Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk.
First Sundays of the month, 2–3:30 pm
Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.
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.
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.
Featuring Tom Reynolds Trio
Cocktail: Spring Fling
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.
3 Course Balvenie Scotch Dinner and Tasting
For Reservations call. 817-840-2157
Reception Cocktail with 12 Year Doublewood Balvenie
House Smoked Salmon
With Spring Vegetables, Crème Fraiche, and Honey Oat Clusters
Paired with 12 Year Doublewood Balvenie
Meat and Potatoes
Venison Backstrap with Potato Pave and Fresh English Peas
Paired with 14 Year Caribbean Cask Balvenie
Chocolate and Treacle
With Salted Caramel and Pear
Paired with 17 Year Doublewood Balvenie
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.