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Gallery Night Sums

There was more art than could be humanly digested, but our critic tried.
By Christopher Blay
I’ve really been drawn to the paintings of one particular artist lately. Erika Duque. I had a studio visit with her a few months ago before the Transmissions group show at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, and I’ve seen her pai...


Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus No. 34 greets visitors to the Amon Carter Museum through 2018. Photo courtesy of The Amon Carter Museum.

Nice Threads

A rainbow fills the air above the Amon Carter’s staircase thanks to Plexus No. 34.
Kristian Lin
The main atrium of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art was completed 15 years ago this October as part of the museum’s expansion. To mark the occasion, the museum wanted to do something more imaginative than place a large ...



In Fort Worth recently, expert John Buxton appraised, among other things, a pair of slippers from the South Pacific.

Antiques Roadshowing

Our fearless critic tackles the PBS hit.
JACKIE HOERMANN-ELLIOTT
Singer sewing tables, oil lamps, and china patterned with feminine chintz were once the staples of antique collectors in the 1990s. Thanks to the popularization of “picking” –– the hipper way to say “antique shopping...


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Gray Area

Marshall Harris’ rigorous style pits content against craft.
CHRISTOPHER BLAY
Marshall Harris is as big and tall as you’d expect a former NFL player to be. At 6’7” and 280 pounds, he defies the stereotypes of a one-dimensional athlete. He is also the 2013 winner of the $50,000 Hunting Art Prize for...



Marilyn Waligore’s “Aluminum RG#1” won the top prize: $1,000 and an opportunity to participate in a solo or group exhibition in Artspace’s 2016-17 season.

Artspace 111 Hits

At the gallery’s Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibit, explore a range of work. And tastes.
CHRISTOPHER BLAY
Artspace 111 is currently hosting its Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, a six week-long show featuring 83 artists. The juror was Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum, who also awarded various prizes. Marilyn W...


Dan Lam uses a cake frosting squirter to apply the tiny horns to her sculptures. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Miley’s Muse

Artist Dan Lam’s colorful drip art to be exhibited in Fort Worth.
Jeff Prince
Dan Lam didn’t break Instagram after she began posting photos of her colorful and unique drip sculptures last summer. Fewer than 1,000 people followed her back then. But the 28-year-old artist kept posting pictures, and her b...



Maier captured a time and place (Chicago) that revealed universal truths.

Vivian Maier: Street Photography

Now up at the Arlington Museum of Art is a career retrospective of a lost legend.
STEVE WATKINS
Street photography is like time travel. Instead of a portrait or landscape, these fragments of everyday life manifest the emotion and atmosphere of a specific point in time in a specific place, often artfully. The more distant ...


Exit: Cliff Huxtable. Enter: “Uncle Babe (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff).”

Riley Holloway’s People

Fort Works Art’s inaugural solo show is a triumph of portraits and paint.
CHRISTOPHER BLAY
A somber, melancholic portrait anchors Riley Holloway’s solo exhibit at Fort Works Art. Its crisscrossed brushstrokes and deep, earthy tones convey the solemnity of the figure, an older African-American male, the artist’s u...



The Le Nain brothers’ “Three Men and a Boy” is part of the Kimbell’s new exhibit.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 18 - The disturbing recent reports of widespread coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef lends an extra potency to Coral Reef Adventure, one of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s current IMAX documentaries. ...


Thomas Hart Benton’s “Shipping Out” features the face of John Paxton, father of Fort Worth-born actor Bill Paxton. The painting, now on display at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, sold in 2014 at a Christie’s auction for more than $1 million. Private collection, Photo by Chip Cooper.

Benton and the Paxtons

One of America’s greatest art treasures has a long connection with one of Fort Worth’s most popular families.
Jeff Prince
Thomas Hart Benton was such a major American artist and muralist during the 1930s and 1940s that some consider him America’s version of Diego Rivera. Benton’s large, populist images are amazing to see, including the Hollywo...