The idea of “slow art” has its origins in the “slow food” movement centered on the enjoyment and appreciation of food that began in Italy in the late 1980s. The aim of the slow art movement is to break from the frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern features a 30-minute tour beginning at 5:30 pm that focuses on one work of art.
November 20th 6:30pm
U-10 Scallop Carpaccio, Mizuna, Brown Butter, Candied Ginger, Lemon Salt, Orange Zest
Paired with Oban 14 Years “West Highlands”
Wagyu Strip Steak, Apple Celeriac Puree, Crispy Fennel, Black Truffle Sauce
Paired with Glenkinchie 12 Years “Lowlands”
Pan Roasted Duck, Sweet Potato Hash, Dried Cherry Demi Glace
Paired with Talisker 10 Years “Isle of Skye”
November 18—Jules de Balincourt, the artist featured in the Modern’s exhibition FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt, works from the position of an outsider on paintings of American politics and marginalized communities, both utopian and dystopian, in compositions that explore the shifting relationship between representation and abstraction.
WRAP IT UP! Modern Members’ Shopping Event
Tuesday, November 18, 4–7 pm
Wrap up all your holiday shopping in one stop. Get everything checked off your list with a modern twist! Join us at the Modern Shop to celebrate the holidays with cocktails and exclusive discounts and offers on gifts. Enjoy festive music and free gift wrap! Stay after for the Tuesday Evenings presentation featuring FOCUS artist Jules de Balincourt.
The Modern's first Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014–2015 season features the work of New York-based artist Jules de Balincourt. The exhibition presents a selection of key works spanning the past few years of the artist’s career alongside new works on view for the first time.
Alessandro Deljavan, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; Jason Calloway, cello
Of the energetic leadership of artistic director Gary Levinson, critic Gregory Isaacs said, “The newly revitalized Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth is fast becoming one of the handful of must-attend concert series for classical music buffs.” For more information or tickets, please call 817.877.3003 or visit www.chambermusicFW.org.
Saturdays, 2 pm
A pre-concert discussion series with Laurie Shulman begins at 1:15 pm.
FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt
Cocktail reception and artist talk
Dinner at Café Modern
This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the Modern’s education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works on view in the galleries. Registration is not required, but attendance is limited. A sign-up sheet is provided at the information desk the day of the program. Admission and supplies are free.