Actions and Detail Panel
Wed, September 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
The Government Affairs Committee would like to invite you to the September meeting of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Former Councilman Joel Burns and Assistant Director of Planning Dana Burghdoff will be speaking about the importance of having design professionals serving on local boards and commissions. Architects are uniquely tuned into understanding the health, safety and welfare of the public as it relates to our built environment and these commissions need architectural input and leadership from our members. A number of city staff and council members will be in attendance to talk about how to get involved and will be available to answer any questions on specific commissions and the responsibilities and expectations of the appointees.
A reception will be held on Wednesday September 21st from 6-7pm at The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame located at 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth. If you haven’t been to the museum lately this would be a good opportunity to see the recently renovated gallery spaces and new exhibit titled “Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows”. The renovations feature a revamped rotunda space, welcoming visitors with a kinetic mobile structure animated by slowly rotating image panels and projection screens. The former theater has been renovated into a temporary exhibits gallery, and the temporary exhibits gallery was converted into a permanent exhibit on the Wild West shows.
With a focus on the role of women in the Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill shows, this exhibit features a full-size hologram of Annie Oakley speaking directly to the visitor in the context of a famous photograph. A number of her belongings and letters are on display, complemented by interactive screens and animated historic images. An additional section discusses the authenticity of the shows and explores gender issues, conveying the ways in which these shows helped introduce cowgirls into other areas of Western culture. A photo booth allows visitors to take pictures and print postcards with famous people from the exhibit.
Thank you to GFF and BBP for helping make this event possible!