Friday, December 23, 2011

just two of Fort Worth's many museums...

Fort Worth, Texas is described as the 'City of Cowboys and Culture' and considering that the population is around 730,000, there is a surprising number of art museums. One of the largest is The Modern which was designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, has a towering sculpture by Richard Serra on one side, and a reflecting pool and Roxy Paine tree sculpture on the other. At the top of the stairs is a 1986 self portrait by Andy Warhol, part of the permanent collection.
We also visited the Kimbell Art Museum which is having a new building added, designed by Renzo Piano. The big attraction for us was the Caravaggio and his followers in Rome exhibition which couldn't be photographed. But from the permanent collection shown here - a rear view of a sculpture by Antonio Canova, and a triton depicted in terracotta by Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1653.

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