January 17, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Spring 2012
Adult Education Programs at The Modern

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
February 7-April 17, 2012

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public. To assure seating, free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250. A live broadcast of the lectures is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Lectures begin at 7 pm. The Museum galleries and the caf� remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series.

February 7-Glenn Ligon, artist, with Scott Rothkopf, curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

February 14-Andrew Campbell, art historian and senior lecturer at Texas State University, San Marcos

February 21-Tim Rollins, artist, activist, and teacher

February 28-Katie Paterson, artist

March 6-Jill Magid, writer and artist

March 13-Byron Kim, artist

March 20-Spring break, no lecture

March 27-Andrea Fraser, artist and professor, University of California Los Angeles, department of art

April 3-Gregg Bordowitz, writer and artist

April 10-Gary Rough, artist

April 17-Lucy Lippard, writer, curator, editor, lecturer and activist

Sundays with the Modern
Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. Artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of most months.

February 5-Shay Youngblood, writer

March 4-David Willburn, artist and curator

April 1-Thomas Feulmer, artist, curator, and director of educational programming, The Rachofsky House, Dallas, Texas

May 6-Wura-Natasha Ogunji, artist

Drawing from the Collection
Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. Open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required but a sign-up sheet is located at the front desk.

First Sundays of the month
2-3:30 pm

February 5-Rachel Black

March 4-Margaret Meehan

April 1-Tim Best

May 6-Matthew Cusick

In the Moment at the Modern
This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversation with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum’s education staff. Two sessions are offered on select Wednesdays, with space for 20 participants at both 10 am and 2 pm. RSVP to tours@themodern.org or 817.840.2141. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.

Wednesdays, 10 am and 2 pm
February 22, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27

Modern Graduate Series
The Modern Graduate Series aims to foster and sustain a vibrant dialogue among fine arts and art history graduate students from across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The series is a succession of meetings where area graduate students can experience the Modern’s special exhibitions and attend lectures by visiting artists, scholars, and art professionals from across the state. Each session consists of complimentary admission to the Modern’s current exhibition, followed by a lecture from the evening’s visiting speaker. Afterward, participants can enjoy thought-provoking discussion, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks with the speaker at Caf� Modern. Lectures begin at 5 pm (galleries close at this time).

February 8-Eileen Maxson, artist, Houston, Texas

Public Tours
Docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A tour focusing on architecture is available on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am; a tour focused specifically on special exhibitions is available at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month. Public Spanish-language tours are also available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby. For information, please call 817.840.2119.

 


The Big Drawing Class
A new take on a classic theme, this class will explore drawing in relation to the Modern’s exhibitions for the spring 2012 season. Drawing is a foundation for most artists. Whether a sketch, a notation, or a refined mark in a journal, artists use drawing in various ways to work through ideas. This class explores drawing through the FOCUS exhibitions featuring KAWS, Katie Paterson, Ged Quinn, and the special exhibition, Glenn Ligon: AMERICA. The Big Drawing Class spans 13 weeks, with three different artists leading classes over the course of the semester. All materials are provided. Registration is required. Enroll early; space is limited.

Fridays, 1-4 pm

February 3-May 11, with a two-week break in March

Instructors: Lily Hanson, Peter Ligon, Kristen Cochran

$250; $200 for Modern members

How to register for Studio Classes:
Go to www.themodern.org to download a registration form, fill it out, and return it to the Museum in one of the following ways:

Mail the form and payment to:
Studio Classes
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Deliver the form and payment to the admission desk during regular operating hours

Register online at www.themodern.org

Please note enrollment for classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class sizes are limited. For information, please call 817.840.2121.

 


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

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am–7 pm (Feb-Apr, Sep-Nov)
Wed-Sun 10 am–5 pm
Fri 10 am–8 pm

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults ($13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Wednesday and the first Sunday of every month

CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch
Sat-Sun10 am-3 pm
Dinner
Fri 5-10 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.