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    • 28 Feb 2021
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    • 16 May 2021
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    • The Modern, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again surveys approximately 30 years of the artist’s video works and photography, investigating her passionate engagement with ancient and recent Iranian history. The experience of living in exile and the human impact of political revolution are also explored by Neshat.

    The exhibition takes its title from a poem by the Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad (1934–1967). I Will Greet the Sun Again begins with Neshat’s most famous body of work, Women of Allah, 1993–97, and also features her early iconic video works such as Rapture, 1999, Turbulent, 1998, and Passage, 2001. Monumental photography installations include The Book of Kings, 2012, The Home of My Eyes, 2015, and Land of Dreams, 2019, a new, ambitious work encompassing a photographic series and video.

    The exhibition journeys from works that address specific events in contemporary Iran, both before and after the Islamic Revolution, to works that increasingly use metaphor and ancient Persian history and literature to reflect on universal concerns of gender, political borders, and rootedness.

    Throughout her career, Neshat has constructed symbolic worlds in which women and men assume cultural gestures and poses, often assembling and giving voice to real people who have lived through seismic events of recent history, including the Green Movement in Iran and the Arab Spring in Egypt.

    Neshat’s own seismic event was leaving Iran in 1975, when she was 17 years old, to study at the University of California at Berkeley. The Islamic Revolution (1978–79) and the Iran-Iraq war (1980–88) prevented Neshat from returning to her home country, separated from family. Being dislocated or between cultures, politics, and worlds figures prominently throughout her work.

    Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again is organized by The Broad, Los Angeles, and curated by Ed Schad, Curator, The Broad.

    The presentation in Fort Worth is generously supported by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, with additional support from the Fort Worth Tourism Public Improvement District.

    El contenido de la galería traducido al español se puede encontrar aquí.

    • 2 Apr 2021
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    • 20 Jun 2021
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    • Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107


    ​​​​​​​Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades II: The Path to Cairo, 2012

    Wael Shawky who is based in Alexandria, Egypt, and Philadelphia, presents a film from his ambitious trilogy Cabaret Crusades, along with new and related drawings and sculpture. In this exhibition, as with much of his work, the artist explores the ambiguities between history and myth in a multimedia presentation in order to challenge the authority of history. Some of the themes he investigates are the history of the Arab peninsula (The Gulf Project), medieval hostilities between Christians and Muslims (Cabaret Crusades), and the recounting of poetic myths (Al Araba Al Madfuna).

    Shawky’s projects combine artistic imagination and purportedly accurate facts. This mix of truth and fiction raises questions about the role of history—and the biases held by those writing it—in forming longstanding national identities and geographies. For the Cabaret Crusades films, the scripts are based on the work of ancient Arab historians and geographers, such as Ibn al-Qalanisi, Ibn Jubayr, and Ibn al-Athir. However, the scripts are acted out by fanciful, childlike marionettes to foil the serious nature and horrors of the original narratives. Shawky’s themes of religious and geographical antagonism still have much relevance today, leading the work to resonate equally with the present and the past. FOCUS: Wael Shawky will be the artist’s first exhibition in the southwestern United States.

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    • 15 Apr 2021
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    • 25 Apr 2021
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    • Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Based on the true story of Patsy’s friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, this show chronicles the friendship which began when the two met at the Esquire Ballroom outside Houston. Over a pot of strong coffee, this unlikely pair of women became best friends and kept in touch until Patsy’s untimely death. Boasting a score of your favorite Patsy Cline songs like “Anytime,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “She’s Got You” and “Crazy,” this is sure to be the toe-tapping hit of the season! Order tableside drink service while enjoying a socially-distanced evening in the Reid Cabaret Theatre on the Mainstage. This show is suitable for most audiences and will include a 15-minute intermission.

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    • 18 Apr 2021
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    • 8 Aug 2021
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    • Amon Carter, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

    An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê. Featuring photographs from a selection of the artist’s five major bodies of work, the nationally touring exhibition considers the celebrated photographer’s nearly 25-year career exploring the edges of war and recording these landscapes of conflict in beautiful, classically composed photographs.

