KAWS: Where the End Starts Art Exhibit in Fort Worth

Y’all, we are headed to Fort Worth for today’s blog post! ➡️️

When I heard the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was hosting their latest exhibit, KAWS: Where the End Starts, I marked it on my to-do list and made it my goal to visit. I don’t always make the trip to Fort Worth from Dallas, but that’s something I’m working to change because I know Fort Worth has so many amazing things to offer.

The KAWS exhibit ran from October 20, 2016, to January 22, 2017. That’s right, it closes today! There are just a few more hours for you to catch this great exhibit in town since the museum closes at 5:00 pm. Best of all…. admission is free on Sundays! ?

KAWS, a Brooklyn-based artist named Brian Donnelly, is known for his graffiti and pop culture art where he uses bright colors, x’s for eyes, funky combinations of shapes, and skulls and crossbones for heads.

The exhibit in Fort Worth featured KAWS’ career from the 1990’s to the present. There’s everything from paintings, drawings, graffiti, and large sculptures, which were my favorite.

Throughout the exhibit, you will see how KAWS incorporates popular cartoon figures like Mickey Mouse, Boba Fett, Elmo, the Simpsons, Snoopy, the Michelin man, Spongebob, the Smurfs, bugs bunny, and more into paintings and sculptures. I felt that it was a beautiful combination of many of my childhood favorites with the creativity that KAWS brings to the table.

This is a great exhibit for the whole family that will help you think about art differently. I had a really great experience walking around and recreating some of the poses the large-scale sculptures held. It’s not every day the DFW area has the pleasure to showcase such a major exhibit, so I highly recommend you do not miss out!

Are you a fan of KAWS? Let me know below!


Featured Location: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    January 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    That looks like such a fun exhibition! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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      January 31, 2017 at 3:59 am

      It was so fun! Glad you enjoyed the post!

  2. Reply
    CJ |
    January 29, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I’m so sad that I didn’t catch this exhibit when it was here. I’m determined to visit that museum one day.

    1. Reply
      January 31, 2017 at 3:58 am

      I’ve been so impressed by museums in Fort Worth lately. They have some of coolest exhibits in town. Hope you make it out there soon!

  3. Reply
    Marissa_Travel Greece, Travel Europe
    February 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Nice post. I enjoy contemporary art. KAWS’ work looks so familiar. Your photos reminded me of some art in a hip hotel I stayed in the East End of London.

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      March 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      I totally agree! KAWS is such an interesting artist.

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