British/Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE explores colonialism and the intricate ways in which it has shaped, and continues to shape, cultural identities. He is well known for his life-size sculptural tableaux featuring staged, headless mannequins dressed in elaborate period garments. In these works, the materials and designs of the original clothing are replaced with batik, a colorful and ornately patterned fabric.
New York-based artist Gary Simmons is known for his “erasure” technique, which he began using in the early 1990s. Initially creating semi-erased works with chalk on blackboards, the artist has evolved to works on paper, paint on canvas, and murals that mimic smudged chalk. The resulting blurred and ghostly images often refer to intersections of pop culture, race, and class.
John Bucchino, composer
For ticket information call 817.212.4280 or visit www.cliburn.org.
Docents are available to lead a public tour of the Modern’s building, designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando, on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. This tour does not require prior arrangements and is free with the price of admission.
Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. Artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of most months.
Docent-led tours in Spanish are offered at 2 pm on the first Sunday of each month, when gallery admission is free. These tours are open to the public and do not require prior arrangements.
Docents are also available to conduct private tours in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and American Sign Language when reservations are made at least two weeks in advance.
Made in America
Schola has long been dedicated to the performance of music by American composers and arrangers. Made in America features works by William Billings, Aaron Copland, Cecil Fissinger, Moses Hogan, Robert Shaw/Alice Parker, and Randall Thompson. In keeping with Schola's commitment to educational outreach, this concert will be led by Schola associate conductor Cari Earnhart, a graduate student in choral music studies at the University of North Texas.
The Amernet String Quartet
For information and to purchase tickets, call 817.877.3003 or visit www.chambermusicsocietyoffortworth.com.
Duo Assad Valentine's Concert
For ticket information, call 817.498.0363 or visit www.guitarsociety.org.