Fort Worth is an EXCEPTIONAL arts town.
It’s OK to be a disbeliever. I was before I moved here. It’s OK to be surprised. I sure was when I moved here! But it’s the truth. Fort Worth, Texas boasts some of the most extraordinary museums featuring some of history’s most renowned artists.
I can remember my first real “awakening” to the strengths of Fort Worth’s museums. Merrin & I had gone to an exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum. I liked it a lot. So we started looking at the collection books from the exhibit and learning more about it. And then I saw it – the official collection poster. The museum listing at the bottom sealed it for me. I don’t recall the exact museums, but the cities are still clear: NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, FORT WORTH. I bought a museum membership the next day.
From the artistic to historic, from the ancient to the modern, Fort Worth offers it all:
Amon Carter Museum
Cattle Raisers Museum
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Omni Theatre
Kimbell Art Museum
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art Stockyards Museum
And now, in it’s 110th year, The Modern Art Museum is moving into it’s Scullys, Warhols, Picassos, Pollocks, Judds, Serras, Bacons, Motherwells, and hundreds of other works to their new home. Designed by Tadao Ando, the new Modern combines water, light, and stone to create the impression that the museum itself is “like a swan floating on the water.” I’m so excited just by the photos of the new space! I can’t wait to go!