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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern FILMS Presents a selection from Doug Aitken: Electric Earth – July 25

 

July 25; 7 pm

A screening of filmic works by Doug Aitken as related to Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, approximately 2 hrs.

Aitken belongs to a generation of artists such as Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, for whom film functions as a medium for experience, and exists as form as much as subject matter.
Philippe Vergne, “You Are Here and So Am I,” Doug Aitken: Electric Earth 

Doug Aitken is an American artist and filmmaker. Defying definitions of genre, he explores every medium from film and installations to architectural innovations. Aitken is at the frontier of 21st-century communication. Utilizing a wide array of artistic approaches, his eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.
This special evening is an opportunity to showcase various filmic works included inDoug Aitken: Electric Earth, as well as more recent work, including the filmic documentation of Underwater Pavilions, Aitken’s ambitious, large-scale installation produced by Parley for the Oceans and presented in partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His most recent project, Mirage, is an artwork that distills the recognizable structure of a house into the essence of its form and allows it to reflect, merge with, and disappear into the landscape.
Doug Aitken, Black Mirror (still), 2011, video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), three monitors, freestanding room, mirrors, 13:20 minutes/loop, installation dimensions variable

A screening of filmic works by Doug Aitken as related to Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, approximately 2 hrs.


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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films is a summer extension of the lecture series. This film-based weekly program runs through the summer months and strives to continue the consideration of ideas and issues pertaining to the art and architecture of the Modern, as well as to contemporary art in general.

The screenings this summer focus on the genre of road films, as recommended by the artist Doug Aitken. Each selection addresses notions of the nomadic, time and space through movement, the horizon line, and/or the landscape and culture of the West in conjunction with the Modern’s summer exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. Visit www.themodern.org/films for more information.

Cafe Modern will have a cash bar available before the film.

To create a full experience, these presentations include a brief introduction and opportunity for discussion following the films. Seating is available in the Modern’s auditorium at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7 pm. The museum’s galleries are open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films. This program is free and open to the public. Up to two free tickets can be obtained at the information desk beginning at 5 pm the day of the screening.
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Summer 2017 Adult Gallery Programs

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Summer 2017
Adult Gallery Programs at the Modern

NEW!  Meet me at The Modern: A Mixer for Fort Worth Creatives The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in partnership with hybrid gallery project, Art Tooth invite local creatives for an evening of art, community, and conversation. Meet me at the Modern is the second Friday of June, July and August in conjunction with the Modern’s summer exhibition, Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.

Second Fridays, 6-8 pm
June 9, July 14, August 11

Drawing from the Collection

Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels; just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk.
First Sundays, 2-3:30 pm
June 4 – Beefhaus
July 2 – Alison Jardine
August 6 – 500X Gallery
First Friday Spotlight Tour 
A docent-led, twenty-minute tour in the galleries at 6:30 pm the first Friday of every month. Come early or stay late and enjoy drinks or dinner at Cafe Modern.
First Fridays, 6:30 pm
June 2, July 7, August 4

 

Slow Art Tour
The aim of the Slow Art movement is to break with the often frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Slow Art at the Modern invests in this pause with a 30-minute spotlight tour focusing on one work of art. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern begins at 5:30 pm.
 
Third Fridays, 5:30 pm
June 16, July 21, August 18 
Modern Interpretations
In this special program designed for people within the deaf community, participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversation with specially-trained docents and student-ASL interpreters. Offered the fourth Tuesday of each month, each program lasts 90 minutes and includes a gallery activity. Space is limited so please make reservations at least a week in advance by calling817.840.2118. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.
Fourth Tuesdays, 10 am

June 27, July 25, August 22

Public Tours
Docents lead tours of highlights of the Modern’s permanent collection and special exhibitions Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

General Admission Prices

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch 

Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch 

Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Dinner 

Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm

The Modern is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation, May 25

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES

Presents

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation
Thursday, May 25; 7 pm 

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 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 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

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Thursday, May 25

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation

 

Artist Doug Aitken and MOCA Director Philippe Vergne engage in conversation to launch Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the artist’s largest survey to date, which opens to the public Sunday, May 28.
For this special presentation, Aitken and Vergne discuss Aitken’s uniquely immersive aesthetic; the work’s relationship to 20th-century avant-garde art, cinema, and experimental music; the nature of creativity in the 21st century; the possibilities for artmaking within our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary world; and other ideas central to the artist and the exhibition. Within this conversational context, Aitken will also introduce the filmic documentation of his most recent project,Mirage. Mirage is an artwork that distills the recognizable structure of a house into the essence of its form and allows it to reflect, merge with, and disappear into the landscape. 
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LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule May 19-June 25

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
May 19-June 25

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.

