The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a major survey of works by Laurie Simmons (American, born 1949), organized by Andrea Karnes, senior curator, with full support of the artist. This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films.
The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.
This holiday season, the Modern will again be illuminated with an even more spectacular array of festive lights.
The Museum will be open until 7 pm on Tuesdays and 8 pm on Fridays. Enjoy the view from Café Modern on Friday evenings for dinner, with seating available from 5 to 8:30 pm. Gallery admission is FREE on Fridays!
Artist’s Studio Visit and Cocktails at Grand Studio
Modern Contemporaries members (The Modern’s Under-Forty Friends!)
January 17, 6-8 pm
“Travels” (version for Violin, Cello and Piano 2017): Infectious melodies and driving rhythms contrast with plaintive soliloquies in this metaphysical journey of an optimistic person who who strives to retain that optimism throughout times of life’s inevitable difficulties. First movt won the Grand prize at The Ear competition in New York City in November 2016. (4 movements-25 minutes)