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, On view now on the first floor, important examples of Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism as well as new acquistions by Sol LeWitt and Jenny Holzer.
Conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (pronounced Rick-rit Tee-rah-vah-nit), born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up living between Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada as the son of a Thai diplomat. His grandmother played an important role in his life. She taught cooking on Thai television and owned a restaurant in Bangkok, where Tiravanija spent time as a youth. This background influenced the artist’s work, which often involves cooking in art-related places, such as museums and galleries.
Café Modern and celebrity chef Steven Raichlen host a three-course lunch featuring dishes from Chef Raichlen's latest cookbook, Man-Made Meals. In addition to lunch, guests will enjoy a talk by the author himself, meet him personally and take home a signed copy of Man-Made Meals.
Every guest is invited to blend their own Bordeaux-style wine with four of the classic varietal components of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc.
Trinchero Petite Verdot 2011
Trinchero Cab Franc 2011
Trinchero Meritage 2010
Trinchero Merlot Chicken Ranch Vineyard 2010
Trinchero Cabernet Central Park West 2011
Trinchero Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Guests will taste each wine individually throughout the evening.