Modern 'til Midnight: '80s Edition
This event will take you back to the club scene and buzz of New York in the '80s during the Modern's extended, late-night hours. Don't miss an eclectic array of live performances by local bands on the lawn featuring well-known sounds of the time.
Including members of Telegraph Canyon, Black Tie Dynasty, White Denim, The Burning Hotels, The Quaker City Night Hawks, Pinkish Black, Son of Stan, Calhoun, Cleanup, Zhora, Bummer Vacation, Ronnie Heart and many more! Music from the 80’s featuring: Prince, Billy Idol, New Order, Paul Simon, Pet Shop Boys, Flock of Seagulls, R.E.M., The Clash, Madonna.
Guests will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, enjoy unique gallery activities and tours, and dine on exceptional cuisine from Café Modern and the Modern Grill. The Grand Lobby will be transformed into the '80s dance party scene with a DJ, break dancers, and prizes for the best '80s rock star costume. Look for classic arcade games in the Modern Shop and don't forget to pick up an exclusive Urban Theater T-shirt or Keith Haring badge.
Tickets will be sold at the door. Advance tickets will be available online at www.themodern.org beginning September 8, by calling 817.738.9215, or by visiting the Modern's admission desk.
Picnic baskets from Cafe Modern will also be available to order online.
In case of inclement weather, the performances will be moved indoors.
Café Modern and Lobby Bar
Cash bars are available from 6 pm until last call at 11:30 pm. Enjoy a global assortment of Modern appetizers and Café Modern food service in the restaurant from 5 to 9 pm. The Modern Grill will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, and picnic fare available for dining outside on the lawn from 6 to 11 pm. Beverages and food are not included in the admission price. Bars are cash only.
Modern ‘til Midnight Picnic Basket for 2 by Café Modern
Café Modern will have picnic basket dinners for two available to preorder for $40. Baskets will include Assorted Cheeses and Fruits, Antipasto Box with Assorted Sliced Meats, Grilled Vegetables and Olives, Chardonnay-Pecan Chicken Salad, Fall Potato Salad with Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Mustard Vinaigrette, Italian Pasta Salad, Crusty Baguette, Cookies, and Bottled Water. Available online, by calling 817.738.9215, or by visiting the Modern's admission desk. ORDER HERE.
Happenings in the Galleries
The special exhibition Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s will be on view, along with selected works from the Modern's permanent collection. Throughout the evening, there will be special activities in the galleries, including spotlight tours, and art explorations. Modern 'til Midnight admission includes access to the galleries.
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