The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.
The Modern's second Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014-2015 season features the work of the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri.
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.
Back by popular demand, Heidy Henke will be at the Modern Shop just in time for Valentine’s Day, and she has added some new looks to her jewelry line. Stop by during First Friday at the Modern from 5 to 8 pm to chat with Heidi and see what she's showcasing. Purchase a piece of Heidy’s jewelry, and we will wrap it in special Valentine’s gift wrap.
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.
February 17—Janet Zweig, a New York–based artist working primarily in the public realm, and Dan Maginn, FAIA, a Principal with el dorado inc in Kansas City, have occasionally collaborated with each other on public art projects. “Public art” has the challenging call to thoughtfully engage while broadly appealing to a varied audience. Zweig and Maginn recognize and embrace this challenge.
The aim of the Slow Art movement is to break with the often frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Slow Art at the Modern invests in this pause with a 30-minute spotlight tour focusing on one work of art. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern begins at 5:30 pm.
Third Fridays, 5:30 pm
Jaume Torrent, guitar; Joseph Gold, violin; Gary Levinson, violin; Susan Dubois, viola; Claudio Bohórquez, cello
Of the energetic leadership of artistic director Gary Levinson, critic Gregory Isaacs said, “The newly revitalized Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth is fast becoming one of the handful of must-attend concert series for classical music buffs.” For more information or tickets, please call 817.877.3003 or visit www.chambermusicFW.org.