Preview and Happy Hour
Tour at 6:30 pm
Featuring: A CMSFW ENSEMBLE
Felix Olschofka, Violin; Giora Schmidt, Violin; Richard Young, Viola; Inbal Segev, Cello; Jihye Chang, Piano
YSAŸE, Sonata for Two Violins in A minor
KODALY, Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12
ELGAR, Quintet in A minor for Piano and String Quartet
For more information and tickets, https://www.chambermusicfw.org/2019-2020-season
Some of the greatest new ideas of modern music - minimalism, ambient music, chance music - are brazenly self-effacing. Much like the artists featured in Disappearing - California, c. 1970, modern composers sometimes go to heroic lengths to negate their own identity and agency, often asking that the performers of their music do the same. The works on this concert will reveal the beauty that can emerge when ego and identity are stripped away from the process of making music.
Send a hand-written note to someone special! During the week of September 24 through 29, the Modern Shop will feature an extra large selection of cards including our holiday boxed card release, stamps for purchase, a selection of stickers, and specialty pens to embellish your greetings. Purchase three cards from the Modern Shop and receive the fourth one free!
Join us as we celebrate the Japanese anime genre — films that are visually stunning, richly imaginative, and poetic in their storytelling. This summer’s films feature critically acclaimed award winners for Best Animated Feature Film (one Academy Award and two Japanese Academy Awards.)
Take a break from the Texas heat for Modern Kids — Summer Flicks! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films. The bonus for seeing these films at the Modern is the opportunity to visit the galleries before or after and experience the wonder of the paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos throughout the museum, including those in the special exhibitions Disappearing—California, c.
First Saturdays, 11 am
This tour focuses on the Modern’s renowned building, designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Tadao Ando. Learn the concepts behind Ando’s design and explore the variety of gallery spaces, the reflecting pond and grounds, the iconic concrete Y-columns, and many other aspects of what has been named one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Art Museums” by Travel + Leisure. This tour is free with gallery admission and starts by the information desk in the Grand Lobby.
Take advantage of live music in the Grand Lobby and enjoy music from Nick Kithas and Friends.
The first Friday of each month, the Modern and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and drink specials in the museum's Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm. Invite friends to enjoy unique cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine at the Modern by night. Café Modern offers a full menu in the dining room and lighter fare in the Grand Lobby until 8 pm. A docent-led, 20-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm.