For Immediate Release
December 28, 2015
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces  
"From the Vault" Benefit Auction
Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, announces a benefit auction of de-accessioned works on Sunday, January 24 from 4:30 to 7 pm to be held at the museum. A preview of works will be held Saturday, January 23 from 10 am to 5 pm.
The benefit auction includes a variety of art and artifacts from the Modern's past, such as works on paper, paintings, and sculpture. During the long history of the museum, beginning in 1892, many art objects have been acquired that do not currently fulfill our mission of presenting post World War II, modern and contemporary art, as determined through extensive review by curatorial staff and with approval by the Board of Directors. Over 200 works will be offered for auction. Estimates for artworks range from $150 to $5,000. Proceeds from the sale of items will benefit the Modern's acquisitions fund for future artwork purchases.
Preview - Saturday, January 23; 10 am-5 pm
$10, or included with purchase of an auction ticket
Reception and Auction - Sunday, January 24; 4:30-7 pm
$125 per person, $100 of ticket price redeemable toward art purchase
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 817.738.9215, or by visiting the Museum's information desk.

Press images are available on request.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161


Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm




Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm


Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm


Fri 5-8:30 pm

Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm


The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.