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The Modern's first Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014–2015 season features the work of New York-based artist Jules de Balincourt. The exhibition presents a selection of key works spanning the past few years of the artist’s career alongside new works on view for the first time.
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
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.
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.
Movies That Matter
Presented by the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission in partnership with the Modern and the Fort Worth Public Library, Movies That Matter is a free, quarterly film series highlighting different human rights issues. Screenings are followed by a moderated discussion. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For reservations, call 817.392.7525.
A Special Celebration Commemorating International Human Rights Day
Saturday, December 6
Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on special exhibitions, with artists, curators, art historians, and writers holding conversations in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of selected months.
October 5 – Terri Thornton, Curator of Education and Nathan Green, Assistant Curator of Education
December 7 – Dr. Frances Colpitt, Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History, TCU
Docent-led tours in Spanish are offered at 2 pm on the first Sunday of each month, when gallery admission is free. These tours are open to the public and do not require prior arrangements.
Docents are also available to conduct private tours in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and American Sign Language when reservations are made at least two weeks in advance.
Sounds Modern, the brainchild of modern music guru Elizabeth McNutt, is a vibrant and exciting concert series featuring contemporary music that makes the works on display in the Modern’s galleries come to life in the concert hall. McNutt is the director of the University of North Texas contemporary music ensemble Nova and co-director of the new music organization Atomic Clock Music Events. Admission is free
Saturday, December 13, 2 pm—How Far to 14th?