Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum's current exhibitions. Artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of selected months.
First Sundays, 1 pm
June 7-Misty Keasler
August 2-Dr. Catherine Caesar
Drawing from the Collection
Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels; just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk.
First Sundays (unless otherwise noted), 2-3:30 pm
May 3-Nick Bontrager
June 7-Courtney Wade Hamilton
*July 12-Adam Fung
August 2-Devon Nowlin
In this special program designed for people with hearing loss, participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversation with specially-trained docents and student-ASL interpreters. Two sessions are offered the fourth Tuesday of each month, with limited space for participants at 10 am and 2 pm. Each program lasts 90 minutes and includes a gallery activity. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.840.2118. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.
Fourth Tuesdays, 10 am and 2 pm
May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25
Slow Art Tour
The aim of the Slow Art movement is to break with the often frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Slow Art at the Modern invests in this pause with a 30-minute spotlight tour focusing on one work of art. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern begins at 5:30 pm.
Third Fridays, 5:30 pm
May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21
Docents lead tours of highlights of the Modern's permanent collection and special exhibitions Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.
In support of the Modern's role to promote life-long learning, Modern Salon is a gathering of interested parties to entertain curiosities and probe ideas surrounding a chosen topic. This new program strives to connect our community to ideas hosted by the Modern through exhibitions, acquisitions, and other generators of thought and discourse. The question is whether conversation, collective investigation, enthusiastic speculation, and celebratory realization shared within the context of a "salon" still has a place in our technological age of solitude, mediated thought, and virtual experience. If not, we will look for other means of connection, but if so, this program will thrive.
Modern Salon meets on the last Thursday of each month, April through August 2015, from 3 to 5 pm. These monthly salons are free to the public with the exception of occasional reading material costs. Participants should register each month by sending an e-mail
to email@example.com with SALON in the message.
The week following each meeting, registration opens for the coming month's Salon. Topics and readings will be announced at www.themodern.org/modern-salon. This allows approximately three weeks for interested parties to complete and collect thoughts about the reading for the next Salon. These gatherings are not accumulative and, therefore, participation can be occasional and sporadic according to interests and availability. Space is however limited, so early RSVPs are recommended and should be honored by attendance.
Last Thursdays, 3-5 pm
April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27