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.
December 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s building designed by Tadao Ando. The Modern will mark the anniversary with a series of new acquisitions on view this fall, culminating in a celebration gala and dinner on December 6, 2012.
Director Marla Price comments, “These are exciting additions to the Modern’s permanent collection. We are acquiring work by important new artists in several cases and increasing our holdings of works by Vernon Fisher, Dan Flavin, Howard Hodgkin, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, and Nicholas Nixon.”
The city provides the context for the visually packed work of San Francisco native Barry McGee. Since the mid-1980s, when McGee was a teenager, he has lived in the city’s oldest neighborhood, the Mission District. At that time, the Mission held a colorful, somewhat seedy, antiestablishment atmosphere with a thriving culture of youth, alternative musicians, artists, and thinkers. The vibe of the Mission influenced the artist early on, and he began to infiltrate the area’s flourishing graffiti boom with images that he created to reflect his surroundings.
The first floor of the Museum is closed for the installation for Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth offers free admission and special tours and gallery docents in celebration of the Association of Art Museum Director's Art Museum Day.
A docent leads a public tour of the Modern’s building, designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando. This tour does not require prior arrangements and is free.
Knowledgeable docents will be available in the galleries between noon and 2 pm to answer questions you may have about works on view, or the building. Look for yellow ASK ME badges.
A docent leads a public tour of the Modern’s permanent collection. This tour does not require prior arrangements and is free.
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday no noon showtime, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Modern Contemporaries @ The Warehouse
Head to Dallas for wine and a tour of the Rachofskys’ and Faulconers’ new space, The Warehouse. We’ll have dinner following at a nearby restaurant!
If you are in your 20s or 30s and want to be included in these and many other exclusive events at the Museum, visit www.themodern.org/modern-contemporaries or call 817.840.2115.