“The Floor Scrapers” is part of the Kimbell’s Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye.

The Umbrella Man

The Kimbell celebrates an overlooked member of the Impressionists.
Kristian Lin
Gustave Caillebotte is the forgotten man of the Impressionist movement. This artist counted Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Pissarro among his friends and supported them by buying their artworks, but for a number of reasons, he didn...


Intimacy and Impact

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth goes in bold new directions.
Kristian Lin
Next year is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, and it’s a classical music organization whose work sometimes gets lost amid the hype of larger groups like the Van Cliburn Foundati...


Jesse’s Girls

There’s more to Jesse Sierra Hernandez than babes — mainly classicism and conceptualism.
Anthony Mariani
Jesse Sierra Hernandez has finally arrived. The fortysomething painter started out nearly two decades ago as a sort of scenester-slash-bon vivant-slash-autodidact who was arguably more popular personally than his artwork. Which...

Winter Rusiloski’s”Luna’s Surge” is more Die Hard than De Stijl.

Ugly, Beautiful, Pretty, Kitsch

Winter Rusiloski and The Exhibitionists thrill and delight at Artspace 111.
Christopher Blay
In 2009’s Untitled, the curator of a contemporary gallery sells abstract paintings from her back room because if her clients knew she sanctioned that kind of work they would banish her from the art world. The brutal suggestio...

Dracula is easily one of TBT’s most popular productions. And for good reason.

Lusty Dracula

Texas Ballet Theater’s spooktacular classic was a rip-roaring blast.
Leonard Eureka
In his 27 years leading the Houston Ballet, Ben Stevenson choreographed many full-length ballets, from Swan Lake to Don Quixote and beyond, including four of his own creations: The Snow Maiden, Peer Gynt, Cleopatra, and Dracula...



Outsider art comes inside to the Amon Carter in Self-Taught Genius.
Kristian Lin
The last time I wrote up a show at the Amon Carter Museum, I wasn’t overly impressed and speculated that the lack of access to the museum during its remodeling might have been a factor. This might be a coincidence, but now th...

Nearly 700 art fans visited Shipping and Receiving’s Tilt Room last weekend to view 135 works by 63 artists as part of the pop-up art show Exhibitionists. Photo by Shane Green.

Exhibitionists on the Move

A new collective of young artists is taking its DIY show to a high-end gallery.
Exhibitionists, a recent pop-up art show at Shipping & Receiving, featured some familiar names, but it mainly served as a platform for new, emerging artists. That may not seem like a revolutionary concept, but in a city whe...

“Colonel Platoff on His Charger” is one of the celebrated artworks at the Modern’s Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.

Princes and Queens

The Modern’s Kehinde Wiley show is glorious and momentous.
Kristian Lin
In 1849, the painter Gustave Courbet scandalized the French art world with “A Burial at Ornans,” a huge work that depicted an ordinary peasant funeral on a grand scale, the kind usually reserved for celebrating kings, battl...

Art by Elizabeth Ratliff


Fort Worth Weekly
Solo Female Dancer Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson A principal dancer with Texas Ballet Theater, Judson took advantage of two huge opportunities to shine last season: as Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and as the title cha...

Participants in the Teen Artist Project have the opportunity to display their works at Gallery 414 through May. Photo by Jesse Barnett.

The Modern’s Teen Art Project

It’s not just about art. It’s also about thinking creatively.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth welcomes nearly 180,000 visitors a year. Several hundred come as students participating in educational tours, and countless thousands more enter the sublime cavern to attend lectures, concert...