(top to bottom, left to right) Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Kimbell's Piano Pavilion (rendering); Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth Museum of Science and History - photos by Joe Aker, Robert LaPrelle, Juergen Nogai, Visual Immersion, and Julie Pizzo Wood
Tour CC: Cultural District Walking Tour
Saturday, November 9, 2013
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Class Code: 142
Room / Location
Grand Lobby / Convention Center First Floor
Early: $50.00 Advanced: $50.00 Full: $50.00
JHP Architecture/Urban Design - Title Sponsor
PHA Consulting Engineers - Supporting Sponsor
Urban Structure - Supporting Sponsor
Tour Guides: Paul Dennehy, AIA, Dennehy Architects; Terri Thornton, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Located just west of Downtown Fort Worth, the Cultural District is home to a unique assemblage of museums, theaters, and entertainment venues that surround the iconic Will Rogers Coliseum Complex, designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick in 1936 for the Texas Centennial.
Led by Modern Art Museum Curator of Education Terri Thornton, along with Paul Dennehy, AIA, this walking tour will highlight the key elements of the entire Cultural District, with an emphasis on the museums that anchor the western and northern boundaries of the District. The tour will provide background into the historic relationships that the museums share with the District and with one another.
Stops and discussions along the way will include:
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, designed by Ricardo Legorreta, Hon. FAIA, who was awarded the AIA Gold Medal in 2000.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, designed by David M. Schwarz Architects. It is the only museum in the nation that focuses on the stories of women of the American West.
Fort Worth Community Art Center – W. E. Scott Theatre, designed by Herbert Bayer with an expansive addition by O’Neil Ford. This museum was the original Museum of Modern Art. It is now home to the Community Arts Center and the Scott Theater.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, designed by Phillip Johnson and expanded by Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie. This impressive museum houses a preeminent collection of American Western art, photography and sculpture.
Kimbell Art Museum, Louis Kahn's masterpiece, which will soon be complemented with an addition designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The Kimbell’s permanent collection comprises Asian, non-Western, and European art to the mid-20th century.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, designed by Tadao Ando. The Modern is a repository of post-World War II art in all media and was recently named one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s "World's Most Beautiful Museums."
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