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    • 7 Sep 2019
    • 2 Feb 2020
    • Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Julie Bozzi: American Food

    Sep 07, 2019 - Feb 02, 2020

    The Modern presents Julie Bozzi’s American Food, 1980–92, acquired by the Museum for the permanent collection in 2019. Bozzi’s sculptural installation consists of an oak cabinet with 13 drawers, 12 of which contain miniature reproductions of American food products, each carefully handmade by the artist and displayed under glass, like scientific specimens from a natural history museum. The food items are categorized into distinct genres, including cereals, snack cakes, and breakfast meats, which are indexed in the 13th drawer. In the exhibition, the 12 drawers containing the food models are mounted on the wall and paired with framed drawings that act as graphic keys to their contents.

    Bozzi, a longtime resident of Fort Worth, began her research for American Food in 1975 and created the work between 1980 and 1992. The miniature food facsimiles, meticulously crafted from wood, plaster, clay, paint, and other materials, represent standardized commercial American food products, from donuts to Ding-Dongs, along with “Americanized” versions of ethnic cuisines. Working in the pre-internet era, Bozzi conducted her research using methods akin to an anthropologist or explorer, collecting source material from menus, grocery stores, food stands, advertisements, and oral interviews during cross-country road trips.

    Like the landscape paintings Bozzi is also known for, American Food addresses the vernacular American experience. The installation combines aspects of Pop art, postmodernism, still life, and Americana, while underscoring the universal human impulse to collect and categorize. More than twenty years after its making, the work endures as a witty and visually engaging statement about American consumerism and its culture of abundance.

    American Food was originally organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 1992 and traveled to the Modern in 1993 as part of a national tour.

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    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

    mural made out of pinata paper in a hallwayPuente Nuevo

    by Justin Favela

    Commissioned for the reopening of the Carter, Puente Nuevo is an immersive experience of large-scale artwork made from the materials used to construct piñatas. Contemporary artist Justin Favela draws on his own Mexican and Guatemalan heritage to reinterpret artwork from the past in exciting installations. His work bridges past and present and creates connections across cultures, bringing dynamic color, energy, and fun to your Carter experience.

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    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

    James Surls (b. 1943), Seven and Seven Flower, 1998, pine, limbs, and steelJames Surls: Seven and Seven Flower

    When you enter the museum, take a moment to marvel at James Surls’ otherworldly sculpture Seven and Seven Flower, a complex portrait of family, land, and self. The acclaimed Texas artist transformed pine and steel into writhing blossoms suspended in space to evoke a dynamic relationship between the earthly and the spiritual. Seven and Seven Flower directly connects to the museum’s collection of twentieth-century sculpture yet transcends time as a universal expression of ethereal beauty.

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    • 3 Oct 2019
    • 15 Mar 2020
    • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Incoming 2019 Inductee Laura Wilson has looked West for most of her life. Her photographic career is firmly planted in this region of America. Her concerns are with the contemporary currents and time-honored traditions of the West. From the Hutterites of Montana to the cowboys of West Texas, from rodeo trick riders to mountain lion hunters and road signs, this collection offers a glimpse into Wilson’s photographic vision. Click here for more information about this exhibition in the Anne W. Marion Gallery.

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    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 26 Jan 2020
    • Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir, "Nude in an Armchair," oil on canvas, 1890. Kunsthaus Zürich, Legat Dr. Hans Schuler, 1920The First Major Exhibition of Renoir’s Work to Focus on the Human Form

    Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. The body—particularly the nude—was the defining subject of Renoir’s artistic practice from his early days as a student copying the old masters in the Louvre to the early twentieth century, when his revolutionary style of painting inspired the masters of modernism. In recognition of the centenary of Renoir’s death, the Clark Art Institute and Kimbell Art Museum present Renoir: The Body, The Senses. This daring exhibition is the first major exploration of Renoir’s unceasing interest in the human form, and it reconsiders Renoir as a constantly evolving artist whose style moved from Realism into luminous Impressionism, culminating in the modern classicism of his last decades.

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    • 29 Nov 2019
    • 2 Feb 2020
    • Modern Art Museum, 320 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Nov 29, 2019 - Feb 02, 2020

    This holiday season, the Modern will again be illuminated with an even more spectacular array of festive lights.

    The Museum will be open until 7 pm on Tuesdays and 8 pm on Fridays. Enjoy the view from Café Modern on Friday evenings for dinner, with seating available from 5 to 8:30 pm. Gallery admission is FREE on Fridays!

     

     



    • 10 Jan 2020
    • 23 Feb 2020
    • Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    The Fort Worth Community Arts Center dedicates it’s 9,000 square feet of gallery space to Western-themed artwork during the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s run in January and February. The artwork in the Cultura del Vaquero exhibition represents the beauty and diversity of the West through the unique vision of each artist. As subjects, the mythic land, animals, and people that are embodied in these shows are as individual and inter-connected as Western heritage itself. The Arts Center invites you to experience the Spirit of the West through artists’ eyes.

    Cultura del Vaquero runs January 10 – February 28, 2020, with an opening Artist Reception Friday, January 10 at 6-9 p.m. The Arts Center is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.fwcac.com.


    • 17 Jan 2020
    • 8 Feb 2020
    • Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX

    FWSSR Main ImageA fun-filled extravaganza rich in Western tradition, the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, held at the new Dickies Arena, is the place to be. Enjoy exciting rodeo action, livestock, horse shows and a number of other experiences including:

    • Interactive, kid-friendly activities
    • Nearly four acres of fun shopping
    • The "Moo-seum Experience" presented by Central Market
    • The All Western Parade in downtown Fort Worth
    • Live music, an exciting carnival, great food and much more!

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    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Downtown Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76102

    Don’t miss the tradition of the Fort Worth Stock Show’s “All Western Parade” in Downtown Fort Worth! The Stock Show Parade is held each year on the first Saturday of the Show. More than 100,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Cowtown to watch this spectacular annual event. An all-western parade means plenty of horses and wagons – but no motorized vehicles are allowed!

    • 22 Jan 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Stirr, 3028 Crockett Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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    Network with W. 7th residents, business owners, city leaders and Fort Worth change-makers while experiencing one of the great new restaurants in the Cultural District. Enjoy food and drinks specials from the roof top patio.

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    STIRR is truly an approachable neighborhood restaurant and bar, suitable for all of life’s gatherings; a business lunch, a happy hour cocktail, an intimate meal or a relaxed place to eat and unwind with friends on our rooftop patio, while enjoying stunning views.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    Parking is available in any of the five Crockett Row parking garages. Be sure to get your ticket validated at STIRR for 4 hours of FREE parking. Valet is also available for $7.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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