Concerts in the Garden is Back!

Concerts in the Garden is Back!

Don’t Miss Music Under the Stars!

Concerts in the Garden is back this summer at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden from June 16 through July 4. The lineup this summer brings local favorites like Asleep at the Wheel and Jackopierce, along with Windborne’s The Music of Queen, The Music of the Rolling Stones, and Star Wars and Beyond! Tickets are going fast. So pack your picnic, grab your friends and family, and we’ll see you in the garden!

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Whiskey Meyers is Coming to Dickies Arena

Whiskey Meyers is Coming to Dickies Arena

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Whiskey Myers Headlines Dickies Arena on October 15, 2022 with Read Southall Band

Tickets On Sale Friday, May 6 at 10:00AM

With anticipation growing around their sixth studio album Tornillo, set for release July 29 via the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records with distribution by Thirty Tigers, genre-bending band Whiskey Myers continue to build upon the growing success of consistently sold-out shows.  The Tornillo Tour has added 16 cities to their Tour this fall, including Fort Worth, making the stop to Dickies Arena on Saturday, October 15th featuring the Read Southall Band and The Weathered Souls. 

Tickets for the Fort Worth show go on sale to the general public Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com.  To be a part of the venue pre sale on Thursday, May 5th, fans can sign up for the mailing list at https://dickiesarena.com/mailing-list/.

Last week, Whiskey Myers offered a further glimpse at full-length Tornillo with the release of “Whole World Gone Crazy,” with American Songwriter declaring in an exclusive premiere, “the bluesy-southern rock blending tune places Whiskey Myers in a league of their own with their signature hard-rocking sound on full display… Saddle up and settle in because Whiskey Myers is ready to take listeners on a country, rock, and blues-infused wild ride.”
“I wrote ‘Whole World Gone Crazy’ back in April of 2020. There was so much hysteria going on in the world before and around that time that this song just sort of came out of me,” lead guitarist John Jeffers shared with the outlet. “Between COVID and everything else, everyone seemed to be going a little nuts. I felt like during all of that, most people were, and still are, just normal people trying to make it another day. Trying to keep their job, praying to the big guy upstairs and working on getting through some crazy times.”

Written solo by Jeffers, who also sings lead vocals on the track, the song’s timely lyrics and sauntering rhythm build over three minutes into a blazing instrumental breakdown showcasing the band’s signature style, described by Esquire as “straight-up, booze-swilling, highway-driving, heart-on-your-sleeve, blood-on-your-knuckles country music.”

“Whole World Gone Crazy” follows prior Tornillo early releases “Antioch” and lead single “John Wayne,” both of which earned praise as part of Billboard’s “First Country” celebrating the best new songs each week, with the outlet celebrating the former as “a biting track” with “horns, grinding guitars and a solid background vocal chorus” and “meaty Southern rock and blues” and the latter as “nearly five minutes of righteous southern rock, which arrives via a swampy mesh of soul and funk,” continuing, “Cody Cannon’s raspy growl leads a flurry of sizzling guitar, thumping bass, swirling harmonica and flashes of horns, as this group continues pushing its boundaries.”

Tornillo offers the next chapter for the six-piece band that Cowboys & Indians declares is “on a course toward massive success” with Rolling Stone praising Whiskey Myers’ signature ability to “successfully blend hard rock and country twang” in a way that makes them “just as compelling, hard-rocking, and genre-crossing on record as they are onstage” as Billboard proclaims that the new music “is a worthy addition to the group’s already electrifying, rowdy live shows.”

For the most up-to-date information on the forthcoming album and all tour dates, visit WhiskeyMyers.comand follow on social media @WhiskeyMyers.

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Don't Miss Music Under the Stars! Concerts in the Garden is back this summer at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden from June 16 through July 4. The lineup this summer brings local favorites like Asleep at the Wheel and Jackopierce, along with Windborne's The Music of...

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George Strait at Dickies Arena!

George Strait at Dickies Arena!

