Rainey Knudson

  • April 2, 2019 7:00 PM



Go see some art. Rainey Knudson, Glasstire.com

Rainey Knudson, the founder of the Texas online art magazine Glasstire, recently announced that she will be stepping down as publisher in 2019 after more than 18 years in the job. As stated in a Glasstire announcement, “During her 18 years at the helm of Glasstire, Knudson has shaped the media outlet into an important resource and connective tissue for the disparate cities that make up the statewide Texas art scene.” 

For this Tuesday Evenings lecture, Knudson shares the story of Glasstire from its origin as a scrappy startup in 2000 to its current status as a leading art journal nationally. She includes the juicy bits, such as brushes with libel law, scrapes with dealers and artists, and at least one death threat. In addition, Knudson considers how online journalism and the role of the critic have changed, and she reflects on the lessons she has learned from following Glasstire’s tagline, “Go see some art.”

This 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 at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. 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.