Daytrip to Fort Worth: Celebrating American Art

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

A magnificent large exhibition "Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano".

This exhibition pairs the sparkling splendor of glass goblets and marvelous mosaics with paintings and prints by the leading 19th century American artists. Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano brings to life the Venetian glass revival between 1860 and 1915 and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for visiting artists.

Marty Leonard Chapel

Special tour of one of Fay Jones' distinctive chapels.

Visitors will "think their loftiest and best thoughts." Those are the words of world-famous architect E. Fay Jones (1921 – 2004) who designed the Marty Leonard Chapel. It's magnificence unquestionably goes beyond any ordinary venue. Jones described his design as an "instrument for nature's music as light and shodows move and change throughout the day".

Kimbell Art Museum

"SLAY–Artemisio Gentileschi & Kehinde Wiley" optional docent led tour available.

Two paintings depicting different versions of the Old Testament story of Judith and Holofernes—one by Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi and the other by American contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley—will be on view at the Kimbell for a limited time. Strikingly different renditions of the same subject realized exactly 400 years apart, the paintings will allow visitors to reflect on contemporary issues through a historical lens.

Lunch at the Kimbell Café

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Explore "Women Painting Women" in your free time

The day, including chartered coach transportation, admissions, lunch, snacks, etc., will be limited to 30 participants.

Karen Pope and I are thrilled that this plan is coming together and that we may be able to "hit the road" soon!