Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, The Marriage at Cana, c. 1672, oil on canvas Image courtesy of The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Murillo: From Heaven to Earth

Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-332-8451,

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s best-known works are renderings of biblical scenes, but this new Kimbell Art Museum exhibit examines more secular subjects, including day-to-day life in 17th-century Seville. The exhibit of 50 paintings, on loan to the museum, was inspired by Murillo’s Four Figures on a Step, part of the Kimbell’s permanent collection. That painting’s unusual cast of characters includes a bare-bottomed boy, thanks to his torn pants. (That detail had twice been painted over, but the painting has since been restored.) Expect to see beggars, street people and other ordinary figures in this collection of the Spanish painter’s work, the biggest in the U.S. in 20 years. Through Jan. 29, 2023

Faces From the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer

Amon Carter Museum of American Art 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-738-1933,

The Swiss-born Karl Bodmer is considered one of the most talented European artists who ever documented the landscape and indigenous people of North America. He was hired by a German explorer to be part of an 1833 expedition into tribal lands inhabited by many Plains tribes. These Native Americans are the subjects of Bodmer’s watercolor portraits, which are noted for their keen observation of his subjects, from their expressions to their clothing. Oct. 30-Jan. 22, 2023

Karl Bodmer, Assiniboine and Siksika Blackfoot Girl, 1883 Photo courtesy of the Joslyn Art Museum

Rachel English, Cloudscape 70; Image courtesy of Fort Works Art and the artist

Vanishing Point

Fort Works Art 2100 Montgomery St., 817-759-9475,

Stare long enough at Rachel English’s realistic paintings of blue skies, pink sunsets and cloud formations, and you’d think you were looking out through a window. The Texas artist obviously is inspired by her home state, and she pushes the realism even further with her fine brushwork and layers of color, shadow and light. “Vanishing Point,” a dreamy collection, showcases her interest in astrophysics and philosophy. Through Oct. 15;


William Campbell Gallery 217 Foch St., 682-224-6131; 4935 Byers Ave., 817-737-9566,

“InterSection” features works, including more than a dozen new paintings, by Benito Huerta, who recently retired after 25 years as director and curator at the Gallery of UTA. The show is at the Byers Avenue location. At the Foch Street gallery, check out “Tipping Point,” an exhibit of sculptures by Steve Murphy, who works within a limited range of shape and angles. The results are geometric pieces that invite meditative contemplation. Through Nov. 5

Benito Huerta, Afterimage; Image courtesy of William Campbell Gallery