Michael Auping

  • October 23, 2012 7:00 AM

Michael Auping, chief curator at the Modern, worked with London’s National Portrait Gallery curator Sarah Howgate on Lucian Freud: Portraits, contributing an essay to the exhibition catalogue as well as a series of interviews with the artist, who was often described as reclusive. These interviews were the last with the artist before he died and were completed between May 2009 and January 2011. For Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, Auping offers insights into the exhibition and shares what he learned through his repeated visits with the greatest portrait painter of our time.

Image: Lucian Freud, Reflection (Self-Portrait), 1985. Courtesy of The Lucian Freud Archive. 

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, scholars, and critics is free and open to the public. To assure seating, free admission tickets are available at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250. A live broadcast of the lectures is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Lectures begin at 7 pm. The Museum galleries and the café remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series.

Podcasts of these lectures are available here, two weeks after presentation date.

New This Season!
Café Modern will be open for dinner on Tuesday nights during the lecture series. Enjoy a fine dining experience before or after the lecture; seating is available from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

For reservations, call 817.840.2174 or visit www.themodern.org/cafe.