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Exhibition
May 13, 2013 - Sep 20, 2014

The first floor of the Museum is closed for the installation for Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s.

Gallery Program
Sep 18, 2014

Participating institutions in the Cultural District open their doors to area educators for this annual event. Join your colleagues to inaugurate the 2014–2015 school year. Enjoy collection tours and refreshments, meet Museum staff, and learn about programs available to you and your students. More information available here.

Exhibition
Sep 21, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents URBAN THEATER: NEW YORK ART IN THE 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world’s most recognizable features. As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York.

Lecture
Sep 23, 2014

September 23—Tuesday Evenings at the Modern opens this season with insights into the art and issues of Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at TCU, directs a panel discussion with the Modern’s Chief Curator Michael Auping, organizer of the exhibition Urban Theater, along with Curator Andrea Karnes and Assistant Curator Alison Hearst, who also contributed essays to the catalogue.

Gallery Program
Sep 27, 2014

Fort Worth Cultural District Museums and Community Arts Center Host Day in the District

September 27, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm

Lecture
Sep 30, 2014

September 30Allan McCollum, an artist featured in Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, became well known in the late 1970s for his series Surrogate Paintings and continues to be recognized for utilizing methods of mass production as well as writing on art, interviewing artists, and occasionally collaborating with other artists.

Image: Allan McCollum, Collection of Two Hundred Plaster Surrogates, 1982/1983-85. Enamel on cast Hydrostone. The Rachofsky Collection

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Studio Programs
Oct 02, 2014

Products of the ’80s: A Closer Look at Urban Theater
Thursdays, October 2–November 20

Lecture
Oct 07, 2014

October 7-Jenny Jaskey is director and curator of the Artist's Institute at Hunter College; co-editor of Realism Materialism Art, an upcoming publication on the “speculative turn” in philosophy and aesthetics; and contributor to various publications, including the Brooklyn Rail.

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This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 23 through November 18.

Studio Programs
Oct 09, 2014

Products of the ’80s: A Closer Look at Urban Theater
Thursdays, October 2–November 20

Lecture
Oct 14, 2014

October 14James Cutler, FAIA, founding partner of Cutler Anderson Architects, is known for his environmental and emotional sensitivity to place, institution, program, climate, and cultural circumstance.

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This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 23 through November 18.

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