A revitalized museum, some bits and pieces from the Apollo Moon Landing, poetry slams and Menopause! The Musical. These are a few of our favorite things bubbling in Fort Worth’s arts scene through November.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s film series is legendary, and Magnolia at the Modern features Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice October 4-6. Arguably the most identifiable pop soprano of her generation, Ronstadt’s career was cut short by Parkinson’s disease.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art reopened in September with a freshened-up set of galleries and some new exhibits and events. Seeing in Detail: Scott and Stuart Gentling's Birds of Texas welcomes guests on the Mezzanine level and is the first of two consecutive exhibitions at the Carter dedicated to these Fort Worth artists and their unique approach to painting the natural world. The museum recently announced the establishment of the Gentling Study Center, which supports the acquisition, research, and conservation of the work and archives of Scott and Stuart Gentling.
Artes de la Rosa presents an open mic poetry slam at the Rose Marine Theater. The beautiful building is celebrating its centennial anniversary, and the poetry starts at 7:15 p.m. the third Monday of the month (October 15 and November 19).
Amphibian Stage offers She-Wolf, an adaptation of the life and wars of Queen Margaret of Anjou, whose decidedly un-ladylike temperament fascinated William Shakespeare so much that he included her in four of his plays about the ultimately failed Plantagenet dynasty ruling England the generation before Henry VIII. She-Wolf runs October 18 through November 10.
The national touring sensation Menopause! The Musical runs October 24 through November 16 at the W.E. Scott Theatre. Menopause! was the longest-running scripted musical in Las Vegas, and the show’s been performed internationally in Europe, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and Mexico.
The Kimbell Art Museum continues their (and our) love affair with French Impressionists with the new exhibit Renoir: The Body, the Senses. Renoir’s love of the feminine form in all its shapes and sizes would certainly win approval from modern body-positive artists Lizzo and Meghan Trainor. Sixty pieces, including works from the Musée d’Orsay and Harvard’s Fogg Museum, will be on display starting October 27.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame will induct five new Hall of Fame members in November presented by the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The 2019 class includes photographer Laura Wilson, who’s chronicled the people of the American West for over three decades, and local philanthropist Stacie Dieb McDavid, who competes in cutting horse competitions when she’s not running McDavid Investments Company.
Also if you haven’t seen the Cowgirl Museum’s It’s Never Just a Horse™ , the exhibit (which includes Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume and Jon Snow’s saddle used in an episode of Game of Thrones) runs through February 2020.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History keeps us looking toward the stars with Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept, an exhibit honoring the Apollo 11 moon landing. Space exploration artifacts and memorabilia stretch out over 10,000 feet of the Gary Havener Gallery. On November 16, the beloved annual Mad Scientist Ball commemorates 70 years of Museum School! As a 70’s-era Museum School alumni myself, I’m a little nostalgic about this fundraiser!