Creator of Carter Museum of American Art Dies

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013  |  Updated 7:49 AM CDT
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Creator of Carter Museum of American Art Dies

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The only daughter of longtime Fort Worth publisher and promoter Amon G. Carter and creator of a museum of American art dedicated in his name has died at age 89.

Ruth Carter Stevenson's death Sunday night at her Fort Worth was announced in a statement issued Monday by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The statement says she was instrumental in seeing her father's wish for a museum specializing in Western art to be created. The art collected by the longtime publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram formed the core of the museum's collection when it opened in January 1961.

She was the first woman to be appointed to the board of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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