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Best Of 2012, Fort Worth Culture

Culture 2012

Reflections in Clay

Lorna Simpson: Head on Ice

The Umbrella Man

Bodies at Rest

Art

Art

Hoist a Bud to Richie Budd

Fort Worth artist Richie Budd is accustomed to all kinds of unusual reactions to his sculptural installations and so-called “performative sculptures.” But his favorite...

Everybody Wants Some

Lying on my back on the floor of the Kimbell Art Museum the other day, I got to thinking about Van Halen. Unfolding across...

Gallery

William Campbell's summer show is an odd mix. Shawn Wallis' color fields and Sevan Melikyan's abstract renderings of Impressionist paintings are juxtaposed with Jeff...

Hot, Young Fort Worth Artists?

Where my hot, young Fort Worth artists at?! Getcher hands in the air! Getcher hands in the air! *crickets* I said, Where my...

Beautiful Industry

A mural contest by Trinity River Distillery recently drew sharp criticism, largely because the pay is “$1,000 in whiskey.” “How is an artist going to...

Enlightened by the Dark

Anyone who’s checked out conceptual artist Janet Morrow’s current show Ambiguous Belonging at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center was probably intrigued and a...

Gallery

The weather this summer is pretty inhospitable, so it's lucky that the artists at Upstairs Gallery's show Plain Air did their work a few...
Ansel Adams’ “The Tetons –– Snake River” is one of the best of the best.

Ansel Adams in the Zone

This week is your last chance to catch Ansel Adams Masterworks, a series of original, spellbinding photographs curated by the legendary photographer during the...

Gallery

J.T. Grant's chiaroscuro-heavy paintings are an unusual departure for William Campbell Contemporary Art, which tends to favor friendlier, more abstract works. Pieces like "Advocate's...

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...