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BURDEN
May 19-21
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
Illustrated with performances, private videos, and recollections from those who knew him, BURDEN observes the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures, and scientific models.
NR, 88 minutes
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY
May 26-28
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY, directed by the gifted journalist and documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor), tells the story of a David-and-Goliath fight over urban planning that took place more than 50 years ago. Yet the movie just about pulses with contemporary resonance.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
NR, 92 minutes
 
 
A QUIET PASSION
June 2-4
Friday 6 and 8:15 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:45 am, 2 pm, and 4:15 pm

“I’m thrilled to say that it’s an absolute drop-dead masterwork.” Richard Brody

, The New Yorker.

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson and impeccably personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (The House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores, and spiritual convictions of her time.
PG-13, 126 minutes
 
 
PARIS CAN WAIT
June 9-11
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

“A soft, slim, albeit charming, tale, filled with food, flowers, and good wines.”Fionnuala Halligan

, Screen International.

When her director husband (Alec Baldwin) is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman (Diane Lane) takes a jaunt with his business associate, a charming Frenchman who is happy to squire her on a tour of some of the finest meals in Provence. Paris Can Wait is the first feature directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis Ford Coppola.
NR, 92 minutes
 
 
THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
June 16-18
Friday 6 and 8:45 pm; Saturday 4:15 pm; Sunday 11:15 am, 2 pm, and 4:45 pm
 

“Jean-Pierre Léaud clearly knows something about living in a kind of box, and he plays Louis as a tired but majestic wreck. He’s riveting, and a little alarming.” Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

. Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg and soon begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

155 minutes, French with English subtitles                                       
 
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June 23-25
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
Cate Blanchett stars as 13 different characters in this semi-experimental take on artistic manifestos, directed by Julian Rosefeldt.
95 minutes
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Come early or stay late on Friday for dinner or Saturday and Sunday for brunch at Café Modern!
LOCATION
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

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Katherine Bernhardt at the Modern

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents
FOCUS: Katherine Bernhardt      
April 8-July 9, 2017
For a review of the show, see Nancy Zastudil’s article at Arts + Culture Texas: Funny (But Not Too Funny): Katherine Bernhardt at The Modern http://artsandculturetx.com/funny-but-not-too-funny-katherine-bernhardt-at-the-modern/

The FOCUS series is organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for the Director’s Council, a group that supports acquisitions at the Museum. The series features three solo exhibitions annually, organized by Assistant Curator Alison Hearst. FOCUS exhibitions are open to the public and are included in general museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members.

 
In Katherine Bernhardt’s recent “pattern” paintings, various objects from everyday life repeat within a single composition. The combinations are often humorous, such as in the frankly titled Windex cigarettes basketball, 2016, where the three items repeat and float flatly atop a solid ground of cobalt blue. Emojis, Aquafresh toothpaste, cigarettes, Duracell batteries, and Sharpies are among the subjects Bernhardt paints using simplified, gestural forms. Drawn to these objects for their visual qualities more than for their thematic connections to one another, Bernhardt’s compositions, or “patterns,” are primarily driven by her interest in color and form.
Bernhardt combines opposing styles and methods within any given canvas. For example, her backgrounds are abstract, thin pools of acrylic paint, while her figurative foregrounds are executed with spray paint, forming sketchy, drippy silhouettes. By combining lush washes of color with spray-painted illustrations, her works have diverse passages that simultaneously resemble color field painting and graffiti.
West African, Moroccan, and Caribbean textiles are strong influences, as Bernhardt states: “My interest is in Dutch wax printing on African fabrics, so that’s what I’ve been influenced by. They have all these funny combinations of things that wouldn’t necessarily go together — sunglasses and birds, or whatever it might be.” Her paintings are also inspired by travel; in the large-scale Untitled, 2017, included in the exhibition, brightly hued pink and black toucans, bunches of yellow bananas, and neon pink papayas suggest a tropical scene and are subjects the artist introduced after visiting Puerto Rico. The birds and fruits are set against a swirling neon green, orange, and brown field and are surrounded by Doritos and cigarettes, another example of Bernhardt’s intermingling of incongruent items in a manner similar to the textiles that inspire her.
Bernhardt’s paintings also echo the hand-painted signs at bodegas and markets across the globe, which advertise everything from fresh produce to laundry detergent. Her works reflect on the images and goods we are surrounded by on a daily basis. The artist’s FOCUS exhibition at the Modern will feature eleven new paintings and a series of works on paper, each relating to her exploration of pattern and shape, which is rooted in ordinary subject matter but invigorated by Bernhardt’s cartoonish style and bold use of color. This is her first solo exhibition in Texas and her second museum exhibition to date.
Katherine Bernhardt was born in Saint Louis and currently lives in New York. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited widely across the globe, including recent solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis; Carl Freedman Gallery, London; Venus over Manhattan, New York; CANADA, New York; Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Gallery Loyal, Stockholm. Bernhardt has participated in many group shows at such venues as the Atlanta Contemporary; Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen; Saatchi Gallery, London; Foundation Salomon, Annecy, France; Macro Future, Rome; and the Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp.

