Brooklyn-based artist Jules de Balincourt is known for his expressive, radiantly colored paintings that vary distinctly in style, size, and theme. Through subject matter such as cityscapes and present-day genre scenes, his work often evokes notions of American utopia and dystopia, politics, and various societal groups. De Balincourt works on up to ten paintings at a time without sketches or source materials, and he considers them chapters—symbiotic, yet independent, darting between abstraction and representation.
Alessandro Deljavan, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; Jason Calloway, cello
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.
Products of the ’80s: A Closer Look at Urban Theater
Thursdays, October 2–November 20
The idea of “slow art” has its origins in the “slow food” movement centered on the enjoyment and appreciation of food that began in Italy in the late 1980s. The aim of the slow art movement is to break from the frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern features a 30-minute tour beginning at 5:30 pm that focuses on one work of art.
<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>
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.
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.
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