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Posts Tagged ‘museum’

Out of the Woodwork

Big Ticket
Since the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth moved into its current home, one of its most popular pieces has been Martin Puryear’s “Ladder for Booker T. Washington,” the sculpture of a small, crooked wooden ladde...


This Old House

Even a stellar Stage West cast can’t redeem a hackneyed critical fave.
Kultur
There’s not a bad seat in the house at the “Old Vic,” Stage West’s new, old digs at the industrial end of West Vickery Boulevard.



Big Art, Little Art

Big Ticket
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.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Maybe it’s the massive brick wall that greets downtowners entering the Stockyards via North Main.


Carter Returns

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



Faces

Big Ticket
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.
Art
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

Big Ticket
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.
Art
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...