Aug 20 2015 - 6:30pm

Details to come. For more information, please call Café Modern at 817.840.2174.

Aug 21 2015 - 5:30pm

The aim of the Slow Art movement is to break with the often frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Slow Art at the Modern invests in this pause with a 30-minute spotlight tour focusing on one work of art. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern begins at 5:30 pm.

Third Fridays, 5:30 pm

Aug 22 2015 - 10:00am to Mar 20 2016 - 5:00pm

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a new installation of the permanent collection. This re-arrangement consists of treasured favorites, rarely seen works from the vault, and new acquisitions.

Aug 22 2015 - 11:00am

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (Isao Takahata, 1988)

A devastating meditation on the human cost of war, this animated tale follows Seita, a teenager charged with the care of his younger sister, Setsuko, after an American firebombing during World War II separates the two children from their parents. Their tale of survival is as heartbreaking as it is true to life. The siblings rely completely on each other and struggle against all odds to stay together and stay alive.                           

89 minutes; Unrated; Japanese with English subtitles

Aug 22 2015 - 2:00pm

METROPOLIS (Rintaro, 2001)                      

Set in the far future, humans and robots live together - unfortunately not in harmony. Many robots are forced underground and are terminated for entering unauthorized areas, becoming servants to humankind. The plot starts to unfold when a boy and a robot named Tima get in all kinds of trouble. There is never a dull moment when you've got a robot by your side.

108 minutes; PG-13; Japanese with English subtitles


Aug 25 2015 - 10:00am

In this special program designed for people with hearing loss, participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversation with specially-trained docents and student-ASL interpreters. Offered the fourth Tuesday of each month, with limited space for participants at 10 am, each program lasts 90 minutes and includes a gallery activity. Please make reservations at least a week in advance by calling 817.840.2118. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.

Fourth Tuesdays, 10 am

Aug 29 2015 - 11:00am

MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (Satoshi Kon, 2001)

In this animated feature, filmmaker Genya Tachibana begins work on a documentary about famed Japanese actress Chiyoko Fujiwara. Now well into old age, Chiyoko has become reclusive and shy about any publicity, but she eventually warms up to Genya and starts to relate her life story. As the decades pass, Chiyoko is transformed from a teen with big dreams into a full-blown celebrity, while her cinematic characters span various eras, from ancient Japan to the distant future.

87 minutes; PG; Japanese with English subtitles

Aug 29 2015 - 2:00pm


A tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman who orders her suitors to prove their love by completing a series of near-impossible tasks.

138 minutes; PG; Japanese with English subtitles


The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth joins with Lone Star Film Society's ArthouseFW in celebrating the art of, Japanese animation.

Sep 10 2015 - 5:00pm

Sponsored by Blue Zones Project

Thursday, September 10, 5–7:30 pm

Preview works by Cecil Touchon and hear from Pam and Bill Campbell, who will share nine ways to begin an art collection, and a representative from the Blue Zones Project, who will discuss nine principles proven to help people live longer and healthier. Refreshments provided. To RSVP, contact the membership department here or call 817.840.2115.