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A hologram of Jane Goodall and 30-foot threads of hot glass: Ah, the arts in North Texas

Each Friday, Robbie Briggs, CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, writes about luxury, trends, business and more in the advertising pages of the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal. Below is his letter of August 12, 2022.


I do a lot of bragging about our agents and our properties — for good reason.

But this week, I want to give kudos to the amazing museums we are so lucky to have in North Texas. From the finest works of art to trains, planes and cowgirls, there are places that celebrate it all — and world-class districts where it can all be found.

To illustrate my point, here are just two unconventional exhibits. Both are closing next month, so I hope you are inspired to go see them, ASAP.

At the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas artist Justin Ginsberg is creating a glass sculptural work, one thread at a time, in a kiln on the museum’s lawn. At the end of each glassmaking session, he installs the threads in the museum’s Main Gallery, resulting in a large-scale glass waterfall sculpture. He is scheduled to be on the lawn, with some exceptions, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., through August 27. His glass sculpture will be on view through September 25.

At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, experience the remarkable story of Jane Goodall, whose groundbreaking study of animals in the wild has changed the science world forever. The Perot’s exhibit features an immersive projection of Tanzania’s Gombe National Park, a hologram projection of Dr. Goodall narrating her own story and even a replica of her research tent in Africa [pictured at top of post]. It’s on view through September 5.

Like I said: amazing. Get to the Fort Worth Cultural District or the Dallas Arts District — or anywhere there’s a museum in North Texas — and just roam. Take the kids. Take the grandkids. Take a friend. You’ll all see unbelievable things.

Robbie Briggs


Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty


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