TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE MODERN - FREE LECTURE SERIES
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post–World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation. The Modern promotes understanding and interest in art and artists through curatorial research and publications, and a variety of educational programs, including lectures, guided tours, classes, and workshops.
The collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is comprised of nearly 3,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and prints. The majority of works in the collection are dated between 1945 and the present. All major, international movements are represented, including Abstract Expressionism; British, German, French, and American Pop; Color Field Painting; Minimalism; Conceptualism; Post-Minimalism; New Image Painting, and Neo-Expressionism. Pop and Minimalism are particularly strong, as is German art of the 1970s and 1980s.
FREE Lecture Series at The Modern:
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each
Tuesday from September 10 through November 19. Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum's auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm
and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The Museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series (general admission applies).
Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers, as well as a fine dining menu, on Tuesday nights during the lecture series. Enjoy the Café Modern experience before or after the lecture; seating is available from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. For reservations, call 817.840.2157 or visit www.themodern.org/cafe.
Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum's collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators' perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts or subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes or using the RSS feed in your preferred program.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibition)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free the first Sunday of every month and half-price every Wednesday.
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Sat-Sun10 am-3 pm
Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert
10 am-4:30 pm
The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day,
Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
An American classic – the Diner. To me, a diner simply signifies comfort food and quick service at a modest price. This holds true with the Original Market Diner on Harry Hines Blvd in Dallas, Texas.
As an avid traveler, I do enjoy chic and upscale restaurants that offer a taste of the territory, but there are times when I prefer something more familiar. The large chain restaurants that can be found all over America, such as Applebee’s, The Cheesecake Factory, & TGIFriday’s are ‘safe’ choice for travelers, because you know the menu, pricing and what to expect from the service. The same is true for a diner, which is always my preferred stop over the chain restaurants because a diner signifies ‘home away from home’ but offers local flavor and modest prices.
I visited the Original Market Diner for breakfast and it was a busy morning but our group was seated right away. Set in typical diner décor, with checkered floors and 50’s style chairs and tables, along with black and white photos that line the walls, I felt a relatable comfort.
Breakfast choices include all the familiar favorites along with specialty dishes such as raisin bread french toast, the Mexican scrambler, or chili & cheese omelets. Our friendly and welcoming waitress took the time to recommend her favorite dish – eggs benedict – which did not disappoint!
A great meal at a great price with great service! What more could you ask for?
OCHO Restaurant in the trendy diverse Park Cities neighborhood offers upscale Mexican cuisine in a casual atmosphere.
I visited the restaurant on a warm evening during the month of May and sat on the second floor outdoor patio. The setting was serene and comfortable, and I was in awe over the décor, which included hanging art pieces crafted of natural wood.
The service was outstanding and the cuisine, paired with wine, was divine! Executive Chef Joel Harloff offers main dishes such as Oaxacan Duck Breast and Wild Boar Spare Ribs to Mexican White Shrimp + Jicama or Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos. I chose one of the evening specials - a Vital Farms Chicken dish - local pasture raised ancho roasted half chicken, radicchio-spinach salad, and tempura green beans with guajillo aioli. The chicken has an obvious organic taste and the meal was prepared to perfection.
8411 Preston Road, Suite 132,
Dallas, TX 75225
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If you’ve never been to Texas, stop momentarily and let the photographs flow through your mind as you imagine it. Before my first visit, I visualized cowboys, rodeos, longhorns, Stetson hats and rhinestone boots. When I arrived in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, the snapshots I envisioned were brought to life.
Fort Worth, dubbed as “The City of Cowboys and Culture” is shaped by its downtown revitalization and urban renewal, its world-renowned cultural arts district, and rich pride in its Western heritage. A taste of this heritage can be savored in the Stockyards, a national historic district that offers: the Cowtown Coliseum’s rodeo’s and wild west shows; the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame; the world’s only daily cattle drive; and the “World’s Largest Honky-Tonk”, along with a plethora of restaurant choices, shopping, saloons, and accommodations.
