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.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is one of more than 2000 museums across the United States to offer FREE admission to military personnel and their families this summer.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will participate in Blue Star Museums in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.
Annual Teen/ Artist Project Exhibition
Ashley Allen, Simon Brown, Will Burnett, Adriana Castillo, Sinclair Corbett, Zhaira Costiniano,
Fernanda Garcia, Alice Matthews, Callie McCarthy, Julia Monte, Kimberly Morales, Humna Raza
May 25 – June 15 2014
Reception for the artists
Sunday, May 25, 2-5pm