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A Fort Worth Treasure Returns

Tom Wesselmann’s “Still Life No. 15” is one of the most uproarious pieces in this dynamic show.

Art and Appetite: Ravenous Beasts

Remembering Jeremy Joel

Lorna Simpson: Head on Ice

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Pass the Peas, Please

Jeremy Joel has ambitious plans for Fort Worth. As we sat chatting at a West Magnolia Avenue bar, the self-described “outsider folk artist” focused...

R.I.P. Ron Tomlinson

Fort Worth painter Ron Tomlinson died last week at his Westcliff home. He was 73. Among the indelible recollections I have of Ron were...

Finding Mañanaland

“A lot of people think ‘mañana’ means tomorrow, but really it means ‘just not today,’ ” Michelle Kirk told me recently. Kirk, cofounder of Fort...

The Art of Beer

Artisan ales are not worth an acre of hops if the artwork doesn’t tell a good story. Craft beer logos and labels do the...

Top Billing

In affluent communities, billboards are considered visual blight. Along Jacksboro Highway, many parts of the North Side, and East Lancaster Avenue, the massive advertisements...

Home2 Suites, Home

With the opening of Dickies Arena in November, the city and developers are clamoring for available plots for central-city hotel rooms to accommodate visitors...

Black Buildings Matter

A coalition of organizations seeking to redefine city funding and the meaning of public safety may want to look to the past for answers. A...

Convention Center to Go?

Spaceships may not exist, but Fort Worth’s own spaceship soon won’t exist at all. The fate of the 1968 Convention Center Arena, anchoring Commerce Street...

Second Annual Visionary Awards

Here’s a conundrum: How can Fort Worth have such an incredible array of art-related institutions and not be an “art town”? (At least not...

Need and Desire

On March 26, the Kimbell Art Museum will host an exhibition of the work of its architect. Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture will...