ARLIS/NA Fort Worth 43rd Annual Conference


The Fort Worth, Texas conference planners are happy to announce several tours of the Fort Worth and Dallas areas. Please note in SCHED that some tours will be offered at multiple dates and times.

Art Y’All! Dallas Cowboys Contemporary Art Collection

Thursday, March 19, 2015 • 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ride out for an exclusive tour of the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection at AT&T Stadium led by Phil Whitfield, the Art Ambassador for the Dallas Cowboys. The collection includes works by Mel Bochner, Matthew Ritchie, Olafur Eliasson, Annette Lawrence, Lawrence Weiner, Anish Kapoor, Jenny Holzer, and many others who celebrate and challenge the culture of celebrity sports in our present-day society.

Texas Tranquility: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Thursday, March 19, 2015 • 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, March 20, 2015 • 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Stroll through one of Fort Worth’s premier outdoor spaces, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Explore the lush 110-acre park filled with over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in 23 specialty gardens.

Fort Worth Architecture Walking Tour: The Old Frontier in the New Frontier

Thursday, March 19, 2015 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join architect John Roberts as he leads you on a sightseeing tour of Fort Worth’s architecture, which includes many historical buildings and varied architectural styles. View examples of Victorian, Neo-Classical, Neo-Gothic, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, Modern, Post Modern, and Eclectic architecture as you mosey through this model of downtown redevelopment.

Performance on a Grand Scale: Bass Hall

Thursday, March 19, 2015 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 • 10:30 am - Noon
Go backstage on a tour of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the permanent home to the major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth: the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts.

BRIT: Sustainable Architecture in Texas

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Become sustainable savvy at the BRIT (Botanical Research Institute of Texas), a research center with a herbarium of over 450,000 specimens and a fully operating botanical library. The facility is a prime example of a sustainable LEED platinum building, designed to reduce energy and water consumption, enhance indoor environmental quality, and use recyclable and renewable materials.

DAM! Dallas Art Museums

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Visit three fabulous Dallas art museums: the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Crow Collection of Asian Art on a day-long visit. Your ticket price will include admissions to all three museums and any special exhibitions. Explore the collections at your own pace and grab lunch at any of the nearby restaurants, museum cafes, or food trucks in nearby Klyde Warren Park.

Artists’ Studios Tour

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Explore Fort Worth’s vibrant community of artists and gallery owners. This tour will include stops at the SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery, the WoCA Projects, Artspace 111, and the studios on Race Street. Experience Fort Worth’s local art scene close-up!

Get to Know Dallas: Through the Eyes of Calatrava, Pei, and Foster

Monday, March 23, 2015 • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Take a tour of Dallas with Mark Lamster, the architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News. Travel over the Continental Avenue Bridge West Dallas Gateway to see historic landmarks and well-known architectural highlights: the famous Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava; the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall, designed by I. M. Pei and home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; and the Winspear Opera House, designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners.