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“Burned log with flower” is one of the pieces on display at the “Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie” exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Photo courtesy of Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie

Amon Carter Museum of American Art 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-1933, cartermuseum.org

Artist and naturalist James Prosek found inspiration in the disappearing native Texas prairies for this collection. Less than 1% of native Texas prairies are still in existence, so Prosek traveled to grassland habitats, including urban restoration projects and unplowed remnant prairies, to record the rich plants and wildlife present in these spaces. A new large-scale silhouette painting, watercolor portraits of plants, and trompe l’oeil clay and bronze sculptures of wildflowers highlight “Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie.” Through May 12

T.rex: The Ultimate Predator

Perot Museum 2201 N. Field St., Dallas, 214-428-5555, perotmuseum.org

Experience the story of T-Rex, the most iconic dinosaur in the world, through life-sized models, fossil casts and interactive elements. “T.rex: The Ultimate Predator” looks at the hunter’s sensory abilities and social behaviors while tracking the dinosaur’s evolution from a superfamily that included more than two dozen species and spanned 100 million years. The exhibit also includes recent discoveries about the dinosaur and shows how paleontologists study fossils to understand the biology and behavior of T-Rex. Through Sept. 22

“Rejection”, Elliot and Erick Jiménez, Blue Chapel, 2002, archival photo prints on canvas in artists’ custom frames, 52 x 42 x 6 inches, © Elliot & Erick Jiménez, photograph by Elliot & Erick Jiménez, courtesy of Spinello Projects. Photo courtesy of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Surrealism and Us: Caribbean and African Diasporic Artists since 1940

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, 866-824-5566, themodern.org

“Surrealism and Us” is the first international show dedicated to Caribbean and African diasporic art presented at the Modern. Curator Maria Elena Ortiz organized the exhibit, which is inspired by the essay “1943: Surrealism and Us” by Suzanne Césaire. Over 50 works from the 1940s to the present day, ranging from paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos and installations, focus on the intersection of Caribbean aesthetics, Afrosurrealism and Afrofuturism. The works display how Caribbean and Black artists reinterpreted European avant-garde for their own purposes. Through July 28