http://www.themodern.org/exhibition/upcoming/FOCUS-Katherine-Bernhardt/3073

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161
www.themodern.org

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Richard Tuttle, April 25

 

Richard Tuttle The Critical Edge II, 2015 view 1 No. 61899 Format of original photography: digital Photographer: Kerry Ryan McFate

Richard Tuttle
The Critical Edge II, 2015
view 1
No. 61899
Format of original photography: digital
Photographer: Kerry Ryan McFate

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

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April 25 

Richard Tuttle, often identified as a critical figure in the evolution of Conceptual and Minimalist art, has throughout his long and industrious career created a particularly varied body of work that actually eludes historical or stylistic categorization. Tuttle’s conviction to the contemporary, rather than the past or future, makes his every move unpredictable and as such, rejuvenating. It is understandable that his influence, while allusive, has been sought by every generation since his pioneering 1975 solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art curated by Marcia Tucker, who later founded the New Museum.
For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, Richard Tuttle discusses new work as seen in a few recent exhibitions, including Richard Tuttle: The Critical Edge at The Met Fifth Avenue;Richard Tuttle: 26 at Pace Gallery; Richard Tuttle at de Hallen Haarlem in the Netherlands; and Richard Tuttle: to The Night Sky of Lima at Museo de Arte de Lima. This new work, like that of the past, reflects the artist’s commitment to materials, his poetic approach to making art, and ultimately his faith in the fragility and beauty of the world.
Richard Tuttle, living and working in Mount Desert, Maine; Abiquiu, New Mexico; and New York, has been the subject of numerous major solo exhibitions, including a major traveling retrospective organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005. In 2014, he exhibited in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and, simultaneously, London’s Whitechapel Gallery presented Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language. Tuttle’s work has been featured in renowned international group exhibitions, including several Venice Biennales and Documenta exhibitions. He was the Artist in Residence at the Getty Research Institute in 2012/2013. In 2016 to 2017 he has had the above mentioned solo exhibitions in addition to several group exhibitions from New York to Edinburgh.

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE  
 
Special Presentation
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.

 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

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Fort Works Art presents HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT April 26 at the Modern

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DATE AND TIME

Wed, April 26, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Fort Works Art presents the U.S. premiere of HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT in support of their current exhibit #28Grams — featuring 28 artists culled from Instagram from around the world. HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT features four artists’ struggle as they work and live in Brooklyn. Two of these artists, Jerome Lagarrigue and Tim Okamura, are showcased in #28GRAMS and will be present along with the director, Jeff Martini, to discuss the documentary.

The documentary takes its audience through the intimate details of four unique figurative artists’ — filmed over the span of five years. Their unlikely friendships and efforts to break the ‘barriers’ as working painters in Brooklyn, led them to raise funds for a collaborative show — creating potential to finally land them in the spotlight.

AFTER PARTY: Join Director Jeff Martini and Artists Jerome Lagarrigue and Tim Okamura at Fort Works Art following the screening for an exclusive meet-and-greet and to see first hand their work on display in the #28Grams exhibit.

FORT WORKS ART

2100 Montgomery Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Robert Storr, April 18

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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

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April 18

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.

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE  
  

April 25 

Richard Tuttle, post-minimalist artist based in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and Mount Desert, Maine
Special Presentation
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.

