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.
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Two sessions of this free program are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk. 2-3:30 pm
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.
Please note: The tour scheduled for August 2 has been cancelled.
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
This program for families with young children, ages 4 and up, is led by a docent and includes a story and short gallery project designed by the education department. Both the story 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 the day of the program. Attendance is limited to 20 participants; admission is free. 4-4:45 pm
Fort Worth Cultural District Museums and Community Arts Center Host Day in the District
September 26, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm
fwdayinthedistrict.org (update in progress)
September 29 – LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, a poet, sound artist, and author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013), who contributed to the Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic catalogue, expands on her presentation delivered this June for the 16th Poesiefestival in Berlin.