Texas Museums: All Hat and No Cattle?

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Remington and Russell Galleries in 2019. (Amon Carter Museum of American Art/via Wikimedia)
Stop the talk and open up to the public.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he governor of Texas says museums there “can” open again, but some are dragging their feet. The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Menil Collection, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, and the big museums in San Antonio want weeks, maybe even months more, before they start serving the public again.

They’re waiting for all the experts, every last one of them, and everyone’s Ouija board to agree that opening is totally, absolutely safe, but life doesn’t work that way. Life’s a risky business, but they’re catering

(Carol M. Highsmith/Library of Congress)


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