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Noah Simblist, March 28

 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES

Presents Noah Simblist, March 28
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.

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March 28

Places of a Present Past

Noah Simblist, a curator, writer, and artist, presents “Places of a Present Past:The Historiographical Impulse in Art Practice.” In this context, the artists that Simblist discusses act as historians. However, these artist-as-historians are “less interested in the truth than the way we feel through the legacies of past traumas. They reveal the oblique ways that we repress historical trauma, burying it in the very sites of their origin,” says Simblist. His talk focuses on a publication that he edited, Places of a Present Past,whichbrings together three exhibitions showcasing the work of video and new media artists working internationally that were presented at SMU’s Pollock Gallery in 2014, curated by Simblist and the Pollock Gallery’s 2014 curatorial fellow, Sally Frater. These exhibitions shared a common theme: addressing the traces of trauma on particular sites and paying close attention to the lasting impacts of war. The exhibitions explored in the publication include Jin-me Yoon’s Extended Temporalities; the group show Where Are You From?, which included artworks by Aissa Deebi, Kamal Aljafari, and Dor Guez recounting the story of the Israeli occupation of Palestine; and the Sarah Morris film 1972.

Noah Simblist is Chair and Associate Professor of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. His artwork has been shown internationally; he has curated, co-curated, and co-produced exhibitions and events, including, most recently, New Cities Future Ruins in Dallas in 2016; and he has contributed to Art Journal, Modern Painters, Art Papers,Terremoto, Art Lies, Art Pulse, Art21, and other publications. He has contributed to and edited publications, including Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic and Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good, and is in the process of editing a volume about Tania Bruguera’s The Francis Effect, a project co-produced by the Guggenheim Museum, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and SMU.

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE  
 
April 4
Richard Tuttle, post-minimalist artist based in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and Mount Desert, Maine
April 18
Robert Storr, curator, writer, critic, painter, former dean of the Yale University School of Art, and soon-to-be officer of France’s Order of Arts and Letters
April 25
Annette Lawrence, artist and Professor of Studio Art at the University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design
Special Presentation
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.

 

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Winter/Spring 2017 Adult & Children Gallery Programs

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Winter / Spring 2017

Adult Gallery Programs at the Modern

Drawing from the Collection
Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels; just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk.
First Sundays, 2-3:30 pm

February 5 – Eben Hall
March 5 – Harmony Padget
April 2 – Grand Studio

Modern Interpretations
In this special program designed for people within the deaf community, participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversation with specially trained docents and student-ASL interpreters. Offered the fourth Tuesday of each month, each program lasts 90 minutes and includes a gallery activity. Space is limited so please make reservations at least a week in advance by calling 817.840.2118. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.
Fourth Tuesdays, 10 am
February 28, March 28, April 25
  
Slow Art Tour
The aim of the Slow Art movement is to break with the often frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Slow Art at the Modern invests in this pause with a 30-minute spotlight tour focusing on one work of art. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern begins at 5:30 pm.
 
Third Fridays, 5:30 pm

February 17, March 17, April 21

Public Tours
Docents lead tours of highlights of the Modern’s permanent collection and special exhibitions Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.

Winter / Spring 2017

Children’s Gallery Programs at the Modern

Drawing from the Collection for Children
Two sessions of this free program are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.
 
First Sundays, 2-3:30 pm  
February 5 – Kristen Cochran and James Lassen

March 5 – Erika Duque and Kacie Baker

April 2 – Grand Studio

FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS
Visiting the work of Stanley Whitney
This program for children between the ages of 9 and 12 takes a closer look at the contemporary art in this season’s FOCUS exhibition featuring the work of artist Stanely Whitney. Each class spends time in the galleries looking and talking about the work before proceeding to the studio for an art activity and further discussion. Sign up early; space is limited.
$20 per session; $15 for members (Scholarships are available. Please call 817.840.2121.)
Registration at www.themodern.org/programs/classes

February 18, 10 am-noon

Spring Break Wonders
Take advantage of family programming at the Modern over the course of the week while your school-aged children are on Spring Break. Each session is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works in the Modern’s collection. Registration is not required. Attendance is limited to 45 children per session; admission is free.

Two sessions each day; 11-11:45 am and 2-2:45 pm

March 13, Focusing on Collage
March 14, Focusing on Drawing
March 15, Focusing on Sculpture
March 16, Focusing on Photography
Public Tours
Docent-led tours of art on view at the Modern are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A public tour focused on architecture is available on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.
10 Pages
Free sketchbooks for children are available at the information desk. Ten Pages are for recording your ideas and inspirations while looking at works of art in the Modern’s galleries.

