Fort Worth has many world-renowned museums – the Cultural District alone is home to five museums – and sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin! The Davis is here to recommend a few exciting current exhibitions to help get you started.
Thomas Moran’s Mount Superior at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
For 60 years, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art has given our community a place to explore the breadth of American creativity. This month, you can be among the first to experience one of the museum’s newest acquisitions, a rare watercolor by 19th-century landscape painter Thomas Moran. Mount Superior will be exhibited along with a variety of other works by Moran.
Make a day trip out of it – and celebrate the museum’s 60th anniversary with a free outdoor event on Sept. 25. The party will feature live performances by Shakey Graves and DJ Ronnie Heart, plus an explosive fireworks show to end the evening.
Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Housing more than 3,000 post-WWII artworks, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a longstanding local treasure. From now through October 10, visitors can take in a wide collection of significant works from artist Sean Scully, including 91 abstractions that span nearly 50 years.
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
While you’re there, check out one of the museum’s latest additions to its permanent collection. Flora by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler is a double-sided film installation that blends reenactment, documentary, and reconstruction to create a novel work based on the life of unknown American artist Flora Mayo.
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