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By Debbie AndersonJanuary 26, 2021February 27th, 2021No Comments



Shirin Neshat, Bonding, 1995
Photo by Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 817-738-9215, themodern.org Thirty years of photography and videos by this Iranian artist delve into the past and present of her country’s history as they look at individual freedom under suppression. A turning point in her life was when, at age 17, she left Iran to study at the University of California, Berkeley. It was 1975, and political upheaval at home prevented her return — another seminal event that plays into her work. A visit to Iran in 1990 resulted in Women of Allah, a series of self-portraits in which Iranian poetry instead of a veil covers her face, feet and hands. Feb. 19-May 16

Frida Kahlo: Five Works

Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., 214-922-1200, dma.org While not on the scale of the DMA’s 2017 exhibit of the acclaimed Mexican artist, “Five Works” still intrigues us, as it should all Frida fans. Made up of five paintings and a drawing from a private collection on loan courtesy of the Galería Arvil in Mexico City, the focused show explores the painter’s late-career foray into still-life paintings, her reflections on her personal adventures and the metaphoric imagery she uses in her work. Free, Feb. 28-June 20

Frida Kahlo, Diego and Frida 1929-1944, 1944

George López, Adam and Eve and the Tree of Life, 1956
Photos courtesy of the DMA

Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico

Opening simultaneously with the Kahlo exhibit is the collection of devotional works from the DMA’s Latin American collection. From intricately carved figures to painted canvases studded with milagros, the exhibit looks at the complexity and artistic quality of these objects and what they meant to their creators and the community. Free, Feb. 28-Jan. 2, 2022


Moonlight Film Fest

Fort Worth Opera goes to the movies in February as it collaborates with New York’s Metropolitan Opera for three nights on the big screen at Fort Worth’s Coyote Drive-In. No opera glasses will be needed for this trio of encore performances from The Met’s Live in HD series. Popcorn? Why not? Feb. 4 Akhnaten Philip Glass’ “minimalist masterpiece” is based on the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep IV. Feb. 11 La Bohème The romantic tragedy by Puccini makes for an interesting Valentine’s date. Feb. 18 La Fille du Régiment Laugh out loud at Donizetti’s operatic comedy featuring Kathleen Turner in a non-singing role. A piece of trivia: Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg played the role in 2016. Tickets, $35 per film; $75 for all three, fwopera.org. Gates open at 6 p.m., shows start at 7.

Coyote Drive-In, 223 N.E. 4th St., Fort Worth