Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

The Modern Graduate Series aims to foster and sustain a vibrant, creative dialogue among fine arts and art history graduate students from across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Spencer Finch has received critical acclaim for his work, which has been included in exhibitions spanning the globe, including an ongoing solo exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC; a 2007 solo exhibition, What Time Is It on the Sun at Mass MoCA in Massachusetts; As if the Sea Should Part and Show Another Sea, a 2009 solo exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia; and was included in Daniel Birnbaum’s Making Worlds exhibition for the 2009 Venice Biennale. For the biennale catalogue, Birnbaum explained, “Finch’s artworks attempt to re-create his subjective impressions and scientific observations of light and color. His works take many forms, but what unites them is an attempt to transpose culturally significant or privately important moments or sites to a gallery setting.” For Tuesday Evenings, Finch addresses color and his experience with it in Remarks on Color.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

Coinciding with the exhibition Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism, Vernon Fisher discusses the issues at stake in his work of the last 30 years with Dr. Frances Colpitt, an art historian, critic, author, and the Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University. This Tuesday Evenings presentation is a continuation of the dialogue Fisher and Colpitt have pursued since 2008, in conjunction with Colpitt’s analysis of Fisher’s work in the context of postmodernism. Colpitt’s essay appears in the new monograph Vernon Fisher, recently published by the University of Texas Press. With 256 pages and 144 color plates, the book also includes an interview with the artist by the Modern’s chief curator, Michael Auping.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

Gene and Jerry Jones, owners of the Dallas Cowboys, are in conversation with the Modern’s chief curator, Michael Auping. When conceiving the new Cowboys Stadium, the Jones family sought to create more than a football stadium. The idea was to build a twenty-first-century coliseum that would engage not only sports, but architecture, design, technology, and art. One of the most exciting aspects of the building is its inclusion of a world-class collection of contemporary art, many of the works created specifically for the new building. For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, Stadium Art, Auping, who was part of the advisory committee for the project, talks with the Joneses about their vision and how it came to fruition.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

Lawrence Weiner is one of the foremost figures in Conceptual art, as made clear with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2007 retrospective of his work, AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. For Tuesday Evenings, Weiner presents the work and ideas that have inspired and informed generations of artists and viewers since his 1968 Declaration of Intent: “(1) The artist may construct the piece. (2) The piece may be fabricated. (3) The piece may not be built. [Each being equal and consistent with the intent of the artist, the decision as to condition rests with the receiver upon the occasion of receivership.]” Weiner’s Tuesday Evenings presentation, ONE LUMP TWO LUMPS THREE LUMPS FOUR . . . (after the popular piece in the Museum’s collection) is a tremendous opportunity to learn more about the work of the artist, described in his biography as one who PARTICIPATES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS IN BOTH THE NEW AND OLD WORLD MAINTAINING THAT: ART IS THE EMPIRICAL FACT OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF OBJECTS TO OBJECTS IN RELATION TO HUMAN BEINGS AND NOT DEPENDENT UPON HISTORICAL PRECEDENT FOR EITHER USE OR LEGITIMACY.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

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