March 24—Emily Jacir is an artist living in the Mediterranean and a full-time professor at the International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah. As the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), a Prince Claus Award (2007), the Hugo Boss Prize (2008), and the Herb Alpert Award (2011), Jacir is renowned for works about transformation and questions of translation, resistance, and the logic of the archive.
Three virtuosi musicians perform major piano trios by Beethoven, Arensky, and Mendelssohn. Featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Tim Fain, and cellist Andrés Díaz.
This program for children between the ages of 9 and 12 takes a closer look at the contemporary art in this season’s FOCUS exhibitions, featuring the work of artists Jules de Balincourt, RongRong&inri and Mario García Torres. Each class spends time in the galleries looking and talking about the work before proceeding to the studio for an art activity and further discussion. Sign up early; space is limited.
March 18th 6:30pm “Wines around the World” 5 course dinner with Guest Speaker Alfredo del Rio, Global Wine Ambassador - Premium Wine Brands.
Red Crab Salad
Maine Red Crab, White Soy, Apple, Garlic Chips, Cucumber, Celery Leaves, Walnut Oil Powder
Paired with Brancott “Letter Series” Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
March 18, 5:30–7:30 pm | Studio Art Workshop with Allison V. Smith
Class is limited to 30 participants.
Visit with Dallas photographer Allison V. Smith, whose work is featured in Framing Desire: Photography and Video. Learn about her work, how photography is changing, and user-friendly ways to manipulate photos. Using Allison’s “Insta Tips,” take photos throughout the museum while it’s closed to the public and enter your photos in the class Instagram competition. Print photos to take home.
March 17—Tom Sachs, described by Emma Allen for the New Yorker as a “mix of mad scientist, obsessive tinkerer, cult guru, taskmaster general, starry-eyed theoretician, and workout champion,” is an original advocate of bricolage, or DIY, and one of today’s most inspiring and influential sculptors. Best known for elaborate and innovative re-creations of various Modern icons, re-creations that are masterpieces of engineering and design of one kind or another, Sachs explains, “I’m obsessed with innovation.
It’s time once again for spring cleaning!
Stop by the Modern Shop for some great bargains March 10th through the 16th. We will have deep discounts on art books, apparel, and gifts.
Treasure Island, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money, and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the innkeeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in, and her dangerous voyage begins.