Amon Carter Museum


Fort Worth, Texas


110,000 sq. ft.

Design Architect

Philip Johnson

Architect of Record


The Amon Carter Museum of American Art opened in 1961. The Philip Johnson-designed structure faced expansion just three years later, then again in 1977. Johnson remained involved when the facility was closed in 1999, revamped and expanded by abut 50,000 sq. ft. He referred to the Amon Carter as “the building of my career.”

Datum provided structural expertise for this most recent renovation which included removal of the expansions from 1964 and 1977 and the tripling of existing museum space. 

A cultural district has grown up around the museum and its neighbor institutions, and the building is noted for its architecture as well as for the artwork it contains.