TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES
Presents Robert Storr, April 18
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public selected Tuesday from February 28 through April 25, with a specially scheduled presentation on Thursday, May 25.
Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at6:30 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 atwww.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 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
Many Hats/One Head – The Accidental Curator
Robert Storr is a painter who supported himself by sheetrocking, carpentry, and house painting, along with occasional art writing, when in 1990, with only an MFA in studio art, Storr was picked out of the chorus line by the newly appointed Kirk Varnedoe, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, to be a curator in that same department. What followed was an eventful twelve-year run at MoMA, with his tenure ending as Senior Curator. Then there was a stint as the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, as well as the overall directorship of the 2007 Venice Biennale, making Storr the first and, thus far, only US-born curator chosen for this role in the 112-year-old exhibition. All of this was followed by the deanship of the Yale University School of Art.
Still a professor of painting at Yale, for this Tuesday Evenings presentation Storr talks about learning on the job as a way of life during a period of extraordinarily complex, rapid, and far-flung changes in the “art world” — now a polycentric, culturally diverse, and ever-morphing economic and politic alternate reality — as well as the abiding values that draw people to art and into an “art community” primarily inhabited by makers of various kinds.
Robert Storr lives and works in New York. In addition to his posts at The Museum of Modern Art, New York University, Yale University School of Art, and his role as director of the 52nd Venice Biennale, Storr has curated and published catalogues for numerous exhibitions, including monographic shows on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman. In April 2016, Storr was awarded the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ambassador to the US. As a renowned author and critic, he has been a contributing editor at
Art in America since 1981 and regularly contributes to exhibition catalogues and art publications such as ArtForum, Frieze, Parkett, Corriere della Sera (Milan), and Art Press.His most recent publication, Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois, was released on February 15, 2017.
Richard Tuttle, post-minimalist artist based in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and Mount Desert, Maine
Thursday, May 25
Doug Aitken, artist, and Philippe Vergne, Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, are in conversation as artist and curator in conjunction with Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.
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