Drawing from the Collection for Children
Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12, on the first Sunday of the month. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern's galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils, or purchase supplies in the Modern Shop. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.
First Sunday of the month, 2-3:30 pm
September 6 - Adam Palmer and Jessica Fuentes
October 4 - H Schenck and Carol Benson
November 1 - Lindsey Brown and Liz Trosper
December 6 - Cassandra Burd and Alison Starr
This program for families with young children, ages 4 and up, is led by a docent and includes a story and short gallery project designed by the education department. Both the story and project focus on selected works in the Modern's collection. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the information desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited to 20 participants; admission is free.
Second Wednesday of the month, 4-4:45 pm
September 9 - Visiting the work of Robert Motherwell
October 14 - Visiting the work of John Chamberlain
November 11 - Visiting the work of Kehinde Wiley
December 9 - Visiting the work of Joyce Pensato
FOCUS! FOCUS! FOCUS!
This program for children between the ages of 9 and 12 takes a closer look at the contemporary art in this season's first FOCUS exhibition, featuring the work of artist Joyce Pensato
. The class spends time in the galleries looking and talking about the work before proceeding to the studio for an art activity and further discussion. Sign up early; space is limited. $20 per class; $15 for members (Scholarships are available.) Please call 817.840.2121 for more information.
Docent-led tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm, with an additional tour at 11 am on the first Sunday of each month. To learn specifically about current special exhibitions, join the public tour at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. A public architecture tour explores the Tadao Ando building on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. These tours are included in the price of admission, do not require prior arrangements, and begin in the Museum lobby.
Free sketchbooks for children are available at the information desk. Use 10 Pages to record your ideas and inspirations while looking at works of art in the Modern's galleries.