As the story goes, artist Frank Stella decided to reread the novel Moby-Dick after visiting an aquarium with his family and becoming intrigued with a beluga whale. Stella’s response to Herman Melville’s 1851 account of the now-legendary great white was a pledge to make a painting for each of the book’s 135 chapters. The Modern is showing five magnificent works from the artist’s Moby-Dick series in Frank Stella: A Retrospective.
September 1, 6 pm
Opening Reception (cash bar)
September 1, 7 pm
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, 1940
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
Stella Workshops for Adults and Teens
Members $30; Nonmembers $40
Registration is required; space is limited.
Saturdays, 9 am-5 pm
September 3 – Tile workshop with artist Cassandra Emswiler Burd
This workshop will spend the day looking at Frank Stella: A Retrospective combined with discussions on composition and patterning. The studio portion will further the discussion of compositional choices with hands on tile making/design.
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.
A public tour focused specifically on current special exhibitions is available at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month. This tour does not require prior arrangements and begins in the Museum lobby.