Figures from the Collection offers various artists’ perspectives on people and their surroundings. The works’ subject matter ranges from autobiographical and inclusive of friends and acquaintances to historical or completely fictional. Taken entirely from the Modern’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes paintings, photographs, videos, prints, and drawings.
Nina Chanel Abney's paintings are visually frenetic, reflecting the fast-paced energy of life today. Her imagery refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history in compositions with flattened, simplified forms. Abney's works commonly incorporate snippets of text, disembodied figures and silhouettes, and geometric abstract shapes. Themes that relate to American society, including celebrity culture, race, sexuality, and police brutality, are broached in her paintings.
In 2007, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosted Ron Mueck, featuring the artist's figures that are extraordinarily realistic, except in scale - they are always depicted much smaller or larger than life. The exhibition broke attendance records for the Museum as Mueck's stunning works became a must-see for visitors from across the region. Now a decade later, Ron Mueck returns to the Modern from February 16 to May 6, 2018, for a special project showcasing six major sculptures created between 2008 and 2018, including two sculptures making their North American debut.
a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Van Cliburn’s historic International Tchaikovsky Competition victory
Sixty years ago, a 23-year-old Texan went to Moscow at the height of the Cold War and came back an American hero and an international icon. The impact of Van Cliburn’s victory at the First International Tchaikovsky Competition cannot be overstated; he disregarded boundaries and brought the world together through excellent music and his signature warmth.
In this special program designed for people within the Deaf community, participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversation with specially-trained docents and student-ASL interpreters. Offered the fourth Tuesday of each month, with limited space for participants at 10 am, each program lasts 90 minutes and includes a gallery activity. Please make reservations at least a week in advance by calling 817.840.2118. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.
I think you and I both fell hard for Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher’s room, which is motion-activated, and the sound aspect of it is crucial. Though they’re also the ones who completely obliterated their cylinder by building a square video projection room inside it. Those guys are so, so good. Christina Rees in “A Conversation About Art and the Silos on Sawyer,” Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees, Glasstire, October 30, 2017
5-Course Bruno Paillard Champagne Dinner
Wednesday February 28th at 6:30pm
Guest Speaker: François Colas, Key Account Manager
$195, $225 for non-members plus tax and gratuity.
For Reservations Call 817-840-2157
Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee Extra Brut NV
White Asparagus, Chervil Gelee, Shallot Mousse, Arbequina Olive Oil, Salt Cured Vital Farms Yolk, Marcona Almonds
Bruno Paillard Millesime Assemblage 2008
Texas New Music Ensemble performs its first concert in Ft. Worth! TNME flutist, Meg Griffith, will be performing a set of intense and alluring works for flute, piccolo, and electronics by Texas composers from Ft. Worth, Dallas, Austin, and Houston including a World Premiere of Miss.Sogyny by Ft. Worth's Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, the Ft. Worth premiere of Big Kahuna by Ft. Worth's Till Meyn, and an acclaimed solo work composed by TNME's Artistic Director, Chad Robinson.
Friday - 4 pm Animated program; 8 pm Live Action program
Saturday - 5 pm Animated program
Sunday - noon Animated program; 2 pm Live Action program; 4 pm Animated program
Enjoy this opportunity to see the 2018 Academy Award nominees for Best Animated and Best Live Action short films.
Animated Shorts (Running Time: 83 Minutes - Rated PG, GARDEN PARTY contains some disturbing imagery of a human corpse that could be upsetting to younger viewers.)
Featuring live music with Steve Story Trio
The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and drink specials in the museum's Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm. Invite friends to enjoy unique cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine at the Modern by night. Café Modern offers a full menu in the dining room and lighter fare in the Grand Lobby until 8 pm. A docent-led, 20-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm.