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.
Join us for drinks and discounts as we celebrate Moms & Grads on April 15th between 4 & 7 pm in Modern Shop. This special shopping event will include music, wine and discounts of 10% off selected jewelry (30% for members).
Café Modern and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth are having a Louisina-Style Seafood Dinner & French Wine Pairing in honor of artist David Bates' monumental joint retrospective between The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Join us for a fun night of great food, and excellent wine as guest speaker Chris Keel from Put a Cork in It wine shop walks us through each course with pairings of French wine.
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 on view at the Modern. Please visit the front desk to sign-up and receive your packet. Attendance is limited to forty participants.
Conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (pronounced Rick-rit Tee-rah-vah-nit), born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up living between Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada as the son of a Thai diplomat. His grandmother played an important role in his life. She taught cooking on Thai television and owned a restaurant in Bangkok, where Tiravanija spent time as a youth. This background influenced the artist’s work, which often involves cooking in art-related places, such as museums and galleries.
Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.
THE AUGUST 3 TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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.
Jennifer Higdon, composer
For ticket information, call 817.212.4280 or visit www.cliburn.org.