    Born in Saigon in the midst of the Vietnam War, Lê was evacuated with her family by the U.S. military. She has spent decades considering the complexity of American history and conflict, from war reenactments to the removal of Confederate monuments. This timely exhibition explores politically-charged topics through Lê’s subtle, evocative images that avoid the sensationalism often seen in newspapers and movies. Sweeping views that emphasize the size and breadth of the theater of war display the artist’s technical strengths in the classical landscape tradition, which she uses to compose beautiful images that draw the viewer into deeper consideration of complex themes of history and power.

    • 19 Apr 2021
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    • 25 Apr 2021
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    • Facebook - Museum of Science & History



    The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History invites you to celebrate Earth Week by learning about the world around you! The Museum will bring together educators, scientists, and local partners to celebrate Earth Week, providing hands-on experiments, live demonstrations, and interactive lessons.

    “Earth Week gives people all over the world a time to think about how we all do our part to take care of the planet,” said Dr. Doug Roberts, the Museum’s Chief Public Engagement Officer.

    From April 19 – April 25, participants will be able to learn all about the environment through a series of pre-recorded Earth-themed videos, engage with live events on the Museum’s Facebook page, and compete in the Museum’s first-ever Earth Week Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win prizes from the Museum, Tarrant Regional Water District, and other local partners.

    Here are just a few of the experiences planned for Earth Week:

    • Bob the Turtle: Learn all about this legendary snapping turtle that is the unofficial mascot of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
    • Lights Out Texas: Find out how dimming the lights in our largest cities helps migrating birds stay on the correct path.
    • Snakes: These fascinating animals frequently get a bad reputation. Learn why snakes are an important part of our environment and help keep things in a healthy balance.
    • Birdwatching and Feeding: Presented by Log Cabin Village
    • Earth Week Scavenger Hunt in partnership with Tarrant Regional Water District
    • A collection of pre-recorded videos created by the Museum’s education team and local students.
    • And more!


    We invite you to help support our mission and stay connected with the Museum:

    • Let us know what type of Earth Week content you would like to see by taking this 1-minute survey.
    • Support our mission by donating to the Museum.
    • Connect to the Museum’s social media pages to follow our Earth Week updates. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

    To learn more about Earth Week 2021 and view the complete Earth Week schedule, visit: www.fwmuseum.org/earth-day-2021. Two of the live Earth Week programs include materials kits. To register for your materials kit, visit: form.jotform.com/210626340185954.

    Earth Week 2021 is part of the Museum’s hybrid programming model, combining in-person learning opportunities and special events with digital community-based experiences. To learn more about the Museum’s upcoming schedule of programs, visit www.fwmuseum.org/explore/upcoming-events.

    Earth Week 2021 is generously supported by Central Market and the Tarrant Regional Water District.

    • 19 Apr 2021
    • 11:00 PM (CDT)
    • 7 May 2021
    • 6:00 AM (CDT)

    Lights Out Texas — Big Bend Conservation AllianceSpring bird migration will be underway soon and organizations across Texas will turn their lights out at night as we welcome hundreds of millions of birds migrating through our state on their way north from their southern wintering grounds.

    The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History would like to partner with our Cultural District Alliance Members to support this initiative.

    We hope you will join us in supporting this important effort to protect migrating birds by turning off all non-essential lights during the critical peak spring migration period from April 19 – May 7. Each night and each light turned out helps save migrating birds by reducing collisions with brightly lit buildings.

    It’s easy to participate and it’s a win-win for business:

    • Simply turn off all non-essential lights from 11 PM - 6 AM during the migration season.
    • Learn more about Lights Out Texas and sign up for bird migration alerts on the Lights Out Texas website (additional Texas cities coming in early March).
    • Interested in gaining recognition for your efforts? Contact info@texanbynature.org to learn more about recognition opportunities (include your logo, certify your efforts, participate in a blog, provide a quote, and more!)
    • Interested in volunteering for Lights Out Texas with a local conservation organization? Contact info@texanbynature.org and they will connect you to organizations in your city.

