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Feb 21, 2014

The idea of “slow art” has its origins in the “slow food” movement centered on the enjoyment and appreciation of food that began in Italy in the late 1980s. The aim of the slow art movement is to break from the frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern features a 30-minute tour beginning at 5:30 pm that focuses on one work of art.

Lone Star Auteur Series: Luis Buñuel
Feb 22, 2014

Luis Buñuel, the leader of cinematic surrealism, developed one of the most unique and creative bodies of work in film history with his keen eye for the absurd and the beautiful. Admission is $7; $5 for Reel People and Lone Star Film Society members; free for students with valid college/university ID. Advance purchase available at www.lonestarfilmsociety.com.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Feb 25, 2014

February 25 – Michael Petry presents “Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition” in conjunction with the publication of his new book by the same title. Dr. Michael Petry was born in Texas, but has lived in London since 1981. With a PhD in Arts from Middlesex University, Petry has diligently investigated art from various angles as an artist, author, co-founder of the Museum of Installation in London, and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), London.

In the Moment
Feb 26, 2014

In the Moment at the Modern: A Program for People with Memory Loss
Fourth Wednesdays, 10 am and 2 pm

This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversations with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum’s education staff. Two sessions are offered the fourth Wednesday of each month, with space for up 20 participants at both 10 am and 2 pm. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.

In the Moment
Feb 26, 2014

In the Moment at the Modern: A Program for People with Memory Loss
Fourth Wednesdays, 10 am and 2 pm

This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversations with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum’s education staff. Two sessions are offered the fourth Wednesday of each month, with space for up 20 participants at both 10 am and 2 pm. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.

Feb 27, 2014

Adult Two-Day Workshop: David Bates

CLASS FULL

This workshop spans two days, back-to-back, and focuses on the special exhibition David Bates. A distinguished local artist discusses Bates’s work with the class and leads participants in specially designed studio projects using mixed media. The first day focuses on drawing and painting, and the second day focuses on sculpture and assemblage. All materials are provided. Registration is required—enroll early; space is limited.

Feb 28, 2014

Adult Two-Day Workshop: David Bates

CLASS FULL

This workshop spans two days, back-to-back, and focuses on the special exhibition David Bates. A distinguished local artist discusses Bates’s work with the class and leads participants in specially designed studio projects using mixed media. The first day focuses on drawing and painting, and the second day focuses on sculpture and assemblage. All materials are provided. Registration is required—enroll early; space is limited.

Lone Star Late Night-Cinemuse
Feb 28, 2014

Kick back with cocktails and dinner in Café Modern, then enjoy a late-night cult classic. The Café Modern bar will remain open until 10 pm for night-owl moviegoers!

Drawing from the Collection
Mar 02, 2014

Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk.
First Sundays of the month, 2–3:30 pm

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Mar 04, 2014

March 4 – HOMECOMING! Committee is an assembly of artists and creatives who seek to develop collaborative projects in conjunction with their individual artistic production, establishing initiatives and venues in which all manner of creative individuals can operate as co-collaborators. This relational aesthetics-like program has proven successful. The group’s first endeavor, Launch Party in 2011, set into motion what has been a flourishing exhibition and event schedule.

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