UPCOMING 2023-2024 KIMBELL ART MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
November 5, 2023–January 28, 2024
Renzo Piano Pavilion
In Bonnard’s Worlds, the Kimbell Art Museum will present its first exhibition dedicated to the works of French painter Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947), inspired by its 2018 acquisition of the artist’s Landscape at Le Cannet (1928). The exhibition explores the sensory realms of experience that fueled the painter’s creative practice—from the most public spaces to the most private. Comprising a careful selection of approximately seventy of Bonnard’s finest works created over the course of his career, Bonnard’s Worlds reunites some of the artist’s most celebrated paintings from museums in Europe and the United States, as well as many unfamiliar to the public from worldwide private collections. Governed neither by chronology nor geography, but by measures of intimacy, the exhibition will transport visitors from the larger realms in which Bonnard lived—the landscapes of Paris, Normandy, or the South of France—to the most private interior spaces of his dwellings and of his thoughts.
Bonnard’s Worlds is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and The Phillips Collection. It is supported in part by Frost, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Art and War in the Renaissance: The Battle of Pavia Tapestries
June 16–September 15, 2024
Renzo Piano Pavilion
In the Renaissance, monarchs and religious leaders glorified their power and wealth through the art of tapestry, commissioning some of Europe’s greatest artists to commemorate significant events through the lavish medium. Monumental tapestries, much more costly than paintings, could serve as immersive and elaborate tools for dynamic storytelling and political propaganda, depicting histories in fine wool, silk, and metal-wrapped thread at monumental scale.
Art and War in the Renaissance: The Battle of Pavia Tapestries marks the first time that this entire cycle of seven large-scale tapestries—some of the most awe-inspiring examples of this often-overlooked artform—has been on view in the United States. The tremendous images, each about twenty-seven feet wide and fourteen feet high, commemorate Emperor Charles V’s decisive victory over French King Francis I that ended the sixteenth-century Italian Wars. Designed by court artist Bernard van Orley, the tapestries were woven in Brussels by Willem and Jan Dermoyen in deeply saturated hues and exquisite detail, luxuriously highlighted with gold. Each composition is packed with figures including richly adorned military leaders, horsemen, and mercenary foot soldiers armed with swords, pikes, and firearms, all inhabiting beautifully undulating landscapes dotted with hills, towns, and forests. The immersive scale of the tapestries draws viewers into the world of Renaissance history, military technology, and fashion and will be complemented by impressive examples of arms and armor from the period.
Art and War in the Renaissance: The Battle of Pavia Tapestries is organized by the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte and The Museum Box in collaboration with the Minneapolis Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Dutch Art in a Global Age:
Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
November 10, 2024–February 9, 2025
Renzo Piano Pavilion
In the seventeenth century, Dutch merchants sailed across seas and oceans, joining trade networks that stretched from Asia to the Americas and Africa. This unprecedented movement of goods, ideas, and people gave rise to what many consider the first age of globalization and sparked an artistic boom in the Netherlands. Dutch Art in a Global Age brings together paintings by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jacob van Ruisdael, Maria Schalcken, and other celebrated artists from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s renowned collection. These are joined by four Dutch paintings from the Kimbell’s permanent collection, along with prints, maps, and stunning decorative objects in silver, porcelain, glass, and more, from the seventeenth and the first half of the eighteenth centuries. Exploring how Dutch dominance in international commerce transformed life in the Netherlands and created an extraordinary cultural flourishing, the exhibition also includes new scholarship that contextualizes seventeenth-century Dutch art within the complex histories of colonial expansion, wealth disparity, and the transatlantic slave trade during this period.
Dutch Art in a Global Age: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
CURRENTLY ON VIEW
Selections from the Permanent Collection
Louis I. Kahn Building and Renzo Piano Pavilion
The Kimbell Art Museum hosts a small collection of masterworks representing a diversity of cultures, periods, and geographies—unified by a common theme of superlative quality. Paintings, sculptures, and objects from African, Asian, Ancient American, and European collections are installed in both the Louis I. Kahn Building and the Renzo Piano Pavilion. Admission to the permanent collection is always free.
