Children's Gallery Programs at the Modern
Drawing from the Collection for Children
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. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.
First Sundays, 2-3:30 pm
March 6 - Haley Fowler and Luke HarndenApril 3 - Shelby Cunningham and Christopher Blay
May 1 - MaryEllen Lacy and Harmony Padgett
This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works on view at the Modern. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the information desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission and supplies are free.
Second Wednesdays (unless noted*), 4-4:45 pm
March 16* - Spring Break Wonders (see below)
April 13 - Visiting the work of Jim Dine
May 11 - Visiting the work of Thomas Demand
FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS!
This program for children between the ages of 9 and 12 takes a closer look at the contemporary art in this season's FOCUS exhibition featuring the work of artist Thomas Demand. Each class spends time in the galleries looking and talking about the work before proceeding to the studio for an art activity and further discussion. Sign up early; space is limited.
$20 per session; $15 for members (Scholarships are available. Please call 817.840.2121.)
May 21, 10 am-noon
Visiting the work of Thomas Demand
Modern and Texas Ballet Theater Children's Workshop Movement and Motherwell
This program for elementary school-aged children includes a tour of Robert Motherwell's work followed by a combination painting and dance workshop led by the Modern's education department and Texas Ballet Theater. Both the painting and dance activity focus on selected Motherwell works from the Modern's collection. Registration is required; please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance is limited to 25 participants; admission is free.
10 am-noon (Ages 4-7)
2-4 pm (Ages 8-10)
Docent-led tours of art on view at the Modern are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A public tour focused on architecture is available on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.
Free sketchbooks for children are available at the information desk. Ten Pages are for you to use to record your ideas and inspirations while looking at works of art in the Modern's galleries.
Family Programming: Spring Break Wonders
The Modern is open and free to the public the Monday of Spring Break! While the museum is normally closed on Mondays, on March 14 our doors are open, admission is waived, and children can begin celebrating with the special gallery program Spring Break Wonders.
Take advantage of family programming at the Modern over the course of the week while your school-aged children are on Spring Break. Each session is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works in the Modern's collection. Registration is not required. Attendance is limited to 45 children per session; admission is free.
Two sessions each day; 10-10:45 am and 2-2:45 pm
March 15 - Focusing on Line
March 16 - Focusing on Shape
March 17 - Focusing on Value
Special Spring Break sketchbooks for kids are available for FREE at the information desk.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Museum Gallery Hours
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 every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert
10 am-4:30 pm
The Modern is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.