Check out these upcoming November performances and exhibits
Looking for something to do this November? Here are all of the upcoming exhibits and performances coming to the Fort Worth area this month.
FWSO’S DJ CHEEK: BARTÓK AND RACHMANINOFF, MERMAIDS & HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has several concerts in November, including one to get attendees in the holiday spirit. First, principal violist DJ Cheek will take center stage while performing Bartók’s “Viola Concerto,” his final composition. Guest conductor Anna Skryleva of Russia leads
this performance, which also includes Bartók’s folk music-inspired “Hungarian Sketches” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.” Then, principal guest conductor Kevin John Edusei guides the FWSO through Andrew Zemlinsky’s “The Mermaid.” Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale inspired the musical piece, as did Zemlinsky’s own personal heartbreak. The concert will end with Brahms’ second piano concerto featuring pianist Andreas Haefliger. Finally, come “Home for the Holidays” with a program full of Christmas carols and seasonal tunes. Santa will make an appearance during a festive night that is perfect for the whole family.
IF YOU GO
When: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
- Mermaids — Nov. 17-19
- Home for the Holidays — Nov. 24-26
Where: 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth
Contact: 817-665-6000, fwsymphony.org
I’M PROUD OF YOU
The world premiere of “I’m Proud of You” shares former Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer Tim Madigan’s story of how an interview with a children’s television icon started a life-changing friendship. Fred Rogers helped Madigan become a better husband, brother and father and mend several relationships along the way. Madigan has adapted his book by the same title for the stage, along with Harry Parker.
IF YOU GO
When: Through Nov. 11
Where: Circle Theatre, 230 W. 4th St., Fort Worth
Contact: 817-877-3040, circletheatre.com
CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD TEXAN
ICE! Featuring Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is taking over the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine. Tunnels, frozen slides and larger-than-life sculptures carved from over 2 million pounds of brightly colored ice make this an immersive showplace based on the classic holiday story. There is no time limit on the 17,000-square-foot, walk-through experience and tickets can be purchased online.
IF YOU GO
When: Nov. 10-Dec. 31
Where: Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine
Contact: 817-778-1000, christmasatgaylordtexan.marriott.com
JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE SMITH: MEMORY MAP
“Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map” is the largest and most comprehensive showing of the artist’s work to date. The retrospective features drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures created over nearly five decades and offers new ways in which to consider Native American art. The pieces engage with contemporary modes of art making, including abstraction and reflections on American pop art and neo-Expressionism. Smith, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, incorporated these artistic traditions with concepts from her own cultural practices.
IF YOU GO
When: Through Jan. 21, 2024
Where: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth
Contact: 817-738-9215, themodern.org
“Bonnard’s Worlds” is the Kimbell Art Museum’s first exhibition dedicated to the French painter Pierre Bonnard. Bonnard found inspiration through natural spaces, intimate interiors and the people he encountered near home and through travels in Paris, Normandy and the French Riviera. The exhibition reunites 70 of Bonnard’s finest paintings and includes some of his most celebrated works from museums
in Europe and the United States. Some pieces come from private collections around the world.
IF YOU GO
When: Nov. 5 – Jan. 28, 2024
Where: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth
Contact: 817-332-8451, kimbellart.org
COME TO COLORADO & THE WORLD OUTSIDE: LOUISE NEVELSON AT MIDCENTURY
The “Come to Colorado” exhibit pulls from the Amon Carter’s Fred and Jo Mazzulla Collection, which features 19th-century photographs from W.J. Carpenter, Joseph M. Collier and William Henry Jackson. The visuals showcase the history of Colorado, documenting the settlement and promotion of the area as an outdoor playground while the mining industry took off in the late 19th century. “The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury” focuses on Nevelson’s midcentury sculptures and works on paper. The 50 works in the Carter’s exhibit will be on view together for the first time in thematic sections that explore Nevelson’s identity and significance as an artist of her time.
IF YOU GO
When: Colorado & Nevelson — Through Jan. 7, 2024
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth
Contact: 817-738-1933, cartermuseum.org