TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES
Presents Courtney J. Martin, April 3
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from February 6 through April 10.
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 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/
Café Modern serves cocktails 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 www.themodern.org/podcasts. Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel.
“The work’s a combination of radicalism and humanism,” she says. “When I stand in front of these paintings, it forces me to be there in a way I recognize as essential to my well-being.”
Artist Roni Horn quoted in Howie Kahn, “Home Is Where the Art Is: The Ryman Family,”
Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2015
Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Dia Art Foundation, presents “Encounters with Space, Depth and Distance: Robert Ryman, circa 20thC.” The American painter Robert Ryman is well known for his use of achromatic surfaces. Though his work is frequently read as white paintings, Ryman has been deeply engaged with a number of compositional concerns outside of hue or color for more than 60 years. In this lecture, Martin examines Ryman’s interaction with space, depth, and distance as questions of painting, rather than sculpture.
This Tuesday Evenings lecture draws on the 2015 – 2016 exhibition of Ryman’s paintings that Martin curated for the Dia Art Foundation. In a Wall Street Journal article of November 17, 2015, Martin comments on the Dia exhibition: “White is what everyone thinks of when they think of Ryman. I’m hoping we’ll disturb that.”
Kamrooz Aram, whose work is featured in the Modern’s exhibition FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram, presents his work, which is known for addressing issues of ornament and its complex relationship to modernist painting, exhibition design, and more.
Courtney J. Martin, Dia Art Foundation Deputy Director and Chief Curator, as well as the curator of Dia’s 2015 exhibition Robert Ryman, presents “Encounters with Space, Depth and Distance: Robert Ryman, circa 20thC.”
Katherine Bradford,whose work was featured in the Modern’s exhibition FOCUS: Katherine Bradford, presents thoughts on her practice and the ideas and methods behind her brightly colored, exuberantly executed, and ominous paintings.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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