FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2014
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake
Manager of Communications
817.738.9215 x167
www.themodern.org
 
Fall 2014 Adult Gallery and Studio Programs
at the Modern

Sundays with the Modern

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on special exhibitions, with artists, curators, art historians, and writers holding conversations in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of selected months.

 

First Sundays, 1 pm   

October 5 and December 7

 

 

Drawing from the Collection

Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels; just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk.

 

First Sundays, 2-3:30 pm  

 

September 7-Michelle Brandley

October 5-Tim Harding

November 2-Adam Palmer

December 7-Sean Ibanez

January 4-John Frost

 

 

In the Moment at the Modern: A Program for People with Memory Loss

This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversations with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum's education staff. Two sessions are offered the fourth Wednesday of each month, with space for up to 20 participants at both 10 am and 2 pm. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.

 

To make reservations, send a message to docents@themodern.org or call 817.840.2118 with your preferred date, time, and estimated number of guests.

                                                                                                                

Fourth Wednesdays, 10 am and 2 pm

September 24, October 22, November 26, January 28

 

 

Slow Art Tour

The idea of "slow art" has its origins in the "slow food" movement centered on the deliberate enjoyment and appreciation of food that began in Italy in the late 1980s. From this transformation in the way we eat came myriad "slow" movements that address other areas of life, such as travel, fashion, and art. The aim of the slow art movement is to break from the frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in an unhurried fashion. Tadao Ando's architecture foregrounds simple materials and straightforward form; thus, the Modern is an elegant vehicle in which to shift into this thoughtful way of approaching art. Led by a docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern features a 30-minute tour beginning at 5:30 pm. By attending to a single artwork, visitors are given the room necessary to think about the many dimensions of the piece before them. Slowing down never looked so good.

 

Third Fridays, 5:30-6 pm

 

 

Public Tours

Docents lead tours of highlights of the Modern's permanent collection and special exhibitions Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.

 

 

Products of the '80s: A Closer Look at Urban Theater

Thursdays, October 2-November 20

 

For Products of the '80s, distinguished local artists discuss individual works on view in the special exhibition Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, exploring the themes, media, and overall context of the art. They then lead participants in specially designed studio projects using mixed and new media. This class spans eight weeks with two artists leading separate projects over the course of the mini semester. Space is limited, so enroll early.

 

All materials are provided. Register online at www.themodern.org beginning August 20.

Thursdays, October 2-November 20

6-9 pm

$185; Modern members $145

 

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LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Sep-Nov)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

General Admission Prices

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free the first Sunday of every month and half-price every Wednesday.

 

CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch 

Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch 

Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Dinner 

Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm

 

The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

 

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