The festival kicks off with formal concerts in the Grand Lobby, including a return appearance by Seattle solo artist Deborah Birrane in the regional premiere of works by Debra Knapp (NM) and Joanna Cashman (OR). Premieres by CD/FW company members Tina Mullone, Claudia Orcasitas, and Jacqueline Todd (in collaboration with her.7-year-old daughter Catherine DePetris) will be featured. The regional premiere of the solo “Radiant” – choreographed and performed by Lonny Joseph Gordon – will represent GORDONDANCE (TX/IL) and Kanopy Dance (Madison, WI). Photo by Milton Adam.
This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on select works in the Modern’s 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.
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This program for children, held on the first Sunday of each month, includes two sessions in order to assure positive interactions and viewing experiences. One session is for ages five to eight and the other is 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 Modern’s collection. Each child under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils, or purchase supplies in the Modern Shop.
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
Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. Artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of most months.
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.
Docents are available to lead a public tour of the Modern’s building, designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando, on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. This tour does not require prior arrangements and is free with the price of admission.
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.
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Cocktail: Roman Candle
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.
Rahr Beer Dinner
Thursday, June 27, 2013
$59 + Tax and Gratuity
Guest Speaker from Rahr & Sons
Café Modern chef Dena Peterson blends seasonal, local ingredients to create globally inspired, simply delicious fare. Join us for a Rahr Beer Dinner, featuring five-courses with beer. Spend an elegant evening enjoying fresh, artfully crafted cuisine, matched perfectly with Rahr beers served against the backdrop of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s iconic architecture and serene reflecting pond.