October 28—Kenny Scharf, an artist featured in Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, rose to prominence in the 1980s East Village art scene and was one of the first artists to inject elements of street culture into the mainstream of contemporary art.
October 21—Carlo McCormick, a culture critic and curator living in New York, is the author of numerous books, monographs, and catalogues on contemporary art and artists. He curated the exhibition The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984, which debuted at the Grey Art Gallery in New York in 2006 then embarked on a national tour, and contributed the essay “A Crack in Time” to the acclaimed catalogue The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984.
Please join fellow educators and administrators for an evening that highlights and celebrates the importance and benefits of arts education in our schools.
Art and Our Schools: An Evening at the Modern with Julia Marshall
Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:30 - 6:30 pm Lecture by renowned educator Julia Marshall
6:30 - 8 pm Reception with light refreshments, musical performances, and free admission to the galleries
October 7-Jenny Jaskey is director and curator of the Artist’s Institute at Hunter College; co-editor of Realism Materialism Art, an upcoming publication on the “speculative turn” in philosophy and aesthetics; and contributor to various publications including the Brooklyn Rail. Of particular interest for this presentation is Jaskey’s curatorial innovations and experiences in her position at the Artist’s Institute, a research institution and experimental curatorial platform for contemporary art in New York City.
September 23—Tuesday Evenings at the Modern opens this season with insights into the art and issues of Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at TCU, directs a panel discussion with the Modern’s Chief Curator Michael Auping, organizer of the exhibition Urban Theater, along with Curator Andrea Karnes and Assistant Curator Alison Hearst, who also contributed essays to the catalogue.
Join us at the Modern on Father’s Day and give dad the experience of trying his hand at something new – casting a fly rod! The team from Backwoods will be out on the reflecting pool from 11:30 am to 1 pm demonstrating the art of casting and giving patrons the opportunity to try it for themselves.
Have you made reservations for Father's Day yet? Café Modern will feature a few Father's Day specials in addition to the regular menu.