Drawing from the Collection for Children
Two sessions of this free program are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern's galleries. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.
First Sundays (unless otherwise noted), 2-3:30 pm
May 3-Kris Pierce (ages 5 to 8) and Gregory Ruppe (ages 9 to 12)
June 7-Diane Durant (ages 5 to 8) and Michelle Allison (ages 9 to 12)
*July 12-Randy Guthmiller (ages 5 to 8) and William Burton (ages 9 to 12)
August 2-Cassie Phan (ages 5 to 8) and Bernardo Vallarino (ages 9 to 12)
This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works on view at the Modern. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the information desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission and supplies are free.
Second Wednesdays, 4-4:45 pm
May 13-Visiting the work of Nic Nicosia
June 10-Visiting the work of Hiroshi Sugimoto
July 8-Visiting the work of Vera Lutter
August 12-Michelangelo Pistoletto and Joseph Havel
Docent-led tours of art on view at the Modern are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A public tour focused on architecture is available on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.
Free sketchbooks for children are available at the information desk. Use10 Pages
to record your ideas and inspirations while looking at works of art in the Modern's galleries.
Modern Kids-Summer Flicks Series
Take a break from the Texas heat and join the Modern and Lone Star Film Society for Modern Kids-Summer Flicks! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films. The bonus for seeing these films at the Modern is the opportunity to visit the galleries before or after and experience the wonder of the art as stories unfold and ideas form in paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos throughout the museum.
Make a full day of creative activities at the Modern. Beautiful sketchbooks for children of all ages are free at the admission desk-the perfect partner to the films in this Summer Flicks Series.
Admission is free and open to the public. Films are shown in the Modern's auditorium, and seating is limited to the first 250 guests. A listing of films with age recommendations and times is available at www.themodern.org beginning in June.
August 11, 12, 13
10:30 am-Ages 3-7
1 pm-Ages 8-12