Hans Butzer, AIA*

Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018

*A reception will be held in Cafe Modern at 5:30 pm, the lecture begins at 6 pm, and the AIA Fort Worth Design Award announcements are at 6:45 pm.

The purpose for our architecture, as with the National Memorial, is always to offer a z-axis for one’s individual and social identity in time, and a sense of hope for our natural environment and community. BAU Butzer Architects and Urbanism

Liliana Porter

Oct 30, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018

There is also something to be said for zooming out from the granular political immediacies and considering the bigger picture. . . .

Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham

Nov 13, 2018 - Nov 13, 2018

Our so-called “pillow talk” is so much about what we do. Not the specifics of how we make our work or what happened in the studio today as much as what it’s like to move your work from your mind to the studio to the world and, like, what exactly are we doing being artists in the 21st century? Laurie Simmons, interview with Sheila Heti for Interview magazine, March 4, 2014

Special Presentation for FOCUS: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Dec 01, 2018 - Dec 01, 2018

I’m trying to use my work, and my life story, to explore this idea of a liminal space, or a third space, where multiple things come together to yield a new thing. Njideka Akunyili Crosby in Deborah Vankin, “Njideka Akunyili Crosby: The Painter in Her MacArthur Moment,” November 2, 2017, Los Angeles Times

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, 1948
89 minutes

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid is a 1948 American fantasy directed by Irving Pichel and starring William Powell and Ann Blyth in the title roles. Irene Hervey plays Mr. Peabody's wife. The film was based on the 1945 novel Peabody's Mermaid by Guy and Constance Jones. In an excerpt adopted for My Art, Simmons, as Ellie, plays the mermaid, drawing on wanton desire and impossible fantasy as they seem to apply to Ellie’s life as an artist and a woman.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018

A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
125 minutes