Special exhibition admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, $14 for ages 6–11, and free for children under 6. Admission is half-price all day on Tuesdays and after 5 p.m. on Fridays. Tickets are $3 for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and all family members present with a valid SNAP Card. Admission to the permanent collection is always free.
Museum hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 8 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451 or visit kimbellart.org.
Promotional support for the Kimbell Art Museum and its exhibitions is provided by American Airlines, PaperCity, and NBC 5. Additional support is provided by Arts Fort Worth, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947), Dining Room in the Country, 1913. Oil on canvas, 64 3/4 x 81 in. (164.47 x 205.74 cm). Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The John R. Van Derlip Fund, 54.15
Willem and Jan Dermoyen (Flemish, active 1520s–1540s), after a design by Bernard van Orley (Flemish, 1487–1541), Invasion of the French Camp and Flight of the Women and Civilians(detail), from the Battle of Pavia tapestries, c. 1528–31. Wool, silk, and metal-wrapped thread, 173 ¼ x 322 in. (440 x 817.9 cm). Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples
Gerrit Dou (Dutch, 1613–1675), Dog at Rest, 1650. Oil on panel, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (16.5 x 21.6 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Promised gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art, L-R 250.2017
Attributed to the Metropolitan Painter (Maya painter, active 7th–8th century), Vessel with a Mythological Scene, Guatemala or Mexico, Late Classic period, 7th–8th century. Ceramic with pigment, 5 1/2 × 4 3/16 in. (14 x 10.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1968, 1978.412.206
Installation view of the Kimbell Art Museum’s permanent collection. Photography by Robert LaPrelle, Kimbell Art Museum
The time is drawing near for the 27th season of Screams® Halloween Theme Park! Screams® 2023 will open Friday, September 29th and will run every Friday and Saturday night through Saturday, October 28th. Screams® Halloween Theme Park is the ultimate Halloween experience in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with 5 Haunted Houses and a Whole Lot More including walk-through attractions, exciting live stage entertainment, Scary-Oke, shops, food, pubs, and games of skill for an entire night of Halloween fun!
For the 2023 season, Screams® Halloween Theme Park will be unveiling new configurations for several of the haunted houses, a new layout for the park, new vendor shops, and an all-new Season Pass.
Each of Screams’ five haunted houses will have unique themes that will provide totally different haunt experiences – they are sure to find what makes you scream!
- Bootlegger’s Bayou takes you on a twisted trip through the bowels of the terrifying… but beware… if you get lost here there’s a depraved and gruesome family waiting for you…
- Times Up Maze Enter at your own risk! Tick Tock goes the clock, you’re running out of time… run, run, give it all you’ve got, before that dreadful chime…
- Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse The infected have taken over! Containment is futile… can you find your way through the wasteland of carnage? Survivors think you’re zombies… the Zombies think you are food!
- TerraMythica Castle Take a terrifying trip through the dark, horror infested halls of the TerraMythica Castle and experience the evil being conjured throughout its cursed, medieval corridors…
- Klownz in 3-D Step right up and into this diabolical circus of the deranged! Try if you can, to survive a trip through this depraved circus of madness… all in 3-D (yes, you actually wear 3-D glasses through this haunted house)
And there’s a Whole Lot More! Additional attractions will include the Rottingwood Cemetery and the Cool Ghoul Boolevard. The Screams® Stage will feature the return of the Hell Dolls providing exciting shows where aerials and fire collide, and Scary-Oke (Screams® unique version of Karaoke) will encourage everyone to join in the fun by trying out their singing skills.
When visitors are ready to take a break, they can grab a bite to eat at the Food Court and enjoy turkey legs, sausage-on-a-stick, BBQ sandwiches, pizza, jumbo fajitas, hot dogs, nachos; and all-new items such as elote, specialty grilled cheese sandwiches, Bubba’s bacon, and much more along with Dr Pepper products. The 13th Hour Bakery will have specialties such as Beef & Cheddar Skulls (skull shaped calzones filled with beef and cheddar), Buffalo Chicken Skulls (skull shaped calzones filled with Buffalo chicken), savory stuffed croissants, cinnamon rolls, gourmet brownies, cookies, cakes, and flavored hot chocolate as well as weekly specials.