    Bird collisions can occur at any point during the full spring migration of March 1 – June 15. This spring, we at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History along with all who choose to join us will be prioritizing the window of April 19 – May 7, when half of the total spring bird migration traffic passes through Texas. As an added bonus, turning off non-essential lights also saves energy for cities, local businesses, and homeowners!

    If you would like to join us in this effort and be listed in the Press Release that the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will be developing, please let us know at: admin@cdafw.org.

    • 2 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • FWBG|BRIT, 1700 University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107

    The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) invites visitors to the inaugural “Spring Market in the Garden” May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event offered throughout the combined campus includes the annual Spring Sip and Shop, a new Tea and Coffee Festival, and a free Afternoon in the Garden (12 p.m. – 2 p.m.).  

    With numerous local artisans, food trucks, live music and more, this indoor-outdoor event is enhanced by the full-bloom beauty of spring in Fort Worth. 

    “Spring Market in the Garden is the perfect place to shop, eat, and enjoy the blooming garden landscape,” says FWBG|BRIT Assistant Director Bob Byers. “Support your local artisans, social distance, and sip on a favorite beverage while exploring our other exhibits, such as Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty and Topiaries in the Garden.”  

    This event will follow Tarrant County and CDC guidelines (social distancing, sanitizing stations, and masks will be required indoors). 

    Parking: Parking is free throughout the campus during regular business hours. Parking for Sip and Shop will be at the main Garden entrance and parking for the Tea and Coffee Festival will be at Lot D, located at 3408 W Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76107.

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    • 8 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Will Rogers Memorial Center on Lancaster Ave

    The Cowtown Marathon has made the decision to move our 2021 race dates as well as adjust all race weekend activities. This change is in response to ongoing coronavirus-pandemic concerns and our commitment to the safety of all athletes, volunteers, spectators and staff. We are acting now, so runners may effectively train for their distances, and we can accommodate safety recommendations for social distancing.

    The Cowtown will now take place on May 8th, 2021, shifting from the last weekend in February (26th – 28th, 2021). May 8th will include an in-person 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and the Healthy Hig Half Marathon Relay. We have cancelled the in-person Kids 5K, Full, and Ultra Marathons, but virtual options to run are available.

    For additional information, please visit their website.

    • 3 Jun 2021
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    • 6 Jun 2021
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    • Dickies Arena, 911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107


    The U.S. Gymnastics Championships will make its first appearance in Fort Worth, Texas, when the national championships heads to Dickies Arena June 3-6. This is just the fourth time the event has been held in Texas. The U.S. Championships determines the men’s and women’s U.S. champions and U.S. National Teams for the junior and senior elite levels.

    U.S. Gymnastics Championships, previously scheduled for June 4-7, 2020, at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, will also take place in the original venue June 3-6, 2021.

    Tickets already purchased for the 2020 events will be valid for the new event dates; alternatively, as new dates are announced, ticketholders will have the option to request a refund during a specified time period. More information on the 2021 events, ticketing, and refunds will be communicated directly to ticketholders in the coming weeks.

    Event Schedule:

    Thursday, June 3 – Junior Men Day 1 – 1:00 p.m.

    Thursday, June 3 – Senior Men Day 1 – 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, June 4 – Junior Women Day 1 – 1:00 p.m.

    Friday, June 4 – Senior Women Day 1 – 6:30 p.m.

    Saturday, June 5 – Junior Men Day 2 – 10:00 a.m.

    Saturday, June 5 – Senior Men Day 2 – 6:30 p.m.

    Sunday, June 6 – Junior Women Day 2 – 12:00 p.m.

    Sunday, June 6 – Senior Women Day 2 – 5:30 p.m.

    • 20 Jun 2021
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    • 10 Oct 2021
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    • Modern Art Museum. 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Sean Scully, Pale Fire, 1988

    Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, features the artist’s most significant works and examines his contribution to the development of abstraction over a span of nearly five decades. The exhibition highlights the close relationship between the artist’s paintings, drawings, prints, and pastels, which are rarely shown together. The Shape of Ideas presents 49 paintings and 42 works on paper that reflect the many phases of a long and varied approach to artmaking.

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    • 27 Jun 2021
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    • 5 Sep 2021
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    • Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107