February 17—Janet Zweig, a New York–based artist working primarily in the public realm, and Dan Maginn, FAIA, a Principal with el dorado inc in Kansas City, have occasionally collaborated with each other on public art projects. “Public art” has the challenging call to thoughtfully engage while broadly appealing to a varied audience. Zweig and Maginn recognize and embrace this challenge.
Docents are available to lead tours of the Modern’s building, designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando. Group tours can accommodate 10 to 60 people and last approximately one hour; these tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the requested date. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am.
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.
Back by popular demand, Heidy Henke will be at the Modern Shop just in time for Valentine’s Day, and she has added some new looks to her jewelry line. Stop by during First Friday at the Modern from 5 to 8 pm to chat with Heidi and see what she's showcasing. Purchase a piece of Heidy’s jewelry, and we will wrap it in special Valentine’s gift wrap.
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.
There will not be a Spanish Tour on June 7.
The Modern's second Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014-2015 season features the work of the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri.
RongRong&inri, the Chinese/Japanese artist team recognized for romantic photographic series that chronicle their lives together, use this special occasion to offer insight into their unique collaborative practice and their work as featured in FOCUS: RongRong&inri.
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
BEN STEVENSON, O.B.E., Director of Texas Ballet Theater and dancers from TBT upcoming production of THE MERRY WIDOW
Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse, BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott.