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René Castro, Víctor Jara, 1986, screenprint on paper Photos courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-1933,

¡Printing the Revolution! The Carter’s new exhibition spotlights the history of printmaking from the 1960s to the present by Chicano artists whose work coincided with social movements such as education reform, feminism, and civil and labor rights. Techniques and styles are wide-ranging; satire is a popular theme, and the use of bold colors common. Feb. 20-May 8

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell St., 817-738-9215,

Recent Acquisitions 2002-2022 This wide-ranging show celebrates the museum’s 20th year in the Tadao Ando building and focuses on works acquired since then. The exhibit is grouped by genres and themes set up on different floors of the Modern. Check out works from the titans of pop art (Murakami and Warhol), Kehinde Wiley and his modern portraiture, and Melissa Miller’s allegorical animal paintings. Nicholas Nixon’s The Brown Sisters, 45 photographs taken yearly of his wife and siblings, comes out of the vault for the first time in four years. Feb. 26-April 24

Jammie Holmes, Carrying Caskets #1, 2021, acrylic and oil pastels on canvas Photos courtesy of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 N. Harwood St., 214-922-1200,

Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form A Mexican-American scholar and artist who lived in the Dallas area, Medellín was instrumental in shaping the Texas art scene. This first-ever retrospective looks at the evolution of his career, with more than 80 works, including 30 sculptures, on display. Medellín’s work often coincided with the climate of the times, from his experiences in post-revolutionary Mexico to the lynchings of men of color in the United States. He also created large-scale public works including mosaic murals and stained-glass windows, many of which still exist. Feb. 6-Jan. 15, 2023


Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Bass Performance Hall, 330 E. 4th St., 817-665-6000,

The Pops Series: Back to the Future Celebrate the 1980s blockbuster as the orchestra performs the familiar musical score live and in sync with the film, which will be shown on the big screen at Bass Hall. Ron Spigelman conducts. Feb. 11-13


Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N. Field St., Dallas, 214-428-5555,

National Geographic Live Speaker Series The guest lecture program includes leaders in science covering a range of topics including mammoth cloning, conservation and underwater photography. The talks are delivered in The Hoglund Foundation Theater; individual tickets are available.

Feb. 16, How to Clone a Mammoth Learn how evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro uses ancient DNA to examine the causes of extinction and possible ways to help save endangered species.

April 6, The Secret Life of Bears Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant studies North American black bears and grizzlies to find ways to protect them as they navigate the modern world.

May 4, Wild Seas, Secret Shores Conservation photographer Thomas Peschak documents the beauty of underwater life and wild coastlines.

Biologist Beth Shapiro in the field Photo by Tyler Kuhn


Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

8525 Garland Road, 214-515-6615,

Dallas Blooms This year’s theme is Birds in Paradise as the arboretum shakes off winter with massings of color from 500,000 spring-blooming plants, including 100 varieties of bulbs, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. The six-week event includes a quartet of oversize peacock topiaries trailing “tail feathers” made up of bright flowers. Programs include bird flight shows, bird talks, Easter events, book signings and speakers, live music, tasting and cooking classes, plus much more. Feb. 19-April 10

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., 817-463-4160,

Butterflies in the Garden Visitors have a chance to walk among one of the largest collections of live, exotic butterflies in a controlled climate during this six-week exhibit. All tickets, available online or at the door, are timed entries. Feb. 25-April 10

Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden


Photo by Vincent Munier

Magnolia at the Modern

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 817-738-9215,

The Velvet Queen A French documentary tracks the famously elusive snow leopard through the Tibetan highlands. Renowned nature photographer/director Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson’s quest, the visual master instructing the wordsmith on the subtle art of waiting. As much about learning to see as it is about the moment of discovery, the film rewards patience with poetic beauty. Feb. 11-13

The Worst Person in the World By turns fun, smart, troubling and sexy, the modern dramedy with a Scandinavian accent follows a 30-year-old woman (played by Renate Reinsve) on her search for love and significance — the meaning of life in any language. The third film in director Joachim Trier’s Oslo Trilogy, it navigates the dark waters of existential choices that lead to self-discovery. Feb. 18-20

Renate Reinsve won the 2021 best performance award at the Festival de Cannes for her role in The Worst Person in the World. Photo courtesy of Neon


Major Attaway Photo by Hannah Midkiff Photography

Downtown Cowtown at the Isis

2401 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817-808-6390, 

Major Attaway: The Genie’s Jukebox Fort Worth native Major Attaway holds a record-setting 1,500-plus performance run as Genie in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. A popular voice talent, too, he tackles a new genre in his original cabaret roadshow, exploring a different, slightly evil version of the famous lamp-bound character. Not an Aladdin fan? You may know the actor from the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. He also has a Twitch channel on which he livestreams video games while performing all the voices. Feb. 12

Texas Ballet Theater


A Tchaikovsky Evening TBT presents a triple bill in this mixed repertoire program featuring multiple short ballets, all of which use music by the Russian composer. The lineup includes Serenade, the first original ballet created by George Balanchine after his move to the U.S. The choreographer’s homage to the path a dancer takes from beginner to ballerina originally was used as an instructional piece. Balanchine wove it into a story, complete with missteps such as a dancer falling and another arriving late to class. Star Crossed, choreographed by TBT artistic director Ben Stevenson, is a fresh take on the story of Romeo and Juliet. Also included in the program is a new ballet: Violin Concerto in D, from Tim O’Keefe, TBT’s associate artistic director. Feb. 11-13, Wyly Theatre, Dallas; Feb. 18-20, Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth

Texas Ballet Theater’s Alexandra Farber Photo by Steven Visneau


Amphibian Stage

120 S. Main St., Fort Worth, 817-923-3012,

The Pleasure Trials Two women experience the highs and lows of creating a female libido enhancement drug. They find willing participants and success, but the pressure to succeed is almost too much to handle. Feb. 11-27

Jubilee Theatre

506 Main St., Fort Worth, 817-338-4411,

Lil & Satchmo This musical love story features the work of Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin Armstrong, the jazz great’s second wife, who also was an accomplished musician. Even after his death, their ties remained strong. Through Feb. 27  

Stage West

821/823 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-784-9378,

On the Exhale In this one-woman show, a regional premiere, Dana Schultes plays a college professor who’s a victim of gun violence yet is drawn to the same weapon used against her. Through Feb. 20

Emma Grace Freeman as Matilda Photo by Chip Tompkins

Casa Mañana

3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 817-332-2272,

Matilda the Musical Celebrate the power of imagination thanks to a young girl’s smarts, courage and special powers. Feb. 4-13