By September 10, 2020 November 5th, 2020 No Comments

By Meda Kessler


The Thunderbirds will perform at this year’s Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show in October.
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

Fall plant sale goes virtual

Fort Worth Botanical Garden is holding its fall plant sale this year, but it will be virtual. The sale goes live Sept. 26-29; pick-up dates for all orders will be Oct. 2-4. Check the website fwbg.org for more details.

Drive in, look up

The 30th annual Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is scheduled Oct. 17-18 at Alliance Airport and will showcase the Air Force Thunderbirds. This year’s event will be a drive-in experience. The number of parking slots are limited and available for purchase on a first come, first served system mid-September. No tickets will be sold at the event. Each vehicle will be given adequate space to meet social distancing requirements and to allow guests to sit safely outside their vehicles to see — and feel — the the spectacle in the sky. Go to allianceairshow.com for all the details.


Fall Gallery Night takes on a different look this year. The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association is promoting Fall Gallery Week, Sept. 12-19. Check the FWADA website, fwada.com, for participants and a digital guide.


The modern landscape and Egyptian royalty

While the cabinet cards exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is the headliner show, don’t miss “Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce” on the second floor. Spruce is considered a master of the modernist landscape, and his work appears in major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A native of Arkansas, he painted vivid scenes of the Gulf Coast and West Texas. He moved to Dallas in 1926, and eventually took a position at what would become the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Later in life, he was on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he died at the age of 94 after an illustrious career. The show runs through Nov. 1; check the website for upcoming online events related to this exhibit.

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-738-1933, cartermuseum.org

Coming attractions In December, look for the Carter’s opening of “Mitch Epstein: Property Rights,” the first museum exhibition of the photographer’s large format series documenting protest sites across America, from Standing Rock to the Texas border. The show runs Dec. 22-Feb. 28. At the Kimbell Art Museum, a late fall exhibit celebrates the wives of pharaohs during the New Kingdom period (1550-1070) and includes objects such as papyrus manuscripts, jewelry, statues and mummies. “Queen Nefertari’s Egypt” opens Nov. 15.

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-332-8451, kimbellart.org

Cabinets, ca. 1880s, celluloid-covered album, Robert E. Jackson Collection