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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 6 Jul 2011 7:44 AM

Today in the roundup: Remembering Cy Twombly locally, a battle of wits in Fort Worth and previewing the Modern Dance Festival.


REMEMBERING CY: By now, you’ve heard that artist Cy Twombly died on Tuesday in Rome at the age of 83. But did you know that you have a couple of opportunities to see Twombly’s work locally? The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth owns an untitled bronze sculpture that he made in Rome in 1997. And another bronze piece that was cast in 2005 is in the Nasher Sculpture Center collection. If all this really has you wanting to know more about the artist, then be sure to visit the Cy Twombly Gallery at the Menil Collection in Houston.

BATTLE OF WITS: On Thursday, Amphibian Stage Productions will stage the regional debut of Wittenberg. In the play, Martin Luther and Dr. Faustus are university professors trying to shape their student, Hamlet. Sounds brainy. “The history involved is just the flavoring or coloring of the characters,” Wittenberg director David A. Miller tells “We get to see these guys as real people with real passions. It’s like listening in on historical figures drinking beers at the bar.” Catch it through July 24.

QUOTABLE: “That building is an architectural wonder in how it carves up space, like a dancer does. I wanted to run around and dance in that room right away.”

– Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth Kerry Kreiman, talking about the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in an interview with that previews the Modern Dance Festival.