Los Angeles-based artist and 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby draws upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States while maintaining ties to her family in Africa and building relationships in America. Layers of paint, fabric, and photographic transfers not only energize the interiors and figures depicted in the artist’s works but serve as a metaphor for the complex merging of cultural backgrounds that contribute to Akunyili Crosby’s sense of self.
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth announces the 15th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern, with this year’s edition inspired by the exhibition Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, which is currently on display in the galleries.
A public tour focused specifically on current special exhibitions is available at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month. This tour does not require prior arrangements and begins in the Museum lobby.
Join Art Tooth in partnership with The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Tarrant County College for Meet Me at The Modern: Takashi Murakami. Known for his collaborations with pop icons and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has blurred the boundaries throughout his career between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West.
A docent-led, twenty-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm. Admission to the galleries is $16 general admission (age 18 and above), $12 for seniors (age 60+) and active/retired military personnel and first reposnders with ID, $10 for students with ID, and free for Modern members and those under 18 years of age. On First Friday, gallery admission is free.
A docent-led, twenty-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm. Admission to the galleries is $10, $4 for students and seniors, free for Modern members. On First Friday, gallery admission is free for Star-Telegram Press Pass Holders