The Modern Contemporaries
Our “Under-Forty” Friends!

Who we are.
Members of the Modern Contemporaries are a dynamic group of Modern Art Museum supporters in their twenties and thirties—young professionals, graduate students, artists, art lovers, Fort Worth natives, new residents, and everyone in between.

What we do.
The Modern Contemporaries enjoy social, cultural, and educational events that prompt engaging conversation and mental pause to consider art and architecture. Members are invited to monthly events designed to strengthen personal connections to the Museum and provide interesting perspectives on modern and contemporary art.
Annual events include visits to artists’ studios, private collections, and galleries; in-depth gallery talks with our curators; behind-the-scenes tours; happy hours; and much more!
All events are free to Modern Contemporaries members. At many events, a cash bar is available and members receive two complimentary drink tickets.

Why you should join.
The Modern Contemporaries membership level offers exclusive opportunities to learn about and experience modern art in a social setting with friends. Join now receive a full year of membership benefits at the Modern and a group to share the experience with.


Modern Contemporaries members enjoy a customized menu of benefits on a rolling membership calendar (twelve months of privileges beginning in first month of membership activation).

  • Participants (21 to 40 years old) receive invitations to monthly events, including cocktail parties, concerts, tours of private collections, artist studio visits and gallery tours led by Modern curators.
  • Complimentary drink tickets at select events
  • Unlimited free Museum admission for two adults
  • Complimentary invitation for two to members’ previews of special exhibitions
  • Free subscription to member mailings, including the bi-monthly advanced notice of upcoming events and Museum programs.
  • Priority enrollment and discounts for all art classes at the Modern including the opportunity to attend members-only Art 101 classes free of charge
  • 10% discount at Café Modern
  • 20% discount on all regularly priced items in the Modern Shop
  • Special members-only promotions and events at the Modern Shop and Café Modern
  • Discounted tickets to Modern film and music events


Annual membership dues
Individual – $125 (two complimentary drink tickets per event, when applicable)
Couple – $175 (four complimentary drink tickets per event, when applicable)
Already a Modern Member?
Simply add $50 per person to your current membership dues.

Join or renew online.

 For more information, please call 817.840.2115 or email the membership department here.

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