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

General Admission Prices

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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First Fridays at the Modern February through May 2017

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Cocktails. Music. Art. Dining.

The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and cocktails in the museum’s Grand Lobby from 6 to 8 pm. Invite friends to enjoy unique cocktail selections and the opportunity to dine at the Modern by night. Café Modern offers a full menu in the dining room and lighter fare in the Grand Lobby until 8 pm.

A docent-led, 20-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm.
A cover charge of $10 begins at 6 pm and includes gallery admission. Modern members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders are free. Join as a member and receive free admission for two, plus benefits all year long.

February 3
Featuring Chris Milyo/Ben McDonald

March 3

Featuring Kyle Redd
April 7
Featuring String Theory ManoucheMay 5

Featuring Kevin Townson Trio

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Friday Nights at Café Modern Are Always Happening
Fresh, seasonal entrees; amazing cocktails and wine pairings; and stunning architecture make Café Modern a favorite date night or gathering place for locals and out-of-town visitors. Dinner choices are always delicious, the setting is dramatic, and special events abound, from customized cocktails to guest chefs and wine dinners. An ongoing film series, Magnolia at the Modern, offers critically acclaimed films every Friday night as an exciting pairing of cinema, culture, and dining all in one spectacular setting.
Seating for dinner every Friday evening from 5 to 8:30 pm. For dinner reservations and information, call 817.840.2157.

For a schedule of films, visit www.themodern.org

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
 
General Admission Prices (includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday
CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch
Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Dinner
Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert 10 am-4:30 pm

Menus are available online at www.themodern.org/cafe.

The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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The Modern Presents FOCUS: Stanley Whitney

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Jan 21, 2017 – Apr 02, 2017
Stanley Whitney investigates the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Since the mid-1970s, Whitney has been known for his multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint. Whitney also utilizes color as subject, and his paintings often refer to literature, music, places, and other artists, connections that are bolstered in his titles.


 

The FOCUS series is organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for the Director’s Council, a group that supports acquisitions at the Museum. The series features three solo exhibitions annually, organized by Assistant Curator Alison Hearst. FOCUS exhibitions are open to the public and are included in general museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members.
  
Since the mid-1970s, Stanley Whitney has investigated the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Whitney’s signature style features multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint. Whitney also utilizes color as subject, and his paintings often refer to literature, music, places, and other artists, connections that are bolstered in his titles.
Working without preparatory materials, Whitney combines balance and intuition in his approach to painting, as each color block is painted sequentially in relation to the ongoing arrangement. This process is expressive, improvisational, and can be linked to jazz, which continually inspires the artist. As Whitney has stated, “The way that it’s a little offbeat, polyrhythmic; the way that things move. Nothing’s straight. Nothing’s regular. Everything’s a little crooked. And I think that’s really what comes out of the music. It comes out of the beat, it comes out of how people walk, the way people wear their hat, just a little off. I think about all of those kinds of things and want them in the painting.”
FOCUS: Stanley Whitney features new work by the artist, including three large-scale paintings.
Stanley Whitney was born in Philadelphia, and lives and works in New York and Parma, Italy. He earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Yale University. Whitney has exhibited across the globe, having held solo exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Lagorio Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy; Architettura Arte Moderna, Rome; Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, New York; University of Dayton, Ohio; University of Rhode Island, Kingston; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. Whitney was in the 50th Venice Biennale. He has also been included in many group shows at such venues as the Camden Arts Centre, London; American Academy in Rome; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; University of Chicago; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach. His prizes include the Robert De Niro Sr. Prize in Painting, American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
 
The Director’s Council
The Director’s Council was formed in 1985 and supports the Modern with an annual acquisition for the permanent collection. The Director’s Council sponsors the FOCUS series, which presents three solo exhibitions organized each year. Each exhibition opens with an exclusive cocktail reception for the Council, giving the members an opportunity to meet the featured artist and discuss his or her work. One piece by each artist is chosen by the Museum director and curator to be part of the final selection voted on at the Council’s Purchase Meeting each May. This format provides members with an in-depth understanding of the Modern’s acquisitions process and offers a spirited and popular series of events. The annual dues, $600, include all the benefits of an Associate/Family-level membership and invitations to exclusive Director’s Council events.
 
