Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, the Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University, is recognized for his scholarship in nineteenth-century to contemporary American art. He has been a valued participant in the Dallas/Fort Worth art community since his arrival more than three decades ago. Throughout the years, Dr. Thistlethwaite has actively engaged with the Modern by leading programs and demonstrating how the museum can be an educational resource by creating numerous university classes based on exhibitions and taught in the Museum's galleries. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Modern since 1983, and he co-authored the museum's collection catalogue, 110, with the Modern's curators Michael Auping and Andrea Karnes.
To commemorate Tuesday Evenings at the Modern's tenth year in the Tadao Ando building, Dr. Thistlethwaite, who gave the first Tuesday Evenings lecture in 1979 on the work of Jackie Winsor, shares insights and stories as he presents his experiences and knowledge gained through a longstanding relationship with the Modern.