The Modern's first Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014–2015 season features the work of New York-based artist Jules de Balincourt. The exhibition presents a selection of key works spanning the past few years of the artist’s career alongside new works on view for the first time.
Alessandro Deljavan, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; Jason Calloway, cello
WRAP IT UP! Modern Members’ Shopping Event
Tuesday, November 18, 4–7 pm
Wrap up all your holiday shopping in one stop. Get everything checked off your list with a modern twist! Join us at the Modern Shop to celebrate the holidays with cocktails and exclusive discounts and offers on gifts. Enjoy festive music and free gift wrap! Stay after for the Tuesday Evenings presentation featuring FOCUS artist Jules de Balincourt.
November 18—Jules de Balincourt, the artist featured in FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt, works from the position of an outsider on paintings of American politics and marginalized communities, both utopian and dystopian, in compositions that explore the shifting relationship between representation and abstraction.
Image: Jules de Balincourt, Idol Hands, 2012.Oil on wood panel, 76 x 66 inches.Collection of Shelley Kaminer Fine Art. Image courtesy Salon 94 and the Artist.
Products of the ’80s: A Closer Look at Urban Theater
Thursdays, October 2–November 20
The idea of “slow art” has its origins in the “slow food” movement centered on the enjoyment and appreciation of food that began in Italy in the late 1980s. The aim of the slow art movement is to break from the frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern features a 30-minute tour beginning at 5:30 pm that focuses on one work of art.
The Modern Shop is delighted to introduce some wonderful regional designers and crafts-people. Join us at these upcoming trunk shows and tastings from 5 to 8 pm during December’s First Fridays at the Modern.
Three Austin-Based Designers
<p>The first Friday of each month, the <em>Star-Telegram</em>, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and cocktails from 5 to 8 pm. Bring your friends to enjoy diverse live performances, cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine in Café Modern by night.</p>
<p>Performance by Three if by Sea<br />Special Cocktail: Rowdy Reindeer</p>
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.
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.