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Avedon’s Texas?

There’s nothing uniquely Texan about Avedon in Texas, especially if we exclude the two images of gentlemen in cowboy hats, including “Cotton Thompson,” a...

Black House Shines

Gallery Night in Fort Worth is as close to an art fair as Fort Worth ever gets. Granted, the exhibitions are scattered throughout the...

Lorna Simpson: Head on Ice

The entry to FOCUS: Lorna Simpson is almost completely filled by a Madonna-esque diptych. At 5-by-8 feet, “Famous Statue Damn” and “Famous Statue Volcano” depict...

Doing the Hustle

It wasn’t something Jessika Gúillen expected. But being a Latina artist in Fort Worth meant reoccurring negative experiences at art exhibits. “I felt displaced,” she...

Phillips Collection: The Collector’s Eye

A hundred years ago, what we now call “modern art” had yet to make a favorable impression on our country’s critics and tastemakers. In...

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...

Welcome, Artluck

When Guillermo Tapia invited me to participate in a nude drawing session, I envisioned a French parlor room setting where steely-eyed, mustachioed artists slaved...

The Art 
of Sport

For a world-class art institution, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art sure has a sporting side. A surprising number of works depict subjects...

KAWS it’s Cool

Within hours of its opening last Thursday, the website for the gift shop at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth crashed due to...

Benton and the Paxtons

Thomas Hart Benton was such a major American artist and muralist during the 1930s and 1940s that some consider him America’s version of Diego...