The infamous club known as Billy Bob’s Texas is an absolute must on the itinerary. From live bull riding in the indoor arena to live country music by the nation’s top performers, this venue is more than just a boot-scootin’ bar, it’s a family friendly entertainment destination. Inside the expansive facility that can host up to 6,000 people, you will find: a celebrity handprint wall of fame, actual burger buns signed by famous musicians, pool tables and arcade games, along with a barbeque burger restaurant. My favorite of all the attractions was the Photo Bull, which offers a souvenir picture - that now hangs on my wall at home. Note: For out of town visitors with children, make sure to check the age policy before stopping by. The family friendly facility is in fact an alcohol serving bar, therefore parents are required to accompany the little ones.
Located in the heart of this historic district is the Stockyards Hotel – which is notably famous as being a hideout for the legendary outlaws Bonnie & Clyde. Beautifully restored to its original elegance and grandeur, every guestroom is unique in its décor reflecting the era of the Old West and the early 19th century. For over 100 years, cowboys and cattle barons, kings and queens of country music, and even an outlaw or two have found comfort and true southern hospitality at the Stockyards Hotel.
Maverick Fine Western Wear
I experienced a ‘first’while browsing the unique shops that offer Texas attire and tourist gifts. I was able to take a break during my shopping excursion and have myself a ‘cold one’ – all without leaving the store! Prop yourself on a stool at the bar, take a load off – then resume shopping. Two fantastic stores in the Stockyards District are: Fincher's White Front Western Wear and Maverick Fine Western Wear, which both offer big belt buckles, custom hats, and a variety of boots in all styles and colors – for those of you that want to not only feel like a Texan, but look like one too!
My dining experience at the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro was top notch. The service was that of true southern hospitality. Being female, the server took my order before the other guests at the table, and then proceeded to serve my drink and food before the others. Honestly, I was a bit taken back by this, especially since I have spent years arguing that women shouldn’t be treated any differently than men. But this experience left me craving for more chivalry!
With a menu influenced by all of the ingredients and cultures that have been a part of the West, Chef and Owner Tim Love bring to the table an inventive selection of steaks and seafood, along with dishes such as Wagyu Tomahawk, Kangaroo Carpaccio, Rocky Mountain Elk Ribeye, Wild Boar, and Rabbit & Rattlesnake. Of the dozens of restaurants I had the pleasure of enjoying during my visit to Texas, the Lonesome Dove takes first prize.
Top 6 Reasons to Visit:
Horseback Riding/Cattle drives/Rodeos
Saloons and shopping
Minutes from the Dallas Cowboys Stadium
Elk Sliders at Lonesome Dove
Being treated with an honest respect – better known as “southern hospitality”
The unique 68-acre, 19-block neighborhood known as the Dallas Arts District is home to some of the finest architecture in the world. The striking Dallas skyline boasts architectural wonders by I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and Edward Larrabee Barnes.
The photo gallery below pictures the Meyerson Symphony Center, which was designed by I.M. Pei. Pei describes the exterior glass as “lenses”,which became part of a bold and intriguing geometry to encourage people to enter the building. Also pictured is an eye-catching painting on the side of an indoor parking garage, and the Teammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.
The Dallas Center for Architecture gives an educational walking tour of this area twice a month, or simply stroll down Flora Street and have some fun pointing out these architectural marvels.
To learn more about the city’s leading visual and performing arts institutions, within the arts district, click here.
Upcoming events and helpful links to plan your visit are available on the Dallas Arts District website.
A Gathering AIDS Benefit, Texas Ballet Theater, photo credit: Robert Hart
In the heart of the Dallas Arts District, is the AT&T Performing Arts Center, which contains some of the finest performance venues in the world.
From free performances to the Lexus Broadway Series and top concerts, the AT&T Performing Arts Center offers world class venues, magnificent architectural design, and an unparalleled commitment to the arts.
Scroll below for a quick look at the gorgeous and diverse array of venue options.
