If you love taking the opportunity to learn about history and science or appreciate art, you’ll find plenty of chances in Forth Worth, Texas. Even for being the fifth largest city in the Lone Star State, Fort Worth has an inordinate amount of museums. Keep reading to learn more about some of the best.
Kimbell Art Museum
Kimbell Art Museum isn’t the biggest example on the list, but that doesn’t make it any less worthy of mention. While its actual collection is relatively small, it contains some pieces that any art lover would die to see. Michelangelo’s first known painting is housed there, for example. “The Torment of Saint Anthony” is actually the only piece of the great painter’s to be on exhibit in any of the Americas. Work from other artists like Rubens, Poussin, Rembrandt, and Boucher can also be seen gracing the walls. The museum is also well known for its gorgeous modern architecture, which makes exceptional use of light.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Speaking of modern art, Forth Worth has a museum for that too. The Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth (a.k.a., The Modern) is actually located adjacent to the Kimbell Art Museum. The museum is comprised of 5 separate pavilions, all standing on a reflecting pool. Visitors can view work from famous artists like Pablo Picasso, Susan Rothernberg, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is 166,000 square feet and hosts a number of really fun and interesting exhibits. For example, visitors can enjoy the Noble Planetarium. Seating 90, visitors sit under a video dome that can display well over 7,000 stars. If you’re visiting with a family, be sure to check out the Fort Worth Children’s Museum inside. It features exhibits especially designed for children who are 8 and under. Many of these give kids an opportunity to play.
There’s also the Omni Theater, which was the first Imax Dome in the southwestern United States. The eight-story dome, which features a 120-foot screen, puts theatergoers right in the middle of all the action.
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
Being Texas, respect needs to be paid to the legendary cowboy. If you’d like to learn more about these eponymous American characters, head on over to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Despite its name, the Hall of Fame actually functions as a museum as well, showing off the rustic lifestyle of cowboys from yesteryear. The site does commemorate both men and women who excelled in rodeo or simply supported the cowboy way of life. In fact, over 125 have their own separate displays there that tell visitors about their own personal contributions as either cowboys or cowgirls. You can even nominate some of your own favorites while you’re there.
While there is plenty to do in Fort Worth, Texas, you should spend some time in at least one of the museums mentioned above. The city takes great pride in its cultural offerings, and these museums are fine examples of them. If you spend time in Fort Worth, discovering how amazing the culture is and want to make your permanent mark on the city, check out our Fort Worth apartments for rent – you’ll be glad you did.
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