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.
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.
Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on Lucian Freud: Portraits, with artists, curators, art historians, and writers holding conversations in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of the month.
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. Open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils.
Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the front desk.
Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on Lucian Freud: Portraits
In conjunction with the current exhibition, Lucian Freud: Portraits, the Modern welcomes Tom Parker Bowles for a celebration of classic British cuisine. Mr. Parker Bowles is an avid home cook and award-winning food writer, whose weekly column is carried by The Mail on Sunday (UK).
Join our special guest, Tom Parker Bowles, for a lively talk followed by a three-course dinner in Café Modern celebrating classic British cuisine. The exciting and creative menu will highlight some of Mr. Parker Bowles’s favorite recipes from his latest book, Let's Eat: Recipes from my Kitchen Notebook, and will include carefully selected wines. Mr. Parker Bowles will be available to visit and autograph books.
Lecture and dinner: $125 ( wine and service charge included )
A public tour focused specifically on Lucian Freud: Portraits is available at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month throughout the exhibition.
This tour does not require prior arrangements and begins in the Museum lobby.
Image: Lucian Freud, Two Irishmen in W11, 1984-5