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Wonderful Wednesdays
May 09, 2012

Wonderful Wednesdays is a program for families with young children led by a docent. A gallery project designed by the education department is included. The tour and project focus on a few works in the collection. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the front desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission is free.

For more information, please send a message to childrensprograms@themodern.org.

Wonderful Wednesdays
May 16, 2012

Wonderful Wednesdays is a program for families with young children led by a docent. A gallery project designed by the education department is included. The tour and project focus on a few works in the collection. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the front desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission is free.

For more information, please send a message to childrensprograms@themodern.org.

Reading and Discussion
May 17, 2012 - May 17, 2012

Sign up for one or all of the following discussions on literature relating to Glenn Ligon: AMERICA. This program is free and open to the public, but is limited to the first 15 people who register. To register, send an e-mail to education@themodern.org and include "Ligon Reading and Discussion" in the subject line. The books can be purchased at the Modern Shop and should be read before the meeting. Sign in at the information desk.

Thursdays, 7–8 pm

May 18, 2012
Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will receive free admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, Glenn Ligon: AMERICA and FOCUS: Ged Quinn, on Friday, May 18 in honor of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day.
In the Moment
May 23, 2012

This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works on view through intimate conversation with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum’s education staff. Two sessions, 10 am and 2 pm, are offered on select Wednesdays, with space available for 20 participants per session.

RSVP to estarr@themodern.org or 817.840.2118. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all needed materials.

In the Moment
May 23, 2012

This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works on view through intimate conversation with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum’s education staff. Two sessions, 10 am and 2 pm, are offered on select Wednesdays, with space available for 20 participants per session.

RSVP to estarr@themodern.org or 817.840.2118. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all needed materials.

First Fridays at the Modern
Jun 01, 2012

Performance by the Steve Story Trio.
Special Cocktail: Summer Breeze

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. The tour is free for Modern members and Star-Telegram Press Pass Holders.

Drawing from the Collection for Children
Jun 03, 2012

Two program sessions are offered, one for ages five to eight and one for ages nine to 12. Each free session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the collection. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials in The Modern Shop.

Attendance is limited. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk; early arrival is encouraged.

Drawing from the Collection
Jun 03, 2012

Join us and become acquainted with the Modern’s collection while developing drawing skills by looking and learning with local artists as they lead informal, basic drawing classes in the galleries. Open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials from The Modern Shop.

Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the front desk.

Jun 07, 2012

A powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

The film will be followed by a moderated discussion with special guests.

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