August 12, 2015
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake
Manager of Communications

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents

Modern 'til Midnight: Beats and Baroque  

Saturday, October 24; 6 pm-midnight 

Date:  Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time:  6 pm-midnight

Admission:  $25; $20 in advance; free for Modern members

Tickets will be sold at the door. Advance tickets will be available online at beginning September 7, by calling 817.738.9215, or by visiting the Modern's admission desk.



The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is proud to present Modern 'til Midnight: Beats and Baroque on Saturday, October 24, from 6 pm to midnight, in conjunction with the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.


An eclectic array of live music will be featured outside against the Modern's reflecting pond during the Modern's extended, late-night hours. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy unique spotlight tours in the galleries, a DJ and dancing in the Grand Lobby, prize drawings from the Modern Shop, and exceptional cuisine from Café Modern.   


Bands will be announced by the end of August. 



Café Modern and Lobby Bar

Cash bars will be available from 6 pm until last call at 11:30 pm. Enjoy a global assortment of Modern appetizers and Café Modern food service in the restaurant from 5 to 9 pm. The Modern Grill will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, and picnic fare available for dining outside on the lawn from 6 to 11 pm. Beverages and food are not included in the admission price. Bars are cash only.


Café Modern will have picnic basket dinners for two available to preorder for $40.

Baskets will include assorted cheeses and fruits, crusty rolls and crackers, salads, dessert, and bottled water. A choice of wines is available with the basket, starting at $28 per bottle. Reserve your picnic basket online at, by calling 817.738.9215, or by visiting the Modern's admission desk.



Happenings in the Galleries

The special exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic will be on view, along with selected works from the Modern's permanent collection.  Special tours will be available throughout the evening. Modern 'til Midnight admission includes access to the galleries.


Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is an overview highlighting the range of the artist's prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley's observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure. In subsequent work, Wiley further examines the European tradition of portraiture, taking specific paintings by renowned masters such as Titian, Van Dyck, and Manet and replacing the historical subjects with contemporary, young black men sporting fashionable urban gear. These likenesses are set against ornate, decorative backgrounds on large canvases - part of Wiley's signature style - in order to raise issues of class in addition to race and gender. A New Republic also includes a selection from the artist's ongoing World Stage project, examples of his bronze busts, and a chapel-like structure that showcases his new stained-glass "paintings."


In case of inclement weather, the performances will be moved indoors. Please do not bring personal chairs, coolers, food, or beverages.  


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