Elizabeth Turk (b. 1961), Bald Eagle, 2022, aluminum, powder coated opalescent white, Courtesy of the artist and Hirschl & Adler Modern, Photo by Eric Stoner, © Elizabeth Turk

June isn't here yet, but art is busting out all over. Landmark exhibits at Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum and Amon Carter Museum of American Art, community events in Deep Ellum and Carrollton, and several collaborative group exhibitions are among the must-see art happenings in Dallas-Fort Worth in May.

There's also one bummer gallery closure in downtown Fort Worth, but they're going out with a grand party and everyone's invited.

Put these 10 must-see exhibits and events on your list before month's end.

"Tempus Peregrinari: A Time Travel Exhibition"
Bathhouse Cultural Center, through June 3
Paintings, prints, photographs, video, and mixed media art explore the concept of time travel in this exhibit featuring Texas artists and guest artists from Poland, Belgium, and New York. Works range from themes in science fiction to whimsical and purely imaginary. A collaboration with the Dallas Public Library offers suggested reading to accompany the visual art experience.

"Diverse Perspectives" by M4 Collective
Granville Art Center, through June 5
Four American women comprise this collective of mosaic artists. Their work covers a range of diverse styles, materials, and visions in an art form that has been around for millennia. Join them for an opening reception at the Granville Arts Center in downtown Garland at 6 pm Tuesday, May 23.

"Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art"
Kimbell Art Museum, through September 23
The creators of this art from the Classic period (A.D. 250-900) depict the gods of Maya mythology which flourished in what is now Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Sculptures, vessels, and precious ornaments on loan from major Latin American, U.S., and European collections illustrate this facet of the Mayan culture. New discoveries from Palenque (Mexico) and El Zotz (Guatemala) are among the works on view in the U.S. for the first time.

"we are more"
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, through May 26
The community group "we are more" was established to assist survivors of family and intimate partner violence in various stages of their recovery. Much of their work is collaborative and the exhibit includes art from multiple disciplines. One of the works, Broken Record, is a mosaic assembled from broken record pieces contributed by local community members. Each piece bears a word or phrase that explains how the contributor or a loved one is more. The arts center will host a reception with the artists on Friday, May 19 at 6:30 pm.

"Dark & Lovely II"
Kettle Art, opening May 20
In the spring of 2010, the original Kettle Art featured the work of four female Dallas artists in a show called "Dark and Lovely." This long-awaited sequel is an all-female group exhibition curated by artist Alicia Chapman. Artists Bree Smith, Chapis, Claudia Rivera, Eli Paek, Ferfetz, and RayTrill add their perspectives to the show, as well.The exhibition opens with a reception at 6 pm on Saturday, May 20.

"The Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction"
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, May 20, 2023-May 1, 2024
Part of a multi-year outdoor sculpture program, this exhibition on the grounds of the Carter Museum focuses on endangered or extinct bird species. Each sculpture provides a visualization of a bird species that has reached a tipping point, and each includes a QR code containing an audio file of the bird's song.

Carrollton Chalk Art Festival
Mary Heads Carter Park, May 20
You'll have to look down to get the perspective at this event. Professional and amateur chalk artists will transform the sidewalks of this park in Carrollton with everything from whimsical wonders to eye-popping 3-D art. The free and family-friendly festival runs from 10 am-3 pm on Saturday, May 20.

Liz Ward: "The Grove"
Holly Johnson Gallery, through July 29
San Antonio-based artist Liz Ward creates works on paper inspired by her travels. Using trees as metaphors and bringing to life the awe and mysticism of Mexican cenotes, Ward explores the meaning of landscape through layers of human, natural, and environmental history, memory, and experience. The gallery will hold an opening reception with the artist from 5-8 pm Saturday, May 20.

Nancy Baron: "The Good Life"
Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, through August 19
A happy jaunt back in time to Palm Springs in the 1950s, this exhibition delivers the colors and style of the Mid-Century Modern period in vibrant photographs taken over the last 13 years. Baron's books include The Good Life: Palm Springs, Palm Springs: The Good Life Goes On, and Palm Springs: Modern Dogs at Home, and all illustrate how a nostalgic period lives on in modern day. Baron will be available to sign books at an artist reception on Saturday, May 20 from 5-8 pm.

Deep Ellum Community Arts Fair
May 27-29
A new festival celebrates 150 years of history in Deep Ellum with curated exhibits, concerts, food, and more. Hundreds of local artists will be part of this Memorial Day weekend celebration. Hours are 11 am-10 pm Saturday and 11 am-8 pm Sunday and Monday. Visit the website, Facebook event page or Instagram for more information.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Elizabeth Turk's "The Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction" Elizabeth Turk (b. 1961), Bald Eagle, 2022, aluminum, powder coated opalescent white, Courtesy of the artist and Hirschl & Adler Modern,

Photo by Eric Stoner, Elizabeth Turk

Amon Carter Museum of American Art opens Elizabeth Turk's "The Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction" on May 20.

