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?”
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.
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 arlingtonmuseum.org. 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 arlingtonmuseum.org/reimagine-the-ama.
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.
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 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.