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

Posted by Terri on December 4, 2012 - 9:38am
Categories: On the Walls

Light is integral to every visitor’s experience at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The museum’s architect, Tadao Ando, essentially treats light as a material that is as necessary as the concrete of the walls, the steel supports, the granite floors, and the sheets of glass that connect the museum interior to the nature and city that surrounds it.

Posted by Erin on November 15, 2012 - 10:23am
Categories: On the Walls

The role of the written word in/as art is of abiding interest to me. Whether it be language as artmaking material (as is the case with Lawrence Weiner’s work), the wall drawings of Sol LeWitt (where the instructions for carrying out a piece are as crucial as the drawing itself), or the often dense and always rich writings of the British group Art & Language (their essays being best understood as art), recent art history is brimming with artists engaging with language in order to better elucidate a specific conceptual and aesthetic sensibility.

Posted by Nathan on November 8, 2012 - 9:45am
Categories: On the Walls

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it is clear that the New York gallery world has suffered a colossal blow, with scores of galleries devastated, countless works of art destroyed, and heaps of historical material washed into the Hudson. It is impossible for these events not to prove the ultimately ethereal and fleeting nature of artworks. It is from this perspective that I started to rethink one of the Modern’s recent acquisitions that is currently on view, Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #50 A, 1970. 

Posted by Leslie on June 19, 2012 - 9:43am
Categories: On the Walls

Barnett Newman's "Untitled Etching #1, First Version", 1969, was recently installed in the first-floor galleries...

Posted by Erin on June 6, 2012 - 2:12pm
Categories: On the Walls

I recently had the opportunity to take a group of students on a tour of the galleries. Our task was to examine...

Posted by Tiffany on May 23, 2012 - 10:42am
Categories: On the Walls

The air is tight. Visitors speak in lowered tones. The voices carry and bounce differently in here than the other galleries.

Posted by Andrea D. on May 16, 2012 - 12:12pm
Categories: On the Walls

Sean Scully's Catherine series is continuously installed in the second floor galleries as part of the Modern's...

Posted by Leslie on May 8, 2012 - 11:58am
Categories: On the Walls

When an apple inspired Isaac Newton’s treatise on the Law of Gravitation, I wonder if he foresaw...

Posted by Stefanie on April 25, 2012 - 10:45am
Categories: On the Walls

There are a few works on view in the first-floor galleries that always catch my eye...

Posted by Terri on April 19, 2012 - 2:02pm
Categories: On the Walls

Spell check doesn’t recognize the word “negress” and it wants to capitalize “negro.” There are plenty of words that the program...

Posted by Erin on April 17, 2012 - 5:42pm
Categories: On the Walls

The three works in FOCUS: Katie Paterson deal with notions of the miniscule and the infinite...

Posted by Erin on April 17, 2012 - 5:26pm

A tall, clear pedestal supporting a cube made of glass stands in a small, rectangular gallery on the Museum’s second floor...

Posted by Andrea D. on April 17, 2012 - 5:16pm
Categories: On the Walls

I grew up in the age of Super Nintendo and Nickelodeon cartoons. Bright colors...

Posted by Erin on April 17, 2012 - 5:00pm

Is it not the nature of creativity to be boundless and open-ended, free of restraint? Several of this summer’s educator workshops...