FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2014
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake
Manager of Communications
817.738.9215 x167
kendal@themodern.org
www.themodern.org
 
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents

Modern 'til Midnight: '80s Edition 

Date:  Saturday, October 25, 2014

 

Time:  6 pm-midnight

 

Admission:  $20; $15 in advance; free for Modern members

 

Tickets will be sold at the door. Advance tickets will be available online at www.themodern.org beginning September 8, by calling 817.738.9215, or by visiting the Modern's admission desk.

 

FORT WORTH, TX - The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is proud to announce the tenth annual Modern 'til Midnight on Saturday, October 25, from 6 pm to midnight.

 

Save the date for Modern 'til Midnight: '80s Edition.

 

This event will take you back to the club scene and buzz of New York in the '80s during the Modern's extended, late-night hours. Don't miss an eclectic array of live performances by local bands on the lawn featuring the well-known sounds of the time. (Performers will be announced at a later date.) Guests will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, enjoy unique gallery activities and tours, and dine on exceptional cuisine from Café Modern and the Modern Grill. The Grand Lobby will be transformed into the '80s dance party scene with a DJ, break dancers, and prizes for the best '80s rock star costume. Look for classic arcade games in the Modern Shop and don't forget to pick up an exclusive Urban Theater T-shirt or Keith Haring badge.

 

Admission is $20; $15 in advance; free for Modern members.

In case of inclement weather, the performances will be moved indoors.

 

 

Café Modern and Lobby Bar

Cash bars are available from 6 pm until last call at 11:30 pm. Enjoy a global assortment of Modern appetizers and Café Modern food service in the restaurant from 5 to 9 pm. The Modern Grill will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, and picnic fare available for dining outside on the lawn from 6 to 11 pm. Beverages and food are not included in the admission price. Bars are cash only.

 

Café Modern will have picnic basket dinners for two available to preorder for $40.

Baskets will include assorted cheeses and fruits, crusty rolls and crackers, salads, dessert, and bottled water. A choice of wines is available with the basket, starting at $28 per bottle. Call 817.840.2174 to reserve your basket by October 17.

 

 

Happenings in the Galleries

The special exhibition Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s will be on view, along with selected works from the Modern's permanent collection. Throughout the evening, there will be special activities in the galleries, including spotlight tours, and art explorations. Modern 'til Midnight admission includes access to the galleries.

 

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s 

Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. Iconic works by the decade's most critically acclaimed artists will be presented, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Richard Prince, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, and Andy Warhol.

 

LOCATION

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

www.themodern.org

  

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