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.
Mexico City–based artist Mario García Torres creates cinematic narratives that explore obscure histories and personalities associated with conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s. He presents his projects in a variety of media, including video, installation, photography, and sculpture, and he often uses antiquated technology, such as 16-mm film and slide projections, to parallel the era he is revisiting. For each work, García Torres researches evidence and myths related to relatively unknown events from the larger, more well-known moments of that specific period in art history.
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.
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Participants are invited to photograph at the Modern from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, June 6.
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.
YOUNG ARTISTS RECITAL
Krysztof Ksiazek – Poland, 22
(2013 first prize, Polish National Chopin Piano Competition)
-----Chopin: Sonata in B minor, Op. 58, 1st Movement
Qi Kong – China, 26
(2009 first prize, Schimmel USASU International Piano Competition, Arizona)
-----Chopin: Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49
Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s current exhibitions. Artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of selected months.
TEACHERS & AMATEURS RECITAL
Joel Goodman – USA, Cell Biologist (Texas)
----- Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
Hyekyung Lee – Korea, Private Piano Teacher (Michigan)
----- Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, 1st Movement
Gerrit Pronske – USA, Attorney (Texas)
----- Chopin: Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27 No. 2
Changxin Guan – China, Associate Professor of Piano (Beijing)
----- Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
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
YOUNG ARTISTS RECITAL
Ádám Balogh – Hungary, 17
(2013 Grand Winner, Piano Talents International Piano Competition, Italy)
-----Chopin: Etude in C major, Op. 10 No. 1
-----Scriabin: Etude in D-flat major, Op. 8 No. 10
Ruixue Zhang – China, 21
(2015 National Winner, Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Piano Competition, USA)
----- Schubert: Klavierstücke No. 2 in E-flat major, D 946