Special Presentation for FOCUS: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

I’m trying to use my work, and my life story, to explore this idea of a liminal space, or a third space, where multiple things come together to yield a new thing. Njideka Akunyili Crosby in Deborah Vankin, “Njideka Akunyili Crosby: The Painter in Her MacArthur Moment,” November 2, 2017, Los Angeles Times

Alexis Meldrum, "When the Light Goes Out: Integrity and Conservation in the Works of Flavin, LeWitt, and Kiefer"

The Modern's Graduate Student Lecture Program presents Graduate Gallery Talks, providing the opportunity to hear area graduate students in art and art history discuss works on view at the Modern. These dynamic 30-minute gallery talks are the result of in-depth research and the students' original analysis, offering insight into a selected group of artworks connected by a theme. Each public talk is offered twice to allow for multiple opportunities to attend.
Admission to the galleries is free for participants.

Leslie Gardner, "Anselm Kiefer: Symbology and Materials"

The Modern's Graduate Student Lecture Program presents Graduate Gallery Talks, providing the opportunity to hear area graduate students in art and art history discuss works on view at the Modern. These dynamic 30-minute gallery talks are the result of in-depth research and the students' original analysis, offering insight into a selected group of artworks connected by a theme. Each public talk is offered twice to allow for multiple opportunities to attend.
Admission to the galleries is free for participants.

Nicole McKowen, "The Abstracted Sublime: Spiritualism and Emotive Experience in the Art of Martin, Rothko, and Richter"

The Modern's Graduate Student Lecture Program presents Graduate Gallery Talks, providing the opportunity to hear area graduate students in art and art history discuss works on view at the Modern. These dynamic 30-minute gallery talks are the result of in-depth research and the students' original analysis, offering insight into a selected group of artworks connected by a theme. Each public talk is offered twice to allow for multiple opportunities to attend.
Admission to the galleries is free for participants.

Ashton Smith, "Reflections: The Face as a Mirror"

The Modern's Graduate Student Lecture Program presents Graduate Gallery Talks, providing the opportunity to hear area graduate students in art and art history discuss works on view at the Modern. These dynamic 30-minute gallery talks are the result of in-depth research and the students' original analysis, offering insight into a selected group of artworks connected by a theme. Each public talk is offered twice to allow for multiple opportunities to attend.
Admission to the galleries is free for participants.

Gabriel Kahane, compose

8980: Book of Travelers is an attempt to rediscover and celebrate our collective humanity in the face of deep political and cultural divisions. The day after the 2016 presidential election, Gabriel Kahane set out on an 8,980-mile train trip around the continental United States with no phone or internet connection. The song cycle/monodrama that resulted etches a series of intimate character studies. Kahane is an American composer with a barrier-breaking career whose major label debut recording was deemed “one of the year’s very best albums” by Rolling Stone.

Andrea and Erik Tosten

Two sessions of this free program are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged.

Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera Members’ Preview and Film Screening

All Members
10 am to noon

Exhibition Tour at 11 am
Members’ Film Screening at 1:30 pm

A tour sign-in sheet will be available at the information desk in the Grand Lobby.

No reservations required. This invitation is nontransferable and is valid for complimentary admission for two adults. An active Modern membership is required for entry. Invitation is valid for complimentary admission for two adults.

Wrap It Up in the Modern Shop

All Modern members are invited to this annual holiday shopping event, featuring the special opportunity to meet artist Laurie Simmons as she signs catalogues for the current exhibition, Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera.

Enjoy the festive atmosphere, complimentary wine and light bites.

Choose from merchandise featured exclusively for members and enjoy a 20% discount. Spend $250 or more to be entered to win a gift basket ($350 value).

Advance reservations are requested. Kindly RSVP by November 9 to membership@themodern.org or 817.840.2115.

FOCUS: Analia Saban

Los Angeles–based artist Analia Saban (b. 1980, Buenos Aires) takes traditional artistic media, such as paint, marble, and canvas, and pushes their limits in inventive ways that merge scientific experimentation with artmaking. In her Draped Marble works, Saban bends slabs of marble to the brink of destruction. Arced over walnut sawhorses, the fractured yet stable marble appears fragile and pliable.

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