Senior citizens are often fortunate enough to have the time to visit new places and open their minds to new experiences. Those living in Tarrant County have the opportunity to explore a number of museums, including the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. This January the museum has a special public program designed for adults with Alzheimer’s. “Sharing the Past through Art” is an interactive tour that gives adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers the opportunity to discuss artists and current exhibitions. The program uses artwork to connect to past experiences. The next tour is scheduled for January 9, 2014 from 10:30am – 11:45. No reservations are required.
If you’ve lived in the area for a long time, you may still think of the Amon Carter as a Western art museum. While it is true that the museum was originally built to house Carter’s extensive collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two foremost artists of the American West, the collection has expanded to encompass a wide range of American art. Today visitors can enjoy works of Alexander Calder, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent, to name just a few. In addition, with over 40,000 photographs spanning the entire history of the medium, the museum is also home to one of the premier collections of American photography.
Art is a universally enjoyed phenomenon and one can turn a dull day into an adventure of the mind, simply by visiting this museum. To avoid getting over-tired, plan ahead by investigating the permanent and special exhibits online before you go so that you can focus on the exhibits that interest you the most. Better yet, since admission is free, plan to return another day to explore the museum further. For those with difficulty walking or hearing, wheelchairs and assisted listening devices are available for use free of charge.
The museum offers a wide range of programs including a book club, trivia night, and lectures. For those wishing to delve further into art, the library at the Amon Carter features a vast collection of information and books about art. The library provides public access computers, a reading room, and librarian assistance.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107-2631, but the accessible parking and wheelchair entrance are on Lancaster Avenue.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Note the library has more limited hours.
A trip to the Amon Carter Museum can create a lasting impression that will bring smiles and joy for a long time to come. For more information, visit http://www.cartermuseum.org, or call 817.738.1933.