For a schedule of upcoming shows, visit: www.attpac.org
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House - a stunning 2,200 seat venue
Dubbed as one of the top opera houses in the world, the venue is a modern version of the traditional horseshoe-shaped European opera house, and provides an intimate space with superior acoustics and a phenomenal Starlight Chandelier. The Winspear Opera House is home to The Dallas Opera, Lexus Broadway Series, TITAS, and the Texas Ballet Theater, among others.
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre – a 575 seat theatre, with an incredibly versatile stage
For its Pritzker Prize-winning architecture, the theatrical scenery, proscenium wall and all three seating towers can be moved to change the venue instantly into either a proscenium, thrust or flat-floor theater – all at the push of a button.
Photo: DTC's The Tempest- Chamblee Ferguson, Abbey Siegworth, Hunter Ryan, Herdlicka, Steven Michael Walters - by Karen Almond
Photo: Pink Martini 5, photo credit: Nate Rehlander
Annette Strauss Square –an open-air theater with room for 2,000 on the lawn and patio
This authentic performance venue offers a relaxing atmosphere under the stars with the iconic Dallas skyline as a breathtaking backdrop. A favorite annual event is Art in October, hosting the light-art installation Aurora. The Aurora Project is a free contemporary art event centered in the Dallas Arts District. The project presents interactive new media artworks such as light , video, performance, and sound in exciting and unexpected public spaces, and is one of the nation’s largest outdoor exhibitions of this cutting-edge medium.
Patio Sessions in Sammons Park, photo credit: Carter Rose
Elaine D. and Chales A Sammons Park – a beautifully crafted public park filled with wild plants, performance areas and a reflecting pool
This 10-acre park unifies the three performance venues of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a family-friendly gathering place, a wide selection of food trucks at midday, free performances of local emerging artists, free yoga and zumba classes, a splashable reflecting pool, and the annual tree lighting festival with an illumination of 40,000 lights during the holiday season.
Traveling from New York, Wildcatter Ranch offered the taste of Texas I was looking for. A real western experience with cowboys, horses, and longhorns -- minus the tents and snakes.
Wildcatter is a 1,500 acre ranch in Northern Texas. The quiet surroundings invite you to relax and reconnect. There are no crowds and no waiting lines, only a perfect opportunity to unplug and unwind.
The guest suites, impeccable service, mouth watering meals, and activities on the
ranch will remain an unforgettable experience.
The most memorable moment during my stay, was the tipping of the hat by each cowboy, upon introduction – my jaw literally dropped. Their mama raised them right! Being from New York, I was truly under the belief that chivalry was dead -- and being the feminist that I am, I have become accustomed to opening my own door – BUT, it felt so good to be treated with such honest respect that this memory will remain embedded.
Find a romantic getaway; find southern hospitality; find cowboys, horses, longhorns, big skies, tons of stars and breathtaking panoramic views!
Find a taste of the west at Wildcatter Ranch.
Luxurious guest accommodations
Infinity pool and hot tub
Lounge Bar & Restaurant
Activities, including: horseback riding, skeet shooting, ATV rides & tours, hiking, tank fishing, frisbee golf, canoeing, wagon rides, & so much more!
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Wildcatter Ranch offers 16 individual luxury cabin suites; 16 guest rooms within the western style hotel; one charming cottage with two bedrooms, one bath and a full kitchen; as well as one completely secluded luxury guesthouse with two king bedrooms, each with private bath, large living room, dining area, full kitchen and rock fireplace.
I had the pleasure of staying in the Fort Belknap Cabin Suite. The room was beautifully decorated, it was clean, and certainly spacious -- from the tall log cabin style ceiling and the large wooden doors, to the separate toilet and shower room. I instantly felt relaxed and at peace, without lacking the comforts of home. The bedding was cozy and comfortable; the atmosphere is quiet and private; and sitting in the rocking chair on the back patio offered serene panoramic views that took my breath away.
