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 six 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.
November 4—Fionn Meade is Senior Curator of Cross-Disciplinary Platforms and Acting Department Head of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center, serves as faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and the MFA program for Visual Arts at Columbia University, organizes extensive institutional and independent curatorial endeavors, and contributes to publications including Artforum, Bomb, Bidoun, The Fillip Review, Mousse, Modern Painters, Parkett, and Spike Art Quarterly, among others.
The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and cocktails from 5 to 8 pm. Bring your friends to enjoy diverse live performances, cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine in Café Modern by night.
Performance by Saint Frinatra
Special Cocktail: Leaf Blower
November 11—Eric Fischl, a painter, sculptor, and printmaker featured in Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, gained acclaim in the 1980s with large-scale paintings depicting middle-class American life with themes of adolescent sexuality and voyeurism.
Image: Eric Fischl, Bad Boy, 1981. Oil on canvas, 66 x 96 inches. Private Collection, Courtesy Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich
This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the Modern’s education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works on view in the galleries. Registration is not required, but attendance is limited. A sign-up sheet is provided at the information desk the day of the program. Admission and supplies are free.
WRAP IT UP! Modern Members’ Shopping Event
Tuesday, November 18, 4–7 pm
Wrap up all your holiday shopping in one stop. Get everything checked off your list with a modern twist! Join us at the Modern Shop to celebrate the holidays with cocktails and exclusive discounts and offers on gifts. Enjoy festive music and free gift wrap! Stay after for the Tuesday Evenings presentation featuring FOCUS artist Jules de Balincourt.
November 18—Jules de Balincourt, the artist featured in FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt, works from the position of an outsider on paintings of American politics and marginalized communities, both utopian and dystopian, in compositions that explore the shifting relationship between representation and abstraction.
Image: Jules de Balincourt, Idol Hands, 2012.Oil on wood panel, 76 x 66 inches.Collection of Shelley Kaminer Fine Art. Image courtesy Salon 94 and the Artist.
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.
Three Austin-Based Designers
<p>The first Friday of each month, the <em>Star-Telegram</em>, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and cocktails from 5 to 8 pm. Bring your friends to enjoy diverse live performances, cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine in Café Modern by night.</p>
<p>Performance by Three if by Sea<br />Special Cocktail: Rowdy Reindeer</p>
Movies That Matter
Presented by the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission in partnership with the Modern and the Fort Worth Public Library, Movies That Matter is a free, quarterly film series highlighting different human rights issues. Screenings are followed by a moderated discussion. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For reservations, call 817.392.7525.
A Special Celebration Commemorating International Human Rights Day
Saturday, December 6