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Untitled, ca. 1940–43, mixed media on paper. Photos courtesy of Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; Gift of William C. Dove, 1987.73

ARTHUR DOVE: Miniature Laboratories

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-1933,

The Amon Carter Museum digs primarily into its own collection for this exhibit, which features a selection of works from the last years of Dove’s life (1940-46). Health issues limited Dove but didn’t deter him from pursuing his art while confined to his home and the surrounding area in Long Island, New York. The hundreds of works he created during that time were done on paper and used different mediums and techniques. With this exhibit, the Carter’s conservation team shares new insights on Dove’s creative process. Through Aug. 27

Robert Motherwell: Pure Painting

The Modern 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, 817-738-9215,

This exhibit will be the first presentation in more than 25 years to fully examine the artist’s mastery. Motherwell emerged on the New York art scene during the 1940s, doing abstract figurative works. Guest curator Susan Davidson has chosen pieces that will highlight the key series that defined Motherwell’s work and offer new insights into his evolution as an artist. The Modern has exhibited Motherwell’s work before, including in 1991, the final retrospective done during his lifetime. Through Sept. 17

Caprice No. 3, 1962 Oil on canvas 66 x 48 in. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. Eliza S. Paine Fund and gift of the Dedalus Foundation, 1997. Photo courtesy of The Modern


Kimbell Art Museum

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-332-8451,

Nearly 100 rarely seen masterpieces and recent discoveries will be on display in this exhibit. The artwork shows stages in the life cycle of the gods, from birth to their showy transformations as flowers or creatures of the night. These works were created during the Classic period (A.D. 250-900) in the tropical forests of what is now Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico and depict a world where divine, human and natural realms are intertwined. Museums from Europe, the United States and Latin America loaned items for the exhibit. Through Sept. 17

10th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition

Artspace111 111 Hampton St., Fort Worth, 817-692-3228,

Select artists will showcase contemporary 2D and 3D artwork as part of this exhibition. The three jurors who chose the pieces for display include Vicki Meek, the 2021 Texas Artist of the Year; Clare Milliken, assistant curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Luis Purón, executive director of the Rockport Center for the Arts. The artist who wins best in show will receive a cash prize and a chance to exhibit at Artspace111 during the 2023-24 season. Artspace111 will host an online showcase featuring more entries following the exhibition. Through Aug. 26

Jammie Holmes: Make the Revolution Irresistible

The Modern 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, 817-738-9215,

This exhibit marks a milestone for Holmes, as his first solo museum show. Holmes creates emotion-filled paintings that highlight the visual and conceptual significance of the Black figure. His works explore themes of masculinity, mourning, childhood and race. The exhibition pieces range from early to recent works and include the 2019 painting Box Fan Heroes, which gained national attention. Aug. 11-Nov. 26