Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Another Museum

So far, in the last few days, I have featured two of the museums in the Cultural District of Ft. Worth, Texas. Actually, we have five, all within walking distance of each other. The first of these museums sits at the top of the hill...and this one, like the Kimbell, has free admission.
The Amon Carter has a wonderful selection of American art, especially western art. You will find a large collection of Frederic Remington's and Charles Russell's.

Amon Carter (1879-1955), did so much for Ft Worth, including leaving millions of dollars in his foundation ear marked for this museum.

I could go on and on about this newspaper editor, oilman , who was the director of American Airways, started the first radio station here, and was chairman of Texas Technological Collage that later became TCU. Let's just say, too put it mildly, he lived and breathed Fort Worth. He loved it almost as much as he hated our neighbor Dallas. It was reported that when he had to go there, for a business meeting, he took as sack lunch so that he didn't have to leave any money in Dallas. I highly suggest you don't miss the Amon Carter Museum on your visit to Ft. Worth

This is the museum where I recently toured the one hundred piece visiting Folk Art Exhibit from The American Folk Art Museum in New York City.


  1. I have heard his name before. I'd enjoy visiting this one.

  2. Dearest Janey,
    That is quite a legacy about Amon Carter!
    But it is a good thing that we have such museums to preserve the culture of the past.

  3. Oh wow! A man who would take a sack lunch to avoid spending money in a rival city?! Now that is devotion to his town. Sounds like an interesting museum, and it's hard to beat free for an entry fee!

  4. An interesting man with lots of energy and strong opinions. Love museums with free admission.