CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN
FORT WORTH BOTANICAL GARDEN
MUSIC OF THE ROLLING STONES
JUNE 27, 2014
MUSIC OF THE EAGLES
JUNE 28, 2014
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
JUNE 29, 2014
MAGNOLIA MOTOR LOUNGE PRESENTS: BRANDON RHYDER
MAGNOLIA MOTOR LOUNGE – FORT WORTH
JUNE 29, 2014
Friday Night Drags Fort Worth
Where: Texas Motor Speedway
Your Friday nights just got hotter at Texas Motor Speedway! Friday Night Drags is heads up, street style drag racing. Racing is held on the one-eighth-mile pit road and the events are open to any automobile and any driver. Gates open nightly at 6:00 p.m. Drag Racing or Show-N-Shine entry fee is $20. Spectator entry is $7 at gate 6. Parking is free outside gate 6 in the PSL lot or $20 for infield parking. BYOC – bring your own cooler, just remember no glass!
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist Exhibit Fort Worth
Saturday, 06/14/2014 thru Sunday, 09/07/2014
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art
This summer, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents the traveling exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, the first retrospective of the artist’s paintings in two decades. Organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, this 40-year survey includes works from each period of Archibald John Motley Jr.’s (1891—1981) career. The exhibition is on view at the Amon Carter from June 14 through September 7, 2014; admission is free.
Motley’s scenes of life in the African-American community, often in his hometown of Chicago, depict a parallel universe of labor and leisure and are infused with the rhythms and colors of jazz. His portraits are voyeuristic examinations of race, gender and sexuality. Also included in the exhibition are his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico, as well as works that address slavery and racial stereotypes.
The artist was born in New Orleans and lived and worked in the first half of the 20th century in a predominately white neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest side, a few miles from the city’s growing black community known as “Bronzeville.” At the onset of the Harlem Renaissance—a time of cultural efflorescence for African-Americans in the 1920s—Motley reveled in painting Chicago’s black community during the city’s own cultural renaissance. Motley carefully constructed portraits that depict Chicago’s African-American elites, but he also incorporated scenes of recently disembarked migrants from the South and other communities commonly overlooked.
The artist’s incisive portraits and energetic genre scenes garnered accolades from art critics, launching a productive career. In 1929, after studying at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago, Motley received a Guggenheim Fellowship, funding a year of study in France. During this time he created Blues, a colorful, rhythm-inflected painting of Jazz Age Paris and several canvases that vividly capture the pulse and tempo of “la vie bohème.” Similar in spirit to his Chicago paintings, these Parisian canvases thematically and pictorially extended the geographical boundaries of the Harlem Renaissance, depicting an African diaspora in Paris’s meandering streets and congested cabarets. His bold approach to painting also marked his visits to Mexico in the 1950s. Motley’s work from this period includes satirical, embellished scenes of country life.
LEGO® Castle Adventure Fort Worth
Saturday, 05/24/2014 thru Saturday, 09/13/2014
Where: American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
Builders of all ages are invited to explore, build and play in LEGO® Castle Adventure! In this exhibit kids and their families are transported to a LEGO® kingdom where they too can become master castle builders, using one of the greatest building materials of all time – LEGO bricks.
Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology:
The Exhibition Fort Worth
Saturday, 03/08/2014 thru Sunday, 08/10/2014
Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, opening March 8, 2014, uses the Indiana Jones™ film series as both a starting point and a backdrop for an exciting and entertaining introduction to the real science of field archaeology. Showcasing items from four different collections, Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology is far more than a static display of movie props. Museum-goers learn how archaeology has changed from the mid-20th century, when Indy’s adventures took place, until the present day.