Jun 30, 2012

The Modern Art Museum will present the U.S. premiere of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Freud’s Naked Truths. For most of his career Lucian Freud was overlooked —a man out of step with his time. However, his extraordinary portraits— of children, lovers, gangsters, supermodels, even the Queen of England — pushed boundaries of the genre. This intimate film explores his life story and remarkable body of work with those who knew him best – his models, children, lovers, and friends. The film will premiere on Smithsonian Channel in July.

Jun 30, 2012

The Modern Art Museum will present the U.S. premiere of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Freud’s Naked Truths. For most of his career Lucian Freud was overlooked —a man out of step with his time. However, his extraordinary portraits— of children, lovers, gangsters, supermodels, even the Queen of England — pushed boundaries of the genre. This intimate film explores his life story and remarkable body of work with those who knew him best – his models, children, lovers, and friends. The film will premiere on Smithsonian Channel in July.

Jul 01, 2012

The Modern Art Museum will present the U.S. premiere of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Freud’s Naked Truths. For most of his career Lucian Freud was overlooked —a man out of step with his time. However, his extraordinary portraits— of children, lovers, gangsters, supermodels, even the Queen of England — pushed boundaries of the genre. This intimate film explores his life story and remarkable body of work with those who knew him best – his models, children, lovers, and friends. The film will premiere on Smithsonian Channel in July.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Sep 11, 2012

David Dawson, painter and longtime assistant and friend of Lucian Freud, shares personal insights and thoughts on his 20-year relationship with the brilliant and driven artist for this Tuesday Evenings at the Modern. Photographing Freud and his studio over the years, Dawson explained to the Guardian that his photographic documentation was an "honest record" of their relationship, commenting that working with Freud was "never a burden, but certainly a commitment."

 

Image: Lucian Freud, Eli and David, 2005-6. Courtesy of The Lucian Freud Archive. 

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Sep 18, 2012

An internationally recognized photographer, Nicholas Nixon has helped shape the dialogue of photographic discourse for over four decades. His work gained broad attention when it was included in one of the most influential exhibitions of the 1970s, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape at the George Eastman House in 1975. His first solo museum exhibition in 1976 was curated by John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sep 20, 2012

Participating institutions in the Cultural District open their doors to area educators for this special annual event. Teachers are invited to join Museum staff and volunteers to inaugurate the 2012-2013 school year; they can then walk from one Cultural District institution to the next to learn about programs available for educators and students, participate in gallery tours, gather complimentary resources, and enjoy refreshments.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Sep 25, 2012

Rosson Crow lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She was raised in North Dallas, attended the School of Visual Arts in New York for her undergraduate degree, then Yale University for her master’s degree before settling in L.A. In 2009, Crow had her first solo exhibition in the United States here at the Modern, titled Focus: Rosson Crow, from which the museum acquired Sharp’s Rifle Shop, 2009.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Oct 02, 2012

Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (born Brian Donnelly) has received critical acclaim for the ease with which he straddles the commercial and fine art worlds. KAWS’s paintings, sculptures, prints, editioned toys, apparel, and other products deftly reference popular culture and the history of modern painting as they reflect the chaotic nature of contemporary life. KAWS has exhibited his work widely, and his piece Where the End Starts, 2011, was chosen for acquisition from the Modern’s Focus Show series last year.

Oct 06, 2012

In this engaging and colorful documentary, Charles Atlas explores the life and times of artist/designer/performer/provocateur and Freud muse, Leigh Bowery. Bowery designed costumes and performed with the enfante terrible of British dance Michael Clark. He famously created one of a kind outrageous costumes for himself and ran, Taboo, one of the most dazzling night clubs in 1980s London. The film includes interviews with Damien Hirst, Bella Freud, Cerith Wyn Evans, Boy George, and his widow Nicola Bowery.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Oct 09, 2012

Martin Gayford, the British critic, writer, and curator, is “the man in a blue scarf.” As a prominent sitter for Freud and the subject of the painting Man in a Blue Scarf, 2004, Gayford wrote of his experience in the 2010 book Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud. For Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, Gayford shares what he observed throughout his extended sittings and the relationship that he inevitably developed with the artist.

Mr. Gayford will sign books beginning at 6 pm.

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