Sid Richardson Museum presents "Night & Day: Frederic Remington's Final Decade"

Sid Richardson Museum presents "Stunning Saddle"

Image courtesy of Sid Richardson Museum

Sid Richardson Museum presents "Night & Day: Frederic Remington's Final Decade," which explores works made in the final decade of Remington’s life, when the artist alternated his canvases between the color dominant palettes of blue-green and yellow-orange. The works included range from 1900 to 1909, the year that Remington’s life was cut short by complications due to appendicitis at the young age of 48.

In these final years Remington was working to distance himself from his long-established reputation as an illustrator, to become accepted by the New York art world as a fine artist, as he embraced the painting style of the American Impressionists. In these late works he strove to revise his color palette, compositional structure, and brushwork as he set his Western subjects under an interchanging backdrop of the shadows of night and the dazzling light of day.

Throughout his career Remington revised and reworked compositions across media, from his illustrations to his oils to his three-dimensional bronzes. As part of this process of revision, Remington took extreme measures from 1907 to 1909 when, as part of his campaign toward changing the perception of his art, he destroyed well over 100 works that he felt did not satisfy his new standards of painting.

A contract made with Collier’s magazine that began in 1903 meant that many of the works he destroyed are preserved through halftone reproductions published by that journal. The inclusion of these images in this exhibition offers the opportunity to compare them with modified and remade compositions Remington produced in his final years.

The museum is extending the run of the exhibition to Sunday, April 30, to showcase a rare Remington watercolor titled Cold Day on Picket. The artwork was recently discovered by Museum Director Scott Winterrowd during a visit with Dallas collectors Duffy and Tina Oyster.

Photo by David H. Gibson

Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Morning Light: Photographs of David H. Gibson"

Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Morning Light: Photographs of David H. Gibson"

In a world entrenched in societal division and ecological turmoil, it can be refreshing to step back and enjoy the quiet beauty of the natural world. Dallas photographer David H. Gibson has been exploring the beauty of the Southwestern landscape for more than 50 years, building a reputation as an astute interpreter of effervescent moisture and changing light. "Morning Light: The Photographs of David H. Gibson" takes viewers to two of his favorite sites, Cypress Creek in Wimberely, Texas, and Eagle Nest Lake nestled in the mountains east of Taos, New Mexico.

The 20 works in the exhibition draw attention to the artist’s repeated return to each site and his fascination with dawn’s break into day. In those mystical moments, he finds the essence of each spot. Through his photographs, Gibson coaxes us into getting up before dawn, stepping outside, and noticing the quick tempo of early morning’s changing light.

Photo courtesy of Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Charles Truett Williams: "The Art of the Scene"

Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Charles Truett Williams: "The Art of the Scene"

Charles Truett Williams: "The Art of the Scene" examines the Fort Worth mid-century art scene through the presentation of more than 30 works by Fort Worth artist Charles Truett Williams and the artistic community drawn to his studio salon. Accompanying the works on paper and sculptures are ephemera from the recently acquired archives of Williams, enhancing the Carter’s strong holding of artist archives.

The exhibition is the continuation of the Museum’s research into the artistic legacy of underrepresented artists as part of the Gentling Study Center’s mission.

Photo courtesy of Estate of Nam June Paik

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents "I'll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen"

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents the landmark "I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen," a thematic group exhibition that examines the screen’s vast impact on art from 1969 to the present. This exhibition surveys more than 60 works by 50 artists over the past five decades. The artists included examine screen culture through a broad range of media such as paintings, sculpture, video games, digital art, augmented reality, and video.

Screens affect nearly every aspect of life today. Their pervasiveness has bred a 24/7 breaking news cycle, the looming corporate-sponsored virtual-reality “Metaverse,” unlimited accessibility and content, and an ease in how ideas and images are distributed, undoubtably shaping culture in profound ways.

This exhibition starts in 1969 - the year of the televised Apollo moon landing and the launch of the internet’s prototype, ARPANET - as this was the watershed year where collective connectivity through screens was first mobilized in modern society. This era forged what the media theorist Marshall McLuhan presciently deemed in the 1960s a “global village,” a place where distance is collapsed and people from across the world readily interact.

Following this trajectory, contemporary life is hybrid and increasingly mediated through screens. These flat and finite surfaces embody more than what meets the eye - they hold up a mirror to society and contribute to forming meaning in life and mainstream culture.

Photo courtesy of Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Darryl Lauster: Testament"

Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Darryl Lauster: Testament"

North Texas-based artist Darryl Lauster’s Testament (2018–20) will inaugurate a series of outdoor creative projects implemented by the Carter. Through the examination of America’s past and present, Lauster’s bronze obelisk calls for the viewer to be a critical reader of information and to look at the function of text in different contexts. Testament combines pop culture references with quotes from primarily U.S. foundational documents bringing to question what we know about our nation’s history and promises.

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

Yellowstone news

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.

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

This week in gluttony

Glimpses that fall is on the horizon appear in this week’s tasty lineup. There’s an “end of summer” wine flight night, one very official steinholding competition (Oktoberfest is approaching), and a football watch party that features an unusual main course. Save room for hand-made pasta, and a multicourse Mediterranean wine dinner.

Thursday, September 7

End of Summer Wine Flight Night
It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s flight night at WineHaus. This edition will feature selections well suited to wrap up summer. The $25 price includes three wines from Brazil, France, and Italy. The tasting will be available from 6-9 pm.

Mediterranean Wine Dinner at Grace
Wine dinners are back at the elegant downtown steakhouse, and this one won’t disappoint. Guests will start with hot and cold mezze selections before moving to swordfish kebobs, octopus with black chickpea puree and tabbouleh, then Colorado lamb with saffron apricots and artisan cheese for dessert. Mediterranean wines will be flowing with each course. Dinner is $165, plus tax and gratuity. Arrive at 6:30 pm for sparkling rose and tray-passed canapes before dinner at 7 pm.

