Murray, Barry Corbin, Red Steagall, Tuff Hedeman, J.J. Hampton (17 time PWRA World Champion), Charmayne James, and Don Gay (8 time RCA World Champion Bull Rider). Each of our inductees have their own individual booth containing personal memorabillia for our guests to view.
The building housing Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is one of the horse and mule barns in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. The John Justin Trial of Fame pays tribute to one of Forth Worth's own. This exhibit is dedicated to the legendary man, John Justin, Jr. A man of vision, he put his own "special shine" on boots in Forth Worth and Texas. The Chisholm Trail Exhibit and Zigrang Bit Collection contain original pieces showcased only in our museum.
The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame also has a children's hands-on, 3-station Exploratorium: Packing for the Trail - kids learn how a cowboy would "pack" his horse for a long trail drive; Cowboy Alphabet - kids learn the importance of a brand and why they were used, then they "brand" a long horn (flyer); The Chuckwagon - learn about supplies "packed" on the Chuckwagon for the trail drive.
The Vintage Flying Museum, where visitors are treated to a unique experience and are able to see the restoration and maintenance of historic aircraft! There is always something going on at the museum. They are a very unique museum because they are the home to four other aviation non-profit groups in our facility which include the CAF B-29/B-24 Squadron, A-3 Skywarrior Association, Greatest Generation Aircraft, and Invader Squadron.
The Vintage Flying Museum provides educational programs that include aviation summer camps for high school students, and Take Flight Days, which are programs for elementary, middle and high school students. They strive to preserve and help historic aircraft fly – and then keep them flying. The volunteers perform the necessary regular and preventive maintenance to keep our aircraft in the air.
The Vintage Flying Museum is where history comes to life. You can be a part of the restoration of these important instruments of freedom. Spend time with the volunteers as they help keep these aircraft in top shape. They give children a hands-on approach to learning about aviation and its history. Through programs like our Take Flight Days, we give them incredible access to all things aviation.