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“Jardín para Margarita,” 2023, acrylic on cotton-linen canvas, 90 x 70 inches, courtesy of the artist and Galería Agustina Ferreyra, photograph by Dalton Gata © Dalton Gata. Photo courtesy of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Surrealism and Us: Caribbean and African Diasporic Artists since 1940

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, 817-738-9215, themodern.org

“Surrealism and Us” is the first international show dedicated to Caribbean and African diasporic art presented at the Modern. Curator Maria Elena Ortiz organized the exhibit, which is inspired by the essay “1943: Surrealism and Us” by Suzanne Césaire. Over 50 works from the 1940s to the present, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos and installations, focus on the intersection of Caribbean aesthetics, Afrosurrealism and Afrofuturism. The works display how Caribbean and Black artists reinterpreted European avant-garde for their own purposes. Through July 28

Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie

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

Artist and naturalist James Prosek found inspiration in the disappearing native Texas prairies for this collection. Less than 1% of native Texas prairies are still in existence, so Prosek traveled to grassland habitats, including urban restoration projects and unplowed remnant prairies, to record the rich plant and wildlife present in these spaces. A new large-scale silhouette painting, watercolor portraits of plants, and trompe l’oeil clay and bronze sculptures of wildflowers highlight “Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie.” Through May 12

Black Cowboys: An American Story

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 817-255-9300, fwmuseum.org

Learn about the Black men, women and children, enslaved and free, who worked on Texas ranches, participated in cattle drives and helped shape the American West. The exhibit features artifacts, photographs, and documents depicting Black cowboys from pre-Civil War days through the turn of the 20th century. Turning back the clock will introduce you to legendary Black cowboys who left a deep impact on American history, paint a clearer picture of the Black West and show the diversity present in the American West. Through April 13

Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Gabriela Montero

The Cliburn at the Kimbell Art Museum Renzo Piano Pavilion 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-6536, cliburn.org

Gabriela Montero is returning to the Cliburn Concerts lineup after nearly 15 years and brings “out the beauty and humanity in a wide range of music,” according to American Public Media, which named the pianist and composer the 2023 Performance Today Classical Woman of the Year. Montero has performed around the world and won the Latin Grammy award for Best Classical Album in 2015. The Venezuela native is also known for her advocacy work through music, earning recognition from the Human Rights Foundation, Beethoven Academy and Amnesty International. Montero’s performance at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion will feature works by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Rachmaninov and an improvised arrangement by Montero of Charlie Chaplin’s classic movie “The Immigrant.” April 25

Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors & Butterflies in the Garden

Fort Worth Botanic Garden 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-463-4160, fwbg.org

Animatronic dinosaurs are stepping into the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. “Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors” was created in collaboration with Dr. Gregory M. Erickson, a world-renowned dinosaur paleontologist. A multi-layered narrative helps the animatronic dinosaurs bring the “Age of Reptiles” back to life again. The beauty and brilliance of live, exotic butterflies will once again fly inside the garden’s Rainforest Conservatory. The exhibit includes butterflies from Central, North and South America, Africa and Asia. Local favorites will be showcased, along with the strikingly beautiful Blue Morpho.

Dinosaurs — through May 30; Butterflies — through April 14