Acclaimed Writer David McCullough to Speak in Fort Worth

Release date: 
May 26, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is pleased to welcome David McCullough, award-winning author and historian, for a lecture to discuss his book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris on July 18 at 6 p.m. The free program will be held at the W. E. Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, across from the Amon Carter on Gendy Street. It is offered in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention. The book is about 19th-century Americans like Samuel Morse, who migrated to Paris and went on to achieve importance in culture or innovation.

McCullough is a two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. His 10th book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, published in 2011, is a New York Times best seller. In 2006 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. McCullough is an author, editor, lecturer, teacher and a familiar presence on public television. His books have been translated and published in 15 countries and have never been out of print. His previous work, 1776 (2005) is considered a classic, and John Adams (2001) remains one of the most widely read American biographies of all time.

Registration for the David McCullough lecture is required and opens Monday, June 1. Please call the Amon Carter at 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to reserve a seat and receive helpful information about parking.

This program is made possible by an anonymous donor.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers outstanding exhibitions and public programs for adults and children and is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday from 12–5 p.m. Admission is always free. www.cartermuseum.org.