Sounds Modern invites you to experience a musical counterpart to the paintings of Lucian Freud. As Freud was reinventing the tradition of portraiture, a generation of English composers was reinventing their relationship with a musical tradition. At the heart of this movement was the ensemble, The Fires of London, formed by Peter Maxwell Davies and an eclectic group of composers and performers. Their concerts delivered an entirely new musical experience.
Fourth Annual Get Up and Give! North Texas Giving Day
September 13, 2012
On September 13, 2012, from 7 am to midnight, The Modern is participating in Get Up and Give! North Texas Giving Day. Every donation $25 and above will be matched if you donate to us through www.DonorBridgeTX.org, North Texas’ online resource that connects donors with nonprofit organizations like us.
The Muse is an intensive painting course for adults focusing on the work of Lucian Freud. What does it mean to have a muse? What is the muse's role in the history of painting? A local artist guides this class in exploring figure painting as it relates to the work in Lucian Freud: Portraits.
This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the Museum's education department. Both the tour and project focus on a few works in the Modern's collection or special exhibition. 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.
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."
As an encore presentation to last winter’s exhibition, FOCUS: KAWS, which featured the work of Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (b. Brian Donnelly, 1974), the Modern is currently featuring the installation of the artist’s monumental sculpture, COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH), 2010. The work has been on view at the Modern’s entrance since September 9, 2012. Originally scheduled to leave on January 6, the installation at the Modern has been extended through March 31.
The Miró Quartet
For information or to purchase tickets, call 817.877.3003 or visit www.chambermusicsocietyoffortworth.com.
A public tour focused specifically on Lucian Freud: Portraits is available at 4 pm on Gallery Night.
This tour does not require prior arrangements and begins in the Museum lobby.
General museum admission applies.
Image: Lucian Freud, Two Irishmen in W11, 1984-5
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. 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.
Performance by the Swing Masters
Special cocktail: Whipper Snapper
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.