GEORGE STRAIT ANNOUNCES TWO NIGHTS IN FORT WORTH

The King of Country Headlines Dickies Arena on November 18 & 19 // Tickets On Sale Friday, May 13 at 10:00AM
Tenille Townes Joins as Special Guest

Texas’s own George Strait has announced a two-nights-only event in his home state, with back-to-back concerts set for Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena. The King of Country Music will be joined by special guest Tenille Townes for both dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. CT through Thursday, May 12 at 10 p.m. CT.

As previously announced, Strait will also perform back-to-back nights at Austin’s Moody Center grand opening celebration tonight, April 29, and tomorrow, April 30, in addition to a headlining date at Kansas City’s GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on July 30.

Since his record-breaking Cowboy Rides Away Tour in 2014, Strait has performed for limited engagements, including appearances in 2021 headlining both weekends of the Austin City Limits Music Festival as well as Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium. He also extended his Strait to Vegas series at T-Mobile Arena earlier this year and recently performed a one-night Strait to the Natural State show at Little Rock’s Simmons Bank Arena before returning to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for his 31st performance at the event.

With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts—more than any other artist in any genre—during the span of his 30+ year career, Strait has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any other Country artist and ranking third across all genres behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. The Texas troubadour is the only artist or act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and recently earned his 100th entry on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with his latest single, “The Weight of the Badge.” He has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, including induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Mother’s Day Brunch 2022

Mother’s Day Brunch 2022

Treat Mom to a Special Brunch this Weekend!

Say NO to social distancing this Mother’s Day and give MOM as many hugs as you can.  Fort Worth offers a ton of brunch opportunities and outdoor family fun, or you can plan your own special day for your special MOM.  

Here’s the list the What’s Up staff came up with.  BRUNCH…and other fun things to do with Mom!

1. Mother’s Day Brunch at….Home

It’s time to step up Guys and Kiddos—

Here’s a fun twist on Mother’s Day Brunch

Make all of Mom’s favorite brunch goodies, turn off the television, phones, Everything!  Make mimosas, order flowers, what else does Mom like?

Then when you think you have done enough, turn on her favorite movie and either 1) Enjoy it with her, or 2) Get lost and let her enjoy it alone.  Let Mom decide whether #1 or #2 work better for her.

2. Pick Your Favorite Mother’s Day Brunch Spot in Fort Worth 

If you are not so adventurous to create your own Brunch for Mom, Fort Worth Foodies offers this list……..

B&B Butchers Clearfork,  https://www.bbbutchers.com/

Beacon Cafe 287 Northside  https://beaconcafe.hrpos.heartland.us/

Del Frisco’s Downtown Fort Worth, https://delfriscos.com/locations-search/?my_location=fort+worth 

Ellerbe Fine Foods Near Southside http://ellerbefinefoods.com/

Pinstripes Clearfork https://pinstripes.com/fort-worth/

Sky Creek Kitchen Southlake http://www.skycreekkitchen.com/

Taste Community Project Near Southside http://www.tasteproject.org/

Trulucks Southlake https://trulucks.com/locations/southlake-texas/

Waters Sundance Square http://www.waterstexas.com/

Wicked Butcher Downtown Fort Worth http://www.wickedbutcher.com//                                                                                       

Joe T Garcias Northside https://joetgarcias.com/ 

If you consider yourself a Foodie or you just like to see What’s Up in the Fort Worth culinary scene, you need to check out Fort Worth Foodies.  Click here for the 

Fort Worth Foodies website, or Facebook page.

3. Enjoy a Stroll or Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails

The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing.  Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a special outing with Mom.

https://www.fortworth.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/trinity-trails/

4. Every Mom loves flowers!

Here’s an idea that doesn’t take any social distancing thought to it.  Order Mom flowers or a beautiful spring flower arrangement.  What’s Up staffers use Gordon Boswell Florist.  

https://www.gordonboswell.com/occasions/mothers-day-flower-delivery-fort-worth/ 

5.  Enjoy a Winery Tour and a Glass of Wine with Mom

Cowtown Winery, located on Mule Alley in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards,  offers a  sneak peek behind the scenes at Cowtown Winery! See how it all happens and let the wine maker walk you through a journey of turning juice from the grape into your favorite wine! You will see all the equipment, learn the different processes it takes, discuss the vineyards and of course sample a couple of wines. With the tour you will receive a souvenir wine glass and two glasses of wine. Cowtown Winery offers tours on select Saturdays at 3:00 pm

https://www.cowtownwinery.com/winery-tours-index#winery-tours 

6. Indulge in Some Retail Therapy with Mom

Every mom has “a thing” or favorite store.  Treat your mom to an afternoon of safe, social distanced shopping and buy her something nice, something she would not have bought for herself.   Be safe and Buy Local.  That makes Mom happy and keeps the Fort retail wheels turning.  #Support Our Fort.  We love supporting Fort Worth businesses so that’s always a Bonus.  A good day of shopping is always followed by a good glass of wine at your favorite spot.   See #5!

7. Host Your Own SIP and PAINT Class

Bring some creative fun home by buying some art supplies and opening a bottle of your finest Cab. Pick a subject (like the fruit bowl on your kitchen counter or Dad lounging on the sofa) and start painting. Just don’t expect  Mom to hang your work of art in the living room?  Don’t like the PAINT part of this idea, no problem…..Host Your Own Sip and Sit with Mom.  How’s that?

8. Give Mom a Mani-Pedi

Treat Mom to a little pampering to encourage mother-daughter bonding. You’re out with Mom and  pampering her (and yourself).  Doesn’t that feel good?

9. GARDEN TOGETHER

Stop by your favorite garden center, back to #Support the Fort, and plan a day of gardening with Mom.  It can be as intense or light as you want.  It might end up with a nice Sip and Sit with Mom on the back porch…and that’s always a good thing!

10. Adopt an African Penguin for Mom

Celebrate Mom all year long with an African penguin adoption from the Fort Worth Zoo. This adoption includes an African penguin plush, a personalized adoption certificate, an animal fact sheet, a coloring kit and a zoo publication all packaged inside of an animal carrier box! This unique gift is the perfect way to show your appreciation for Mom while supporting the care and feeding of the animals at the Fort Worth Zoo.

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/mothers-day-adoption-package 

11.  Plan a Game Night for Mom

You know what games Mom likes to play—card games, board games, charades, or any other party game.  If Mom likes it, let’s play it!

12.  No Work Pass

OK this should be a given.  Moms do not work on Mother’s Day.  If your mom tries to participate in work activities,  present her with a “No Work Pass” for the day.  Sit her down and take over.

13. Custom Coupons for Mom

Put  a coupon book together for things that you  and Mom can do together, for her day and for the next few months.  Can you ever spend enough time with Mom?   Ideas are easy—lunch and a movie, a wine outing or Happy Hour, a spa day.  The list is endless and it gives Mom lots more things to look forward to.

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2022-2023 Cliburn Concerts Season

2022-2023 Cliburn Concerts Season

A WINNING SEASON

This season is all about the gold. Our new 2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist. Our celebrated 2013 Gold Medalist. The announcement of our 2022 Amateur winner. And our 2015 Junior winner fresh off a gold-medal win at the Leeds Competition. All of that, plus four more anticipated Cliburn Concerts debuts and the return of one of our favorites. This is the Cliburn on its 60th Anniversary. You won’t want to miss a moment.

Concert subscriptions are now on sale, with packages to fit all price points and interests. Concert information is available at cliburn.org/concerts or by calling 817.212.4280. Single Tickets on sale May 12. See the full concert season below for all details. 

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Create your own subscription package! 

Patrons may select anywhere from four to seven of the performances at the Kimbell Art Museum and the Amateur Competition Final Round at Bass Performance Hall to create their own season. Subscription prices range from $120–$350 for four concerts; $145–$400 for five concerts; $170–$450 for six concerts; and $195–$500 for seven concerts.

Cliburn at the Modern subscriptions are available separately and are $70 for the two-concert series. Cliburn Sessions subscriptions are available for $125 for the three-concert series.

Save up to 20% off single ticket prices. Buy more, save more!

