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.
March 3—Jonathan Schipper is a New York–based artist known for large-scale, self-destructing works. Perhaps best known for Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle, the imperceptibly slow crashing together of two full-sized automobiles over a period of six days that simulates a head-on collision, Schipper is a keen critic of our fast-paced, heedless existence. His methodical deconstruction, and sometimes reconstruction, of daily experience brings our otherwise oblivious existence into sharp focus.
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.
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.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Hosts #emptymodern INSTAMEET
Participants are invited to photograph at the Modern from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, March 7.
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.
It’s time once again for spring cleaning!
Stop by the Modern Shop for some great bargains March 10th through the 16th. We will have deep discounts on art books, apparel, and gifts.
The Modern is open and free to the public the Monday of Spring Break! While the museum is normally closed on Mondays, on March 9 our doors are open, admission is waived, and children can begin celebrating with the special gallery program Spring Break Wonders.
Take advantage of family programming at the Modern over the course of the week while your school-aged children are on Spring Break. Each session is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works in the Modern’s collection. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the information desk beginning at 1 pm the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission is free.