Ed Ruscha’s “City” at the Amon Carter Museum.
Ed Ruscha’s “City” at the Amon Carter Museum.

With not so many events going on this midsummer week, it’s a good time to hit some of the museums and see what you’ve been missing. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is showing an exhibit this weekend only entitled iPlay, in which you can bring your own smartphones and tablets and use them to create animated videos, learn about the making of TV shows, create light paintings, and even make your own jewelry. Artist Diane Willow also includes an interactive work that allows guests to change the color of the sky in her installation.

Elsewhere, C.R. Smith Museum has a LEGO Travel Adventure, inviting you to build land, air, and sea vehicles, with a contest for children ages 8to 15 to submit photos of their own LEGO-made vehicles for a chance to win museum passes and other prizes. And the Amon Carter Museum hosts a number of ongoing exhibits that include Leonard Baskin’s portraits of American Indians, a giant oil painting by Sedrick Huckaby, and a series of lithographs by Ed Ruscha from 1969 that gives tantalizing clues to the development of the noted painter.

iPlay runs Fri-Sat at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St, FW. Admission is free with museum admission. Call 817-255-9300.


LEGO Travel Adventure runs thru Sep 8 at C.R. Smith Museum, 4601 Hwy 360, FW. Admission is $2-4. Call 817-967-1560.

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Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW.

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