The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a new installation of the permanent collection. This re-arrangement consists of treasured favorites, rarely seen works from the vault, and new acquisitions.
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he first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and cocktails in the museum's Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm. Bring your friends and enjoy diverse live performances, unique cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine in Café Modern by night. A docent-led, 20-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm (regular gallery admission applies). Gallery admission is free for Modern members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders during First Fridays at the Modern.
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. 2-3:30 pm
Sponsored by Blue Zones Project
Thursday, September 10, 5–7:30 pm
Preview works by Cecil Touchon and hear from Pam and Bill Campbell, who will share nine ways to begin an art collection, and a representative from the Blue Zones Project, who will discuss nine principles proven to help people live longer and healthier. Refreshments provided.
September 15 – Kehinde Wiley, the artist featured in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, is in conversation with the exhibition curator, Eugenie Tsai of the Brooklyn Museum.
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 15 through November 10. Visit www.themodern.org/programs/lectures for more information on each talk.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Associate Level and Above
September 19; 6–8 pm
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the range of the artist's prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure.
In this special program designed for people with hearing loss, participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversation with specially-trained docents and student-ASL interpreters. Offered the fourth Tuesday of each month, with limited space for participants at 10 am, each program lasts 90 minutes and includes a gallery activity. Please make reservations at least a week in advance by calling 817.840.2118. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.
Fourth Tuesdays, 10 am
5:45 Reception and Tour of Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Exhibition
6:45 Dinner Program Starts
Guest Speaker: CEO of Esporao, Joao Roquette
$115; $95 for Modern Members, tax and gratuity not included.
For Reservations, please call 817-840-2157.
Bacalhau Salad in Mini Tomato Cups, Egg and Avocado
Paired with Monte Velho White
Citrus-Pistachio Gremolata, Chilled Ameijoas, Sherry Mignonette
Paired with Esporão White Reserva