Renovating Johnson’s Icon

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has celebrated and showcased American creativity and its power to delight, educate, and inspire for more than fifty years. Since opening the doors to our Philip Johnson-designed museum in 1961, we have embraced change to improve visitor experience and to ensure the preservation of our acclaimed collection. Beginning in October 2018, we will begin a building project to enhance our galleries, to expand our preservation of the photography collection, and to provide a more welcoming and enriching experience for our visitors.

Celebrate with us before the renovation begins at our annual event Party on the Porch, September 29, 2018. During the renovation, enjoy a rare opportunity to see many beloved highlights of the collection on display throughout the museum’s original main galleries in Philip Johnson’s 1961 building.

The Museum will remain open during the project, but second floor galleries will be closed to the public. We will debut the new gallery spaces in summer of 2019.