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The city’s downtown has been named the best downtown in America, and for good reason. Fort Worth is a perfect mixture of cowboy culture and urban amenities.

Upcoming Events

"Robert Motherwell: Pure Painting"

June 4-Sept. 17

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

This is the first presentation in more than a quarter century to fully examine the mastery of Robert Motherwell (1915–1991), a major figure who shaped postwar art. Beginning with the abstracted-figurative works that dominated Motherwell’s first decade of painting in the early 1940s, the exhibition highlights the subsequent key series that defined his oeuvre, offering new insights into his evolution as an artist.

Water Lantern Festival

June 24

Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

The Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the United States include food, games, activities, vendors, music, and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water.

“Texas Juried Exhibition”

June 24-Aug. 26

Artspace111, 111 Hampton St.

The 10th annual “Texas Juried Exhibition” is a competitive juried exhibition open to Texas-based artists that begins with an online call for contemporary artwork. Art includes paintings, prints, drawings, photography, and digital images. Submitted artwork is juried by Vicki Meek, artist, independent curator, writer, and 2021 Texas Artist of the Year; Clare Milliken, assistant curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Luis Purón, executive director, Rockport Center for the Arts.

"Jammie Holmes: Make the Revolution Irresistible"

Aug. 13–Nov. 26

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

Like artists Gordon Parks and Faith Ringgold, Jammie Holmes reacts to the social turmoil of his generation, creating works imbued with courage and determination. The social and economic struggles of his hometown, Thibodaux, Louisiana, inspire the artist to explore history and community in imagery that ranges from Black soldiers in Vietnam to home life to individuals mourning the passing of loved ones. Mixing loose figuration with symbolism and combining images, words, and letters, his paintings are infused with layers of meaning.

The June 2023 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

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