From Curls to Canvas: Mark Bradford at the Modern in Fort Worth

Mark Bradford exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Courtesy Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)
Once a hair stylist, the artist mined the beauty parlor in his early work.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L ast week, I wrote about the Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. Side by side in a midsize Texas oil and cattle city, they fashion an unexpected and stellar “Made in Fort Worth” culture brand. The city’s got serious money but also good taste and civic pride. A third museum, the Amon Carter, is nearby and specializes in American art. With so much art and a great symphony, too, Fort Worth is a destination.

When I was a museum director, I learned that visitor surveys and obsessing over visitor experience have only so much value. As

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