Those 21+ can partake in an adult beverage at one of the 5 Screams® pubs (must be 21+ to purchase or consume alcohol) that will feature mixed drinks, a great selection of craft beers & seltzers, and the ever-popular Jell-O Shots in a syringe!
There will also be palm readings, henna tattoos, and shops with hand crafted chocolates, horror/sci-fi/cult movie themed collectables, jewelry, tarot cards, resin and ceramic art, horror themed crochet plushies, and so much more.
Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the park. However, games and some other locations are cash only. Visitors are encouraged to bring sufficient cash but there are 4 ATMs available to serve guests should they need them.
Tickets include admission into the park and all 5 haunted houses, the Rottingwood Cemetery, Cool Ghoul Boolevard, stage entertainment, and Scary-Oke. To cut the wait times into the haunted houses in half, there are a limited number of Fast Passes available each night of the 2023 season as well. Fast Passes are NOT admission tickets. Food, drink, games, and shop merchandise must be purchased separately.
Tickets prices at the gate (on event nights only) start at $45 and Fast Pass prices start at $33 with prices varying for Friday and Saturday nights. Discount tickets are available on-line at www.ScreamsPark.com and discount coupons will be available at Legacy Chevrolet/GMC in Waxahachie starting September 15th. A limited number of the all-new Season Passes that provide admission into every night of Screams® 2023 are available only at www.ScreamsPark.com for a cost of $165 plus tax & fees. The Season Pass does not include a Fast Pass. Parking at Screams® is FREE compliments of Legacy Chevrolet/GMC – Waxahachie.
A few additional things to keep in mind for your visit to Screams® are:
- Screams® is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for small children
- No costumes, face paint, or decorative masks are allowed at Screams®
Screams® is open Friday and Saturday nights, September 29 – October 28, 2023, from 7:00 pm and is open late until 1:00 am. Admission stops at 12:00 Midnight and the ticket office closes 12:00 AM as well. Screams® is located at the Scarborough Faire® site just one mile west of I-35E at 2511 FM 66 in Waxahachie, TX. That’s just 30 minutes south of the downtowns of Dallas & Fort Worth.
Screams® is sponsored by Dr Pepper and Legacy Chevrolet/GMC – Waxahachie.
For more information about Screams® 2023 visit ScreamsPark.com or follow us atScreamsPark on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, or Instagram.
Theatre Wesleyan has announced the continuation of its long-running Playmarket program with the premiere of four original short plays. Playmarket: Premiere Productions of Original Plays will be presented at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) for one weekend only from Thursday, September 28 through Sunday, October 1.
Playmarket: Premiere Productions will include, in alphabetical order:
- • The Death of Seneca by Jonathan Burt ’23
- • Dime Store Dinos by Parker County Theatre Company executive producer Lori Coughlin ’21
- • The Ramifications of a Changed Man by Alexandra Flurry-Powell ’19
- • Somewhere Between Floors by Lily Seavey ’23
The plays, written by Texas Wesleyan University theatre department graduates, will be presented as a single evening of theatre with an intermission after the first two plays; run time is to be determined.
Professor of Theatre Connie Whitt-Lambert, who established Playmarket in 1996 with the mission to develop and showcase original works, will direct. The cast, design team, and crew will include Texas Wesleyan theatre majors and minors pursuing Bachelor or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as alumni.
The production team includes Madison Whitney (stage manager), Colin Schwartz (technical director), Jennye James (scenic design coordinator), Zachary Gafford (lighting design coordinator), Ray Zafra (sound design), and lighting designers Trinity Chenault, Chad Rojas, and Nicole Ellis. Costumes will be designed by Abigale Hunt in collaboration with students from the Costume Design course, and props will be designed by students in the Properties Design course. Department Chair Joe Allen Brown serves as producer.
