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    • 8 Mar 2020
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    • 10 Jan 2021
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    • The Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Mark Bradford, Eve. Full image.

    The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents the exhibition Mark Bradford: End Papers. Curated by Michael Auping, former Chief Curator at the Modern, this exhibition focuses upon the key material and fundamental motif the artist employed early in his career and has returned to periodically over the past two decades.

    The pivotal works in this exhibition are primarily constructed from end papers, which Bradford learned to use as a hairdresser in his mother’s beauty salon in South Los Angeles. These small sheets of translucent paper protect hair from overheating in the process of using curlers to create permanent waves. Part painting and part collage, the colored End Paper works feature grids that contain various hues that pulsate across the surface. Bradford said recently, “I learned my own way of constructing paintings through the End Papers—how to create space, how to use color. And how to provide a new kind of content. They were the beginning for me.”

    Bradford’s End Paper works not only allowed him to make beautiful abstract paintings but inspired the artist’s use of “social papers” that related to his biography and his neighborhood. From the End Papers, Bradford began using merchant’s posters, broadsides, and even billboards he found in downtown Los Angeles to make his paintings.

    Auping comments, “The End Paper works are not only beautiful, they were prophetic in terms of layering abstraction with personal and social content. Much of the history of post–World War II art is about engaging common materials. This is a unique instance of that. The End Papers are a key element of Bradford’s identity. Just as a broad range of minimalists are inextricably linked to their signature materials, from Dan Flavin’s use of fluorescent tubes to Ruth Asawa’s weaving of galvanized wire, Bradford has adapted the materials and processes of the hairdressing profession to be both medium and message in his art.”

    The exhibition will include approximately 35 major End Paper works drawn from private and public collections and new work created by the artist for this presentation.

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    • 17 Aug 2020
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    • 31 Dec 2020
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    • The Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX

    Don't Worry We Will Hold Hands Again

    RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! is a public art campaign by artist Carrie Mae Weems that communicates healthcare messaging and combats the spread of COVID-19. This multi-city project is being led in Dallas-Fort Worth by Dallas Contemporary and a consortium of local nationally recognized museums, including the African American Museum of Dallas, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Nasher Sculpture Center, and the newly-formed Gossypion Investments group of cultural consultants. The project was created during Weems current residency at Syracuse University.

    The title RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! is an allusion to the recommended six feet of separation in social distancing. In this initiative, Weems marries her photographs and healthcare guidelines to spread life-saving information and life-affirming messages to Black, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American communities—who have been disproportionately impacted by the deadly virus—in the form of public-facing billboards, wheat paste posters, and takeaways including buttons and fans. This messaging both promotes preventative measures and dispels harmful falsehoods, while also paying homage to front-line and essential workers.

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    • 6 Nov 2020
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    • 10 Jan 2021
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    • Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX

    From Left to Right: Marina Adams, OZ, 2018, Cheops, 2018, Days and Nights, 2018

    Contemporary artist Marina Adams will show seven energetic abstract paintings from the past four years that are immersive in scale, as well as recent small gouache works on paper. Adams explores the relationship between color and shape in her acrylic-on-linen paintings, where organic forms of solid color abut and interlock. Her work balances organization and improvisation; she sketches out her compositions before she paints, but there is an immediacy made obvious by loose, confident brushstrokes, where drips and bands of color overlap.

    Though abstract, Adams’s paintings are rooted in textile design and architecture. As she stated in a Brooklyn Rail interview, “Pattern is a language that crosses boundaries. It offers common ground.” As similar patterns have historically been found in far-flung locations not likely to have been in contact, it is clear certain designs are elemental and primal, and in these synchronicities, as she says, “we find how we’re alike, as opposed to always thinking about how we’re different.”

    Literature and history also play important roles in Adams’s work, especially in her use of referential titles. For example, Cheops, 2018, which is included in this exhibition, refers to the ancient Egyptian pharaoh for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built, and the painting’s composition echoes pyramidal forms. Such references offer viewers a literary path of entry into her art.   

