Docents are available to lead tours of the Modern’s building, designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando. Group tours can accommodate 10 to 60 people and last approximately one hour; these tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the requested date. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am.
A docent-led, twenty-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm. Admission to the galleries is $10, $4 for students and seniors, free for Modern members. On First Friday, gallery admission is free for Star-Telegram Press Pass Holders.
The Modern Shop is delighted to introduce some wonderful regional designers and crafts-people. Join us at these upcoming trunk shows and tastings from 5 to 8 pm during December’s First Fridays at the Modern.
Three Austin-Based Designers
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.
Performance by Three if by Sea
Special Cocktail: Rowdy Reindeer
Learn with local artists as they lead informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This free class is open to adults at all skill levels—just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the information desk.
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.
November 20th 6:30pm
U-10 Scallop Carpaccio, Mizuna, Brown Butter, Candied Ginger, Lemon Salt, Orange Zest
Paired with Oban 14 Years “West Highlands”
Wagyu Strip Steak, Apple Celeriac Puree, Crispy Fennel, Black Truffle Sauce
Paired with Glenkinchie 12 Years “Lowlands”
Pan Roasted Duck, Sweet Potato Hash, Dried Cherry Demi Glace
Paired with Talisker 10 Years “Isle of Skye”
November 18—Jules de Balincourt, the artist featured in the Modern’s exhibition FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt, works from the position of an outsider on paintings of American politics and marginalized communities, both utopian and dystopian, in compositions that explore the shifting relationship between representation and abstraction.