ABOUT PLAYMARKET: PREMIERE PRODUCTIONS
The Death of Seneca: This fact-inspired historical farce revolves around the dilemma of ancient Roman philosopher and playwright Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger (Henry Bates) when the Emperor Nero (Jaalen Williams) orders him to commit “a noble death to glorify Rome”. Seneca’s obsession with completing a new play, the lack of a good weapon, and his acting-obsessed servant’s frantic antics to save Seneca from the mercurial whims of an out-of-control ruler all create a sharp & witty look at this historic event. The cast also Page 2 of 2
includes Sadie Kuhn (Dramatis Personae), Ethan Brandt (Varus Silius), Abigale Hunt (Pompeia Paulina), Hayden Kirkbride (Varus Sirius), and Ian Kooistra (Marius Marius Marius). Dime Store Dinos: After being lost in the parking lot of a Mott’s Five and Dime, five small plastic dinosaurs prove they have what it takes to overcome adversity and find a way home. The cast includes John “Jack” O’Neil (Ted), Jackson Loya (Steggy), Abigaile Webb (Tracey), Douglas Fournier (Bruce), Grace Philipbar (Reggie), and Sharon Marie-Fron (Voice of Mom). An ensemble of Terror Grackles includes Roman Posner, Lillie Galvan, Oscar Cruz, and Hilary Colina. Jack Salvo House and K.J. Felder will provide voiceovers. The Ramifications of a Changed Man: Set in the early 1800’s, Braun (Chase Di Iulio) travels by horse-drawn carriage on his trading route. On his lonely path through the vast and desolate expanse of New Mexico desert, he happens upon a woman, Christina (Peri Zachmeyer), who is barefoot, delirious, and very alone. After convincing her to share his rations, he listens to her frightening story of rejection. After traumatic life-or-death conversations arise, Braun decides to shed his darkest and saddest secrets for the emptiness of the landscape to hear. Will Christina find the courage to listen? Somewhere Between Floors: What happens when two former fiancés (played by Nicole Davis and Nicholas Keel) find themselves stuck together in a broken elevator that might fall at any moment? After attempting to ignore each other they eventually begin to throw verbal jabs and rehash their life together. This ten-minute play takes us through their 9-year relationship, including the night that led to their breakup. Will they work it out before the elevator falls or will their agitated arguing bring about a more permanent end to their engagement?
PLAYMARKET: PREMIERE PRODUCTIONS PERFORMANCE DATES
Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 29, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 2:00pm Matinee
PLAYMARKET: PREMIERE PRODUCTIONS PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
Tickets are $5.00 and available online at txwes.edu/theatretickets or by calling (817) 531-4211. Tickets will also be available at the door in-person beginning one hour before each performance. Free tickets for Texas Wesleyan University students, provided by the Student Government Association, will not be available for Playmarket.
All plans and information are subject to change, and announcements will be made in the event of adjustments. Please check the Theatre Wesleyan Facebook for the most up-to-date details. Audience members who purchase their tickets in advance will receive any updates at the email address they provide upon checkout.
If you have questions, please contact the Theatre Wesleyan office at (817) 531-5867.
FORT WORTH’S NEW FALL ART FESTIVAL SET TO MARK SECOND YEAR
RETURNING TO THE LAWN AT WRMC, OCTOBER 20, 21 & 22, 2023
Art Worth, a festival on the lawn at Will Rogers Memorial Center, will mark its second year, October 20, 21 & 22. A celebration of visual arts and classical music, Art Worth will feature exhibitions by 80 Artists who have been selected from hundreds of applicants; these artists were chosen for their superlative level of skill, in 3-D disciplines ranging from glass and metal work to wood and clay, as well as 2-D media, such as painting, print-making, and photography.
In addition to Artists’ displays, Art Worth will also offer live-demonstrations of glass-blowing, metal pours, potters’ wheel, & wood-turning. The three-day event will also showcase Classical Music performances by area ensembles ranging from elementary and high schools to TCU’s Opera Studio and professional companies. A full selection of Food & Libations will be available, too!
