The modern landscape and Egyptian royalty While the cabinet cards exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is the headliner show, don’t miss “Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce” on the second floor. Spruce is considered a master of the modernist landscape, and his work appears in major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A native of Arkansas, he painted vivid scenes of the Gulf Coast and West Texas. He moved to Dallas in 1926, and eventually took a position at what would become the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Later in life, he was on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where died at the age of 94 after an illustrious career. The show runs through Nov. 1; check the website for upcoming online events related to this exhibit. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-1933, cartermuseum.org.
Coming attractions In December, look for the Carter’s opening of “Mitch Epstein: Property Rights,” the first museum exhibition of the photographer’s large format series documenting protest sites across America, from Standing Rock to the Texas border. The show runs Dec. 22-Feb. 28. At the Kimbell Art Museum, a late fall exhibit celebrates the wives of pharaohs during the New Kingdom period (1550-1070) and includes objects such as papyrus manuscripts, jewelry, statues and mummies. “Queen Nefertari’s Egypt” opens Nov. 15. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-332-8451, kimbellart.org
Garden therapy Dallas art institutions have reopened, including the Nasher Sculpture Center, one of our favorite places for quiet contemplation. The outdoor galleries are perfect for social distancing. The bonus is seeing works by many of the great artists of the world — Willem de Kooning, Joan Miró, Richard Serra — as well as the architecture of Renzo Piano and Peter Walker, who designed the landscaping. Walk under the willows, listen to the burble of the fountains. It’s the perfect way to relax and find peace in the great outdoors. Check out the Nasher website for health and safety protocols. 2001 Flora St., Dallas, 214-242-5100, nashersculpturecenter.org