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Public Education Programs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Join the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for public education programs which include Drawing from the Collection, Drawing from the Collection for Children, Wonderful Wednesdays, tours, public tours and Spanish-language tours. For information, please call 817.840.2121 or email

Drawing from the Collection

Join us for Drawing from the Collection, a great way to become acquainted with the Modern’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Whether you have limited or extensive drawing experience, Drawing from the Collection is an enjoyable afternoon of developing drawing skills by looking and learning from the collection with a different artist each month. This class is open to adults at all skill levels, and is free for members and free to the public with general admission. Gallery admission is free every first Sunday. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials from The Modern Shop.

First Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m.
June 13, 20, 27-Trish Igo
July 11, 18, 25-Iris Bechtol
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29-Elaine Pawlowicz

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 p.m.
July 4-Museum closed for holiday
August 1-Christopher Bond

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 p.m.
June 9-Visiting the work of Richard Serra and Deborah Butterfield
July 14-Visiting the work of Richard Hamilton and Francis Bacon
August 11 -Visiting the work of Ed Ruscha and Hamish Fulton


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 p.m. An additional tour is available at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, when gallery admission is half price, and the first Sunday of each month, when gallery admission is free. 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 p.m. 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
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Feb-Apr, Sep-Nov 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
First Friday 10 a.m.-8 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

Cafe Modern
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.
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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