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Cultural District Gift Ideas

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!

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60th Birthday Bash

Meetup at the Carter for anticipated exhibitions, our 60th Birthday Bash, artist talks, art-connecting activities, and more on Saturday, September 25. Plus, two new exhibitions Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair and Imagined Realism: Scott and Stuart Gentling debut. That evening, come ready to celebrate 60 years of the Carter with food trucks, fireworks, and live music with Shakey Graves!


Whether you’re an art aficionado or a social butterfly looking to explore the cultural district, join our email list and stay tuned for upcoming events. 


Now | Contemporary 2021

July 23 – September 4, 2021


Presented by Art Room

Juried by Dr. Lauren Cross

BNSF Gallery

Art Room presents its annual juried exhibition Now | Contemporary 2021 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, which features a compelling group of artworks in a variety of media.

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Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society  

Through September 5, 2021 

Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon presents nearly 70 of the finest examples of Asian art in the United States. Showcasing an extraordinary range of bronzes, ceramics and metalwork, this exhibition reveals great achievements in Asian art spanning more than two millennia. 


Summer Happy Hours in the Kimbell Cafe

Fridays, August 6–27 | 5–7 pm 

Featuring musicians from Allegro Guitar Society. Wine, beer, and light snacks available for purchase. 10% discount on beverages for Kimbell members during Happy Hour.

Simply show your membership card at time of purchase. Reservations not required 

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Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas 

June 20, 2021 - October 10, 2021 

Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, features the artist’s most significant works and examines his contribution to the development of abstraction over a span of nearly five decades. The exhibition highlights the close relationship between the artist’s paintings, drawings, prints, and pastels, which are rarely shown together. The Shape of Ideas presents 49 paintings and 42 works on paper that reflect the many phases of a long and varied approach to artmaking. 

Image Credit: 

Sean Scully 
Chelsea Wall #1, 1999 
Oil on linen 
110 x 132 inches 
Gift of John J. Hannan, 2010. 
Image courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2020. 
© Sean Scully


Twelve Mighty Orphans – Behind the Scenes: Laura Wilson 

Through August 8 

Twelve Mighty Orphans – Behind the Scenes: Laura Wilson will be on display at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame! This exhibition showcases 2019 Cowgirl Honoree Laura Wilson and props from the new film by Sony Pictures Classics, 12 Mighty Orphans. This is a partnership with the Fort Worth Film Commission, a division of Visit Fort Worth. 


Photo credit: Laura Wilson 


Texas Bee Oasis

Through November 28, 2021 

Dallas-based artist Jen Rose crafts tiny sculpture that is not only beautiful, it helps equally tiny pollinators as they go about their work of supporting plants and our ecosystems. Sculpture exhibit viewing is included with the price of general admission. 


After Hours in the Garden

September 10 

Enjoy the beauty of the Garden after hours! Unwind after a long week, bring your friends, bring a date! Relax with an adult beverage, delicious bites, and jazz stylings of the Danny Stone Trio. 

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