Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Art in Fort Worth

Over the weekend, we road-tripped to Fort Worth to see the Kehinde Wiley exhibit at the modern art museum. On our way, we stopped for lunch at El Fenix. I ordered one of the specials, veggie enchiladas with tomatillo avocado sauce. Tasty!

We all shared a piece of tres leches cake for dessert. Loved the chocolate ganache.

The museum offers a great family-friendly environment, with free admission every Sunday, and sketch books for the kids. I intend to have them bring sketch books to any future art shows, what a fantastic idea for keeping them involved!

We first saw this artist's work in New York several years ago. I love the references to Renaissance art and the organic, vine patterns that run through all of his work.

The stained glass room was gorgeous, although we had to remind Olivia a few times not to touch. The bright colors were calling out to her!

Next, we meandered through the rest of the museum. Andy Warhol is one of my favorites. Olivia thought it was funny to see all the cans of soup in a row.

There were a couple of paintings by Tony's favorite, Gerhard Richter.

This Anselm Keifer sculpture was my favorite thing in the museum.

Some inspirational words from Jenny Holzer. I, too, would like to do nothing every day.

When the kids started to get bored, we went outside to explore the grounds.

Admiring the silver metal trees.

The kids were excited to play in this thing, because if you made noise inside it, it echoed loudly off the walls.

Jackson looking cherubic, which is funny if you know him.

A successful visit! I had fun talking to Jackson and Olivia about certain works of art and getting their opinions. It is always interesting to learn how they interpret the world around them.


  1. The enchiladas look amazing! I love the picture of Jackson with the sun rays! Really beautiful.

  2. WOW! What a plate! What a weekend! What a nice look at the gallery! Thanks for sharing everything!!!!

  3. Hi! I thought the tres leches cake had dairy in it. Are you able to request it made vegan there? Thanks!