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Children's Programs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is offering children’s programs for all ages. Programs include drawing, information sessions and tours. New this year is Thinking About Andy being presented in tandem with Andy Warhol: The Last Decade for children 12 to 16 years old. For information on all children’s programs, please call 817.840.2121 or email

Drawing from the Collection for Children

This exciting gallery program for children between the ages of 5 and 12 is offered every first Sunday of the month. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the length of the program. The program is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the collection. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials from The Modern Shop. Attendance is limited to 20 participants and spaces fill up fast, so come early to sign up at the information desk. Class is closed to additional participants after 2 pm.

First Sundays, 2-3:30 pm
February 7-Alvaro Perez
March 7-Josephine Durkin
April 4-Josephine Durkin
May 2-Chris Powell

Wonderful Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednesdays is a free program for families of all ages and is designed as an informal introduction to the Modern’s collection and special exhibitions. Led by a docent, the program focuses on a select number of works in the collection and includes a gallery project designed by the Museum’s education department. Registration is not required. The sign-up sheet is located at the front desk the day of the program. Infants, toddlers, and strollers are allowed. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free for participants.

Wednesdays, 4-4:45 pm
February 10-Visiting the work of Ellsworth Kelly and Mark Rothko
March 10-Visiting the work of Vija Celmins and Andy Warhol
April 14-Visiting the work of Morris Louis and Jackson Pollock
May 12-Visiting the work of Andy Warhol

New Program! Thinking About Andy…

Over the course of the year many parents have asked about programs for children over the age of 12. This spring, in tandem with the special exhibition Andy Warhol: The Last Decade, the Modern offers a new program for ages 12 to 16. This program, designed and led by the collaborative efforts of the Modern education staff, has been conceived to give an insightful and thorough look at the special exhibition for this particular age group. The program includes tours, group discussions, and gallery projects and concludes with a studio project. Classes are $10 per session; registration is recommended. Admission to the galleries is free for participants. Participants may register for one or all classes. Drop-in participants are welcome to register the day of the class but only if spots are available. Meet at the front desk to check in.

Sundays, 2-3:30 pm
Registration is available at
February 28-Leslie Murrell, Assistant Curator of Education, Docent Programs
March 28-Erin Starr White, Assistant Curator of Education, Academic Programs
April 25-Michael Moore, Tour Coordinator and Terri Thornton, Curator of Education
May 16-Christine Bisetto, Assistant Curator of Education, Studio Programs


Tours led by Museum-trained docents provide a dynamic experience based on close viewing, analysis, and interaction. All tours are free for Modern members and free to the public with admission to the galleries. All group tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the requested date. Groups with special needs are welcome. For information or to schedule a tour, please contact the Tour Coordinator at 817.840.2119 or

Public Tours

Docent-led tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. An additional tour is available at 11 am on Wednesdays, when gallery admission is half price, and the first Sunday of each month, when gallery admission is free. The first Saturday and Sunday of the month will feature an additional public tour at 2 pm to focus exclusively on the special exhibition Andy Warhol: The Last Decade. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.

Spanish-language Tours

Docent-led tours in Spanish are offered at 2 pm on the first Sunday of each month, when gallery admission is free. These tours are open to the public and do not require prior arrangements. Docents are also available to conduct private Spanish-language tours when reservations are made at least two weeks in advance.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Museum Location

3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Feb-Apr 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
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 the first Sunday of every month and half price every Wednesday

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