August 10, 2016
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake
Manager of Communications
817.738.9215 x167
Fall 2016 Schedule
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 13 through October 25.
Visit for more information on each talk.
Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests.
A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). 
Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.   
Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum's collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators' perspectives and discussions,
September 13
Robert K. Wallace, Regents Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University and author of Frank Stella's Moby-Dick: Words and Shapes, presents "Pursuing Frank Stella's Moby-Dick in Body, Mind, and Words."
September 20
Tom Sachs, a New York-based and internationally recognized artist, introduces the Modern's screening of the 2015 film A Space Program, directed by Van Neistat and based on Sachs's simulation of a voyage to Mars installed and performed at Park Avenue Armory in 2012.
September 27
Eric R. Kandel, MD, a Nobel Prize recipient and neuropsychiatrist, presents findings and ideas from his 2012 book The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, From Vienna 1900 to the Present.
October 4
Benny Merris, a Brooklyn-based artist, presents his work as an abstract painter, photographer, and performer. His work in the 2013 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston exhibition Outside the Lines created a sense of what the artist calls "sympathetic magic."
October 11
Ryan McGinness, a New York-based artist, presents "The Logic of this Work Is Stronger than the Logic of the World in Which it Exists," in which he uses a seven-by-twenty-foot painting of his studio as a point of departure for addressing his different bodies of work.
October 18
Roberto de Leon, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP, a partner and cofounder of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop and the lead juror for Fort Worth AIA's 2016 Design Awards, presents the ideas and practices behind his environmentally and regionally sensitive work.
October 25
Carlo McCormick, a culture critic and curator living in New York City, uses his unique insights and his long-term friendship with KAWS to set up the Modern's exhibition KAWS: Where the End Starts following its opening weekend. McCormick's presentation offers art historical and cultural context for KAWS's work, which he has followed since the beginning of the artist's career.
The Tuesday Evenings at the Modern lecture series is made possible in part by a grant from the Web Maddox Trust.


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 (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.
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 Modern is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
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