The 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.
Reading Room Hours
Wednesday: 11am - 4pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm*
*September - May only
Other times by appointment.
Photographer David H. Gibson’s attention to detail translates to his bookmaking. His limited- edition artist books are accompanied by handmade clamshell boxes that act as frames for the photographs housed within. Showcasing prints from his photography at Cypress Creek in Wimberley, Texas, these books are crafted in his studio to compel viewers to open the archival box and explore the accordion-style pages.
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.
Check back soon for upcoming events in the library.
On March 9, 2023, we hosted a bookmaking workshop led by Carter Community Artist, Raul Rodriguez. Participants made their own accordion-style books.
On February 9, 2023, we hosted a zine making activity where participants were able to unleash their creativity by making their own unique zines. The library recently launched its zine collection, which can be browsed online by searching "zine" in our catalog.
Contact one of our librarians.
We offer Wi-Fi, public computers, scanning, and photocopies.
Request items for checkout through TCU Interlibrary Loan.
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107