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    • 1 Dec 2020
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    • 12 Dec 2020
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    • Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107
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    A Motown Christmas

    Enjoy your favorite holiday hits, Motown style! From The Jackson 5 to the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to The Temptations, these festive and smooth renditions of the Christmas classics are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! This show is suitable for most audiences.


    • 3 Dec 2020
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    • 12 Dec 2020
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    • Multiple Locations: Fort Worth & Arlington

    National Finals Rodeo coming to Arlington | Fort Worth Business PressFort Worth and Arlington will host the Super Bowl of rodeo at Globe Life Field December 3-12. Here's the 411 on the Wrangler® National Finals Rodeo® Experience happening throughout Fort Worth.

    While nightly rodeo performances will take place 15 minutes from downtown Fort Worth in Arlington at Globe Life Field, Fort Worth will host many festivities for NFR fans to enjoy during the day and at night. Social distancing and mask-wearing norms consistent with official government policies will be observed.

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    PRCA National Convention and Trade Show: Nov. 30-Dec. 3

    The "Challenge of Change" PRCA National Convention will be held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel and the adjacent Fort Worth Convention Center November 30 - December 3. This year's event includes a trade show and the PRCA Awards Banquet on December 2. Registration is open to PRCA members only for $100 per person.

    Presentation topics for the convention will focus on the uncertainty ProRodeo endured and overcame throughout the 2020 season and the changes facing professional sports in the years ahead. The event also will include an address from PRCA CEO George Taylor, the PRCA Member Trade Show as well as several topical breakout sessions.

    13th Annual Wrangler® Gold Buckle Gala: Nov. 30

    Honoring longtime Fort Worth rodeo announcer Bob Tallman, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame event includes dinner, a silent and live auction, entertainment by Paul Bogart and complimentary beverages by sponsors Coors and Pendleton Whisky. The event will be held at Billy Bob's Texas on Monday, November 30. Tickets may be purchased here.

    PRCA Welcome Reception & NFR® Contestant Back Number Ceremony: Dec. 1

    Pomp and circumstance surrounds the awarding of the back numbers contestants will wear as they compete – this is always a prestigious and highly anticipated event. Tickets are $30 for non-PRCA Convention attendees. The event take place at Dickies Arena on Tuesday, December 1.

    Cowboy Christmas: Dec. 3-12

    This free event is a unique Western shopping and lifestyle experience held daily December 3-12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Holiday shoppers will find the Fort Worth Convention Center awash in western lifestyle products, original art, furniture, crafts, official PRCA merchandise and more. RMEF's Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo is held in conjunction with Cowboy Christmas.

    Stetson Country Christmas Markets: Dec. 3-12

    The Stetson Country Christmas and Roper Cowboy Marketplace will take place at Will Rogers Memorial Center December 3-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission free. Stetson Cowtown Christmas in the Stockyards is also free and will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info here.

    NCHA Futurity Championships: Nov. 19-Dec. 13

    While not a NFR-sanctioned event, the NCHA Futurity Championship is the world’s richest indoor horse event and is contested over 25 consecutive days November 19 - December 13 at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Most competition entry is free and open to the public outside of the final performances December 11-13. More here.

    Junior World Finals presented by YETI: Dec. 3-12

    More than 700 young cowboys and cowgirls will compete at the historic site of the world's first indoor rodeo, Cowtown Coliseum. Schedule of events pending.

    Billy Bob's Texas Concerts

    Billy Bob’s Texas will host (almost nightly) concerts throughout the event dates to satisfy NFR-goers nightlife needs. Current lineup includes The Bellamy Brothers (Dec. 4), Stoney LaRue (Dec. 5), Justin Moore (Dec. 7), Cody Johnson (Sold Out), Pat Green (Dec. 10/11). Stay tuned for additional announcements.

    Fort Worth Rodeo Facts

    Globe Life Field just opened in 2020 and plays host to both the World Series and the Wrangler® NFR. Fair Park in Dallas hosted the first National Finals Rodeo in 1959, and the PRCA (then known as the RCA) also held the event there in 1960 and 1961.