Pasta Making Class at il Modo
The Italian restaurant on the ground floor of The Kimpton Harper hotel downtown will host its monthly hands-on pasta-making class in its dedicated pasta-making room. Participants will learn how to mix, roll, and cut pasta before the chef prepares their finished product for sampling. The hour-and-a-half class is $70 and starts at 7 pm.

Saturday, September 9

U.S. Steinholding Association Competition at Turning Point Beer
Oktoberfest season is nearly upon us, which means steinholding competitions will soon pop up all over town. But Bedford’s Turning Point Beer brewery is home to the area’s only official competition sanctioned by the U.S. Steinholding Association. Participants will compete in a bracket “hoist-off” to see who can hold a hefty beer stein the longest. The top male and female will move on to the state finals at Alstadt Brewery in Fredericksburg, where German roots run deep. The $15 entry free includes a 15 percent discount on Turning Point beers for the day. Winners from each bracket will also receive a Turning Point gift pack valued at $100. The competition will run from 3-5 pm.

Sunday, September 10

Lola’s Community Market
Every second Sunday of the month, Lola’s Fort Worth hosts an all-local farmers market. Visit to shop more than 30 vendors, eat bar bites and food truck fare, and enjoy live music. The event is pet-friendly, kid-friendly, and free. The market runs from 11 am-4 pm.

4th Annual Gator Roast at Twilite Lounge
Calling all New Orleans Saints fans: your local Big Easy-inspired bar will smoke two whole alligators (and plenty of chicken) to kick off the first Saints game of the season. Saints fans or not, all are welcome to partake in the cookout and enjoy drink specials, giveaways, and the full kitchen menu. (But practice your best “Who dat?” battle cry.) The party starts at 11:30 am.

These are the 13 must-see shows in Dallas-Fort Worth theater for September

Theater Critic Picks

Ok, yes, because I included the Fort Worth Fringe there are technically way more than 13 shows opening this month. But let's keep things simple, yes?

What's not simple is decided which of these plays, musicals, national tours, co-productions, and regional premieres you're going to see this month. There's a lot of choice! Some are already picking up on the spooky vibe of October, while others are paying homage to the classics. As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong.

In order of start date, here are 13 local shows to watch this month:

Grand Horizons
Stage West, through October 1
Bill and Nancy are 50 years into their marriage. They can anticipate each other’s every sigh, snore, and sneeze. But just as they settle comfortably into a new senior living community, the unthinkable happens: Nancy wants out. Their two adult sons are shaken to the core, and are forced to re-examine everything they thought they knew about their lives and the people who raised them.

The Seagull
The Classics Theatre Project, September 1-24
Expect a new modern twist on this Chekhov classic, which takes place on a secluded estate and follows a group of contemporary artists as they navigate unrequited love, artistic competition, and personal obsessions.

Fort Worth Fringe Festival
Arts Fort Worth, September 8-10
See a variety of different acts, ranging from rarely produced theater, dance, storytelling, puppetry, poetry, and more from performers from all over Texas and beyond. All productions are an hour or less and have multiple showings. For a full schedule of events, go to the festival website.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Lyric Stage, September 8-October 14
There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres, and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, the storms begin to brew. This will be Lyric Stage's first ever production in its brand-new Studio Space in the Design District.

Jersey Boys
Casa Mañana, September 9-17
With phenomenal music, memorable characters, and great storytelling, Jersey Boys follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history. The jukebox musical takes audiences behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to discover the secret of a 40-year friendship as the foursome work their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom.

King Lear
Shakespeare Dallas, September 13-October 15
Depicting a once-great ruler's descent into madness, King Lear is one of the most powerful tragedies ever staged.The king has ruled for many years, but as age overtakes him he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth, and power that had defined him. Lear is faced with the harsh reality that the daughter he has banished is the only one that can save him and his kingdom from destruction.

Cadillac Crew
Echo Theatre and Soul Rep Theatre Company, September 14-30
On the day of a much-anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. This is a regional premiere.

Jagged Little Pill
Broadway at the Bass, September 15-17
Jagged Little Pill is a new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music, an electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family.

The Rocky Horror Show
Dallas Theater Center, September 23-October 29
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” The deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical comes complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props.

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Dallas Children's Theater, September 24-October 14
The Zimbabwe-based Cinderella tale returns to open the company's 40th season. An African villager named Mufaro has two daughters whom everyone agrees are beautiful. But they have their differences: Manyara possesses a bad temper and is self-centered (but never in front of Mufaro), while Nyasha is kind and considerate to people and to animals. When Mufaro learns that the King is in the process of meeting all the most worthy and beautiful women in order to choose a wife, he decides that both of his daughters should go.

To Kill a Mockingbird
Broadway at the Bass, September 26-October 1
Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most venerated characters in American literature: small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas, who recently celebrated a 60-year anniversary of performing on both stage and screen, will play the famous role.

Undermain Theatre, September 28-October 15
Bondage takes place pre-Emancipation on a small island in the South. With the onset of puberty, Zuri must use her wits to outsmart the twisted desires of a drunken master and a sadistic mistress on a haunted plantation. Hierarchies of race and gender collide in this AfroSurreal tale of an enslaved girl who dares to follow her own instincts toward liberation by any means.

Lizzie: The Musical
Theatre Three, September 28-October 29
Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe in the late summer of 1892. Lizzie: The Musical explores the mind of Borden and speculates on the motivations she may have had: overwhelming oppression, abuse, and madness. By her side is her older sister Emma, maid Bridget, and neighbor Alice. Together, the four women tell the story of why the legend of Lizzie Borden was born with an electric punk rock score.