First Fridays

  • October 1, 2021 5:00 PM

Join us for First Friday at the Modern. We are ready to welcome you back to enjoy an evening of art and music.
The first Friday of each month, the Modern and Café Modern team up to bring you live music, drink special and tasty light bites in the museum's Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm. Invite friends to enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the Modern in the evening.
Join us for live music from the First Friday House Band lead by local musician Daniel Stone with special guests this month, Joey Carter on vibes, and Paul Metzger on guitar.
The NEW Café Modern and Executive Chef Jett Mora will be serving a light dining menu in the lobby ($9-$15). Specialty drinks along with beer and wine will be available at the cash bar, with happy hour selections.
Gallery admission is free for everyone on Fridays! A complimentary docent-led, 20-minute tour is available at 6:30 pm, featuring highlights of works in our special exhibition Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas. (Masks are required to participate.)
The ongoing film series, Magnolia at the Modern, offers critically acclaimed films every Friday night. We are featuring The Capote Tapes, the weekend of October 1 through 3, at 6 and 8 pm.

Plan to stay for dinner at the NEW Café Modern
Executive Chef Jett Mora and General Manager Jamie Holderby with Wolfgang Puck Catering welcome you back for Friday dinner! Café Modern provides warm hospitality, creative cuisine, and seasonal menus rooted in Texas ingredients. The menus feature comfort food with global influences and a beverage program showcasing local spirits. Café Modern offers seating indoors and on the expansive outdoor patio.
With stunning architecture as a backdrop, Café Modern is a favorite date night or gathering place for locals and out-of-town visitors. Dinner choices are always delicious, the setting is dramatic.
Seating for dinner every Friday evening from 5 to 8:30 pm. For dinner reservations and information, call 817.840.2157 or visit OpenTable online.
Following CDC recommendations, beginning Friday, August 27, face masks or cloth face coverings are required for entry to the museum for visitors over the age of 2. This includes in the auditorium and in Café Modern when not at your table or consuming food and beverages. Thank you for respecting your fellow visitors and our staff.