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.
Cocktails with the Artist: David Bates
Friday, March 7
Join fellow Modern Contemporaries members for cocktails and a private tour of the special exhibition David Bates led by David Bates himself. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from the artist!
Featuring Ginny Mac
Cocktail: Cajun Cooler
The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and cocktails from 5 to 8 pm. Bring your friends to enjoy diverse live performances, cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine in Café Modern by night.
A docent-led, twenty-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm. Admission to the galleries is $10, $4 for students and seniors, free for Modern members. On First Friday, gallery admission is free for Star-Telegram Press Pass Holders.
March 11 – Triple Canopy is a magazine based in New York. Since 2007, Triple Canopy has advanced a model for publication that encompasses digital works of art and literature, public conversations, exhibitions, and books. This model hinges on the development of publishing systems that incorporate networked forms of production and circulation. Working closely with artists, writers, technologists, and designers, Triple Canopy produces projects that demand considered reading and viewing.
Tired of only being able to satisfy your Modern Cinema fix just once a year?
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth partners with film critic Christopher Kelly to host regular "Modern Cinema" screenings - sneak previews of critically acclaimed titles, unsung highlights from the film festival circuit, and newly restored classic films - on a monthly basis. Kelly introduces the films, and closes with a Q&A session. Film titles will be announced 2 weeks in advance. Screenings are held in the Museum's auditorium.
A 1930s-style screwball romantic comedy, albeit with a cheerfully raunchy modern twist, Love & Air Sex centers on a pair of ex-lovers (Ashley Bell and (Michael Stahl-David), their respective best friends (Sara Paxton and Zach Cregger), a gorgeous musician (Addison Timlin) and a hunky Southerner (Justin Arnold), all of whose fates exuberantly collide at the Air Sex World Championships in Austin.
March 18 – Cynthia Daignault, a New York painter recognized for her tenacious and poetic spirit, makes work that highly regards its predecessors while honoring the present solitary and unsung moment within nature, technology, and unsuspecting spaces. With a BA from Stanford in 2001, Daignault has had early success with a 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a 2011 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant.
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.