Hip hop, house, and street dance traditions are displayed in two high-energy documentary films from the Dance On Camera festival, featuring street dancers at their finest:
The Modern, in partnership with Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, is delighted to once again celebrate the art of dance! This summer’s festival features a thrilling array of live performances, and an exciting film festival spotlighting award-winning films about dancing and dancers.
For more information, visit www.cdfw.org.
Photo: Bill Evans
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
Performance by the Texas Gypsies
Special Cocktail: Texas Sunset
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.
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.
Two program sessions are offered, one for ages five to eight and one 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 collection. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials in The Modern Shop.
Attendance is limited. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk; early arrival is encouraged.
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.
The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.
Lucian Freud is widely considered the greatest portrait painter of the twentieth century. His visceral renderings of people from all walks of life have a painterly and psychological drama that is unparalleled in contemporary art. For much of a century—from the late 1940s until his recent death in July 2011—Freud made the living human presence his subject.
Join us and become acquainted with the Modern’s collection while developing drawing skills by looking and learning with local artists as they lead informal, basic drawing classes in the galleries. Open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials from The Modern Shop.
Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the front desk.
An exhibition tour is offered at 10 am.
Lucian Freud Portraits, organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London, in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will consist of approximately 90 works, dating between 1943 and 2011. Fort Worth will be the only U.S. venue.