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High on Art

Fall Gallery Night has something for the esthete and socialite alike.
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For the past three decades, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association has been putting on Gallery Night, one evening in the spring and one in the fall when local galleries and other exhibition spaces open their doors to the unwashed.


Bodies at Rest

Please do not touch or nitpick the Mueck.
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Smug.”“Literal.”“Impervious to multiple interpretations.”“Susceptible to parody.”“Self-parodic.”“The Old Guard’s new clothes.”



Alarming Heights

As Big D designs itself into a cultural mecca, Fort Worth turns back the clock.
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Fact: There are more important examples of Modernist and contemporary public architecture in Fort Worth — three — than in any other Texas city, possibly the entire Southwest: the Amon Carter Museum (Philip Johnson), the Kim...


Where the Wild Things Are

The Modern tests and soothes childhood in Pretty Baby.
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In art, theater, music, literature, film — basically, any artistic discipline — there are themes, and then there are themes.



Damn, Dirty Apes

German artist Ralf Ziervogel lets the shit fly in his one-man show at the Modern.
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Never mind the bollocks.


Big Shoes to Backfill

Ames Fender’s grandfather had a lot to do with how Fort Worth looks today — the younger might have something to say about that.
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Architect Ames Fender’s grandfather is Wyatt C. Hedrick, the man who’s most responsible for the way that much of Fort Worth looks — he designed the T&P Building, the Will Rogers Center, TCU Stadium, the main post off...



Show Offs II

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They just don’t stop making art in Texas, which is why you can’t go wrong with a show devoted to up-and-coming new talent.


Gorgeous as Hell

The Amon Carter opens windows onto Robert Glenn Ketchum’s world of environmental activist photography.
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Amon Carter Museum’s nature photography exhibit, Regarding the Land: Robert Glenn Ketchum and the Legacy of Eliot Porter, on view until early January, offers plenty of twists and turns and bruised knuckles and elbows. And not...



Classy Stuff

From the Met to mildew: An incredible collection of Fort Worth art is unearthed at a local middle school.
Jeff Prince
The private art collections into which New York City’s legendary Metropolitan Museum of Art digs for gems to borrow and exhibit usually belong to either aristocratic families or multi-national corporations. But in 1950, when ...


Dat ‘70s Show

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As far as places to get an MFA in studio art go, the University of North Texas is all dat. Texas Christian University and University of Texas-Arlington have their unique, incidental charms.