March 3—Jonathan Schipper is a New York–based artist known for large-scale, self-destructing works. Perhaps best known for Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle, the imperceptibly slow crashing together of two full-sized automobiles over a period of six days that simulates a head-on collision, Schipper is a keen critic of our fast-paced, heedless existence. His methodical deconstruction, and sometimes reconstruction, of daily experience brings our otherwise oblivious existence into sharp focus.
Dark Girls (NR, 2012, 72 minutes) This fascinating and controversial film explores the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It examines the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures which often lead to self-esteem issues. The film contains interviews with notable African Americans including Viola Davis.
The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and cocktails in the museum's Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm. Bring your friends and enjoy diverse live performances, unique cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine in Café Modern by night. A docent-led, 20-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm (regular gallery admission applies). Gallery admission is free for Modern members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders during First Fridays at the Modern.
A docent-led, twenty-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm. Admission to the galleries is $10, $4 for students and seniors, free for Modern members. On First Friday, gallery admission is free for Star-Telegram Press Pass Holders.
The Howling (Joe Dante, 1981) TV newscaster Karen White (Dee Wallace) brashly interjects herself in the middle of a search for a serial killer, but in the process finds something much more sinister in Joe Dante’s werewolf thriller The Howling. Adapted by John Sayles for the screen from a novel by Gary Brandner, this continuation of Dante’s interest in the sinister, self-reflexive, and seedy is as amusing as it is disturbing. ____________________________
Kick back with cocktails and dinner in Café Modern, then enjoy a late-night cult classic.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Hosts #emptymodern INSTAMEET
Participants are invited to photograph at the Modern from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, March 7.
WHO: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and community Instagrammers. Participants are asked to register on-site the morning of the event beginning at 8:30 am.
WHAT: The Modern's first #emptymodern InstaMeet
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.
The Modern is open and free to the public the Monday of Spring Break! While the museum is normally closed on Mondays, on March 9 our doors are open, admission is waived, and children can begin celebrating with the special gallery program Spring Break Wonders.
It’s time once again for spring cleaning!
Stop by the Modern Shop for some great bargains March 10th through the 16th. We will have deep discounts on art books, apparel, and gifts.
Take advantage of family programming at the Modern over the course of the week while your school-aged children are on Spring Break. Each session is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works in the Modern’s collection. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the information desk beginning at 1 pm the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission is free.