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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Nov 27, 2012

Howard Rachofsky is an internationally renowned collector of contemporary art living in Dallas. He began collecting in the mid-1970s, and over the past three decades has amassed a world-class collection of paintings, sculpture, video, and installation art by many of the era’s greatest artists, including Robert Irwin, Donald Judd, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, and Mark Rothko, among many others.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Nov 13, 2012

Bruce Nauman is one of the most influential artists working in the world today. The quintessential multi-media artist, Nauman has been a pioneer of performance and body art, conceptual photography, the use of language and sound as mediums, as well as video and site-specific installations. The Museum has recently acquired a new room-sized installation by the artist, Studio Mix, 2010. The work is inspired by a set of piano exercises that the composer Béla Bartók (1881–1945) wrote as a means of teaching children the piano.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Oct 23, 2012

Michael Auping, chief curator at the Modern, worked with London’s National Portrait Gallery curator Sarah Howgate on Lucian Freud: Portraits, contributing an essay to the exhibition catalogue as well as a series of interviews with the artist, who was often described as reclusive. These interviews were the last with the artist before he died and were completed between May 2009 and January 2011.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Oct 16, 2012

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, practices architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Recognized throughout his career with honors and awards, Blackwell received a 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award and the 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for a unique use of design strategies that draw upon vernaculars and contradictions of place to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture.

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.

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.

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
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.

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. 

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

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