Prior to contacting the museum, consult the following list of frequently asked questions, where you might find an answer more quickly.

General Questions about the Museum

Can a curator or another staff member identify or appraise a work of art that I own?
The museum does not appraise, evaluate, or authenticate works of art. To find an appraiser, please contact the following organizations:

  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Appraisers Association of America
  • Art Dealers Association
  • International Society of Appraisers
  • Auction Houses:
    • Christie's
    • Sotheby's
    • Heritage Auctions
    • Coeur d’Alene

I am a scholar/researcher, how do I make an appointment to see a work of art in the collection that is not on view?
Please contact our Collections Manager, Erika Parker:

Collections Manager
The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
FAX: 325.675.5993

May I reproduce a work in the museum's collection?
Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of images with Amon Carter Museum of American Art copyright is specifically prohibited. If you wish to utilize images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than "fair use," as defined by copyright laws, it is necessary to receive prior written permission by contacting the rights and reproductions department for more information.
How can I obtain a reproduction of a work in the museum's collection?
Educators in the North Texas region may contact the museum’s American Art Connections Center for more assistance.

How should I care for my own collection?
In general, objects should have basic protection from excess exposure to light, fluctuations in temperature and humidity, insect pests, and careless handling. Conservation Online maintains links to numerous Web sites providing information about caring for art and artifact collections. To find a conservator, The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works provides guidelines for selecting one and offers referrals.

I have a painting from your museum. What is it worth?
In the past the museum sold reproductions on canvas of several popular paintings. These include Albert Bierstadt, Sunrise, Yosemite Valley; William M. Chase, Idle Hours; Jasper F. Cropsey, Narrows from Staten Island; William M. Harnett, Ease; Thomas Moran, Cliffs of Green River; and several paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The reproductions were made on canvas and appeared to be original paintings. “Amon Carter Museum” was stamped on the back of each one. These reproductions are no longer for sale through the Museum Store, but many are still in existence. However, they have not appreciated in value from their original selling price.

How can I know about events and special programming?
You can sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter by clicking here.

How can I make a gift to the museum?
If you are interested in making a charitable contribution to The Grace Museum, please contact Laura Moore.

Is the museum pet-friendly?
Although The Grace Museum loves animals, we encourage you to visit Camp Barkeley.

Does the museum appraise art?
No, The Grace Museum does not appraise art. If you are interested in obtaining contact information for certified appraisers, please contact Erika Parker.

Does the museum accept art donations?
If you think you would like to donate an art work to The Grace Museum, please contact Erika Aragon.

How do I have an exhibition at the museum?
The Grace Museum’s exhibitions are planned in advance. If you have questions about exhibitions at the museum, please click here.

How do I become a volunteer at the museum?
The Grace Museum is privileged to have help from volunteers. If you are interested in learning volunteer opportunities at the museum, please contact Sheila Scevers.