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2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist
Wednesday, September 28 & Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
Cliburn at the Kimbell 
Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

“The most prestigious classical music contest in the world” – Chicago Tribune

From almost 400 applications from 51 countries, only 30 were selected to compete in the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. On June 18, the esteemed jury will decide who is the most deserving among that extraordinary pool to be named our new gold medalist. That artist will take their place as one of only 18 to achieve the title—one of the most sought-after in the classical music world. They’ll embark on a worldwide tour as the new Cliburn standard bearer. Join us to celebrate their triumphant return to Fort Worth and their Cliburn Concerts debut in two special nights at the Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion, in this long-honored tradition.

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2022 Cliburn Amateur Finals
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
Bass Performance Hall

“A celebration of music, and the people who have to make music no matter what.” – Boston Globe

This eighth edition of the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition will bring together 46 of the most devoted, highly talented non-professional pianists, age 35 and older, in the world. Representing 19 countries, these artists—who are accountants, engineers, doctors, business executives by day—will share their love for music with each other, and with all of us, over the course of a week. Include the Amateur Final Round in your Cliburn Concerts subscription this year and witness the stunning conclusion, as six finalists truly live out their dreams by performing on the Bass Hall stage with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Damon Gupton. Then stay as we learn who will take first prize in this meaningful monument to the beauty of musicmaking in everyday life.

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Jessie Montgomery, composer & violinist

Moderated by Buddy Bray

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – 7:30 p.m

Cliburn at the Modern
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

“Music is my connection to the world. It guides me to understand my place in relation to others and challenges me to make clear the things I do not understand. I imagine that music is a meeting place at which all people can converse about their unique differences and common stories.” – Jessie Montgomery

She’s a decorated composer and violinist whose works are frequently performed around the world by leading musicians and ensembles. Jessie Montgomery was born and raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the 1980s, during a time when the neighborhood was at a major turning point: artists gravitated to this hotbed of artistic experimentation and community development. Her parents—a musician and a theater storyteller—took her to rallies, performances, and parties where neighbors, activists, and artists gathered to celebrate and support the movements of the time. From this sprung Jessie’s unique voice; her music interweaves classical music with elements of vernacular music, improvisation, poetry, and social consciousness. She is an acute interpreter of 21st-century American sound and experience, and she joins us at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for one night only in a showcase of her music and musicianship, moderated by Buddy Bray.

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Vadym Kholodenko, piano

2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

Friday, November 11, 2022 – 8:00 p.m.

Cliburn Sessions
The Post at River East

“Kholodenko exudes a sense of excitement that comes straight out of his personality. Pianist and composer sounded as one, the performance closer to an experience of absolute improvisation than one will ever find in the classical repertoire. He played with such precipitous muscularity and high spirits… [with a] delicate and wistful side to his artistry that was utterly charming.” – New York Classical Review

His Cliburn appearance in 2013 is never to be forgotten; the dynamic and technically phenomenal performances earned Vadym Kholodenko the gold medal and the adoration of fans and critics around the world. He’s since concertized in the major halls and with prestigious orchestras across North America, Europe, and Asia, including being named the first artist-in-partnership of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, where Bass Hall audiences were treated to hearing every Prokofiev concerto in his capable hands. His recordings are also lauded: he’s won a Diapason d’Or de l’année (France’s GRAMMYÒ equivalent) and “Editor’s Choice” from London’s Gramophone magazine. The Kyiv native now returns to Fort Worth—his first Cliburn Concerts appearance in nine years—for two unique concert experiences. See him perform Schubert and Prokofiev in a traditional recital at the Kimbell, or in the casual and intimate confines of The Post. We recommend getting your tickets early.

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J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

2022 GRAMMY®  Award winner

Thursday, February 9, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

Friday, February 10, 2023 – 8:00 p.m.

