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By guruscottyFebruary 26, 2021March 16th, 2021No Comments



Nathan Madrid’s Unknown Traveler, oil on panel; Ross Bonfanti’s Captive Pony, cast concrete and rope (on the bench).  Photo by Meda Kessler

Owners Doug Gault and Joey Luong add to Cufflink’s offerings with books, sculpture and limited-edition prints now for sale along with an expanded artist roster. This boutique-style gallery, located on the bottom floor of a smartly refurbished Fort Worth warehouse, focuses on contemporary artists, several of them local. Luong, the creative director, is constantly on the search for underrepresented and diverse talent in order to bring new and fresh perspectives to the art scene. Another goal is to make the art-buying experience less intimidating for new collectors. Their current roster and show include works from Fort Worth’s Marshall Harris, a Hunting Art Prize winner; Canada-based sculptor Ross Bonfanti, who works with concrete and mixed media; Scott T. Anderson, a digital image manipulation artist; Nathan Madrid, a painter and art educator; Dwight Owsley, a collage artist; and Linda Shobe, a painter. The Spring ’21 Fresh Works exhibit is on view until May 21; check the website for hours or to schedule an appointment.

Dickson-Jenkins Lofts & Plaza, 120 St. Louis Ave., 817-489-5059, Fort Worth, cufflinkart.com


Crow Museum of Asian Art

2010 Flora St., Dallas, 214-979-6430, crowmuseum.org

A trio of exhibitions includes two shows highlighting the work of female artists. Admission is free, but donations are accepted; visit the website for more information. Through Sept. 5

Divine Spark Tokyo-born and Dallas-based Kana Harada’s first solo exhibition features new pieces created during the pandemic. Inspired by nature, they aim to inspire hope and optimism through “an imaginative universe of awe, wonder and intimacy.”

Born of Fire: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists This showcase spotlights the work of living female ceramicists. On loan from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, there are more than 1,000 pieces by over 325 artists.

Vishnu: Across Time and Space The focus is on the popular Hindu god, celebrated for his ability to restore cosmic balance in the universe. Works from the Crow’s permanent collection show the variety of artistic representations of this beloved deity.

Tsukikage (Moonlight) by Fukumoto Fuku: A set of three blue and teal glazed porcelain bowls is stacked unevenly and glazed fused. Photo by Mike Lundgren

Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora St., Dallas, 214-242-5100, nashersculpturecenter.org

Nasher Mixtape Billed as a series of “tracks,” these micro-exhibits focus on works from the permanent collection. Just as many of us painstakingly curated different songs by multiple artists on a cassette tape back in the day, the Nasher has grouped works by theme: Into the Garden, For Bill Jordan, The Ends of Minimalism. Pieces from Joan Miró and Cy Twombly are included, along with new acquisitions and works either making their Nasher debut or out of the storage vault for the first time in a long while.

Through Sept. 26

John Chamberlain, Audiophiliac, 2006. This piece is on view for the first time.
Photo courtesy of the Nasher


March 14 is the last day for the Queen Nefertari’s Egypt exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum. Check the website for ticket information. Next up is Turner’s Modern World, showcasing the work of British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner. The exhibit opens May 9.

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-332-8451, kimbellart.org


Photo courtesy of Stage West Theatre

In Search of the Sublime

Stage West Theatre, stagewest.org/sublime-faq

The goal of the Moonrise Initiative is to offer solace, wonder and escape. We like the way that sounds. Moonrise producers are working with Stage West in the virtual presentation of In Search of the Sublime. Using suggestions from the online audience, “the cleansing power of running and some truly excellent music,” viewers will participate in the interactive show. We’ll let Moonrise describe it further: “You’re on the run, you’re chasing a feeling, any feeling. You stop to catch your breath. Suddenly, you are on a stage in a body that looks exactly like and nothing like your own. You are surrounded by four peculiar strangers and a cheeky announcer who are trying to conjure something … monumental. And they can’t do it without you.” Intrigued? We are. Plus, they provide a list of five objects (one is your favorite beverage to order in a bar) to take on your search for the sublime. See website for more info and prices.

Through March 21


Dallas Blooms

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, 214-515-6615, dallasarboretum.org

Despite February’s freeze, the spring-blooming plants should be fine for the annual floral festival. This year’s  theme is “America the Beautiful,” with the focus each week on one of six regions in the U.S.: New England, Southwest, West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, South. Along with more than 500,000 tulips and other flowers, azaleas and Japanese cherry trees, visitors can enjoy tasting and cooking classes; wine and beer pairings; live music and other entertainment for adults and children; book signings and speakers; and special Easter events. Reserve tickets for timed entry; check the website for information concerning health and safety procedures.

Through April 11


Photo courtesy of A24 Films


Magnolia at the Modern, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, themodern.org/film/minari

A Grand Jury Prize winner at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Minari is the story of a Korean-American family who leaves Los Angeles for an Arkansas farm. The father, played by actor Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), wants to grow Korean vegetables and be a better provider for his family. Things get a bit more complicated — and sometimes comical —  when the wife’s grandmother joins the couple to help with their two children. The story threads are many: cultural differences, the balance of marriage and work, what it’s like being a parent. And, as the saying goes, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry.

March 5-14