2022 WTA Finals at Dickies Arena

2022 WTA Finals at Dickies Arena

2022 EDITION OF THE WTA FINALS TO BE HELD AT DICKIES ARENA IN FORT WORTH

Fort Worth will host the 2022 event under a one-year agreement

The WTA announced today Fort Worth, Texas will host the 2022 season-ending WTA Finals from October 31 – November 7. The prestigious year-end finale, featuring the top 8 singles players and doubles teams in the Race to the WTA Finals, will be held at the state-of-the-art Dickies Arena, with the event thereafter due to return to Shenzhen, China in cooperation with long-term partner Gemdale.

“The Dickies Arena and the city of Fort Worth has a proven track record of hosting world class sporting and entertainment events, and we are excited to bring the WTA’s showpiece tournament back to the United States for the first time since 2005,” said Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO. “This location and venue for the 2022 WTA Finals will provide a fantastic experience for players and fans alike and offer a fitting finale as another exciting season on the Hologic WTA Tour comes to a close.”

Since opening its doors in late 2019, Dickies Arena has hosted top notch concerts and sporting events including Paul McCartney, Michael Bublé and KISS as well as the NCAA Men’s Basketball 1st and 2nd Rounds, the U.S. Gymnastics Championships and Bassmaster Classic. The arena continues to bring incredible shows to Fort Worth such as the Eagles, Post Malone, Chris Stapleton, George Strait plus many more still to come this year.

Click here to see the latest standings on the Race to the WTA Finals and here for the updated 2022 WTA Tour calendar.

Ticketing details for the 2022 WTA Finals will be available soon via Ticketmaster.

About the WTA

Founded by Billie Jean King in 1983 on the principle of equal opportunity, the WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sports. The WTA is one of the world’s most recognizable and high-profile sports organizations, consisting of more than 1600 players representing approximately 87 nations, all competing to earn WTA rankings, points and prestigious tournament titles. The Hologic WTA Tour is annually comprised of around 50 events and four Grand Slams, spanning six continents and nearly 30 countries and regions with a global audience of over 900 million. Further information on the WTA can be found at wtatennis.com.

About Dickies Arena

Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue that was built in 2019 and recently nominated for Arena of the Year for 2021 by both Pollstar Magazine and the Academy of Country Music Awards. The arena is located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickiesArena.com.

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“Alliance Air Productions is excited to have rebranded the annual event to include a new name, entertainment schedule and modified features to evolve with the increased growth and activity at Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport,” said Christina Carey, director of special projects for Alliance Air Productions. “This one-day expo is expected to attract more than 40,000 attendees. Guests can explore static aircraft displays on the Flight Line and family-friendly exhibits and activities in the expanded Landing Zone.”

Parking opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 22. Activities include: 

  • Flight Line – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Touch and tour static aircraft displays, exhibitors, food concessions and gift shop on the ramp. Get an up-close look at aircraft and, in some cases, get a glimpse inside. Ramp will close at 3 PM to prepare for Aerial Acts.
  • Landing Zone – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Explore interactive, educational and fun exhibits and activities, food concessions and gift shop on the ground. There’s something for every member of the family.
  • Aerial Acts – 4 – 5:30 p.m. – Watch the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, Bell 505 Fly-By and the National Anthem Flag Presentation by the RE/MAX Skydiving Team.

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces
Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne Windfohr Marion
On View October 23, 2022-January 9, 2023

Director Marla Price announces Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne W. Marion, an exhibition of contributions of one of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s greatest patrons, tracing her support over nearly a half century. Marion’s generosity to many institutions is legendary, but no organization stood above her love for the Modern. With 80 works by 47 artists, this tribute exhibition is on view October 23, 2022, through January 22, 2023.

