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Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Research Library: Library Overview

About the Library

Amon Carter Museum of American Art logoThe Amon Carter Museum's research library offers an extensive range of materials on American art, photography, and history from the early nineteenth century to the present.

TCU students working on any topic relating to the American experience—especially those with connections with the visual arts—will likely find material to support their research at the museum's library. The library often collects materials not available at the TCU library such as gallery and museum publications, clipping material, publications with original art, and auction catalogs.  

Library Hours

The Library is currently open by appointment only.

Reading Room hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11am - 4pm

Thursday: 11am - 7pm

Friday: 11am - 4pm

Saturday: 11am - 4pm*

*September - May only

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On Exhibition

Currently on exhibition in the Reading Room are items from our Archives celebrating The Carter’s 60th anniversary. These tokens from 1961 bring to life the museum’s opening through photographs, an original guestbook, and exhibition ephemera.

Find more facts about the museum in our blog post: Celebrating 60.

Previously on exhibition in the Reading Room were four books from our collection showcasing the work of women artists in the field of botanical illustration. Also on display was Ruth Asawa's 1965 lithograph Chrysanthemums.

View some of the illustrations and learn more about the artists in our blog post: Celebrating six women botanical artists.

Upcoming Events

No events are currently scheduled. Please check back later!

Recent Events

On March 12, 2020 we held an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon focusing on Texas artists in our collection. Six editors joined us for this special edit-a-thon designed to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of American women artists (and also to increase the ranks of women editors).

Need Help?

Contact one of our librarians.


We offer Wi-Fi, public computers, scanning, and photocopies.

Request items for checkout through TCU Interlibrary Loan.

Physical Address:
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107