Author: Christina Patoski

Christina Patoski is a journalist and photographer who lives in Fort Worth.

A former NPR reporter, she has been published in Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times, Life Magazine, and USA Today.

Her photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian's Museum of American History.

She received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant for her video and performance art which was shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art,the Walker Art Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.



What did the art world’s favorite rock star do on a rare day off during his recent U.S. tour with St. Vincent?  Following their fantastic […]


Texas Art Travel: Houston

Ever since the mid-1970s, I’ve traveled to Houston whenever it was time for a good art fix. Back then, there were just a handful of […]

Orange Show, 1979, Jeff McKissack, 2402 Munger St., Gulf Freeway. Created single-handedly by a retired postman, the Orange Show is one of the most famous folk art sites in America. Jeff McKissack began building his homage to the orange in 1956, using scrap materials and found objects.  In 1979, he declared his "show" finished and opened his private fantasyland to the public.

Melissa Miller at the Grace Museum

No need to panic when you turn the corner of the second floor gallery at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and discover Melissa […]

Melissa Miller, The Ark, 1986,  Oil on linen, two panels  Overall 67 x 168 inches (170.2 x 426.2 cm)  Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,  Museum purchase, The Benjamin J. Tillar Memorial Trust,  Acquired in 1986

Texas Art Travel: Fort Worth

If great cities are measured by their cultural institutions, Fort Worth is extraordinary. Its Cultural District is compact, pedestrian-friendly and internationally famous for the five […]

U.S. Post Office, 1933, Wyatt Hedrick, 251 W. Lancaster, Downtown. It ain't called Cowtown for nothing. Cattle helped to grow the early Fort Worth economy and are still an important part of the local culture. So, it's only natural to find cattle imagery everywhere, including the city's main post office where limestone-carved longhorn and Hereford cattle heads decorate the capitals of the building's classical columns. Designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick, one of Fort Worth's most prominent and active architects, the post office interior is exquisitely ornamented.

Bluebonnets, reconsidered

Few things are more universally maligned by artists than a canvas full of bluebonnets. I admit I have been guilty of disparaging the shameless embrace […]

Bluebonnets, reconsidered

Interview with Vernon Fisher

Vernon Fisher started off his art career as an abstract painter, but by the mid-1970s that line of inquiry came to a screeching halt. He […]

Interview with Vernon Fisher

Glass Houses 21: Julie and Bruce Webb

Christina Patoski explores the jam-packed world of Julie and Bruce Webb, owners of Webb Gallery, an outsider art wonderland in Waxahachie.   Christina Patoski is […]


Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

Turning fifty can provoke people to do unpredictable things, as it did Andy Warhol in 1978. Following his sixteen-year reign as the Prince of Pop, […]

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

Interview with Malcolm Warner

No question about it, Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum is a world-class museum, but it’s never been known for its cutting edge exhibitions. Enter Malcolm […]

Interview with Malcolm Warner
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