Fort Worth is fondly referred to as the City of Cowboys and Culture for its rich western history and renowned arts programs.
If you’re looking to safely social distance while enjoying the permanent collections and new exhibits on display in the Cultural District, here’s a rundown of what’s new. For the safety of patrons, all museums are requiring masks, providing no-touch experiences, and may be limiting attendance, so call or check online before you go.
Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce runs thru November 1, and the modernist takes on Texas and Texans are absolutely stunning. Running concurrently, Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography takes a look at America’s main format for photographic portraiture through the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Think of it this way, it was the original selfie. Coming in December, Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, offers museum-goers a window into the art of two early 20th century’s most renowned American art pioneers.
Enjoy the Amon Carter Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. As the museum looks towards its sixth decade in Fort Worth, admission remains free and the experience is still priceless.
The museum's thoroughly researched and impeccably assembled collections include art from works by Georgia O’Keeffe to Dale Evans’ saddle and one of Annie Oakley’s guns. You can also take advantage of special summer rates and free parking. Look the part with mask in hand when you shop at the gift store for a 100% cotton bandanna -- an approved protective face covering. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coming November 2020, Queen Nefertari’s Egypt features an outstanding collection of information about the women who reigned alongside the pharaohs during the New Kingdom, roughly 1500 years BCE. Jewelry, papyrus, sarcophagi and other items make up the exhibit, which is on loan from Turin’s Museo Egizio. You can also continue to enjoy the Kimbell from Home program, a peek into the treasure trove that is the museum’s standing collection.
Visit the Kimbell Art Museum Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Fridays from noon to 8 p.m, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The Kimbell Buffet and the Piano Café remain closed as of this writing.
The Modern introduced numerous online learning programs for both adults and youth during the shutdown. And every other Saturday at 7 p.m., Modern TV allows you to view free live-streamed videos by leading contemporary artists.
Those looking to visit in person, Mark Bradford: End Papers is on display through January 10, 2021. The exhibit shows that it’s possible to make art out of literally anything, including hair stylists’ end papers (those little pieces of paper your stylist folds over the ends of your hair to protect them during processing). Bradford is also a hairdresser and a philanthropist: In 2013, he co-founded Art + Practice, a non-profit Los Angeles-based organization providing art and resources for underprivileged youth.
Explore the Modern Art Museum Tuesdays through Thursdays, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Café Modern remains closed as of this writing.
The museum is in phase one of reopening, meaning access is limited to the Atrium, new galleries in Innovation Studios, and to family programming in the Oak Rooms. The Children's Museum, DinoLabs, Energy Gallery, the Omni and the second floor are currently closed, but will be reopening after configuring for safety in the coming months. For a list of what is open click here. A discounted admission price of $9 is currently in effect.
Visit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Sid Richardson Museum remains closed as of this writing, but check their websites for DIY, at-home activities.