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The best art exhibits you should attend in Fort Worth this month

By David ArkinFebruary 6, 2024February 9th, 2024No Comments

Exhibits coming to Fort Worth this month

Photo courtesy of Amon Carter Museum of American Art

STROKES OF ART IN THE SQUARE
Southlake Town Hall
1400 Main St., Southlake, artinthesquare.com

The 10th annual “Strokes of Art in the Square” will kick off the festivities for this April’s Art in the Square. Strokes will be 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Southlake Town Hall. The Southlake Women’s Club Foundation will present the Northeast Tarrant County charities selected as this year’s beneficiaries of Art in the Square. Guests can enjoy artwork by featured artists who will also participate in Art in the Square (April 26-28). Guests also can vote for the People’s Choice award; voting will remain open through March 10. Feb. 18

 

TRESPASSERS: JAMES PROSEK AND THE TEXAS PRAIRIE
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-1933, cartermuseum.org

Artist and naturalist James Prosek found inspiration in the disappearing native Texas prairies for this collection. Less than 1% of native Texas prairies are still in existence, so Prosek traveled to grassland habitats, including urban restoration projects and unplowed remnant prairies, to record the rich plant and wildlife present in these spaces. A new large-scale silhouette painting, watercolor portraits of plants, and trompe l’oeil clay and bronze sculptures of wildflowers highlight “Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie.” Through May 12

 

TYLER CASEY — BANG BANG
Artspace111
111 Hampton St., Fort Worth, 817-692-3228, artspace111.com

Artist Tyler Casey pays homage to the cliches of the West through his exhibition, “Bang, Bang.” It is part self-referential memory and part fever dream of Texan vibrato. Explorations of Texas include rodeos, cowboys, oil tycoons and the fast food joint Whataburger. Nostalgia, biography and summers in West Texas shape the lens through which Casey paints. His work is influenced by the formality of classical painting, but Casey creates a new conversation about the West. Feb. 8-March 16 

 

DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD: THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-332-4441, fwbg.org

Animatronic dinosaurs are stepping into the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The “Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors” exhibit was created in collaboration with Dr. Gregory M. Erickson, one of 150 full-time professional dinosaur paleontologists in the world. A multilayered narrative helps the animatronic dinosaurs bring the “Age of Reptiles” back to life again. Through May 30

 

T.REX: THE ULTIMATE PREDATOR
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St., Dallas, 214-428-5555, perotmuseum.org

Experience the story of T-Rex, the most iconic dinosaur in the world, through life-sized models, fossil casts and interactive elements. “T.rex: The Ultimate Predator” looks at the hunter’s sensory abilities and social behaviors while tracking the dinosaur’s evolution from a superfamily that included more than two dozen species and spanned 100 million years. The exhibit also includes recent discoveries about the dinosaur and shows how paleontologists study fossils to understand the biology and behavior of T-Rex. Through Sept. 22