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By Debbie AndersonNovember 24, 2021December 30th, 2021No Comments



Studio View (Chop Suey), ca. 1930s, watercolor on paper

Milton Avery

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

The winter shows at Fort Worth’s major museums are all worth taking the time to soak in a little culture during the holidays. New to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the vibrant Milton Avery exhibition. With 70 pieces in the comprehensive show, you’ll see why he was highly regarded for his deft touch with color, especially in his landscapes and portraits. He was befriended by Mark Rothko while living in New York City in the 1930s, and Avery’s use of color and simple shapes influenced his fellow artist. Through Jan. 30


How the West was filmed

Dec. 19 will be a “gather around the TV” night, especially for those living in Fort Worth, Granbury and Weatherford, as Taylor Sheridan’s 1883 makes its debut on Paramount+. (If you don’t subscribe, we advise you not to wait until 10 minutes before the show to do so. Technical difficulties do happen.) A teaser trailer made an appearance during the season four premiere of Yellowstone, Sheridan’s hit contemporary Western set in Montana. Much of 1883, a prequel starring Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, was shot in the area, including the Fort Worth’s Stockyards, which were closed to the public during filming. Sheridan has deep Texas roots as he went to high school in Fort Worth and now has a ranch in Parker County.

Photo courtesy of Carla Curry


The escaramuza are the female rodeo queens of Mexico. Check them out Jan. 30 at an all-day competition. Photo courtesy FWSSR

Back in the saddle with the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

This “legendary” event, Jan. 14-Feb. 5, returns with a full lineup of livestock shows, rodeos, concerts and, of course, the auction finale. Events actually kick off Jan. 10 with the Chisholm Challenge Horse Show, where physically and mentally challenged equestrians from local therapeutic programs get to show off their equestrian skills and win prizes. It’s inspiring for participants and the audience. The All Western Parade (Jan. 15) always draws a crowd to downtown. There are numerous special events, too, such as fiddle showdowns, Sip & Shop wine tastings, a presentation of Zorro by Fort Worth Opera and much more. Wander through the barns and check out the livestock, everything from horses to rabbits. Rodeo events are held nightly. Schedule and tickets fwssr.com