Arlington Museum of Art Fall Exhibit

Arlington Museum of Art Fall Exhibit

An iconic collection of original broadsheets, pamphlets, printing plates, books, game boards, and engravings by José Guadalupe Posada, as well as works inspired by his legacy, will be featured at the Arlington Museum of Art.

José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico will run from October 21, 2023 – January 7, 2024. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 22.

An artist who popularized the calavera (skeleton) commonly seen today and most frequently around El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) was an illustrator and printmaker in Mexico City during the decades leading up to the Mexican Revolution. Through his work with visionary publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, Posada satirized many poignant issues of the day, informing and critiquing the transitioning culture of the times.

José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico will be the last exhibition held at the Arlington Museum of Art’s current location.

By Spring 2024 and in partnership with the City of Arlington, the AMA will move to the Arlington Entertainment District into a location with eight times the exhibition space of its current building. In this new, world-class arts destination, the AMA will remain true to its roots while multiplying its creative capacity, presenting exhibitions of traditional, immersive, and interactive art that will change every 3-4 months. Additional amenities will include a dedicated community gallery, education center, and expanded gift shop. 

The timing of José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico, which opens about a week before El Día de los Muertos (celebrated in Mexico on November 2), is not coincidental, according to AMA President and CEO Chris Hightower.

“El Día de los Muertos is an occasion for celebrating those who came before us,” said Hightower. “What better time for the AMA to honor the museum’s founders—and all of those who worked to build on their foundation—than in conjunction with an exhibition of Posada’s work, an artist whose legacy is not only tied with a time of remembering but with doing good in the world through art?”

Calavera Electrica at the Arlington Museum

José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico Quick Facts

Exhibition Dates: October 21, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Hours of Exhibition:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed

AMA Members: Free
Adult (19-54): $20
Senior (55+): $15
Youth (13-18): $15
Child (2-12): $5
Infant (0-1): Free

Active military and group ticket rates available

Tickets for José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico will only be available at AMA members are able to access free tickets for the exhibit, and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 22.

Sponsors and Partners:
This exhibition is organized by the Posada Art Foundation. Museum tour organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Sponsors include Jay and Tonya Rosenberger and United Service Association for Healthcare. Operational support for the AMA is provided in part by the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council. The museum’s website was made possible by a grant from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.

About the Arlington Museum of Art
The Arlington Museum of Art is dedicated to championing creativity and providing access to art for the educational enrichment and cultural development of our community. Its forward-thinking curatorial mission drives the museum to present relevant and engaging art exhibits that change several times a year and attract visitors from all over the world. For more information about The New AMA, coming to the Arlington Entertainment District in Spring 2024, visit

Calavera Electrica at the Arlington Museum
Kimbell Art Museum 2023–24 Exhibitions

Kimbell Art Museum 2023–24 Exhibitions


Bonnard’s Worlds

November 5, 2023–January 28, 2024 

Renzo Piano Pavilion

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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

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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

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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. 



Selections from the Permanent Collection

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Louis I. Kahn Building and Renzo Piano Pavilion

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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  



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

¡CELEBRAMOS! returns to Fort Worth Botanic Garden

¡CELEBRAMOS! returns to Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden Honors Latin American Culture & Heritage with ¡Celebramos!

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites guests to join us for the third annual ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Latin American Culture & Heritage, from Sept. 8 through Oct. 15. This four-week extravaganza will include 18 separate events, including dance and musical performances, art exhibitions, food, fashion, shopping opportunities, and special after-hour events.

New offerings this year include a Latin American Flag Parade featuring Ballet Folklorico, a Tequila & Margarita Festival (21+ only), and a Family Fun Day that will top off the series of events. All events have been designed to celebrate Latin America’s vibrant cultures and traditions.

“¡Celebramos! is a wonderful showcase of the richness of Latin American culture, “ said Estela Martinez-Stuart, FWBG Board Member and community leader. “It’s amazing that the Garden is providing opportunities for our community to come together to learn and share through art, entertainment, and traditions in such a beautiful setting.”

Festivities begin Sept. 8, with an After Hours in the Garden: ¡Celebramos! Kickoff Event. Most daytime events are free with Garden admission. After-hour events may require an additional fee.

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: A tribute to Día de Los Muertos will take place Oct. 28-Nov. 2. Guests will be able to enjoy more than 46,000 marigolds (Taishan Orange & Coco Gold) that will be “rolled out” to create a show-stopping “carpet” down the Rose Garden stairs. These strongly scented flowers are believed to help deceased ancestors find their way home to the ofrendas prepared for them in conjunction with this special day. Stay tuned for more information about this spectacular floral display.

Theatre Wesleyan Presenting – Playmarket: Premiere Productions of Original Plays

Theatre Wesleyan Presenting – Playmarket: Premiere Productions of Original Plays

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.


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?


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


Tickets are $5.00 and available online at 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.

TBT Announces Live Orchestration For Dracula

TBT Announces Live Orchestration For Dracula

Texas Ballet Theater Announces Live Orchestration For Select Dracula Performances

Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to announce that its upcoming productions of ‘Dracula’ in Dallas will feature accompaniment by the Dallas Opera Orchestra. This collaboration is made possible by an anonymous donor. Performances are running September 15-17, 2023, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.

Michael Moricz will conduct the orchestra for four performances of the audience-favorite ballet, last performed by the nonprofit ballet company in 2015. The two organizations hope the fusion of ballet and live music will take Dracula to new heights.

“As the Artistic Director of Texas Ballet Theater, I am delighted to announce our collaboration with the Dallas Opera Orchestra for ‘Dracula’ in Dallas.” Said Tim O’Keefe, Artistic Director of Texas Ballet Theater. “This remarkable partnership combines the artistry of exceptional dancers with live orchestration, promising an enchanting experience for the audience. Additionally, I am excited to welcome back Michael Moricz as our guest conductor, and I look forward to the artistic synergy that he brings to this production.”

Welcoming the collaboration, Ian Derrer, The Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO of The Dallas Opera, stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Texas Ballet Theater for their production of Dracula in Dallas. This natural and proven collaboration of renowned choreography with live orchestral accompaniment will greatly enhance the audience experience. We look forward to sharing the power of the performing arts and enriching the cultural landscape of North Texas.”

Dracula is suitable for mature audiences. Individual tickets range from $20 to $125. Patrons can purchase tickets online at or by contacting the Box Office at 877-828-9200 option 1.

Art Worth Coming October 2023

Art Worth Coming October 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.