The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents URBAN THEATER: NEW YORK ART IN THE 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world’s most recognizable features. As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York.
Save the date for Modern ‘til Midnight: 80s Edition, Saturday, October 25, 6 pm to midnight. 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 music on the lawn featuring works from well-known performers of the time. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the exhibition Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, join in with unique gallery activities and tours, and dine on exceptional cuisine from Café Modern.