Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth-Father’s Day and more


Sunday, June 21

Celebrate Dad at the Modern this Father’s Day! Admission to the museum is FREE. See our latest exhibitions,Framing Desire: Photography and Video and FOCUS: Mario García Torres, learn how to cast a rod on the reflecting pool with Backwoods, see the film Sunshine Superman, and enjoy brunch at Cafe Modern.


Tuesday, June 16, 7 pm

Hailed by Michael Moore as “one of the best documentaries about a band that I’ve ever seen” and byPitchfork as “the funniest, most meta music movie since Spinal Tap,” Mistaken for Strangers is a truly hilarious, unusual, and moving film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: FILMS is free and open to the public. More info…

Friday, June 19, 5:30 pm

Slow Art at the Modern breaks with the frenetic pace of modern life with a 30-minute spotlight tour focusing on one work of art. More info…

Saturday, June 20, 1 pm

Presented by the TCU School of Music, PianoTexas International Academy & Festival has a 34 years history, first established in 1981 in conjunction with the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. It has now evolved into one of the most sought-after piano festivals in the international classical music scene, accepting high caliber pianists, most of whom are already international competition top prizewinners.

This year PianoTexas celebrates the music of Chopin. More info…

Find the perfect gift for the Dad who has it all! The Modern Shop specializes in unique and handcrafted products, including cuff links, watches, ties, gadgets, housewares, and books. Hours: Tuesday 10 am-7 pm, Wednesday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm, Friday 10 am-8 pm
Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Film Cult Classic The Blues Brothers
Friday, July 3, 7:30 pm

Bring a blanket and let’s celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film cult classic The Blues Brothers. Join us for an outdoor screening by the Modern’s reflecting pond. 


Picnic baskets are available from Café Modern for $45 plus tax, $40 plus tax for Modern members. Reservations must be made in advance, before Tuesday, June 23, online or by calling 817.738.9215 during museum hours.  


7:30 pm – Doors open to the Café Modern Terrace and Lawn

8:45 pm – Outdoor screening of the The Blues Brothers by the reflecting pond

Arrive early – First Friday at the Modern begins at 5 pm in the Grand Lobby, featuring a DJ spinning Blues classics, and cash bar. Red, White, and Blues tickets include Museum gallery admission. Galleries are open until 8 pm.


Sunday, June 21, 11 am – 1 pm


Join us at the Modern on Father’s Day and give dad the experience of trying his hand at something new

– casting a fly rod!  The team from Backwoods will be out on the reflecting pool from 11:30 am to 1 pm demonstrating the art of casting and giving patrons the opportunity to try it for themselves.



Tuesday, June 23, 10 am & 2 pm


The Modern presents Framing Desire, an exhibition showcasing over 40 recent acquisitions alongside iconic photographs and videos from the permanent collection.

Through June 28
Only 2 more weeks!

Mexico City-based artist Mario García Torres creates cinematic narratives that explore obscure histories and personalities associated with conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s. He presents his projects in a variety of media, including video, installation, photography, and sculpture, and he often uses antiquated technology, such as 16 mm film and slide projections, to parallel the era he is revisiting. For each work, García Torres researches evidence and myths related to relatively unknown events from the larger, more well-known moments of that specific period in art history. Embellishing these events through reenactment and fictionalized narrative, his work analyzes how history is constructed and interpreted. FOCUS:Mario García Torres is the first solo presentation of the artist’s work in Texas.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic highlights the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure. In subsequent work, Wiley further examines the European tradition of portraiture, taking specific paintings by renowned masters such as Titian, Van Dyck, and Manet and replacing the historical subjects with contemporary, young black men sporting fashionable urban gear. These likenesses are set against ornate, decorative backgrounds on large canvases – part of Wiley’s signature style – in order to raise issues of class in addition to race and gender. A New Republic also includes a selection from the artist’s ongoing World Stage project, examples of his bronze busts, and a chapel-like structure that showcases his new stained-glass “paintings.”
June 19-21
*Phil Mayfield, featured in the film Sunshine Superman, will be available for a Q & A following the Sunday, June 21st 12:00 and 2:00 screenings. Mr. Mayfield, a BASE pioneer, was the first to earn both the BASE and Night BASE awards. He was the first president of the United States BASE Association, a forum for helping spread the word and provide safety advice about BASE activities.

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