In the Fort Worth Cultural District, fans of culture, art, and history will find plenty to keep them busy year-round. Here are some upcoming exhibitions to consider on your next trip:
At the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine (Feb. 22-May 18) brings together 65 food-related paintings by artists as varied as Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, and Andy Warhol. See www.cartermuseum.org.
At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, a retrospective of the works of Dallas-born artist David Bates (Feb. 9-May 11) traces the artist’s 40-year career. The Modern focuses on Bates’ paintings, while a companion exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas highlights his sculpture and works on paper. See www.themodern.org.
At the Kimbell Art Museum, Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection (Feb. 16-Aug. 31) includes 140 pieces used by Japan’s military elite, dating from the 12th to the 19th centuries. See www.kimbellart.org.
At the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame through April 27, Hanskaska: The Shirtwearers—Plains Indian Art of Cathy A. Smith highlights re-creations of regalia of 12 important Plains Indian leaders, including ceremonial headdresses, shirts, moccasins, and weapons. See www.cowgirl.net.