In Fort Worth's celebrated Cultural District, visitors can explore museums and historical buildings that are acclaimed for their architecture, the quality of their collections, and the programs they offer. The Cultural District is one mile west of downtown, easily walkable in a relaxing, park-like setting. Learn more
The Arts Council along with other Cultural District members encourage Fort Worth residents to support local organizations this holiday season! You can give the gift of experience with nonprofit memberships (with special holiday sales and perks!), participate in online programming, and safely patronize our Cultural District organizations.
We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!
Cultural District Gift Ideas
This holiday season, give the gift of membership to someone you love and help us give our community access to great American art every day! When you gift membership to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, you give behind-the-scenes access to the art, invitations to members-only events, and opportunities to connect with other art enthusiasts in our community. Plus, every membership helps support the Carter’s mission of providing the best examples of American creativity to the Fort Worth community, free of charge.
Your gift recipient will also have the chance to be the first to see the hit of the holiday season—Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington! This nationally touring exhibition is making its last stop in Fort Worth. Mythmakers is the first exhibition to explore the unexpected resonances between the two blockbuster artists. Featuring the best examples of their work on loan from collections across the country, it’s the perfect activity for your out-of-town holiday guests. You won’t want to miss it!
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center brings you a celebration of holiday traditions, cultures, and cuisines. The Arts Center Presents Cultural Kitchen is a new video series where we will celebrate our diversity and histories as viewers will explore and learn how to prepare culturally rich dishes while listening to unique stories passed down from generation to generation.
Now more than ever, it’s important to lift everyone up by sharing our community’s unique values. In partnership with Opal’s Farm, the Arts Center will share proceeds of donations received during these programs to support its mission to tackle Tarrant County food deserts.
HELLO GRANDPARENTS: EXPERIENCE GIFTS ARE THE NEW “I LOVE YOU!”
If you are a grandparent or favorite aunt, gifting a Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, family memberships are ideal. Parents want to encourage curiosity and innovation; they just don’t want to step on tiny LEGOs at 3 am.
With this gift package, you can encourage your future engineer while reducing the number of tiny plastic building pieces strewn all over the house. Family Memberships start at $130. Membership perks: Reciprocal admission at over 300 other Museums and Science centers. Free general admission, Free parking, Members-only hours and events. If you are looking for something to unwrap with your membership gift, the Museum has lunch bags, totes, and more we can include at no extra charge. Become a member by clicking here or call membership at 817-255-9531 to learn more.
Queen Nefertari’s Egypt is a showcase of female power and influence during the height of ancient Egyptian civilization. At the heart of the exhibition is Queen Nefertari, one of the most celebrated queens of ancient Egypt and the beloved royal wife of the great pharaoh Ramesses II. Called “the one for whom the sun shines,” Nefertari and other women of ancient Egypt are brought to life through 230 objects from temples, tombs, palaces, and the artisan village of Deir el-Medina, presenting the richness of Egyptian culture some 3,000 years ago.
For shoppers in search of unique gifts for everyone on their list, the Kimbell has prepared a helpful gift guide that features holiday favorites and inspiring bestsellers from the Museum Shop. Kimbell members can save on these festive finds with 20% off all merchandise from November 3 through 22. Non-members can join to receive this and other exclusive discounts, free admission to all special exhibitions, and much more. In collaboration with the holiday sale, the Kimbell Café will debut an afternoon tea service perfect for a cold winter day. Patrons can choose between a selection of fragrant loose-leaf teas accompanied by a sweet or savory item.
For all this and more, visit the Kimbell this holiday season.
Purchase a gift membership at any level and receive a complimentary copy of Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings to wrap up with your gift. This beautiful, gilded-edged coffee table book complements an entire year of discovering and celebrating modern and contemporary artists, like Robyn O’Neil, who are making art that reflects today’s cultural landscape.
Give the gift that provides connection and community all year long. Members receive unlimited free admission, plus access to enriching self-guided and virtual programs.
Modern Gift cards are available, as well, the perfect present for the museum enthusiast, film-goer, or Modern Shop lover.
THE MODERN LIGHTS
November 27–January 17
The Modern trees will be illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby will be treated to a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities from the galleries. The museum is open with free gallery admission until 8 pm on Fridays.
A Motown Christmas, December 1-12
Enjoy your favorite holiday hits, Motown style! From The Jackson 5 to the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to The Temptations, these festive and smooth renditions of the Christmas classics are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! This show is suitable for most audiences.
Jingle All the Way, December 5-20
Your favorite holiday hits, sung by your favorite holiday characters! Join Frosty, Rudolph and Jingle the Elf in singing songs such as Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town and many, many more! During the show, craft an ornament to take home for your tree, and don’t forget to order extra marshmallows for your hot chocolate! An appearance by the jolliest elf of all, Santa Claus, wraps up the concert. Craft materials are included with ticket purchase. Drinks are served tableside and are not included in the price of the ticket. This show suitable for all audiences.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor and celebrate women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West. The Museum proudly celebrates living and deceased honorees who represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures. Established in 1975, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing the legacy of the American cowgirl through its collection of historical art, artifacts, and memorabilia of western women who embody the cowgirl spirit and ethos.
A National Cowgirl Museum membership makes a wonderful gift for this holiday season. It is the gift that keeps on giving all year long! Family memberships start at just $60 and each 1-year membership includes free admission to the National Cowgirl Museum, Cattle Raisers Museum, and Fort Worth Museum of Science and History plus free museum parking and invitations to members-only special events and more!
Your membership donation is tax-deductible and will help support the Museum’s programming and overall operations.
Order your Cowgirl membership by Monday, December 14 to allow time for delivery before Christmas. Your gift membership package also includes a special holiday card letting the recipient know it is from you!
From December 3-12, the 2020 Stetson Cowboy Christmas will be held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, home to the legendary Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
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Escape the chaos and join the tranquil retreat of nature. Give the gift of a membership.
Admission to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and BRIT
Reciprocal admission at over 300 botanic gardens and arboreta
Discounts to classes and family programs
Discounts to Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and BRIT gift shops and plant sales
Invitations to events and member-only hours