Lonesome Dove Part I.–“Leaving”

If you’re a fan of the Lonesome Dove TV mini-series, you’ll want to put May 20 on your calendar. Starting at 6:30 pm on that Friday night, the Sid Richardson Museum of Western Art will show the first episode.

It’s free, but you do have to register. Today Annie learned that there are only nine (9) more available seats. Go to the Museum’s web site <www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org/event-info> to reserve your seat. You may also register through the Museum’s Facebook page. This one’s for you, Michael.

The outstanding staff will make you feel welcome and even provide popcorn, candy, and soda/water. It’s a fun night. The other three episodes will be scheduled later, so check back to see when each will be shown. Annie thinks episode 2 is on June 17, but registration for that showing has yet to open.

Sid Richardson Museum's photo.

Annie Ambles to the Sid Richardson Museum to see Episode 1 of Lonesome Dove


The Artist’s Eye

The Artist’s Eye
Devon Nowlin

Saturday, April 30, 11 am

Please join artist Devon Nowlin and Jennifer Casler Price, curator for Asian and
non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum, for a gallery talk. Nowlin’s Monument to the Loved will be on display at the Kimbell during the talk, and she will discuss her own artwork in relation to works in the Museum’s collection, including a 13th-century
French reliquary casket.
Admission is free. No reservations required.
Kahn Building galleries
Left: Devon Nowlin, Monument to the Loved, 2016, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and
Artspace 111
Right: Reliquary Casket, c. 1200–1220, champlevé enamel on copper, wood core. Kimbell Art Museum
Annie Ambles shares Kimbell Art Museum information


Buffalo Soldier Camp

Buffalo soldiers on a mountain trail by Frederic Remington

Whoa! If you like to play soldier or just into the Western thing, you’ll want to go to the Buffalo Soldier Camp Fun Day, Saturday, April 16, 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM.  There will be food, music, archery, a bounce house, horse shoe tossing, horse back riding, and a whole lot more fun things to do. It’s all free.

Mosey over to 3534 East Berry Street in Fort Worth 76105, to spend an enjoyable couple of hours. Guess you’ll have to do this next year as Annie was out of town this weekend and unable to make this blog post until Sunday. Oh, well, the Buffalo Soldiers are special, and it’s good to know a little of their history.

“No one is quite certain why the Indians nicknamed the African American cavalrymen “buffalo soldiers.” Some say it was because the men were rugged as buffalo and others that it was because the Indians saw a resemblance between the black soldier’s hair and the buffalo’s shaggy coat. It has also been pointed out that many black soldiers favored the long buffalo-robe coats. Although the name was primarily applied to the cavalry, it was sometimes extended to include the black infantry. The infantry, black and white, were given the dubious honorific of Walk-a-Heaps.” This information came from the History page of this web site <http://www.discoverseaz.com/History/BufSold.html&gt; which contains more facts about the famous Buffalo Soldiers.

Annie Ambles admires the Buffalo Soldiers

Kimbell After Hours

Annie looks forward every month to the second Saturday night.You may want to join her about 5:30 PM at the Kimbell Art Museum and begin your second Saturday evening with great jazz, international art, appetizers, tours, prizes, and a delicious signature cocktail. There is a cash bar; credit cards are accepted.

The event is free for members (number of free tickets the same as for exhibitions); $30 for nonmembers. No reservations are needed.  You don’t need to really dress up, and parking is free.

Annie Ambles to After Hours

Tea and Talk

In this fast paced world of ours, it’s refreshing every now and then to just press the pause button and take a little time out. If you’re feeling the stress of civilization, Annie has just the remedy for you, just for today, just for an hour. Amble on over to the Sid Richardson Museum on Main Street just a block off Sundance Square for Tea and Talk. The event is free, but you will need to pay for parking.

