The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is one of more than 2000 museums across the United States to offer FREE admission to military personnel and their families this summer.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will participate in Blue Star Museums in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.
As the story goes, artist Frank Stella decided to reread the novel Moby-Dick after visiting an aquarium with his family and becoming intrigued with a beluga whale. Stella’s response to Herman Melville’s 1851 account of the now-legendary great white was a pledge to make a painting for each of the book’s 135 chapters. The Modern is showing five magnificent works from the artist’s Moby-Dick series in Frank Stella: A Retrospective.
September 1, 6 pm
Opening Reception (cash bar)
September 1, 7 pm
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, 1940
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
Stella Workshops for Adults and Teens
Members $30; Nonmembers $40
Registration is required; space is limited.
Saturdays, 10 am-5 pm
September 3 – Tile workshop with artist Cassandra Emswiler Burd Register here!
This workshop will spend the day looking at Frank Stella: A Retrospective combined with discussions on composition and patterning. The studio portion will further the discussion of compositional choices with hands on tile making/design.
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.