Mark Bradford, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and Cleo Hill-Jackson in Conversation with Michael Auping

Mark Bradford 20 minutes from any bus stop, 2002 (detail)

Mark Bradford
20 minutes from any bus stop, 2002 (detail)
Mixed media on canvas
72 × 84 inches
Judi and Howard Sadowsky and Family
© Mark Bradford
Photo: Charles White. 

  • March 3, 2020 7:00 PM


Art materials are always personal. We make them personal. But they are often also connected to something else. In my case, it’s community. Mark Bradford, in Michael Auping, “Working Papers,” Mark Bradford: End Papers

Artist Mark Bradford is in conversation with Michael Auping, curator of the major exhibition Mark Bradford: End Papers, which opens on March 8. For his early End Paper works, Bradford used the small, delicate curling papers he had encountered as a hairdresser in his mother's beauty salon; these breakthrough paintings launched his career. Expanding on their interview for the exhibition catalogue, Auping and Bradford will discuss Bradford's attraction to this material and the importance the End Paper paintings played in the development of his art. Joining us for this special Tuesday Evenings conversation are two of Bradford's longtime friends, Tina Knowles-Lawson, founder and artistic director of Tina's Angels, a mentorship program for young women, and Cleo Hill-Jackson, founder of the African American Cosmetologist Hall of Fame (AACHOF). Both women are former hairdressers who will share experiences from their decades in the hair salon and beyond. 

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, a popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics, is free and open to the public. 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. 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 and appetizers until 6:45 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.