Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Building

I hope that my tongue- and-cheek
art review (previous blog) hasn't soured your mind about visiting our Modern Art Museum. It is the oldest museum in Ft. Worth, opening in 1892,although it has undergone several name changes and moves.
 The current location  only opened in 2002,  and the building itself is a work of art by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The side you enter, near the parking lot, looks like any other new modern office building
but from the other side it takes on a whole new look, as the futuristic columns rise out of a crystal clear reflecting pond.
Also part of the enormous complex is an elegant restaurant that serves lunch, weekend brunch and Friday night dinners.
Part of our plan (mine and my husbands), was to tour the museum and then treat ourselves to lunch. The hostess inquired if we had a reservation, which it didn't look like we needed. Even though we had failed to call ahead, she was nice enough to seat us right by the window overlooking the reflecting pond.
It didn't take long for the place to fill up, a few people spilling out onto the patio. I might add that they have a new chef and the food is delicious.
The view across the pond is of two large trees that appear to be painted with silver paint., but I have since discovered they are a sculpture by Roxy Paine. Commissioned in 2008 this sculpture titled "Conjoined" stands 40 ft tall and 45 feet wide. The trees cantilever towards each other, their limbs intertwined. I even saw a real bird sitting on a limb...fooled him too!
All and all it was a wonderful day, and I am so thankful for the endless opportunities afforded us in Fort Worth,Cultural and otherwise !

* The tongue-in-cheek figure of speech is used to imply that a statement or other production is humorously or otherwise not seriously intended.


  1. The reflection pool side really shows the best of the place! Wow!

  2. Your previous photos would only entice me to go to see it. Art is all its different genres makes like pleasurable and enjoyable. Lead me to this building!

  3. I agree with Kate, I was hooked from yesterday also 😊 The architecture is pretty special and how very cool are the two trees!

  4. A great place to have lunch with such a view!