The first floor of the Museum is closed for the installation for Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s.
Haydn Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20 No. 5, The Amernet; Janacek Quartet No. 2 Intimate, The Amernet; Chausson Concerto in D for Violin, Piano and String Quartet Op. 21 with Charles Stegeman, Violin and Baya Kakouberi, Piano, with the Amernet Quartet
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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.
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.
In the Moment at the Modern: A Program for People with Memory Loss
This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversations with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum’s education staff. Two sessions are offered the fourth Wednesday of each month, with space for up to 20 participants at both 10 am and 2 pm. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.