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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has just announced two great dates for the fantastic “First Friday” series. They’ve always been great, and these two will be even better. Mark your calendar for December 2, 2016 and January 6, 2017. The Modern has joined forces with Shipping & Receiving (the Near Southside music and night-life venue) to showcase great local musicians in the grand lobby from 6 to 11 pm on these dates.
On these two dates you can explore the outstanding KAWS, WHERE THE END STARTS with extended, late-night hours and also enjoy great music, cocktails and food. You can also enjoy a full menu in Café Modern.
The price is $10 and does include gallery admission. Modern members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders will get free admission. These dates will go fast, you can get tickets at Shipping and Receiving. You can also join the Modern as a member at joining the Modern.
There will also be a 20 minute docent led tour of the galleries at 6:30 pm. The bands playing are: December 2–The Burning Hotels and January 6–ISHI and Sudie.
For more about this event and others at the Modern which includes the schedule of the films of the Magnolia at the Modern films, visit The Modern.
Can’t make it to Fort Worth, Texas–check your local area for programs. They are out there, and remember “thisisyourbestyear” . There is even room to dance!
First they invited you to Party On The Porch with great food, drink, conversation, music and even great weather. Now the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas is inviting you to another stellar event–their latest exhibition, and it promises to be an outstanding event.
Their newest exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum will be open from October 10, 2015 through January 3, 2016. This free exhibition showcases the works of self-taught artists whose bodies of work offer a look at the history of America through eyes that were sometimes overlooked.
The executive director of the American Folk Art Museum, Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., states that this exhibition serves as a landmark. It showcases the genesis of a field that has grown and become even more complex than ever before. Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum is providing new insight into the critical role of artists whose works were previously not given wide national recognition.
There are 100 works from a diverse group of artists whose works date from the mid 18th century through the early 21st century. It represents over 50 years of collecting by the American Folk Art Museum.
This exhibition of self-taught artists is a first for the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Adding to the exhibition will be other works in the galleries showcasing self-taught artists from Texas–Texas Folk Art which comes from private collections.
The local presentation of this exhibition is sponsored by the Kleinheinz Family Foundation for the Arts and Education. To find more about the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, go to: http://www.cartermuseum.org/.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear“. Visit the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for this wonderful free exhibition.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
This exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and Eugenie Tsai, the John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. It will run September 20, 2015 – January 10, 2016.
To find out more about the wonderful Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and this exhibitions and others, go to: http://www.themodern.org.
If you are in the area, take the time to visit the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth–Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.
Sometimes you have to go it alone. You have to entertain yourself. While visiting Oklahoma City I found myself in that situation. I am sure that I could have found wonderful ladies whose husband’s were also.attending the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity meeting to go with me, but I was the walking wounded because of my fall a couple of nights before and walking a tad bit slow.
After resting my foot for a day and having only one full day left I was off to see “something”. I had visited the Riverwalk and the beautiful and powerful National Museum before. While enjoying breakfast I talked with a local *artist (waiter) about the artsy side of town–Paseo. The bellman hailed a cab for me and off I went. As luck would have it my cab driver was the local history expert, and my cab ride was.a wonderful history lesson. As soon as he turned the corner I knew that I would have an enjoyable afternoon.
Below are some of the beautiful sites of The Paseo Arts District. The artwork is beautiful and interesting, but more important, the gallery owners were so nice. They were eager to give you the history of the art and artist. One of my favorite places was the Jann Jeffrey Gallery–we had a lot in common. We both had lived in East Texas so we had a lot to talk about.
Sometimes you have to go it alone, and enjoy “your” company. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.
Some of the places that I visited were:
Summerwine Art Gallery @ http://www.summerwinegallery.com/
Ladies & Gentlemen Fine Millinery Shop @ http://lgfinehats.com/
I visited so many others, and you can read and see more about the Paseo Arts District @ http://www.thepaseo.com/
*The waiter that gave me the idea to go to the Paseo District is an artist, you can see his work @ http://www.khyjuanmansker.com
**I did purchase a piece by White Antelope at Summerwine Art Gallery. You can see more of White Antelope’s work @ http://whiteantelopestudio.com/
Enjoy food, art, music and more!
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