Amon G. Carter, Sr. developed a passion for Western art: specifically, the works of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Carter collected these quintessential Texan artists passionately, and after his death, his daughter, Ruth Carter Stevenson, founded this Fort Worth gem based on this initial collection—which opened in 1961. Since then, the museum's mission and holdings have grown to include some of the best examples of American art from masterworks by Frederick Church and Winslow Homer to modern pioneers like Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, and Marsden Hartley. The museum also collects American photography; its 40,000 prints make it one of America's most prestigious collections covering the art and science of photography. All that plus free admission to Johnson's landmark building (and the Western paintings that began the collection) make this one of the city's most beloved art experiences.