High-resolution images available upon request. Please send a message to kendal@themodern.org.
 
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LOCATION
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161
www.themodern.orgMuseum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule January 13-February 19

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Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.

Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
January 13-February 19  

 

TAMPOPO
January 13-15
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“A rare blend of culinary and cinematic excitement returns to theaters with a glorious new 4K restoration that only makes it easier to savor its flavors.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire.
Considered one of the best food movies of all time, this humorous paean to the joys of food focuses on a trucker who rides into town like a modern-day Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant.
114 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT
January 20-22
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“A film with a big heart and an even bigger imagination.” Cath Clarke, Time Out.
“An irreverent but otherwise harmless ontological satire that puts a cartoonish spin on the Christian origin story.Peter Debruge, Variety.
The Brand New Testament is a 2015 fantasy/dark comedy in which God lives in an apartment in Brussels with his meek wife and his 10-year-old daughter.
Includes controversial adult subject matter; 113 minutes; French and German
 
THINGS TO COME
January 27-29
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“Huppert’s warm, wry performance as an academic facing a crisis at home powers Mia Hansen-Løve’s intimate, intellectual film.” Mark Kermode, The Guardian.
A passionate middle-aged philosophy professor (Isabelle Huppert) rethinks her already much-examined life after an unforeseen divorce.
PG-13; 102 minutes; French with English subtitles
JULIETA
February 3-5
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Pedro Almodovar seduces his audience from the opening credits of this fertile Spanish melodrama about love, loss and reinvention.” Vicky Roach, Daily Telegraph.
In the latest drama from Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar, a middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suárez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. Thus begins a painful reflection into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of torment that defined her current life.
R; 96 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles
TONI ERDMANN
February 10-12
Friday 5:30 and 8:30 pm; Saturday 4:30 pm; Sunday 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm
“A slow-burning thing of beauty, ultimately as moving as it is implausibly funny.” Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter.
To say Toni Erdmann is funny doesn’t even begin to capture the out-there texture of the jokes, and of the actors’ timing.Stephanie Zacharek, Time.
A reluctant career woman must spend time with her estranged father when he comes for a surprise visit.
R; 162 minutes; German with English subtitles
 
OSCAR SHORTS
February 17-19
Friday 6 pm Animated program, 8 pm Live Action program; Saturday 5 pm Animated program; Sunday noon Animated program, 2 pm Live Action program, 4 pm Animated program
Enjoy this opportunity to see the 2017 Academy Award nominees for Best Animated and Best Live Action short films.

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FOCUS: Lorna Simpson at THE MODERN

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents

FOCUS: Lorna Simpson  

November 19, 2016 – January 15, 2017

 

The FOCUS series is organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for the Director’s Council, a group that supports acquisitions at the Museum. The series features three solo exhibitions annually, organized by Assistant Curator Alison Hearst. FOCUS exhibitions are open to the public and are included in general museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members. 
Since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Lorna Simpson has become known for her conceptual photographs and videos that question the nature of representation, and challenge historical and preconceived views of racial and sexual identity. Rooted in her longstanding interest in photography and photographic collage, Simpson’s recent paintings incorporate found imagery, often taken from AP photographs and vintage magazines, which the artist overpaints and divides across several panels. These paintings continue to investigate identity, while also confronting current events both public and private. FOCUS: Lorna Simpson is the first museum exhibition to feature the artist’s acrylic, ink, and silkscreened paintings.
One motif featured consistently throughout the all-new works created for FOCUS: Lorna Simpson is photographs of women taken from issues of Ebony magazine from the 1950s to 1970s. On Ebony, Simpson states, “For me, the images hearken back to my childhood, but are also a lens through which to see the past fifty years in American history.” For this exhibition, the Ebony images are collaged with dissimilar Associated Press photos featuring natural elements, such as fire, water, and ice, which often signal disaster and upheaval (either natural or manmade), as seen in her largest works to date, Famous Statue Damn and Famous Statue Volcano [both 2016]. These two paintings have a mirrored foreground image that features a woman’s head from a wig ad placed on a nude female sculpture; however, the works have disparate backgrounds – one illustrates an overflowing dam, while the other depicts a smoking volcano. Taken out of their original editorial or advertising contexts, the images are combined and abstracted to create new meaning. Famous Statue Damnsuggests the recent floods in Haiti, and the smoke cloud in Famous Statue Volcano connects to the plumes from riots following police brutality past and present that Simpson has more explicitly illustrated in other related works from this year.
Another series in the exhibition features close-ups of the heads of women from wig ads in Ebony magazine. In place of their hair are spiky ice formations, as seen in Head on Ice #2, 2016. Ice repeats in several of the works and is symbolic of endurance. As Simpson states, “It’s like this notion of the persistence needed for living under ice – one cannot survive in the cold, but then, don’t we live in intolerable, impossible political times and expect to survive?”
Lorna Simpson was born in Brooklyn, where she continues to live and work. She received a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and an MFA in visual arts from the University of California, San Diego. Simpson has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume, Paris; Brooklyn Museum; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Simpson has participated in distinguished international exhibitions such as Documenta 8 and 11, Kassel, Germany, and the 44th and 56th Venice Biennales; in 1990, she was the first African-American woman to exhibit work in the Venice Biennale.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161
www.themodern.org

