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Modern 'til Midnight: Andy Warhol

Modern ’til Midnight: Andy Warhol
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Saturday, April 10, 2010, from 6 p.m. to Midnight

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,in conjunction with the Andy Warhol: The Last Decade and FOCUS: Ben Jones exhibitions, presents our sixth Modern ’til Midnight event Saturday, April 10 from 6 p.m. to midnight. The community will enjoy everything The Modern has to offer during our extended hours including live music from well-known artists, films, gallery activities, and late-night fare from Café Modern. Dress like your favorite 80’s celebrity if you are in the mood! Check the Modern’s Facebook page for contest details.

Admission is $15 and free for Modern members. For advanced tickets call 817.738.9215.

Live music from local and national artists

DJ Gabriel and DJ Gwendolyn, also known as the Double G’s, bring an 80’s New York nightclub attitude to the Grand Lobby. The following lineup will perform outside, set against the Modern’s reflecting pond with its stunning view of the building.

7 p.m.
Monastery
Showing off their classical, experimental and minimalist sounds, the night will begin with this band from Denton.

7:50 – 8:20 p.m.
Ben Jones
The FOCUS exhibition features the artist, Ben Jones, who will present his multi-media performance piece, Dr. Doo performing Black Math in conjunction with the gallery installation.

8:50 – 9:20 p.m.
The Orbans
Fresh from their album recording in LA, this Fort Worth-rooted band brings their indie style to the evening.

9:50 – 10:30 p.m.
Seryn
Also playing at South by Southwest music festival, this Denton spotlight offers an experience full of unique sounds, as well as passionate harmonies and melodies.

10:50 p.m. – midnight
Warpaint
Earning recognition nationwide, the psychedelic and melodramatic female trio from Los Angeles will wrap-up the live music portion with what has been considered “a fierce and mystic performance.”

Film Program

During Modern ’til Midnight, the Auditorium will present the film I Shot Andy Warhol at 8 p.m.
The featured film traces the madness of radical-feminist genius Valerie Solanas, and her life leading to the moment she shot pop-art icon Andy Warhol in 1968.

“An exemplary and dynamic work that goes about as far as a narrative film can in both analyzing a complex personality and portraying a cultural scene.” Todd McCarthy, Variety.

Happenings in the Galleries

Guests will experience the special exhibition Andy Warhol: The Last Decade by taking part in special activities throughout the evening including conceptual projects, interactive events, spotlight tours, and art explorations in the galleries. FOCUS: Ben Jones will also be on display featuring the work of Ben Jones, an interdisciplinary artist working in video, sculpture, painting and drawing.

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

The Modern hosts the first local museum exhibition in decades to showcase Andy Warhol’s work, as well as the first U.S. museum exhibition exploring the work produced during his final years. Andy Warhol: The Last Decade features 55 works by Warhol and examines how he simultaneously explored new mediums and styles of art while redefining the Pop art genre. Created amidst the bustle of Warhol’s celebrity, the works included illustrate the artist’s vitality, energy, and renewed spirit of experimentation. During those final years, Warhol produced more works, in a greater number of series, than at any other period of his life. The exhibition is divided into thematic sections based on significant Warhol series: abstract works; collaborations (featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat); black-and-white ads; works surrounding death and religion; self-portraits; camouflage patterns; and a concluding section of the artist’s Last Supper series.

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is organized by the Milwaukee Museum of Art.

FOCUS: Ben Jones

FOCUS: Ben Jones features the work of American-born artist Ben Jones. Jones’ work investigates new methods of pictorial storytelling in the digital age. An interdisciplinary artist working in video, sculpture, painting, light painting and drawing, his artworks and installations evoke environments and themes both familiar and bizarre. For years, Jones has sharpened his skills by working as an animator and comic book illustrator. Consequentially, his work has a colorful and playful visual language. Jones’ artwork reflects the wide-ranging influences that inundate the artist (and viewer) in their daily experience within contemporary society. The artist levels the playing field for such disparate references as minimalism, video games, dogs and “The Simpsons,” by equally favoring all in his work, and in so doing, he slyly merges high art with popular culture in a present-day vocabulary.

Café Modern and Lobby Bar

Cash bars and coffee bar are available from 6 pm until last call at 11:45 p.m. Enjoy a global assortment of Modern appetizers and Café Modern food service from 6 to 11 p.m.*

*Beverages and food are not included in admission price.

Promotional support generously provided by KXT, 91.7 FM.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

www.themodern.org

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