    Dallas also hosted the barrel racing finals from 1962-65 and Fort Worth hosted the event in 1966. Since then, the WPRA has held its barrel racing event in conjunction with the WNFR. Fort Worth has also hosted the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s College National Finals Rodeo – in 1951 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

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    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • 12 Dec 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

    Cowboy Christmas

    Cowboy Christmas

    December 3 - 12, 2020

    Fort Worth Convention Center

    FREE ADMISSION

    Open Daily 10 am to 7 pm

    As part of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo's move to Texas in 2020, its most popular ancillary event - Cowboy Christmas - is starting to take shape at the Fort Worth Convention Center, located in Downtown Fort Worth. The initial exhibitor list is now available here.

    Through a partnership with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Las Vegas Events, Cowboy Christmas will run concurrently with the Wrangler NFR, Dec. 3-12, 2020. This year, the show offers more than 250,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 225 exhibitors.

    Held every year since 1986, Cowboy Christmas has grown into the ultimate shopping and interactive experience. Attendees will find unique products, including custom-made jewelry, Western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and home goods. Cowboy Christmas also offers the best source for official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise. Cowboy Christmas is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily with free admission.

    In addition to the shopping, attendees will find a variety of entertainment and offerings. The Rodeo Live Stage presented by RMEF will host two live daily shows, including Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen and Cowboy Revival with host Shane Minor.

    NFR Central, an area featuring interactive displays, live acoustic sets, radio remotes and autograph session will be located in the heart of Cowboy Christmas. Across the aisle from NFR Central is All Roads Lead to Vegas, an interactive area with giveaways, video content and information on the Wrangler NFR and Cowboy Christmas in 2021.

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    • 5 Dec 2020
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    • 20 Dec 2020
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    • Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Jingle All the Way

    Your favorite holiday hits, sung by your favorite holiday characters! Join Frosty, Rudolph and Jingle the Elf in singing songs such as Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town and many, many more! During the show, craft an ornament to take home for your tree, and don’t forget to order extra marshmallows for your hot chocolate! An appearance by the jolliest elf of all, Santa Claus, wraps up the concert. Craft materials are included with ticket purchase. Drinks are served tableside and are not included in the price of the ticket.

    *Lap seat tickets are available for children under age 2 for $15. Lap seats must be purchased by calling Casa Mañana Theatre Box Office at 817.332.2272, x3.

    Meet the Performers:

    Laura Wetsel as “Jingle the Elf,” Winston Daniels as “Frosty,” Kyle Igneczi as “Rudolph” and Santa Claus as himself.

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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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    • 22 Dec 2020
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    • 28 Feb 2021
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    • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Winslow Homer (1836–1910), Snap the Whip, 1872, oil on canvas, Collection of The Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio Museum Purchase, 1919 Bridgeman ImagesAmerican icon Winslow Homer, famous ocean painter, joins Frederic Remington, legendary cowboy artist, for Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, the first exhibition to explore the unexpected resonances and moments of convergence between the themes, artistic sensibilities, and technical processes of these two artists.

    Homer and Remington were touted by turn-of-the-century critics as artists whose work reinforced an American identity rooted in action, independence, and communion with the outdoors. While both artists actively cultivated this reputation, the correlation between these two icons has never been considered in depth due to the perceived differences in their subject matter.

    The show will premiere in Denver in March 2020 and conclude its tour at the Carter.


    • 22 Dec 2020
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    • 28 Feb 2021
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    • The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

    five figures walking through snowMitch Epstein: Property Rights

    In a series never shown before in a museum, pioneering color photographer Mitch Epstein (b. 1952) faces urgent, contemporary issues through his compelling photographs in Mitch Epstein: Property Rights. From Standing Rock protests to the Arizona and Texas borderlands, Epstein travels the country capturing images where public and private rights are often in conflict. Politics and citizenship, or environmental degradation and land rights, Epstein focuses on tough topics, helping us see overlapping, and often competing, histories and perspectives.

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    • 12 Feb 2021
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    • 21 Feb 2021
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    • Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Matilda the Musical

    Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl and winner of 4 Tony® Awards, Matilda the Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination.

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    • 8 May 2021
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    • 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.

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