Two sessions of this free program are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.
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Docent-led tours in Spanish are offered at 2 pm on the first Sunday of each month, when gallery admission is free. These tours are open to the public and do not require prior arrangements.
Docents are also available to conduct private tours in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and American Sign Language when reservations are made at least two weeks in advance.
Please note: The tour scheduled for August 2 has been cancelled.
Learn with local artists as they lead informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This free class is open to adults at all skill levels—just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the information desk.
Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s current exhibitions. Artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of selected months.
Applause Music Festival
An afternoon of contemporary viola and piano works by living composers. Featuring the music of celebrated composer Joel Hoffman along with a cast of composers active in the field today, Violist Travis Baird and Pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya are sure to please an audience of all ages.
Admission is free.
David Lyon suggests that surveillance culture overestimates what technology can do and underestimates what we do to be seen. A naturalized state of surveillance envelops society, making it a basic organizational mode of the 21st century.
July 28 - Films by Mario García Torres
Mario García Torres, a conceptual artist known for work that addresses the ways in which art and information are constructed over time, was featured this spring in the Modern's FOCUS: Mario García Torres. The exhibition included the video The Schlieren Plot, a signature work in that, as explained by the exhibition's curator Alison Hearst, it uses unrealized Texas-based projects by the late artist Robert Smithson as a springboard for broader topics.
In this special program designed for people with hearing loss, participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversation with specially-trained docents and student-ASL interpreters. Offered the fourth Tuesday of each month, with limited space for participants at 10 am, each program lasts 90 minutes and includes a gallery activity. Please make reservations at least a week in advance by calling 817.840.2118. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.
Fourth Tuesdays, 10 am
Guest choreographers and dancers are featured in excited performances in the Modern Grand Lobby. Admission free.