Highlights from the Permanent Collection
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a new installation of the permanent collection. This re-arrangement consists of treasured favorites, rarely seen works from the vault, and new acquisitions.
“While our collection is relatively small, it is very high in quality and includes major works by some of the most important artists of our time. These pieces are internationally known and should be on view on a regular basis, as visitors travel long distances to see them. However, seeing these works in different configurations creates new contexts for appreciating them. Fortunately, our Ando building offers some very special and unique spaces in which we can re-organize the collection. The Museum’s first floor is a particularly interesting arrangement of galleries. Rather than a strictly chronological presentation, this re-distribution will be presented as clusters of works centered on regions or individual artists,” notes Chief Curator Michael Auping.
In the new installation, comparisons will be made between significant American and European artists. Artists whose works will be highlighted include Robert Motherwell, Philip Guston, Gerhard Richter, Fred Sandback, and Morris Louis.
Beginning January 11, the majority of the second floor galleries will be closed for installaion, reopening January 30.