Apr 10, 2012 - Mar 13, 2015

Gary Rough is a Scottish conceptual artist based in New York who represented his homeland in the 2003 Venice Biennale.

Jan 12, 2014 - Mar 23, 2014

The exhibition presents a selection of works that span the past 10 years of the artist’s career, including his elaborately layered paintings and New York Times collages.

Feb 09, 2014 - May 11, 2014

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, present a joint exhibition of the work of artist David Bates on view February 9 through May 11, 2014. The exhibition is a retrospective of Bates’s work installed in both locations with an emphasis on painting in Fort Worth and sculpture and works on paper in Dallas. This is the first collaboration between the two museums. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern, and Jeremy Strick, director of the Nasher.

Studio Programs
Feb 27, 2014 - Sep 14, 2015

Adult Two-Day Workshop: David Bates


This workshop spans two days, back-to-back, and focuses on the special exhibition David Bates. A distinguished local artist discusses Bates’s work with the class and leads participants in specially designed studio projects using mixed media. The first day focuses on drawing and painting, and the second day focuses on sculpture and assemblage. All materials are provided. Registration is required—enroll early; space is limited.

Mar 01, 2014

Docents are available to lead tours of the Modern’s building, designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando. Group tours can accommodate 10 to 60 people and last approximately one hour; these tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the requested date. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am.

Mar 01, 2014

A public tour focused specifically on current special exhibitions is available at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month. This tour does not require prior arrangements and begins in the Museum lobby.

Mar 01, 2014


Sounds Modern takes a “Walk on the Wild Side” to celebrate the work of David Bates. Bates is a passionate outdoorsman and fisherman, and much of his work has been inspired by nature. Sounds Modern presents recent music that reflects the natural world and its effects on our awareness of sound. The program will feature Eleven Echoes of Autumn by American master George Crumb. Admission is free.