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Check out these December events and exhibits

By David ArkinDecember 4, 2023December 11th, 2023No Comments

Check out these December events and exhibits

CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD TEXAN

Gaylord Texan 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, 817-778-1000, christmasatgaylordtexan.marriott.com “ICE!” featuring Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is taking over the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. 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. Through Dec. 31

EXHIBITS

JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE SMITH: MEMORY MAP 

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

“Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map” is the largest and most comprehensive showing of the artist’s work to date. Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, 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. Smith, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, incorporated these artistic traditions with concepts from her own cultural practices. Through Jan. 21, 2024

LIGHTSCAPE & FLORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN

Fort Worth Botanic Garden 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-463-4160, fwbg.org 

The international sensation “Lightscape” is back at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for a second consecutive year. Light-filled installations, 80% of which are newly designed since last year, will immerse guests in dazzling displays during this nightly event. During peak visiting days, Santa will stop by, too. Tickets are required for entry and can be purchased through the Botanic Garden website. The Botanic Garden also has a new origami-inspired sculptures on display. The 18 metal sculptures are made by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box. Birds, grazing deer, flowers, and emerging butterflies can be found among the sculptures, which celebrate the process of plant pollination. Robert J. Lang, Michael G. LaFosse and Beth Johnson, all masters of paper folding, collaborated on the exhibit. The colorful artwork is designed to inspire, educate and entertain. Lightscape-Through Jan. 1, 2024; FLORIGAMI-Through Feb. 14, 2024