Guest room amenities include:
Satellite TV with DVD player
Coffee, microwave & refrigerator
Front and back porch with rocking chairs and incredible views
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The on-site steakhouse offers true Texas “hand cut” mesquite grilled steaks, barbeque, fresh fish and chicken fried steak, along with an award winning wine list and great selection of cold beers. Outstanding service coupled with fresh food and an incredible view give Wildcatter Steakhouse 5-stars.
For more info, visit the ranch at www.wildcatterranch.com
Just minutes from the Cowboys Stadium and the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, sits a real hometown Texas BBQ joint – Bodacious Bar-B-Q.
Find yourself charmed in country western décor as you meander down the cafeteria style aisle,
ordering up delicious mesquite smoked pulled pork, chicken breast, beef brisket, ribs, or smoked turkey.
What’s interesting is that you won’t find a gas or electric pit anywhere inside the kitchen. All the meats are cooked the old fashioned way -- using only the mesquite wood smoker, along with their traditional special sauce and authentic meat rub. Meats and fresh veggies are prepared and cooked daily, so if you have a favorite, make sure to get there early – once they run out, that’s it until the next
Love the sauce so much that you want to take it home? Well you are in luck! Their special sauces and meat rubs can be ordered directly from the Bodacious Bar-B-Q website.
Located in the Dallas 'gayborhood' on Cedar Springs Drive, Hunky’s is a cozy corner restaurant with a 1950's vibe, offering fresh burgers, dogs, sodas, salads, & shakes.
Their specialty hamburgers are hand pressed and cooked before your eyes, along with the fresh onions that become deep fried hand-battered rings just moments after they are cut. A favorite among patrons is the ‘Texas Cheeseburger’ that comes with two ¼ lb beef patties topped with American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on grilled texas toast. The “(G)LBT” sandwich holds the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato with mayo, but is also served with or without guacamole. The ‘Blue Bell Milk Shakes’ are a MUST! With a Blue Bell Ice Cream production facility right in Brenham, Texas, these shakes are most certainly fresh, creamy, and delicious!
Hunky’s offers counter style ordering and self seating, indoors or outside. The restaurant is clean, the staff is gay –or rather ‘happy and friendly’ – and the décor represents the decade of “Happy Days’,” including retro bar stools and checkered tile flooring.
With pricing that hasn’t changed in years, treat yourself to a very filling meal that leaves cash in your pocket to enjoy gay nightlife along the Cedar Springs strip.
3930 Cedar Springs Drive
Dallas, Texas 75219
Sunday - Thursday 11a-10p
Friday & Saturday 11a-12p
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Marisela performs on the rooftop of Eden Lounge
Dallas’s newest lesbian owned nightclub is a unique addition to the extensive list of LGBT owned social establishments in the area. Eden Lounge brings the Dallas community an alternative to their vast gay bar scene.
Located in the eclectic suburban neighborhood of Deep Ellum, Eden Lounge offers picturesque views of the Dallas skyline from their best seats in the house – the rooftop! Catch some rooftop rays or relax in the shade; chill with friends or make new ones; grab a drink, listen to the band play, and enjoy the moment.
The atmosphere is inviting and the décor is modern, sophisticated, and
well-designed. The crowd at Eden Lounge appears to prefer sipping a martini while washing away the worries of their week, rather than throwing back three shots of tequila and dancing naked on the pool table.
With two full-service bars, located on the interior main level and on the roof; a variety of entertainment, including a juke box, special guest DJ’s, and live bands; a pool table, video games, and video slot machines; along with spacious comfy seating -- This venue is crafted as a great location to host special events and/or private parties.
Special thanks to Owner Lauren Nguyen and promoter Kristi Holman for the warm welcome and genuine southern hospitality!
2911 Main Street, Dallas, TX
Hours: Thursday 5pm-12am; Friday 5pm-2am; Saturday 8pm-2am; Sunday 2pm-10pm
Infused Specialty Drinks | Saturdays: Guest DJs | Valet Parking - $6 (lots & meters also available)
No cover charge
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