Bass Performance Hall
Reminiscent of the grandiose European opera houses of old, the striking Bass Performance Hall occupies an entire city block in the newly renovated Sundance Square area of Downtown, and is worth a visit for its architecture alone. Two huge limestone angels stand guard outside whilst inside the concert hall soars into an 80-foot diameter central dome. It’s a great place to watch Fort Worth’s Orchestra or Opera perform.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Provocative contemporary (post-WW2) art and a stylist café-restaurant overlooking a lake: this art museum makes a visually arresting afternoon out. All genres of contemporary art are featured – from minimalism through to pop art and color field painting.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
The only museum in the world completely dedicated to the women of the West. The museum features hardworking cowgirls to influential women like Sandra Day O’Connor, Georgia O’ Keefe and Annie Oakley.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Works by Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington, who painted frontier scenes from the old American West, and Georgia O’Keefe, the instigator of the modernist movement in American art, help make the Amon Carter Museum one of the best collections of artwork by American artists.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Perfect for little buckaroos ready to explore! The museum includes Paluxysaurus jonesi, the official dinosaur of Texas; the Noble Planetarium; the Fort Worth Children’s Museum and the Cattle Raisers museum all under one roof.
Kimbell Art Museum
In a wonderful space designed by Renzo Piano, the architect who also did The Shard in London, the Kimbell has a collection that encompasses works by Italian masters such as Caravaggio and Titian, as well as the likes of Rembrandt, Munch and Degas. It’s one of the most important art collections in the USA. Photo credit: South view, Renzo Piano Pavilion, September 2013, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Robert Polidori
Sid Richardson Museum
More vivid scenes of the American West – after all, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell painted so profusely one museum was never going to hold all their work – grace this downtown museum on Sundance Square.
Wanted posters, headdresses from the Comanche tribe, old guns and cowboy costumes: this museum evokes the spirit of Fort Worth’s frontier town days – kind of as if you just caught a desperado changing backstage (Heaven forbid). There are interesting old photographs of “Hell’s Half Acre” too. What lawless individuals they were!