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

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Frank Stella Retrospective at the Modern

 

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Apr 17, 2016 – Sep 18, 2016

A joint exhibition of the work of Frank Stella presented by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Whitney Museum of American Art; on view at the Modern from April 17 through September 18, 2016. Previously on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, this exhibition will travel to the de Young Museum, San Francisco, on view November 5, 2016, through February 26, 2017.

Frank Stella is one of the most important living American artists. This retrospective exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present through approximately 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings. Co-organized by the Modern and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, this exhibition features Stella’s best-known works alongside rarely seen examples drawn from collections around the world.

This exhibition is curated by Michael Auping, Chief Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with the involvement of Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art.

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From the Vault Benefit Auction at the Modern Jan. 24

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I’m excited to announce a benefit auction of deaccessioned artwork from the Modern’s vault. The more than 200 items purchased by or donated to the Museum no longer fall within the parameters of the Modern’s collection as determined through extensive review by curatorial staff and with approval by the Board of Directors.

The auction includes a variety of art and artifacts such as works on paper, paintings, and sculpture. Estimates for artworks range from $150 to $5,000.

Proceeds from the sale of items will benefit the Modern’s acquisitions fund for future artwork purchases.

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Marla Price
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Preview – Saturday, January 23; 10 am-5 pm
$10, or included with purchase of an auction ticket

Reception and Auction – Sunday, January 24; 4:30-7 pm
$125 per person, $100 of ticket price redeemable toward art purchase
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Tickets may be purchased online at www.themodern.org/vault

, by calling817.738.9215, or by visiting the Museum’s information desk.

Modern staff and board members may not directly purchase artwork due to accreditation requirements.
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ArthouseFW Presents: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

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THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
Saturday, February 28, 2015 – 2:00 PM

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The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen THE LAST PICTURE SHOW as part of the 2015 spring schedule of ArthouseFW.

An adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel and set in a small North Texas town, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW focuses on the coming-of-age stories of Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), Duane (Jeff Bridges) and Jacy (Cybil Shepherd) as the conservative American values of the 1950s begin to crumble into a stark, moody landscape. After directing Corman-produced B-movie Sci-Fi flick VOYAGE TO THE PLANET OF PREHISTORIC WOMEN and the shocking thriller TARGETS, Peter Bogdanovich quickly defined himself as one of the great American film directors with THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, which received eight Academy Award nominations.

Individual screening tickets are $7 for the general public, and $5 for LSFS members and Reel People. Currently enrolled students with a valid ID receive free admission.

Attendees can also purchase an annual pass that will provide admittance to all screenings for an entire year after purchase. The LSFS also offers a variety of membership plans that include the ArthouseFW Annual Pass. Tickets and passes are now on sale at lonestarfilmsociety.com and will be available at the door beginning one hour before show time.

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The Lodger at ArtHouseFW Aug. 31

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The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen THE LODGER as part of its partnership series Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock.

Described by Hitchcock himself as “the first true Hitchcock movie,” this Masterfully silent thriller is set in a fog-bound London terrorized by a Jack the Ripper-style murderer known only as The Avenger. His victims, all young blonde women, are discovered each Tuesday night. This is one of the great British silent era crime films, starring matinée idol Ivor Novello as the mysterious new lodger who appears to be acting rather strangely.

 

Screenings will be held in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for Modern members, $6 for LSFS and Modern Reel People members, and free for ArthouseFW passholders and students with a valid student ID.