Cliburn Sessions

“Her instrument and talent were striking…. her low notes were great, elemental things, seeming to roll through the auditorium, her high range all sharply milled gunmetal.” – Washington Post

A flashy Cliburn Concerts debut, without a doubt: J’Nai Bridges comes to Fort Worth fresh off a 2022 Grammy win for her recording of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten with the Metropolitan Opera. She’s known for her “plush-voiced mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times) and has been heralded as “a rising star” (Los Angeles Times); she’s graced the world’s top stages in repertoire ranging from traditional favorites to world premieres to spirituals and standards. The American mezzo-soprano sold out her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut. She’s performed at the BBC Proms, Elbphilharmonie, and Tanglewood Festival; with the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dutch National Operas; and with the National, BBC, New York Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the last with Yo-Yo Ma. And now a handful of lucky Fort Worth patrons will get to hear her excellence in two intimate concerts, one at the Kimbell, one at The Post.

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Timo Andres, composer & piano

Moderated by Buddy Bray

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Modern
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

“…an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams came on the scene… more mighty than shy, [Andres] sounds like himself.” – The New Yorker

Timo Andres is an American composer and pianist who was born in California, grew up in rural Connecticut, and now makes his home in Brooklyn. On one night in February, moderated by Buddy Bray, we’ll explore his dual, homegrown talent. As a composer, he’s written works commissioned by such major cultural institutions as the Boston Symphony, Carnegie Hall, and Los Angeles Philharmonic; he was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2016. As a pianist, he’s played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as the North Carolina, New World, and Albany Symphonies, and at Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Phillips Collection, and (le) Poisson Rouge. And when his Carnegie Hall solo recital debut was canceled in April 2020, the artist reconstructed his program as a series of YouTube videos, which were the subject of a feature in The New York Times.

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Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Thursday, March 23, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. 

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

“Astounding technical gifts, the freshness of his imagination, his intense concentration, the absence of any kind of show, and the unmistakable sense of poetic immersion directed solely at the realization of music” – Süddeutsche Zeitung

Benjamin Grosvenor has been heralded as one of the most important pianists to emerge from the United Kingdom in several decades. He’s racked up an impressive display of awards in Europe, from Gramophone, Classic Brit Critics’, UK Critic’s Circle, BBC Young Musician Competition, and Diapason d’Or Jeune. He has been featured on two BBC documentaries and CNN’s Human to Hero series. He is currently completing a season as artist-in-residence at Wigmore Hall, after residencies at both Radio France and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He’s played with the Chicago, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, and at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Barbican Centre. He was the youngest-ever British musician to sign to the Decca Classics label. He cofounded a local music festival in 2020 to connect people during the pandemic. And in July 2022, he’ll celebrate his 30th birthday. Join us for this stunning Cliburn Concerts debut.

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Alim Beisembayev, piano

2015 Cliburn Junior winner & 2021 Leeds gold medalist

Thursday, April 13, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

“A worthy winner, with a polish and maturity to his playing that marked him among…the finalists … dashing, extrovert.” – The Guardian

Alim Beisembayev first caught international—and Fort Worth—attention when he took first prize at the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in 2015, the first Kazakhstan-born pianist to win a Cliburn competition. And our hometown could not have been prouder as we cheered this cherished member of the Cliburn Family on to a gold-medal victory at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2021, where he also won the audience prize. Since then, this now 24-year-old London-based artist has debuted with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, and has released his debut album on Warner Classics. He’s played the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Oxford Piano Festival, and Chopin Institute in Warsaw, in addition to a tour of Europe, in association with the Steinway Prizewinner Concerts Network, and Korea, with the World Culture Network. Now help us welcome him back for this one-night-only Cliburn Concerts debut at the Kimbell.

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Joshua Roman, cello

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 – 8:00 p.m.

Cliburn Sessions

Tulips Fort Worth

 

Thursday, April 27, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

“Roman’s extraordinary performance combines the expressive control of Casals with the creative individuality and virtuoso flair of Hendrix himself.” – The Guardian

Now a solid Cliburn Concerts favorite, Joshua Roman is a cellist, composer, and curator whose performances embrace musical styles from Bach to Radiohead. Before setting off on his unique path as a soloist, he was the Seattle Symphony’s principal cellist—a job he began at just 22 years of age and left only two years later. He has since become renowned for his genre-bending repertoire and wide-ranging collaborations. Joshua was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015; his Main Stage TED Talks/Performances garnered millions of views. His endeavors outside the concert hall have taken him to Uganda with his violin-playing siblings, where they played chamber music in schools, HIV/AIDS centers, and displacement camps. He’ll perform two distinctive concerts in April: one traditional recital at the Kimbell, as well as a more casual experience at the Cliburn’s newest club venue, Tulips.

