“13 Minutes is an elegant, expensive-looking, respectful history lesson that finds just enough interesting texture ... to save it from becoming dry.” Jessica Kiang; The Playlist. In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.
Wonderful Wednesdays is a program for families with young children led by a docent. A gallery project designed by the education department is included. The tour and project focus on a few works in the collection. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the front desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission is free. 4-4:45 pm
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in partnership with hybrid gallery project, Art Tooth invite local creatives for an evening of art, community and conversation. Meet me at the Modern is the second Friday of June, July and August in conjunction with the Modern’s summer exhibition, Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.
Ponyo is Hayao Miyazaki's reimagining of The Little Mermaid and a tribute to his son, Goro Miyazaki. Ponyo is the "fish-girl" daughter of an undersea magician who longs to live on the land. She escapes to the land and meets a five-year-old boy named Sosuke. But Ponyo's transformation into a human girl upsets the balance between the real and the magical worlds, and only the love of these two five-year-olds can set things right.
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ANIME FEST AT THE MODERN 2017
A Letter to Momo (2011)
A Letter to Momo was written and directed by Hiroyuki Okiura (a veteran animator who has worked on films ranging from Akira (1988) to Your Name (2016)), assisted by a group of Studio Ghibli alumni.
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
Thirteen themed haunted houses across America make up the imagery for Misty Keasler’s Haunt, 2015–2017. A driving force behind this series, which depicts interior rooms and exterior scenes, is that the subject matter takes photography to the edge of where it fails as a medium. “Photographs,” Keasler explains, “are often used to document an experience, yet the experience of walking through a haunted house is completely lost in each of the still images.