Marion began collecting modern and contemporary art in the 1980s. At that time, her passion, and strategy, was to focus on American art at the highest level. She began by forming a small but stellar private collection of Abstract Expressionism, one of the most significant art movements since World War II. The exhibition begins with three renowned works from her collection, given to the Modern on her passing in 2021: Arshile Gorky’s The Plow and the Song, 1947, Willem de Kooning’s Two Women, 1954–55, and Mark Rothko’s majestic White Band No. 27, 1954.

The Museum’s former chief curator, and the curator of this exhibition, Michael Auping, has described the gift of these paintings as “a monumental addition to the Museum’s collection, each work a classic example of the artist’s signature style.” A scholar of Abstract Expressionism, Auping elaborates: “The Plow and the Song is an homage to the central theme of Gorky’s imagery, memories of the farms and landscape of his homeland of Armenia, and de Kooning’s Two Women stands perfectly in the center of the development of the artist’s famous group of Women paintings. White Band is nothing less than a masterpiece within Rothko’s oeuvre. A diaphanous blue atmosphere holds a mysterious white band in its field, creating an immersive experience that you can only find in his greatest paintings.”

The exhibition will combine these stellar paintings, seen together here for the first time, with a major group of works by Jackson Pollock, purchased by the Modern in the mid-1980s. At that time, Abstract Expressionism was generally out of the financial range of most museums. However, with Marion’s help, and that of her Burnett Foundation, the Museum was able to purchase an important group of works by Pollock, arguably the most famous and radical member of the Abstract Expressionists. The twelve drawings, paintings, and prints acquired by the Modern in 1985 poignantly trace Pollock’s expressive journey between psychological figuration and abstraction.

Marion’s support of the Modern’s acquisition program stretched far beyond Abstract Expressionism. Her recent gifts also include David Smith’s Dida Becca Merry X, 1964, and Ellsworth Kelly’s Spectrum III, 1967, major works by two artists who were critical to the transition from expressive abstraction to Minimalism. Marion was also instrumental in the acquisition of iconic minimalist works by Carl Andre, Agnes Martin, and Richard Serra.

Marion championed many new initiatives that would bring the Modern recognition nationally and internationally. In 1995, she provided a one-million-dollar grant for the acquisition of photography after 1970, when the medium took a leap beyond traditional forms of documentation into conceptual and performance art, allowing the Museum to acquire major works by an international field of artists including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sally Mann, Yasumasa Morimura, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others also in this exhibition.

In 2001, Marion donated more than twelve million dollars to the Museum to purchase major works by key artists, resulting in the acquisition of art by Francis Bacon, Howard Hodgkin, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Sean Scully, and Richard Serra.

Many will argue that her greatest legacy will be her leadership in the effort for a new building for the Museum, designed by the world-renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The building has been acclaimed by critics, artists, architects, and curators as one of the finest museums for the presentation of contemporary art in the world and is celebrating its twenty-year anniversary in December 2022.

Director Marla Price said, “Every great museum has its primary patrons who step up in ways that change their museums forever. Anne Marion’s generosity to the Modern was deep and broad and moved the Museum to a new level of importance and recognition. It is a joy to bring these works together in the building she loved.”

Each of the works presented in this exhibition was made possible by Anne Marion, Anne and John Marion, or The Burnett Foundation, in addition to gifts donated anonymously or in partnership with the Sid W. Richardson Foundation.

Featured Artists:

Carl Andre

Francis Bacon

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Sophie Calle

Willem de Kooning

Richard Diebenkorn

Gilbert & George

Arshile Gorky

Ellsworth Kelly

Anselm Kiefer

Sylvia Plimack Mangold

Sally Mann

Agnes Martin

Yasumasa Morimura

Jackson Pollock

Gerhard Richter

Linda Ridgway

Mark Rothko

Thomas Ruff

Sean Scully

Cindy Sherman

David Smith

Ann Stautberg

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Carrie Mae Weems

For high-resolution images, please email kendal@themodern.org.

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)

$16: General (age 18 and above)

$12: Seniors (age 60+), Active/Retired Military Personnel and First Responders with ID

$10: Students with ID

Free: Under 18 years old

The Museum offers half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays.

The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. 

ABOUT THE MODERN

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a leader in collecting, showing, and interpreting art from the 1940s to the present. Situated in the heart of the Cultural District, the creative center of the city, the Modern has been housed since 2002 in an elegant concrete, glass, and steel building designed by the renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. In addition to 53,000 square feet of soaring, light-filled gallery space and landscaped grounds with outdoor sculptures, the museum features a reflecting pond, theater, education center, gift shop, and café, creating a thriving hub for our community and beyond.

Founded in 1892, the Modern is the oldest museum in Texas; however, our mission has changed over the years. Today, we strive to connect audiences of all ages and backgrounds with the most compelling art and ideas of our time. Showcasing the work of historically significant, mid-career, and emerging artists, the Modern is known for its evolving collection, which is international in scope. The Museum’s holdings include influential artists from Pablo Picasso, Philip Guston, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Puryear, and Agnes Martin to Mark Bradford, Teresita Fernández, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Kehinde Wiley. We have a long history of close relationships with the living artists we show and collect, many of whom visit the museum regularly to give talks and lead workshops.

The Modern is a center of lifelong learning and exchange. Our programs include tours, lectures by leading figures in the art world, youth and adult classes, art camps, workshops, and a range of small-group studio and gallery programs led by the Museum’s educators, docents, and community artists. We also present critically acclaimed first-run films and partner with other local arts organizations to offer music, dance, and theater.

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Tickets are on sale now for Fort Worth Oktoberfest – a three-day Munich-style celebration of German culture. Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2022 commemorative Oktoberfest stein.

Fort Worth Oktoberfest guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with carnival rides, dachshund races, bier barrel rolling, stein hoist competitions, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more.

Entertainment will include German polka and party bands, on multiple stages. This year’s lineup includes Grammy nominated Alex Meixner, Alpenmusikanten, Chardon Polka Band, Das Ist Lustig, Ginny Mac, Mike and the Middletones, Walburg Boys, Nick Ballarini and Keine Kunst Folk Dance Troupe.

Spaten will be on tap, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens. Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen and Dirndls and a variety of other German accessories.

Festival tickets range from $10-$20 and are available for purchase online through September 24. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2022 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. While supplies last, a limited number of steins will be available for tickets purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age with a paying adult.

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Choreographed by Stevenson, TBT’s Artistic Director Laureate, the ballet will showcase characters and choreography from famous ballets brought together as acts in a nostalgic circus. Notable appearances include Cinderella, Dracula, Romeo and Juliet and more.

“This ballet gives me an opportunity to work with a lot of dancers on different things they’ve done in their repertoire,” Stevenson said. “We’ll have fun with it – I always love working with the dancers.”

TBT will also offer a kids’ craft area before each Saturday matinee. Stevenson says Cirque du Ballet is specifically created to be attractive to the whole family, with a ring master on stage to present and introduce the featured ballets and characters.

Cirque du Ballet is Stevenson’s first ballet since being named Artistic Director Laureate. He previously served as Artistic Director for 19 seasons. Former Associate Artistic Director Tim O’Keefe now serves as Acting Artistic Director for the nonprofit ballet company.

Cirque du Ballet will be a new and exciting experience for our ballet audience,” O’Keefe said. “It highlights the beauty of classical ballet, staged in an unexpected and fun setting.”

Patrons can purchase tickets by calling the Box Office at 877-828-2900 option 1 or visiting TBT’s website at https://texasballettheater.org/performance/cirque-du-ballet/.

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Outdoor Sculptures from the Modern’s Permanent Collection On View in Downtown Fort Worth

WHO:

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and First on 7th LP are partnering to present three outdoor sculptures from the Modern’s permanent collection for public viewing downtown beginning the week of August 8 and remaining indefinitely. These works were chosen for their unique fit in the walkable, park-like setting situated at a crossroads in urban downtown.

