“STATE OF THE ARTS” IN FORT WORTH EXAMINES HOW CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE ENGAGING LATINO AUDIENCES

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September 1, 2016

“STATE OF THE ARTS” IN FORT WORTH EXAMINES HOW CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS ARE ENGAGING LATINO AUDIENCES

FORT WORTH, TX—A recent Pew Research Center Study cited Dallas-Fort Worth as having the sixth-largest Hispanic and Latino population in the United States. On Friday, September 16, Art&Seek’s “State of the Arts” examines how Fort Worth’s cultural organizations are embracing this growing population and working to engage this vital audience. Moderator Jerome Weeks, senior arts reporter and producer for Art&Seek, will be joined by Darren Woods, general director of the Fort Worth Opera; Dr. Germán Augusto Gutiérrez, music director and conductor of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and professor of Music, director of Orchestral Studies, and director of the Center for Latin American Music Studies at Texas Christian University; and the Honorable Francisco de la Torre Galindo, Consul General of Mexico. This one-hour conversation begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

State of the Arts Fort Worth, produced by KERA’s Art&Seek in partnership with the Kimbell Art Museum and Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts, identifies important trends and issues affecting North Texas artistic organizations and brings artists, experts and scholars together for thought-provoking discussions.

KERA's Art&Seek

Art&Seek connects North Texans with the people and places that define the arts community. Through in-depth reports, artist profiles and immersive online content, Art&Seek's award-winning journalism covers all aspects of the visual and performing arts on KERA 90.1 and artandseek.org. Art&Seek also features more than 3,000 arts organizations on its comprehensive online events calendar. The Art&Seek Calendar allows users to search for activities in their neighborhood and across North Texas, with links to buy tickets, find directions and more.

Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts

TCU’s College of Fine Arts comprises the Schools of Art, Classical & Contemporary Dance and Music, and the Departments of Graphic Design, Interior Design & Fashion Merchandising and Theatre. Each offers distinctive programs that enable students to work closely with stellar faculty. Graduates are well prepared to pursue their professional aspirations through innovative curricula, pre-professional training opportunities and mentorship.

Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Velázquez, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and Asian, African art and the art of the ancient Americas.

The Museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music.

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More information available at kimbellart.org

Contact: 817-332-8451
Jessica Brandrup, ext. 241, or jbrandrup@kimbellmuseum.org
Claire Lukeman, ext. 248, or clukeman@kimbellmuseum.org

Kimbell Art Museum hours: Tuesday–Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday, noon–8 p.m.; Sunday, noon–5 p.m.; closed Monday. For general information, call 817-332-8451. Website: www.kimbellart.org. Address: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107.

*Admission to view the Museum’s permanent collection is always FREE.