Must-see art exhibitions in 2023 in Fort Worth

In addition to our famous permanent collections, don’t miss out on these temporary shows and traveling features.


“Greater Than or Equal To” by Maya Freelon.

Photo courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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Art is in the air — and all over Panther City. Fort Worth boasts countless artworks from public installations to world-class permanent collections — but if that isn’t enough for you, new temporary exhibitions are on display on a rotating basis.

We’ve rounded up a few must-see art exhibitions coming to town this year. Just head to your nearest museum and get lost in art.


The renovated historic building blends right into Main Street.

Sid Richardson Museum, 309 Main St.

Tucked into downtown near Sundance Square, this museum for the American West was founded by the late oilman and philanthropist Sid Williams Richardson.

On display: “Night & Day: Frederic Remington’s Final Decade” | Now-Sunday, April 23 | Catch the artist’s last works, alternating between color-dominant palettes of blue-green and yellow-orange.

Photo of a three-part glass building reflected in water.

The Modern is a work of art in itself.

Photo by @wsifrancis

    The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

    With tree-like columns that sprout from a reflecting pool, The Modern is a haven for artwork from 1940 to the present — and is the oldest museum in Texas, founded in 1892.

    Upcoming exhibition: “I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen” | Sunday, Feb. 12-Sunday, April 30 | The group exhibition centers around the impact of screens from 1969 to the present in 60 works.


    The best part of the Carter — it’s free everyday.

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

    With a nod to Cowtown’s roots, the museum features masterpieces that feel like home. Bonus: It’s free everyday.

    Upcoming exhibition: “Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation” | Sunday, March 12-Sunday, July 9 | For the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this collection traces the legacy of the Civil War and what freedom looks like today.


    The innovative arched skylights at the Kimbell Art Museum are studied all over the world.

    Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

    Designed by Louis Kahn and expanded by Renzo Piano, this museum has a permanent collection of approximately 350 pieces of art from around the world.

    Upcoming exhibition: “Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art” | Sunday, May 7-Sunday, Sept. 3 | Over 120 rarely seen masterpieces tell the story of divinity in the ancient civilization.

    Use the arrows below to scroll through some amazing works coming to Cowtown this year.

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