If Vincent Van Gogh were alive today, he'd be 146 years old--and crazier than clog-dancing on thin ice. Most likely he'd like to spend his birthday taking in the excellent exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Matisse & Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry. The Kimbell seems to specialize in showcasing masters of the modern movements, from its astonishing display of works by Cezanne, Degas, Matisse, and others culled from the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia several years ago, to the Renoir retrospective the museum staged last year. A Gentle Rivalry is no exception. The exhibit continues through May 2. The Kimbell is located at 3333 Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. Call (817) 332-8451.
Until we read the press release for Voyagers' latest lecture, we had no idea Turkey was still a country. With all the civil wars and strife throughout Europe--that's where Turkey is, right?--we just assumed it had been swallowed whole by another nation, or broken up into several dozen tiny provinces. Or something like that. And even when we knew Turkey existed, somewhere around the sixth grade, we couldn't get within a few inches of it on a globe. On Wednesday, Paul Hunter will clear up that and other mysteries about Turkey with a presentation that explores the country's history and its future. As for us, Turkey is more likely to end up on a sandwich than in any future travel plans. Maybe Hunter can convince us otherwise. Hunter's lecture happens on Wednesday at Voyagers, 5550 W. Lovers lane. Call (214) 654-0700.