The second annual edition of Art Worth will take place Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, from 10am to 6pm; open hours for Sunday, October 22, are from 11am to 4pm.
The 80 invited artists were selected from hundreds of applicants by jurors, Janelle Montgomery (curator/researcher); Pamela Summers (artist); Rebecca Low (gallery owner), and Amy Bishop (WRR radio host). Artists from across the United States, as well as North Texas, were chosen for the outdoor exhibition.
Produced by ArtWorks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Art Worth is Fort Worth’s newest fine art and fine craft festival. The festival is free and open to the public. “We’re excited to stage this event in the heart of the Cultural District. Art Worth adds another dimension to the amazing arts resources with which we share this location; during our festival weekend, the assets of Fort Worth’s renowned museums will be augmented with art that is contemporary and accessible. We think Art Worth’s greatest value is the chance to meet the exhibiting artists; plus, see how some of their work is made through our demonstrations.” said Greg Belz, Executive Director for ArtWorks Foundation.
Art Worth chose the lawn at Will Rogers Memorial Center for its verdant outdoor setting and proximity to renowned museums, restaurants, theaters, and other arts institutions sited in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.
Art Worth’s goal is a heightened public appreciation for, and understanding of, the role that visual arts play in our daily lives. The festival presents opportunities for individuals to enjoy learning through demonstrations of fine craft skills and artist conversations, as well as to start or add to their own collections. There will also be live classical music and a range of food, wine and other libations offered.
“Fort Worth is a proven Mecca for art festivals,” said Belz. “Main Street is one of the nation’s best; our smaller festival is not intended to be as massive, but we do strive for the same level of quality presented in the spring. Our fall show provides a bookend to the Texas festival season, and a second chance for artists and buyers to meet each other.” Art Worth’s location also provides ease of access to the entire North Texas community; there is ample parking within the blocks surrounding the site.
There is more about the festival on Art Worth’s website, or on Art Worth’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
ArtWorks Foundation exists to help artists grow in their business and their work through programs, exhibitions, and education initiatives in several southern states.
Performing Arts Fort Worth, Broadway Dallas and Broadway Across America announced today that THE BOOK OF MORMON is returning to North Texas and tickets are on sale now. Back by popular demand, the hit Broadway musical will play Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall July 28-30 as part of the Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank. The tour will then play Dallas’ Music Hall at Fair Park from August 1-6 as part of the Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Broadway Dallas.
Tickets for the Dallas engagement are available at BroadwayDallas.org or by calling 800-982-2787. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 214-426-4768 or emailing Groups@BroadwayDallas.org.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The Broadway production is directed by Parker and two-time Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw and choreographed by Nicholaw. The tour is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner based on the original Broadway direction and choreography. Set design is by three-time Tony Award® winner Scott Pask, costume design is by Tony Award® winner Ann Roth, lighting design is by five-time Tony Award® winner Brian MacDevitt, sound design is by two-time Tony Award® winner Brian Ronan, and hair design is by Josh Marquette. Orchestrations are by Tony Award® winner Larry Hochman and two-time Tony Award® winner Stephen Oremus. Music supervision and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus. Casting is by Carrie Gardner.
Since opening on March 24, 2011, THE BOOK OF MORMON has become one of the most successful shows in Broadway history, breaking the Eugene O’Neill Theatre house record more than 50 times. In addition to nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the Grammy® for Best Musical Theatre Album, THE BOOK OF MORMON won five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Drama League Award for Best Musical and four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical.
The West End production opened in February 2013, winning four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, and breaking the record for the highest single day of sales in West End history. The first-ever UK and European tour launched in Manchester in June 2019, winning ‘Best Theatre Show’ at the Manchester Evening News City Life Awards before touring throughout the UK and Europe.
THE BOOK OF MORMON has been performed on three continents and has won over 30 international awards. The musical has smashed long-standing box office records in New York, London, Melbourne, Sydney and in cities across the U.S. and the world.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.
NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS (Producer) is an industry-leading producer of touring theatrical productions, committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide for more than 25 years. www.networkstours.com