Posts Tagged ‘museum’

Big Art, Little Art

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It’s too early in the year for the local museums to be launching major exhibits, but some of them are giving us new stuff to look at all the same.

What’s it Worth to Save the Fort?

Cowtown’s emphasis on one era has left the rest of local history in the lurch.
Jeff Prince
The three swords once belonged to a U.S. Army officer of dragoons, back in the era when swords were serious weapons of war and not just graceful things used to cut cake at weddings and to show off at fancy military drills.

Cowtown’s Coolest Unsung Buildings

There’s more to the Fort than the Kimbell and the County Courthouse.
Maybe it’s the massive brick wall that greets downtowners entering the Stockyards via North Main.

Carter Returns

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Having been shut down all summer due to repairs on the fire suppression system, the Amon Carter Museum holds its grand reopening this weekend.


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Contrary to what you may think, the advent of photography didn’t do away with the tradition of painting portraits, even of photorealistic ones.

Alarming Heights

As Big D designs itself into a cultural mecca, Fort Worth turns back the clock.
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...

Little Children

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File this under the heading of The More Things Change … :

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.
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...

Geisha Girls

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The title of the Kimbell’s new exhibit is Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings From the Floating World, 1690-1850.

Life of Johnson

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The Amon Carter’s newest exhibit is called William H. Johnson’s World on Paper, and it pays tribute to the African-American artist associated with the Harlem Renaissance.