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    • 6 Dec 2020
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    • 14 Mar 2021
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    • Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, TX

    Queen Nefertari’s Egypt celebrates the wives of pharaohs during the New Kingdom period (1550–1070 BC), when Egyptian civilization was at its height.

    These women—not just great royal wives, but also sisters, daughters, and mothers of pharaohs, and sometimes even pharaohs themselves—are brought to life through some 230 exceptional objects, including statues, jewelry, vases, papyrus, steles, mummies, wooden coffins, and stone sarcophagi, as well as tools and various items of daily life from the artisan village of Deir-el-Medina, home to the craftsmen who made the royal tombs. These astonishing treasures showcase the legacy of these amazing women—whose status often verged on divine. All of the selected masterpieces come from the Museo Egizio in Turin, the second-most-important permanent Egyptian collection in the world after Cairo and one of the most prestigious museums in Italy.

    Nefertari, whose name means “the most beautiful of them all,” was the beloved royal wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Linked to some of the most magnificent monuments of ancient Egypt, she not only appears in statues, images, and inscriptions on the buildings of Ramesses II, but a complete temple was consecrated to her in Abu Simbel, beside the one dedicated to her husband. Her tomb is the largest and most richly decorated in the Valley of the Queens. It was discovered in the early twentieth century by a team of Italian archaeologists led by Ernesto Schiaparelli, then director of the Museo Egizio, and the team’s journey of discovery on the banks of the ancient Nile is also chronicled through the stunning artifacts on view.

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

    The more you look, the more you see. Beginning in the 1960s, artist Eleanore Mikus (1927–2017) created monochromatic, contemplative abstractions that respond to the light and shadows of their surroundings in an almost sculptural way. These experimental compositions draw you in, rewarding those willing to linger in front of her subtle, sometimes puzzling, pieces with moments of peaceful calm. Meditations: Eleanore Mikus at Tamarind brings together rarely seen prints that Mikus created at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in 1968. Here, Mikus translated her signature style of painting into the medium of printmaking. Meditations draws from the Carter’s deep collection of works on paper, which includes more than 2,500 Tamarind prints from the 1960s, making the Carter one of the few museums in the country with nearly comprehensive holdings from this workshop, which pioneered a revival in the fine art of lithography.

    • 22 Jan 2021
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    • 21 Mar 2021
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    • The Modern, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Leidy Churchman, Buddhadharma Fever

    The American painter Leidy Churchman presents several recent works for this FOCUS exhibition. Drawing on the postmodern idea that no subject is forbidden, Churchman’s imagery is broad and varied, mirroring the sheer abundance and circulation of visual information today. The paintings treat equally the subjects of animals, landscapes, themes from Tibetan Buddhism, real estate advertisements, and remakes of works by other artists, from Henri Rousseau to Barbara Kruger.

    Churchman begins a painting with an interest in knowing the subjects intimately through observation. As they stated in a Bomb Magazine interview, “I love the surprise element that comes from giving attention. There is always more to be seen. . . . The surprise comes from the thing, or idea, merging with painting. The painting ultimately takes over. It is more powerful than the information.” Churchman’s approach is an exercise in being present and taking stock of the surrounding world. FOCUS: Leidy Churchman will be the artist’s first museum exhibition in the Southwest.

    • 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.

    • 3 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
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    July 27th Public Meeting Notice | Blog

    ****PUBLIC MEETING****

    The city’s Transportation and Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting to update the public on the upcoming construction for the West Seventh Street Design and Connectivity project.

    Please make plans to attend the meeting to hear about the upcoming construction details.

    Meeting Details:

    Wednesday, March 3 at 6 p. m.

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    Meeting Number: 126 443 7106

    Meeting Password: west7th

    Phone in number: 469-210-7159

    • 5 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CST)
    • North Parking Lot - Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

    Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Announces Earth Optimism Drive-In Theater Event

    The free screening will showcase videos made by Fort Worth teens as a part of the Teens Dream Changemaker Challenge.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our physical and social environments. What can we learn from these changes, and how can we turn problems into solutions? Join the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for a free drive-in theater showcasing teen visions for building a more sustainable future through our everyday actions. These short video designs by five local teens were created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution for the Teens Dream Changemaker Challenge by the Global CoLab Network.

    This outdoor event will include a screening of the teens’ videos and a brief awards ceremony in the Museum’s North Parking Lot on Friday, March 5 at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

    “Our teen participants have designed creative, practical approaches to solving global and pandemic-related issues,” said Dr. Debbie Cockerham, Director of the Museum’s Research and Learning Center. “The project required them to combine creativity and critical thinking skills, and the videos reflect their optimism and perseverance. I am honored to recognize their vision and leadership for a stronger future.”

    The video topics are varied and focus on many aspects of life including school choice, mental health, coral reefs, socioemotional needs, the impact of disinfectant wipes on our environment, and more. The videos will be available to view on the Museum’s website following the event.

    Students reported being excited to work on topics that were important to them, describing the process as eye-opening and informative. According to one teen involved in the program, “doing research about mental health and sleep for my video helped me to realize how important it is to get at least 9 hours of sleep and what the consequences are if you don’t.” Another teen reported that she “really enjoyed getting to create this video because it gave me a chance to learn about the coral reefs and how to create and edit a video.”

    Parents, too, recognized the positive impact the program had on their children. "This opportunity gave her [the teen] something else to think about during our time at home this past year,” reported one parent whose teen was involved in the program. “It was so nice to see her think outside of herself and what is familiar to realize there is so much going on in this world and yes, we do have some control over it, even if it is only a small act of kindness."

    This project is supported by the Smithsonian Institution, in collaboration with the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism initiative. The Earth Optimism initiative seeks to illuminate and magnify the positive, hopeful ways that individuals and communities are addressing the climate crisis. "Teens are uniquely positioned to be leaders in environmental action given the threats to their future and their fearless and optimistic approach to problem-solving,” said Jennifer Brundage and Brian Coyle, co-directors of the Earth Optimism Teen Videos Project. "The Smithsonian is excited to be collaborating with its Affiliate partners like the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to support youth ideas for community solutions. We are deeply invested in their success."

    This event is part of the Museum’s new hybrid programming model which combines in-person learning opportunities and special events with digital community-based experiences. To learn more about the Museum’s upcoming schedule of programs, visit the Museum's upcoming events page: fwmuseum.org/explore/upcoming-events.

    • 8 Mar 2021
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    • 14 Mar 2021
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    • Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107