NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX MuseumsKimbell Art Museum was established in 1936 by Kay and Velma Kimbell with a collection of mostly 18-19th century British and French artwork. Today, the collection has only 350 works but each is of historical and worldly importance showcasing art from around the globe and many time periods. Some of the more recognizable artists include Michelangelo and Paul Cezanne. 1966 also saw famous architect Louis I. Kahn build the structure that still houses the Kimbell collection. The building is considered to be just as remarkable as some of the pieces on display inside of it, featuring unique silver skylight-like ceilings to let in soft light.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art was left to Fort Worth in Amon G. Carter's will in an effort to contribute to society what he had lacked as a child, money and prosperity. It was his dream to see a public area devoted to his collection of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell paintings and sculptures. After his death, the museum sought to expand Carter's collection to include many different American works up through modern times and the building was expanded. It now showcases one of the leading American photography collections of over 30,000 photographs and famous artists such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Military Museum of Fort Worth is operated by the Organization for Texas Military Education to provide a military history of Texas during the 20th century as an educational tool and honorary monument to all veterans.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is dedicated to American women of past and present who have shaped the west and the world with courageous attitudes and independent thinking. Originally located in Hereford, Texas, in 1975, it needed to expand and 35 cities wanted to call it their own, but in the end it went to the city whose pride in their Western heritage shone through: Fort Worth. Now a 33,000 square foot facility, it shares with the world the lives of important women such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame celebrates the lives of 125 cowboys and cowgirls who embody the spirit of the Western lifestyle or accomplished in the business and sport of the rodeo. Each has his/her own booth, complete with memorabilia, in what used to be barn stalls of the Fort Worth Stockyards. Some of the veteran cowboys include Lyle Lovett, Monty "Hawkeye" Henson, and Willie Nelson.
Fort Worth Stockyards Museum - What is now a historical marker and popular tourist destination was once one of the greatest livestock shipping and meatpacking facilities in the world. The museum is located in what used to be the Livestock Exchange Building, built in 1902. As one of Texas' favorite destinations, there are many events held at the stockyards year-round.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History began as an idea for a children's museum in Fort Worth in 1939. The Noble Planetarium was added in 1953 and became the first public planetarium in the area. The Southwest's first Omni IMAX theatre, with its 8-story dome and 120-foot screen, was added in 1983 and as of 2006 there were plans to add an additional building for even more museum expansion.