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The Modern Announces Fall 2009 Lecture Schedule

From Press Release

These lectures in the Modern’s auditorium begin at 7 p.m. The Tuesday Evenings series brings artists, scholars, and critics to discuss their work each week at the Modern. The fall series begins September 8 and ends October 27. Admission is free and open to the public. Free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 250 ticketholders. A live broadcast of the lecture will be shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. The Museum galleries and Café Modern will remain open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays during the series, (regular gallery admission charge applies).

Revisit the insightful lectures from the Tuesday Evening lecture series or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org or subscribe to our Podcasts on iTunes or using the RSS feed in your preferred program.

September 8

Wayne White is a Los Angeles-based artist. Having begun his career as a production designer for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, White is now recognized for his clever and beautifully rendered text paintings. As a wordsmith and draftsman extraordinaire, White juxtaposes irreverent and humorous phrases with the pastoral scenes of existing thrift-store paintings to create something all together new and always compelling. Tuesday Evenings focuses on the work featured in the recently published monograph, Maybe Now I’ll Get The Respect I So Richly Deserve, which is a comprehensive view of White’s 30-plus-year career.

September 15

Stephen Lapthisophon is an artist and educator living and working in Dallas. A student of art history, comparative literature and theory, poetry, film and the sensory world, Lapthisophon’s work varies in form from found objects to images, installations, performances, and sound. His work has been described as “layers of meanings, allusions, and associations.” (Kathryn Hixson, Frieze) For Tuesday Evenings, Lapthisophon presents his work as it confronts and demonstrates means of communication through art.

September 22

Amy Blakemore is a Houston-based artist who, as described in a museum overview for Amy Blakemore: Photographs 1988-2008 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, “takes photographs in order to explore the ways in which memory both records and transforms visual information.” Trained in the documentary tradition, her small-scale photographs suggest random snapshots while evoking something personal and poetic that puzzles and lingers. For Tuesday Evenings, Blakemore presents the unassuming and unforgettable photographs for which she has received much deserved recognition and critical acclaim.

September 29

Gardar Eide Einarsson is the artist featured in the Modern’s first FOCUS exhibition of the 2009-2010 season, which opens December 13. This Tuesday Evening presentation offers insight into work described in the 2008 Whitney Biennial exhibition catalogue as, “Investigations into various forms of social transgression and arguments for political subversion.” Einarsson’s text-based works, coupled with graphics from various subcultures and other installation elements, evoke cerebral and visceral readings based on complex associations and what the artist calls a “new take on Minimalism,” in which he investigates the viewer’s physical relationship with the art.

October 6

Wellington Reiter, FAIA, is currently the President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Reiter’s professional practice is Urban Instruments, Inc., and his work ranges from drawings to museum installations and built structures. His projects include the Wright Brothers monument in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and the entry pavilion to the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts. His drawings of speculative urban conditions were included in the 2008 Venice Biennale for Architecture. Here as a juror in conjunction with the Fort Worth’s AIA annual competition, for Tuesday Evenings Reiter presents his work and ideas on architecture.

October 13

Susan Rothenberg is in conversation with Michael Auping. Prior to the opening of the exhibition Susan Rothenberg: Moving in Place, the artist and curator of the exhibition discuss the development of Rothenberg’s imagery, from the ground-breaking early horse paintings of the mid-1970s to her fragmented and spinning self-portraits. The artist will also discuss the influence of her move from New York to New Mexico in 1990 and the effect of that landscape/environment on her palette as well as the suggestion of narrative in her subsequent work.

October 20

William Lamson is a Brooklyn-based artist recognized for an inventive body of work that, as described on National Public Radio, uses “inexpensive materials and simple structures” to create “visuals that are mesmerizing and, in a word, playful.” Addressing issues of masculinity, amateurism, science, play, and the quixotic quest for personal heroism, Lamson speaks to the spirit of ingenuity in sculptures, photographs, and performances that broaden horizons and entertain the imagination. For Tuesday Evenings, Lamson presents what he describes as his “arduous endeavors that offer the perpetual hope of transcendence, however flawed the undertaking may be.”

October 27

Tony Scherman is a Canadian artist renowned for his encaustic paintings found in collections throughout North America and Europe. Erudite and passionate, Scherman brings a wealth of research and a tremendous facility for painting to his melancholic portraits that press hard into the space of the viewer. As Lilly Wei explains in the exhibition catalogue About 1865, “Scherman has an impulse to destabilize precedents, to seek transformations and to view ideologies with skepticism, to be conceptually vigilant. It is also evident that his point of view is compassionate and, perhaps most significantly, that he makes memorable paintings.” For Tuesday Evenings, Scherman concentrates on the past five years of his career.

Tuesday Evening Cocktails and Light Bites

Guests can enjoy refreshments from 5 to 7 p.m. in Café Modern before the Tuesday Evenings lecture series. Choose from Café Modern’s unique Modern cocktail menu or distinctive wine list. Coffee, tea, and light snacks are also available.

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

Tues 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sep-Nov)
Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Wednesday and the first Sunday of every month

CAFÉ MODERN

Lunch
Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Coffee bar
Serving Starbucks coffee, snacks, sandwiches, beer, wine, and dessert
Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tue (Feb-Apr) 5-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

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