February 25 – Michael Petry presents “Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition” in conjunction with the publication of his new book by the same title. Dr. Michael Petry was born in Texas, but has lived in London since 1981. With a PhD in Arts from Middlesex University, Petry has diligently investigated art from various angles as an artist, author, co-founder of the Museum of Installation in London, and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), London.
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.
Assortment of House-made Chacuterie
Paired with Chateau Recougne Blanc 2012
Grilled Mackerel with Tomato
Paired with Basa White 2011
Braised Rabbit and Chickpea Crepes
Paired with Ch Recougne Bourdeaux 2009
Lamb Chop with White Bean Stew
Paired with Telmo Rodriguez M2 2005
Manchego and Membrillo Ice Cream
Paired with Quinta Do Noval Black N/V
February 18 – Stefan Kalmár, Executive Director/Curator, and Richard Birkett, Curator of Artists Space, a nonprofit art gallery and arts organization founded in New York by arts administrator Trudie Grace and critic Irving Sandler in 1972, share their insights into the history and current life of this alternative space that continues to set the bar.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Café Modern announce a Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday, February 14. The evening will feature cocktails and music in the Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm, and dinner in the Café. Start dinner early and finish the evening with our featured film, A Man and A Woman, at 8:30 pm in the auditorium.
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. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the information desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission and supplies are free.
February 11 – This special Tuesday Evenings presentation features artist David Bates in conversation with Tyler Green for a live-audience taping of an episode of the Modern Art Notes Podcast.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, present a joint exhibition of the work of artist David Bates on view February 9 through May 11, 2014. The exhibition is a retrospective of Bates’s work installed in both locations with an emphasis on painting in Fort Worth and sculpture and works on paper in Dallas. This is the first collaboration between the two museums. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern, and Jeremy Strick, director of the Nasher.
Members’ Preview Party at the Modern
Saturday, February 8
(Associate-level members and above)
To receive an invitation to these events, upgrade your membership today! Call 817.840.2173 or visit www.themodern.org/join-and-support/become-member.