August 5, 2013
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake
Manager of Communications
817.738.9215 x167
Fall 2013 Adult Gallery Programs
at the Modern

Sundays with the Modern

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on special exhibitions, with artists, curators, art historians, and writers holding conversations in the galleries. This program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of selected months. In conjunction with México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, these special gallery talks feature artists included in the exhibition. 


First Sundays, 1 pm   


November 3-Thomas Glassford

December 1-Naomi Rincón-Gallardo



Drawing from the Collection

Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels; just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk.


First Sundays, 2-3:30 pm  


September 1-Adam Rowlett

October 6-Harmony Padgett

November 3-Francisco Moreno

December 1-Joshua Goode



In the Moment at the Modern: A Program for People with Memory Loss

This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversations with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum's education staff. Two sessions are offered the fourth Wednesday of each month, with space for up 20 participants at both 10 am and 2 pm. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.


To make reservations, send a message to or call 817.840.2118 with your preferred date, time, and estimated number of guests.


Fourth Wednesdays, 10 am and 2 pm

September 25, October 23, November 27, January 22



Slow Art Tour

The idea of "slow art" has its origins in the "slow food" movement centered on the deliberate enjoyment and appreciation of food that began in Italy in the late 1980s. From this transformation in the way we eat came myriad "slow" movements that address other areas of life, such as travel, fashion, and art. 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. Tadao Ando's architecture foregrounds simple materials and straightforward form; thus, the Modern is an elegant vehicle in which to shift into this thoughtful way of approaching art. Led by a docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern features a 30-minute tour beginning at 5:30 pm. By attending to a single artwork, visitors will be given the room necessary to think about the myriad dimensions of the piece before them. Slowing down never looked so good.


Third Fridays, 5:30-6 pm

September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20, January 17



Public Tours

Docents lead tours of highlights of the Modern's permanent collection and special exhibitions Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.






Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161


Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Sep-Nov)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm


General Admission Prices

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free the first Sunday of every month and half-price every Wednesday.



Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm

Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm

Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm


The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.


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