“I feel like my past is getting away from me,” said Opal Lee, who founded the institution 20 years ago. She said the collection was unharmed.
Opal Lee, who helped make Juneteenth a federal holiday, is a founding board member, and her granddaughter Dione Sims will be the museum’s director.
The planned center will be named after Fred Rouse, a Black man who was lynched in the city of Fort Worth in 1921.
Printmaking, especially screen printing, has been a key tool for Chicanos to communicate who they are and what they care about since the 1960s.
Robyn O’Neil’s oversized, multi-panel graphite drawings resemble a graphic novel told across multiple walls and rooms. This narrative storytelling makes sense, as O’Neil’s cited influences are more literary than artistic.
FORT WORTH, Texas — The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, arguably already has one of the best museum buildings in the world. The Louis Kahn-designed structure, with its rows of vaulted ceilings in concrete and celebrated “silvery” light gives the displayed art a unique monumentality, whether it’s the natural sunlight dissipated through the curved skylights or the illumination haloed in the ceiling’s arches.
FORT WORTH, Texas —Some Modernist landscapes are so futuristic, so weirdly alien in their urban surroundings, they look like sets for a sci-fi movie. In the case of the “Fort Worth Water Gardens” designed by Philip Johnson with partner John Burgee, the immense shapes of concrete that rise up topographically into a mountain and descend into a watery vortex are both a 1970s vision of public space and the setting for one of the era’s dystopian films.