Casey Leone Untitled II (A Systematic Removal of Monuments of Oppression from American Visual History) 2017-2018

Casey Leone, Untitled II (A Systematic Removal of Monuments of Oppression from American Visual History), 2017-2018 for MODERN BILLINGS


In conjunction with the exhibition Mark Bradford: End Papers, the Modern’s education department is pleased to announce an OPEN CALL for high school and middle school student responses to two key works in the show, Medusa, 2020, and Kingdom Day, 2010. It is highly recommended that each student visits the Modern’s galleries to view the selected works in person. The exhibition is on view through January 10, 2021. This packet is a supplement to the gallery experience and offers background information on the artist and works, as well as ideas to consider and activities to complete for the open call. Admission to the Modern is free for participating students. OPEN CALL submission guidelines can be found at the end of the packet. The submission deadline has been extended to January 17, 2021.


Using space from Clear Channel Outdoor as programming sites, Assistant Curators of Education Jesse Morgan Barnett and Tiffany Wolf Smith work with a variety of artists to situate imagery and text onto billboards, elements of the city that traditionally present commercial advertisements rather than cultural curiosities. For MODERN BILLINGS, artists place works into under-served communities along the periphery of downtown Fort Worth. These large-scale installations along Jacksboro Highway and the Lancaster corridor extend the reach of the Modern and the Education Department and provide an intervention opportunity for contemporary art in urban landscapes.


This summer’s Art Camp at home was a place for young art enthusiasts to gather and get to know each other online, while working with real artists to discover new ideas about specific works of art from the Modern’s permanent collection.


In conjunction with Disappearing—California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein (May 10–August 11, 2019) and Tuesday Evenings: Films, the Modern’s education department had an open call for video works, Intermediate. Submissions to Intermediate interpreted the work and inquiries of Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, and Jack Goldstein as they intersect with the exploration of nonnarrative forms and the symbiotic relationship between performance art and documentation. Selected works were curated by the Modern's education department into a special screening that launched the Tuesday Evenings: Films  summer programming on June 11, 2019.


“I really like the idea of banality and repetition being used to generate the image, which are simple and unobstructed and not captivated by composition.” Doug Aitken

In conjunction with Doug Aitken: Electric Earth (May 28–August 20, 2017), the Modern’s education department compiled image, text, video, sound, and interactive content into a multimedia PDF hinging on the conceptualization of the American Frontier and its transience into the 21st century. Selected work has been curated into a nonnarrative format in response to Aitken’s creation and disruption of narratives through editing and content.


The education department of the Modern organized an interpretation of Doug Aitken’s Electric Earth by artists Bruce Blay, Gregory Ruppe + Danny Skinner on August 13, 2017.