Attendees can also purchase an annual pass that will provide admittance to all screenings for the August season of ArthouseFW and beyond for $75. The Lone Star Film Society also offers a variety of membership plans that include the ArthouseFW Annual Pass.

Tickets and passes are now on sale at lonestarfilmsociety.com and will be available for sale at The Modern two hours prior to showtime.

Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock

The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth finish out the summer with an exciting series showcasing six pivotal Alfred Hitchcock films. The selected films explore the power of Hitchcock’s distinctive style in two of his nine silent films and four of his later masterpieces. Both silent film screenings will include live musical accompaniment.

August 28 BLACKMAIL
Featuring Live Musical Accompaniment by Robert Edwards
(Hitchcock, 1929)
Runtime: 75 min.
7:00 PM @ The Modern

August 29 THE 39 STEPS
(Hitchcock, 1935)
Runtime: 87 min.
7:00 PM @ The Modern

August 29 PSYCHO
(Hitchcock, 1960)
Runtime: 109 min.
9:30 PM @ The Modern

August 30 NOTORIOUS
(Hitchcock, 1946)
Runtime: 101 min.
5:00 PM @ The Modern

August 31 REAR WINDOW
(Hitchcock, 1954)
Runtime: 112 min.
4:00 PM @ The Modern

August 31 THE LODGER
Featuring Live Musical Accompaniment by Curtis Heath
(Hitchcock, 1927)
Runtime: 90 min.
6:00 PM @ The Modern

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BLACKMAIL at ArthouseFW Aug. 28

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The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worthwill screen BLACKMAIL as part of its partnership series Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock.

Hitchcock’s silent BLACKMAIL is one of the best British films, if not the best, of the late 1920s. Made in 1929 during the transition to the sound era, it was commissioned as both a silent film and part-talkie with music and some dialogue scenes. Czech film actress Anny Ondra stars as Alice White, a young woman whose brief flirtation with an artist turns suddenly and terribly sour. Hitchcock’s masterlful thriller boasts great London locations including the British Museum, Whitehall and the Lyons Tea House at Piccadilly Circus.

Screenings will be held in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for Modern members, $6 for LSFS and Modern Reel People members, and free for ArthouseFW passholders and students with a valid student ID.

Attendees can also purchase an annual pass that will provide admittance to all screenings for the August season of ArthouseFW and beyond for $75. The Lone Star Film Society also offers a variety of membership plans that include the ArthouseFW Annual Pass.

Tickets and passes are now on sale at lonestarfilmsociety.com and will be available for sale at The Modern two hours prior to showtime.

Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock

The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth finish out the summer with an exciting series showcasing six pivotal Alfred Hitchcock films. The selected films explore the power of Hitchcock’s distinctive style in two of his nine silent films and four of his later masterpieces. Both silent film screenings will include live musical accompaniment.

August 28 BLACKMAIL
Featuring Live Musical Accompaniment by Robert Edwards
(Hitchcock, 1929)
Runtime: 75 min.
7:00 PM @ The Modern

August 29 THE 39 STEPS
(Hitchcock, 1935)
Runtime: 87 min.
7:00 PM @ The Modern

August 29 PSYCHO
(Hitchcock, 1960)
Runtime: 109 min.
9:30 PM @ The Modern

August 30 NOTORIOUS
(Hitchcock, 1946)
Runtime: 101 min.
5:00 PM @ The Modern

August 31 REAR WINDOW
(Hitchcock, 1954)
Runtime: 112 min.
4:00 PM @ The Modern

August 31 THE LODGER
Featuring Live Musical Accompaniment by Curtis Heath
(Hitchcock, 1927)
Runtime: 90 min.
6:00 PM @ The Modern

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SPIRITED AWAY at the Modern

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The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen SPIRITED AWAY as part of its partnership series Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation.

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so—and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.

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Screenings will be held in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for Modern members, $6 for LSFS and Modern Reel People members, $5 for children under 12, and free for ArthouseFW passholders.

Attendees can also purchase an annual pass that will provide admittance to all screenings for the August season of ArthouseFW and beyond for $75. The Lone Star Film Society also offers a variety of membership plans that include the ArthouseFW Annual Pass.

Tickets and passes are now on sale at lonestarfilmsociety.com and will be available for sale at The Modern two hours prior to showtime. http://lonestarfilmsociety.com/arthousefw/

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