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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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Yellowstone fans, get your comfy shoes ready - there'll be a long line for this one. Cole Hauser a.k.a. "Rip Wheeler" on Yellowstone, and Taylor Sheridan, the show's co-creator, executive producer, and director of the series, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

The event will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm only on Friday, February 3. Location is the 6666 Ranch booth near the south end of Aisle 700 in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall.

According to a February 2 announcement from FWSSR, "fans will have the opportunity to snag an autograph as well as purchase some distinctive Yellowstone and 6666 Ranch merchandise while also enjoying all the features the Stock Show offers."

The event is free to attend (with paid Stock Show admission) and open to the public.

It's the second year in a row for Hauser to appear at FWSSR; in 2022, he and fellow cast mates drew huge crowds.

Sheridan, a Paschal High School graduate, is no stranger to Fort Worth; he lives in a ranch near Weatherford and filmed 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, in and around Fort Worth. Currently, another spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, is filming in North Texas.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is winding up its 2023 run on Saturday, February 4.

Surprising family-friendly suburb tops this week's 5 most popular Fort Worth stories

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Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that listhere. Headed to the State Fair? Find a full list of discounts here.

1. Surprising Fort Worth suburb named No. 5 most family-friendly U.S. city. If Fort Worth-area residents are looking for the perfect new place to buy a home and raise a family, they should steer their interest toward Watauga. The northeast Fort Worth suburb, impressively, has been named the fifth most family-friendly city in the U.S. by real estate marketplace Opendoor.

2. Mr Gatti's Pizza returns to home turf Fort Worth with new location. A Fort Worth-based pizzeria concept has opened a location in Fort Worth: Mr Gatti's Pizza has opened a restaurant off Camp Bowie at 2812 Horne St. #100, a space previously occupied by Helen's Hot Chicken, where they're open with pizza, pizza rolls, and their signature ranch dressing.

3. Texas Christian University ranks as No. 6 school in Texas for 2024 by U.S. News. Texas Christian University has achieved a high ranking for its high-quality educational experiences this year. The home of the Horned Frogs earned a top-10 spot on U.S. News and World Report's just-released list of the Best Colleges in Texas for 2024.

4. Ultra-chic Postino WineCafe brings wine and bruschetta to Southlake. A nationally acclaimed wine bar-restaurant has opened in Southlake: Postino WineCafé, specializing in wine, bites, and a chic atmosphere, opened a location at 1440 Main St., in Southlake Town Square, in the no-brainer slot next to Trader Joe's.

5. Quonset hut in south Fort Worth to be transformed into ballroom. A Quonset hut in south Fort Worth is about to make a Cinderella-like transformation: Called the Quonset Ballroom, it's being developed into an entertainment space which will host live music, food trucks, and events.

Cidercade cider and games venue opens mega-facility in heart of Arlington

Cider News

Cider and games are coming to Arlington with the opening of Cidercade, a new entertainment venue opening at 500 E. Division St. in the heart of Arlington on September 29.

Cidercade has hundreds of arcade games, shuffleboard, pool tables, and more, all available for playing with a single admission fee, as well as dozens of drinks on tap. It's all ages during the day then turns 21+ at 8 pm.

Arlington is the fifth location in Texas, following existing Cidercades in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston, and is the largest yet with a huge space spanning 25,000-plus square feet.

It houses more than 300 retro and modern arcade games, pool tables, ping pong tables, shuffleboard courts (a Cidercade first), party rooms, and event spaces for groups of all sizes.

In a statement, co-founder and CEO Joel Malone says that with Arlington's reputation as an entertainment destination, he knew they had to build "something awesome."

"Cidercade Arlington is not only our largest location yet, but it includes a much larger variety of games and experiences," he says.

Cidercade customers pay an admission fee of $12 and get unlimited play on all the games and activities once inside. Cidercade also offers a $20 monthly membership that includes unlimited admissions as well as discounts on drinks and merch.

Beyond the games, multiple bars serve a big lineup of adult beverages on tap, all made by Bishop Cider, and soft drinks from soda machines with unlimited refills.

Customers are allowed to bring their own food or have it delivered from nearby restaurants.

In addition to the Arlington expansion, Bishop is also relocating the Dallas Cidercade to a new site near Love Field Airport, where it will be expanded dramatically to 79,000 square feet, nearly 10 times larger. It will feature concepts, games, and activities that aren’t offered anywhere else in Texas, and will open in 2024. The current location will remain open until then.

Malone and and his wife and partner Laura Malone initially founded Bishop Cider as a quaint 704-square-foot cider bar a decade ago. The company has since grown into a leader in beverage manufacturing and beverage experiences comprising four brands:

  • TexBev, a co-packer for carbonated soft drinks, juice, energy drinks, wine, beer, and RTDs.
  • Cidercade, the cider and game venue
  • Bishop Cider, the hard cider company
  • Wild Acre Brewing, a brewery and beer garden venue in Fort Worth that produces seasonal brews and year-round core beers like Texas Blonde, Juice Slinger IPA, and Sundance Wheat.