The Modern’s Director Marla Price comments, “We were delighted when the First on 7th team suggested installing sculpture from our collection on this site. Our sculptures joining the artwork currently on view create a wonderful entrance to Fort Worth’s downtown area.”

 

WHERE:          

First on 7th Plaza, 500 West 7th Street, Fort Worth at the entrance to downtown. The sculptures are sited on the tree-lined triangle adjacent to the 20-story First on 7th building and the Cantey Hanger Plaza.

 

First on 7th

Designed by world-renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in 1961, the building was originally the headquarters of the First National Bank of Fort Worth. The architecture exemplifies mid-century office design and modernist style. The Isamu Noguchi sculpture on the plaza was commissioned in 1960 to help shape an environment that connected the art to the architecture.

 

The addition of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth outdoor sculptures helps form an art corridor into downtown, joining the Noguchi work and Jonathan Borofsky’s iconic Man with Briefcase, 2002, across 7th Street in Burnett Park.

 

Parking is available on adjacent streets and in the building’s parking garage with entrance on 6th Street. The plaza is convenient to Trinity Metro’s Route 2 and The DASH Route. A Fort Worth Bike Share station is located just across Burnett Street to the west.

 

WHAT:

 

Alex Katz
Park Avenue Departure, 2019

• Porcelain enamel on shaped steel with steel core


• 96 × 31 × 1 1/2 inches


• Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Gift of the Artist


• Acquired in 2021


The work of Alex Katz (American, born 1927) is known for simplified line, shape, and color, with recognizable and personally meaningful content. Park Avenue Departure, 2019, was first exhibited in Midtown Manhattan along the median strip of Park Avenue. The eight-foot cutout depicts the artist’s wife Ada – whose image has regularly appeared in his work throughout his career – from behind as she is walking. While distinctly flat, smooth, and reminiscent of an advertisement, the sculpture evokes the tenderness and intimacy between the artist and his muse. 

 

Jesús Bautista Moroles
Texas Shield, 1986

• Granite


• 97 3/4 x 45 x 44 1/2 inches


• Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Marvin C. Overton III


• Acquired in 1991


Jesús Bautista Moroles (American, 1950-2015), a native Texan, harnessed the power of granite in sculptures such as Texas Shield, 1986. The work’s two vertical slabs are woven together at a 90-degree angle down a central spine, part of the artist’s “granite weaving” series. Interested in the variety of texture, color, and forms within Texas pink granite, Moroles juxtaposed alternating smooth, polished stripes against raw-edged, undulating ones to reveal the beauty of the material in both its manipulated and natural states. 

 

George Segal
Chance Meeting, 1989

• Bronze, aluminum post, and metal sign

• 125 x 74 x 58 inches


• Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum purchase, Sid W. Richardson Foundation Endowment Fund


• Acquired in 1989


George Segal (American, 1924-2000) created works that focus on contemporary daily life. Chance Meeting, 1989, depicts a street corner with three life-size figures with a dark green patina, each dressed in modern clothes. Apparently having unexpectedly run into each other at the intersection of two city streets, the figures’ postures and attentive expressions indicate that they are engaged in a serious conversation.

 

 

WHEN:               

The sculptures, installed the week of August 8, are on view for an indefinite period.

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Texas Ballet Theater Presents World Premiere:
Cirque du Ballet

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will begin its 2022-2023 season with Cirque du Ballet, a brand-new production from Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., September 16-18 at Winspear Opera House in Dallas and September 30 – October 2 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Choreographed by...

Outdoor Sculptures from The Modern Now in Downtown Fort Worth

Outdoor Sculptures from the Modern’s Permanent Collection On View in Downtown Fort Worth WHO: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and First on 7th LP are partnering to present three outdoor sculptures from the Modern’s permanent collection for public viewing downtown...