Linda and Ed Blackburn have made art and managed their careers in Fort Worth for many years, becoming important fixtures in the North Texas art community. Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite is the Kay and Velma Kimbell Art History Chair at TCU and a significant fixture in the community in his own right. All three have a long and enduring relationship with the Modern. On this special evening, they open the fall 2017 Tuesday Evenings season with videos and images mapping a timeline of their involvement with the museum, along with a discussion of their work and experiences in art.
“Ed, Linda, and Mark’s Adventures at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth” promises to inform artists and art enthusiasts of all stripes about the adventures of three overlapping careers in art. It is a bit of history as it relates to the Modern, the region, and the art world at large, as well as a tale of what it means to endure and succeed in a field in which the parameters are what you make them. Their stories will serve to entertain and instruct. In the words of Ed Blackburn, this evening at the Modern will be “hopefully suitable for not only adults but children and pets.”*
*Please note: no pets
A video recording of this lectures will be available on the Modern's Youtube.