Amon Carter Museum Opens Doors for Free Public Preview of New Building

Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, noon to 4 p.m.

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Amon Carter Museum

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Just six months away from the
 completion of its two-year, $39 million expansion, the Amon Carter Museum in
 Fort Worth is opening its doors to give visitors a preview of the new
 building.  The free, self-guided tours will take place Saturday, April 28,
 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, from noon to 4 p.m.
     Free parking will be available in the Will Rogers Memorial Center parking
 lot across Lancaster Avenue from the museum.  Visitors will enter the museum
 through the chain link fence on Lancaster Avenue, south of the museum.
 Although the entire museum will be handicap accessible when it opens in
 October 2001, only the space on the street level will be barrier-free during
 these preview tours.
     "Although the final finishes, furniture and artworks are not installed,
 the actual construction of the new museum is substantially completed," said
 Bob Workman, Amon Carter Museum associate director.  "We thought this would be
 a great time to give everyone a chance to see the Carter's beautiful new
 building before we officially open to the public on Sunday, October 21."
     The tour will allow visitors to view almost all of the new 109,000-square-
 foot building, including the 160-seat auditorium, the new Lancaster Avenue
 entrance, library, photography conservation laboratory, atrium, members'
 lounge (with its panoramic view of downtown Fort Worth), education facilities,
 art storage vaults and the galleries.
     "The Carter has always been one of the beloved institutions of Fort
 Worth," said Amon Carter Museum Director Rick Stewart, "but it was a small
 building, and I suspect many people do not realize the scope and significance
 of our collection of American art.  Our spacious new galleries will allow
 visitors to see much more of the collection."
     For more information about the Amon Carter Museum, please call Carol Noel,
 public relations coordinator, at 817.738.1933, ext. 283, or e-mail
 carol.noel@cartermuseum.org.
 
 

SOURCE Amon Carter Museum
    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Just six months away from the
 completion of its two-year, $39 million expansion, the Amon Carter Museum in
 Fort Worth is opening its doors to give visitors a preview of the new
 building.  The free, self-guided tours will take place Saturday, April 28,
 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, from noon to 4 p.m.
     Free parking will be available in the Will Rogers Memorial Center parking
 lot across Lancaster Avenue from the museum.  Visitors will enter the museum
 through the chain link fence on Lancaster Avenue, south of the museum.
 Although the entire museum will be handicap accessible when it opens in
 October 2001, only the space on the street level will be barrier-free during
 these preview tours.
     "Although the final finishes, furniture and artworks are not installed,
 the actual construction of the new museum is substantially completed," said
 Bob Workman, Amon Carter Museum associate director.  "We thought this would be
 a great time to give everyone a chance to see the Carter's beautiful new
 building before we officially open to the public on Sunday, October 21."
     The tour will allow visitors to view almost all of the new 109,000-square-
 foot building, including the 160-seat auditorium, the new Lancaster Avenue
 entrance, library, photography conservation laboratory, atrium, members'
 lounge (with its panoramic view of downtown Fort Worth), education facilities,
 art storage vaults and the galleries.
     "The Carter has always been one of the beloved institutions of Fort
 Worth," said Amon Carter Museum Director Rick Stewart, "but it was a small
 building, and I suspect many people do not realize the scope and significance
 of our collection of American art.  Our spacious new galleries will allow
 visitors to see much more of the collection."
     For more information about the Amon Carter Museum, please call Carol Noel,
 public relations coordinator, at 817.738.1933, ext. 283, or e-mail
 carol.noel@cartermuseum.org.
 
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