Kimbell Art Museum presents "Bonnard’s Worlds"

Kimbell Art Museum presents "Bonnard’s Worlds"

Image courtesy 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York ADAGP, Paris

In "Bonnard’s Worlds," the Kimbell Art Museum will present its first exhibition dedicated to the works of French painter Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), inspired by its 2018 acquisition of the artist’s Landscape at Le Cannet (1928). The exhibition will explore the sensory realms of experience that fueled the painter’s creative practice - from the most public spaces to the most private.

Comprising a careful selection of approximately 70 of Bonnard’s finest works, created over the course of his career, "Bonnard’s Worlds" will reunite some of the artist’s most celebrated works from museums in Europe and the United States, as well as many unfamiliar to the public from worldwide private collections.

Governed neither by chronology nor geography, but by measures of intimacy, the exhibition will transport the visitor from the larger realms in which Bonnard lived, the landscapes of Paris, Normandy or the South of France, to the most private interior spaces of his dwellings and of his thoughts.

The exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and The Phillips Collection. George T.M. Shackelford, deputy director, Kimbell Art Museum, will serve as the exhibition’s lead curator, in collaboration with Elsa Smithgall, chief curator, The Phillips Collection.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Leah McCurdy

Arts Fort Worth presents "Native Nowe" opening day

Arts Fort Worth will present "Native Nowe," where visitors can step into the spaces of modern native lives and have a window into the modern, diverse, and ever-changing lives of native people, especially those whose families left reservations for urban centers like Dallas-Fort Worth due to the federal "Indian Relocation Program" of the 1950s and 60s. The exhibit is inspired and influenced by all the native neighbors in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Visitors will be able to check out a Paiute man’s closet full of native-designed clothing and items he embellished himself alongside an auntie’s sewing corner where she makes traditional Choctaw dresses for her nieces; consider the work of an advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/People as well as a Water Protector who protested at Standing Rock; and check out how kids in a Native language immersion school learn and engage with their heritage every day.

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on view through October 28.


Arts Fort Worth presents DUMPTRUCK: "Playing Inside a 2015 Subaru Forester" opening reception

The arts collective DUMPTRUCK refuses to ignore the beauty in the everyday. In the instance of "Playing Inside a 2015 Subaru Forester," the artists walk viewers through the home of an early-'20s midwestern artists’ commune (a shared 3-bedroom apartment). There is life to be found in the ephemera of an artist’s space, complete with discarded cans and thoughtful messages left for each other. Guests can enjoy walking through the artists’ home, noting the vignettes the residents have left for them to admire.

The Midwest often gets pegged as being monotonous or dull. DUMPTRUCK rejects this. The region can be a comfortable and beautiful space when it is given the correct lense. There is a beautiful sense of community that is underwritten, and the collective brings light to those details. DUMPTRUCK strives for a vibrant and soft retelling of an otherwise overlooked landscape through the artists’ perspective.

DUMPTRUCK is a Cincinnati-based fiber arts collective established in 2021 by Ron Biernat and Hailey Fulford. The two artists met while attending The University of Cincinnati and have been displaying their work regionally ever since. The art collective uses found fibers to create immersive installations consisting of soft sculptures and pictorial tapestries. DUMPTRUCK emerged from the two artists’ love of the Midwest and their desire to relate their own queer experiences to the landscape that raised them.

The exhibition will remain on display through October 28.

Photo courtesy of Riverside Arts District

Riverside Arts District presents Art All Night

Art All Night on Race Street showcases local artists and businesses with special "ofrenda" art installation in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is a community celebration of arts and culture.

Art All Night encourages visitors to meet local artists and purchase their work at art kiosks located along the sidewalks. Visitors can also purchase art at an outdoor gallery curated by Panther City Artists.

A portion of the proceeds benefit PCA, a non-profit arts education organization. Visitors can also shop the boutiques and grab a latte, Race Street Fizz or craft beer, sip spirits and dine at some of the best restaurants in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy of Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum presents "Dutch Art in a Global Age: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston"

In the 17th century, Dutch merchants sailed across seas and oceans, joining trade networks that stretched from Asia to the Americas and Africa. This unprecedented movement of goods, ideas, and people gave rise to what many consider the first age of globalization and sparked an artistic boom in the Netherlands.

"Dutch Art in a Global Age" brings together paintings by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jacob van Ruisdael, Maria Schalcken, and other celebrated artists from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s renowned collection. These are joined by four Dutch paintings from the Kimbell’s permanent collection, along with prints, maps, and stunning decorative objects in silver, porcelain, glass, and more, from the 17th and the first half of the 18th centuries.

Exploring how Dutch dominance in international commerce transformed life in the Netherlands and created an extraordinary cultural flourishing, the exhibition also includes new scholarship that contextualizes 17th-century Dutch art within the complex histories of colonial expansion, wealth disparity, and the transatlantic slave trade during this period.

Photo courtesy of Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum presents "Art and War in the Renaissance: The Battle of Pavia Tapestries"

In the Renaissance, monarchs and religious leaders glorified their power and wealth through the art of tapestry, commissioning some of Europe’s greatest artists to commemorate significant events through the lavish medium. Monumental tapestries, much more costly than paintings, could serve as immersive and elaborate tools for dynamic storytelling and political propaganda, depicting histories in fine wool, silk, and metal-wrapped thread at monumental scale.

"Art and War in the Renaissance: The Battle of Pavia Tapestries" marks the first time that this entire cycle of seven large-scale tapestries, some of the most awe-inspiring examples of this often-overlooked artform, has been on view in the United States. The tremendous images, each about 27 feet wide and 14 feet high, commemorate Emperor Charles V’s decisive victory over French King Francis I that ended the 16th-century Italian Wars.

Designed by court artist Bernard van Orley, the tapestries were woven in Brussels by Willem and Jan Dermoyen in deeply saturated hues and exquisite detail, luxuriously highlighted with gold. Each composition is packed with figures including richly adorned military leaders, horsemen, and mercenary foot soldiers armed with swords, pikes, and firearms, all inhabiting beautifully undulating landscapes dotted with hills, towns, and forests.

The immersive scale of the tapestries draws viewers into the world of Renaissance history, military technology, and fashion, and will be complemented by impressive examples of arms and armor from the period.

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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

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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.