January 7, 2015
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake
Manager of Communications
817.738.9215 x167

Spring 2015 Schedule, plus Special Presentation

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from February 17 through April 21. Visit for more information on each talk.


Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum'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. Free admission tickets (limit two) 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 Tuesday evenings 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. Visit or subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes or using the RSS feed in your preferred program.





February 17-Janet Zweig,a New York-based artist working primarily in the public realm, and Dan Maginn, FAIA, a Principal with el dorado inc. in Kansas City,present recent collaborations, discussing how architects and artists approach problems differently and how collaborating results in surprising and engaging public art.


February 24-A conversation with Misty Keasler and Allison V. Smith, two Dallas-based artists featured in Framing Desire: Photographs and Video. Keasler focuses on intimate portraits of people or the spaces they occupy, most notably the love hotels of Japan, while Smith, a freelance editorial and fine art photographer, is recognized for iconic images from her travels, including photographs in and around Marfa, a different kind of intimate presentation of place.


March 3-Jonathan Schipper, a New York-based artist known for large-scale, self-destructing works, presents his ideas and methods for producing what he has noted as "objects that wrap themselves around your gut, take hold of your imagination and move you towards new locations and thoughts."


March 17-Tom Sachs, an influential sculptor best known for elaborate re-creations of various modernist icons in masterpieces of engineering and design, presents the work and ideas that have garnered him such renown.


March 24-Emily Jacir is a professor at the International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah and an artist whose work - including film, photography, social interventions, installation, performance, video, writing, and sound - has been recognized with significant exhibitions and awards, including a Golden Lion and a Hugo Boss Prize.


March 31-Philip-Lorca diCorcia, known for creating images poised between documentary and theatrically staged photography, discusses his photographic work in which everyday occurrences are taken beyond the realm of banality and seemingly insignificant gestures are infused with psychology and emotion.


April 7-Mario García Torres, a Mexico City-based conceptual artist who addresses the ways in which art and information are constructed over time, is in conversation with Modern curator Alison Hearst, who organized FOCUS: Mario García Torres.


April 14-Sina Najafi is editor-in-chief of Cabinet magazine and the editorial director of Cabinet Books. He has curated or co-curated a number of exhibitions and projects, including "Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark's Fake Estates," the subject of this presentation.


April 21-Laurie Simmons, a New York-based artist renowned since the mid-1970s for staged black-and-white photographs referencing domestic scenes and most recently for life-size color photographs of kigurumi (Japanese costume play), shares her experiences and the development of her work.





Special Lecture: RongRong&inri

January 27, 7 pm


RongRong&inri, the Chinese/Japanese artist team recognized for romantic photographic series that chronicle their lives together, use this special occasion to offer insight into their unique collaborative practice and their work as featured in FOCUS: RongRong&inri.


This presentation takes place in the Modern's auditorium and is free and open to the public. Tickets are required to assure seating; they are available at the information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Museum galleries and Cafe Modern will not be open late. 





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 (Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

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 in 2015 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 Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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