Posted by Terri Thornton on March 18, 2015 - 4:26pm


Tom Sachs, Cinderblock, 2009

Posted by Terri Thornton on March 12, 2015 - 11:15am


Misty Keasler, Igloo Waiting Area, Hotel Gang Snowman, Osaka, 2004, Giclée Allison V. Smith, Parked, May 2011. Marfa, Texas, 2012, Chromogenic color photograph

Posted by Terri Thornton on March 4, 2015 - 4:11pm

Jonathan Schipper, The Inherent Beauty In A Failure to Reconstruct (detail), 2007. Mixed media. Approx. 9 x 5 x 2.5 feet

Posted by Terri Thornton on February 26, 2015 - 1:16pm


Janet Zweig, 7:11AM 11.20.1979 79°55'W 40°27'N, 2009 Photograph by Joe Seamans

“Somewhere between Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and Lord of the Flies is the sweet spot.” Dan Maginn, FAIA, Principal at Draw Architecture & Urban Design

Posted by Terri on February 26, 2015 - 9:19am

Tuesday Evenings began in the fall of 1991 and grew out of an effort to make the Modern more available to its public and to include that public in a conversation about current art-related ideas and events within the Metroplex and beyond. I attended the lectures before working at the Modern, but developed a keen relationship with the program when I became Curator of Education in November 1994. Organizing Tuesday Evenings was one of many exciting challenges when I began the job, but it was also one of my favorites—and it still is.

Posted by Nathan on January 6, 2015 - 4:55pm

Posted by Tiffany on September 16, 2014 - 2:29pm

The new school year has begun and the busy days of Art Camp are over. Here are some highlights from the Modern’s summer programs:

Art Camp: Almost 5

Campers spend time studying the gestural marks of Stephen’s Iron Crown, 1981, by Robert Motherwell.

Posted by Terri on July 31, 2014 - 11:57am

Posted by Terri on March 20, 2014 - 11:50am

"I'll take you there."

—The Staples Singers

Posted by Cara on August 6, 2013 - 12:12pm
Categories: Mexico Inside Out

This week focuses on the artists Teresa Margolles and Artemio, included in the upcoming exhibition México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990.

Posted by Cara on August 6, 2013 - 12:04pm
Categories: Mexico Inside Out

This week focuses on the artists known as Tercerunquinto and their upcoming piece in the exhibition México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 opening September 15.




Prepatory sketch for proposal

Courtesy of the artists and Proyectos Monclava


Posted by Chloe on July 23, 2013 - 3:11pm
Categories: Mexico Inside Out

Beginning September 15, the Modern will present México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990. To prepare for the show’s opening, we’ll be posting weekly about the artists featured in the exhibition and the overarching themes that connect different works.  

This week features Melanie Smith and her video piece Aztec Stadium. Malleable Deed, 2010.

Chichen Itza                                                        

Posted by Terri on July 17, 2013 - 11:25am

“When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.”     

Sol LeWitt, “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” 1967


Posted by Tiffany on March 7, 2013 - 1:52pm
Categories: Within the Walls

The Modern is currently celebrating 10 years in our Tadao Ando building. In conjunction with this celebration, the Anniversary Class has been taking a closer look at the Modern’s collection, focusing on 10 works in 10 days. On the third day of class, artist Kris Pierce guided an in-depth examination of the newly aquired Jenny Holzer piece, Kind of Blue, 2012. Participants researched and selected their own “truisms” and experimented with compostions made only from text.

Posted by Erin on February 26, 2013 - 10:49am
Categories: On the Walls