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From Fort Worth to Dallas on the Museum Express Tour

Dallas Art News Museum Express Tour

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This Saturday, April 3, 2010, is the Museum Express Tour. A dozen brave art loving Texans were crazy enough to sign-up for the adventure of a life-time. We will be visiting eight Dallas / Fort Worth museum in one day via The T Services, Trinity Railway Express and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The museum we’ll see include the Amon Carter Museum, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Meadows Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Nasher Sculpture Center and The Women’s Museum.

Here is how our day is planned.

Starting in the Fort Worth Arts District

Amon Carter Museum
Exhibit: American Moderns on paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum
Highlight: Six Edward Hopper watercolor paintings

Kimbell Art Museum
Exhibit: Permanent Collection
Highlight: The Torment of St. Anthony by Michelangelo

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Exhibit: Andy Warhol: The Last Decade
Highlight: The Last Supper by Andy Warhol

The T to the TRE

Corner Bakery Café is delivering box lunches to us before we board the TRE to Dallas. Sandwich selections include DC Chicken Salad, Poblano Fresco, Bavarian Ham or Turkey, Chicken Pesto, Tuna Salad or Tomatoes Mozzarella. We can’t thank the Corner Bakery Café enough for making this very special delivery. Without them we would have a dozen hungry tourists.

TRE from Fort Worth Intermodal Center to Dallas Union Station
DART to the Dallas Arts District

Nasher Sculpture Center
Exhibit: Jaume Plensa: Genus and Species
Highlight: Seeing all the art in their beautiful landscape

Crow Collection of Asian Art
Exhibit: Seizing the New World: Recent Paintings by Yang Jin Long
Highlight: Autumn by Yang Jin Long

Dallas Museum of Art
Exhibit: Permanent Collection
Highlight: Sheaves of Wheat by Vincent van Gogh

DART from St. Paul to Mockingbird Station
DART bus to Bishop Blvd

Meadows Museum
Exhibit: Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment: Charles IV of Spain, Patron and Collector
Highlight: Portrait of Charles IV of Spain by Goya

DART bus to Mockingbird Station
DART Mockingbird to Pearl Station
DART Pearl to Fair Park Station

The Women’s Museum
Exhibit: Women in History
Highlight: Time Capsule 1900-2000

The tour ends with drinks, snacks, a few words of thanks and good bags. The goodie bags were created by Crow Ink LLC. Each goodie bag includes a Museum Express Tour t-shirt, passes, coupons, postcards, membership brochures, catalogs and a whole lot more from all the museums and mass transits. We also have some items from the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth and the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas.

One lucky tourist will receive a free night at The Fairmont Dallas in the Dallas Arts District.

You can follow us all day long on Twitter at twitter.com/DallasArtNews. We will be tweeting our activities and providing pictures.

If all goes well, then we’ll make it to The Women’s Museum before 5 p.m. without losing anyone. Wish us luck!

Michael Roman, managing editor of Dallas Art News, in front of The Women's Museum at the end of the Museum Express Tour dry run on Saturday, November 21, 2009.

Michael Roman, managing editor of Dallas Art News, in front of The Women's Museum at the end of the Museum Express Tour dry run on Saturday, November 21, 2009.

About M. C. Roman

M. C. Roman, owner and managing editor of Dallas Art News, is a painter, printmaker and photographer. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. M. C.'s art can be viewed at michaelroman.com. Social media friends can find M. C. on Facebook at facebook.com/mcroman.

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