The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.
NOTE: The first-floor galleries will be closed August 4 through August 21.
Participating institutions in the Cultural District open their doors to area educators for this annual event. Join your colleagues to inaugurate the 2014–2015 school year. Enjoy collection tours and refreshments, meet Museum staff, and learn about programs available to you and your students. More information available here.
Annual Teen/ Artist Project Exhibition
Ashley Allen, Simon Brown, Will Burnett, Adriana Castillo, Sinclair Corbett, Zhaira Costiniano,
Fernanda Garcia, Alice Matthews, Callie McCarthy, Julia Monte, Kimberly Morales, Humna Raza
May 25 – June 15 2014
Reception for the artists
Sunday, May 25, 2-5pm
Our Modern Cinema series concludes with the perfect antidote to summer blockbuster season – a wise and sophisticated romantic-comedy for grown-ups. Clive Owen stars as a once-promising poet now teaching literature at a prep school, whose life is upended when a fiercely unsentimental abstract painter (Juliette Binoche) joins the faculty.
A public tour focused specifically on current special exhibitions is available at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month. This tour does not require prior arrangements and begins in the Museum lobby.
Artist David Bates and Modern Curator of Education Terri Thornton take this opportunity to walk through the Modern's current exhibition, DAVID BATES, and individually discuss Bates's bold, visceral paintings and track the artist's developments, shifts, and repeated motifs throughout his 40-year career. Please join us for a direct and intimate look at the exhibition that has been a favorite of Modern visitors. This gallery program is free with gallery admission and open to the public.
Conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (pronounced Rick-rit Tee-rah-vah-nit), born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up living between Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada as the son of a Thai diplomat. His grandmother played an important role in his life. She taught cooking on Thai television and owned a restaurant in Bangkok, where Tiravanija spent time as a youth. This background influenced the artist’s work, which often involves cooking in art-related places, such as museums and galleries.