Every first Wednesday of the month, Leslie, the Director of Adult Education at the Sid Richardson, is the hostess for an informative time that will give you a greater appreciation of the Museum’s Western art and put the spring back in your step. She or one of her staff will lead the assembled group in a discussion of a couple of paintings. Annie is always astonished to hear what others in the group see and say. Insights are gained, and fun is had.

After the educational part of the hour, the group adjourns to the back room to enjoy some refreshments. We always have tea and assorted treats after our talk. It’s a fun way to spend your lunch time and perhaps meet new people who will become friends.  See you there at 12 noon today.

Annie Ambles to Tea and Talk at the Sid Richardson Museum

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern

Looking for something interesting, educational, and fun to do tonight? Come enjoy a Tuesday evening 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 February 23 through April 19, with a specially scheduled presentation on May 17.

Tonight we’re going to meet Fernando Bryce, a New York- and Lima-based artist, renowned in his home country of Peru and recognized internationally for his “mimetic analysis,” in which he culls archives for print materials such as advertisements, newspaper articles, and propaganda pamphlets in order to faithfully reproduce a carefully chosen selection for his own ink-on-paper “reconstructions.”

Bryce’s most recent exhibition, at Alexander and Bonin in New York this past fall, addressed the discourse of universal values during the 1940s and 1950s with three major works: The Book of Needs, Arte Nuevo, and ARTnews 1944–1947. He chronicled the changing international climate at the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War and surveyed media representation of the subsequent cultural shifts. Art historian Andrea Giunta writes for the exhibition, “Through his method of mimetic analysis, [Bryce] reproduces and renews the archive he has compiled around this system of representations that drew a triangle between Paris, New York and Buenos Aires. The meticulous copying of the original gives new life to the written word and to everything these texts and images condensed. . . . By bringing this archive into the present he clearly goes beyond a simple archeology of the past.”

For Tuesday Evenings, Fernando Bryce shares his scrupulous and deliberated approach to art-making that produces such ambitious works.

Fernando Bryce (b. 1965 Lima) currently lives and works in Lima and New York. In 2011, a major survey of his work, Drawing Modern History, was organized by the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) and traveled to Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA). His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Manifesta 4, Frankfurt am Main, 2002; 8th International Istanbul Biennial, 2003; 26th Biennial of São Paulo, 2004; 54th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, 2005; T1: The Pantagruel Syndrome, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, 2006; and the 11th Biennale de Lyon, 2011.

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. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at http://www.themodern.org/programs/lectures.

Free admission tickets (limit two per person) 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 Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). Parking, too, is free.

Café Modern’s cocktails, salads, and appetizers are delicious anytime and especially on Tuesday nights during the lecture series. Come before the lecture and enjoy a nice meal or just happy hour.

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 http://www.themodern.org/podcasts or subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes or using the RSS feed in your preferred program.

Annie Ambles to the Modern for a fine Tuesday evening in Fort Worth’s Cultural District

The Kimbell Presents a Gallery Talk

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On Saturday, April 2, at 11 am, please join artist Stephen Lapthisophon and Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art and Head of Academic Services at the Kimbell Art Museum, for a gallery talk. These talks usually contrast a modern painting/artist and an older classical painting/artist.

Lapthisophon’s For Mimmo Rotella will be on display at the Kimbell during the talk, and he will discuss his own artwork in relation to works in the Kimbell collection, including Francisco de Goya’s Portrait of the Matador Pedro Romero.

Admission is free as is parking. No, you don’t need to make a reservation; just show up.

Stephen Lapthisophon’s , For Mimmo Rotella, was painted in 2014, using house paint, coffee, oil stick, spray paint, and ink. It will be fun to learn why he chose those particular materials rather than traditional oil paints to create this painting. Guess we’ll just have to wait to ask that question and hear his answer.

The Kimbell Art Museum is located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, a block off University and West 7th. Street. For additional information, you may call 817 332-8451, or visit the Kimbell’s web site at http://www.kimbellart.org

Annie Ambles always enjoys “The Artist’s Eye” presentations and tours