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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Dr. Michael Corris

Tuesday Evening lectures are held in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium and begin at 7 p.m. The Tuesday Evenings series brings artists, scholars, and critics to discuss their work each week during the spring and fall. The fall series begins September 7 and ends November 16. 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).

Note: Café Modern will be closed for renovation through September 30. During this time there will be no live broadcast of the lectures or beverage and food available.

Revisit the lectures from the Tuesday Evening series. Visit www.themodern.org or subscribe to our Podcasts on iTunes or using the RSS feed in your preferred program.

September 7

Dr. Michael Corris is an artist, art historian, and writer on art. He was a member of the Conceptual art group Art & Language, 1972-1976, a founding editor of The Fox and Red-Herring, and an editor of Transmission Annual. Corris’s writings on contemporary art have been widely published in international journals and magazines, including Art Monthly, Artforum, Art History, and art+text. Also recognized for his thorough and thoughtful coverage of the artist Ad Reinhardt in the 2008 book by the same name, Corris’s most recent publication is a book he wrote with John Dixon Hunt and David Lomas on the use of language in art, Art, Word, and Image: 2000 Years of Visual/Textual Interaction, published in 2010. Each author contributed their take on the topic of art, word, and image in individual essays. Corris’s interpretation serves as the subject of this Tuesday Evenings presentation, NO FREE READING: Interpreting Contemporary Art, Word and Image, drawing examples from the past ten years with some detours to the 1960s.

At 5 p.m. preceding this presentation, Corris will be available for a book signing of Art, Word, and Image 2000: Years of Visual/Textual Interaction in the Museum lobby.

Upcoming Lectues

September 14-Eve Sussman
September 21-The Bruce High Quality Foundation
September 28-Michelle White
October 5-William Bruder
October 12-Lawrence Weiner
October 19-Gene and Jerry Jones
October 26-Vernon Fisher
November 9-Spencer Finch
November 16-Uta Barth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Contact them by phone at 817.738.9215 or on the web at www.themodern.org. The Modern’s hours are Tues 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Feb-Apr); Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition) are $4 for students with ID and seniors (60+); $10 for adults (13+); free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members; and free the first Sunday of every month and half-price every Wednesday.

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