The Amon Carter Museum of American Art was founded in 1961, fulfilling Amon G. Carter’s (1879–1955) desire to establish a museum, free and open to the public, to display his collection of art by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. During the ensuing decades, the Amon Carter’s holdings expanded to include a broad array of American art, and today the museum houses more than 200,000 objects. Beyond its collection, the museum also maintains a research library that offers over 140,000 items supporting the study of American art and history.The Amon Carter is one of the premier museums of American art in the nation and has been a Fort Worth institution for more than 50 years. Its gallery walls are filled with national treasures representing the best work that many of this country’s artists have produced. At any given time, there are about 400 works of art on view, ranging in medium from grand paintings to delicate works on paper, rare books, dynamic sculpture, and photographs from 1840 to the present day.