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Family Festivals are Back at the Kimbell

Family Festivals are Back at the Kimbell

FAMILY FESTIVALS ARE BACK, MARKING THE FIRST MAJOR FAMILY EVENT AT THE KIMBELL IN OVER TWO YEARS

Free exhibition admission, local performances and studio activities offered at the Kimbell April 24 and July 17

The Kimbell Art Museum announces the return of one of its most beloved programs, Family Festivals / Fiestas de las Familias. During festival days, families and art lovers of all ages may enjoy free programming, including performances, art-making activities and gallery explorations that celebrate art and community.

“We are thrilled to resume Family Festivals, which are always a major highlight on our programming calendar. As the Kimbell approaches its 50th anniversary this October, we look forward to showcasing the many different ways that families may explore, create and connect with art in the museum,” says Connie Hatchette Barganier, head of education at the Kimbell.

Two Family Festivals are slated for the coming months—Amazing Art from Across Africa / Arte increíble alrededor de Africa on Sunday, April 24, from noon to 5 p.m., and Summer Art Party with Ice Cream Sunday / Fiesta de verano de arte con helado el domingo on Sunday, July 17, from noon to 5 p.m. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition The Language of Beauty in African Art, the first Family Festival of 2022 will immerse visitors in vibrant cultural traditions and diverse forms of expression from across Africa with featured performances by Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance and Houston-based storyteller Toni Simmons, art-making activities, gallery explorations and more! Admission to The Language of Beauty in African Art is free for festival participants on April 24.

The April 24 Family Festival will also mark the official reopening of Studio A in the Renzo Piano Pavilion. Studio A, the Kimbell’s sensory-friendly drop-in play space for children (ages 5 and younger) and their adult companions, invites visitors to imagine their own adventure. This “please touch” room encourages families to experience art and community from an early age. Studio A is always free and open during regular museum hours (please note that the Piano Pavilion will be closed August 1–September 17, 2022).

Youth education programs and Studio A are supported by the Lowe Foundation Endowment for Kimbell Kids. Family Festivals / Fiestas de las Familias are supported in part by the Texas Commission for the Arts and by the Nuestro Kimbell committee.

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Free Admission
The Language of Beauty in African Art
Piano Pavilion
Noon–5 p.m.

Collections in Conversation: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Kahn Building
Noon–5 p.m.
Admission to the permanent collection is always free.

Performances
Storyteller Toni Simmons
Pavilion Auditorium
1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance
Pavilion Auditorium
2:30 and 4:15 p.m.

Art Making
Shapes in Sculpture: Clay Activity
Piano Pavilion, Education Studios
Ongoing

Weaving Demonstration with guest artist Christine K. Miller
Pavilion Lobby
Ongoing

Mixed-Media Weaving: Collaborative Project
Pavilion Lobby
Ongoing

Wearable Art: Beadwork
Pavilion Lobby
Ongoing

Introduction to Printmaking: Faces
Kahn Building, West Lobby
Ongoing

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Ongoing
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Gallery Explorations
Bilingual Story Times
Kahn Building, West Lobby
12:30, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Join us for readings of some of our favorite books, group discussions and a little silliness.

Eye Spy Gallery Exploration
Kahn Building, North and South Galleries Ongoing
How many different eye shapes can you find? Sketch your favorites!

Sketching Expeditions
Kahn Building, South Gallery
1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Look, sketch and learn with 30-minute drawing exercises led by guest artists.

Book Baskets
Kahn Building, South Gallery
Ongoing
Enjoy selected children’s books by African authors—wherever you are comfortable!

Visit Studio A
Piano Pavilion, Education Studios Space is limited. Drop in anytime during regular museum hours to enjoy this colorful learning environment. Designed for ages 5 and younger.

ABOUT THE KIMBELL ART MUSEUM
The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez, Vigée Le Brun, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the Ancient Americas. The museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. For more information, visit kimbellart.org.

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