The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents FRAMING DESIRE, an exhibition showcasing over 40 recent acquisitions alongside iconic photographs and videos from the permanent collection. The Museum has acquired key works by Cory Arcangel, Artemio, Larry Clark, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, Debbie Grossman, Candida Höfer, Misty Keasler, Ragnar Kjartansson, Vera Lutter, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ryan McGinley, Nicholas Nixon, Catherine Opie, Orit Raff, Laurie Simmons, Allison V. Smith, Arne Svenson, Frank Thiel, and Gillian Wearing.
Mexico City–based artist Mario García Torres creates cinematic narratives that explore obscure histories and personalities associated with conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s. He presents his projects in a variety of media, including video, installation, photography, and sculpture, and he often uses antiquated technology, such as 16-mm film and slide projections, to parallel the era he is revisiting. For each work, García Torres researches evidence and myths related to relatively unknown events from the larger, more well-known moments of that specific period in art history.
The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971) An adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel and set in a small North Texas town, The Last Picture Show focuses on the coming-of-age stories of Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), Duane (Jeff Bridges), and Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), as the conservative American values of the 1950s begin to crumble into a stark, moody landscape.
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“More than a musical offering, Seymour is a study in boundless passion, plus a wellspring of wisdom about art and life from a man who sees no dividing line between the one and the other.” Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal. Pianist Seymour Bernstein, who gave up performing for teaching, discusses his passion for music and his philosophy of life in this documentary directorial debut from actor Ethan Hawke.
84 minutes; PG