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Adult Education Programs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced their line-up of adult education programs for spring and summer 2011. The programs include Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, Drawing from the Collection, Sundays with the Modern Tours, Summer School and In the Moment at the Modern. All programs are free with paid admission.

For more information on all adult education programs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, call 817-840-2121 or email

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, scholars, and critics is free and open to the public. To assure seating, free admission tickets are available at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250. A live broadcast of the lectures is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Lectures begin at 7 pm. The Museum galleries and the Café remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series. (More information on speakers to follow.)

  • February 8 – Uta Barth
  • February 15 – John Beech
  • February 22 – Brent Brown, AIA
  • March 1 – Sterling Allen
  • March 8 – Kristen Morgin
  • March 22 – Mary Ellen Carroll
  • March 29 – Annie Cohen-Solal
  • April 5 – Simon Lee
  • April 12 – TBA
  • April 19 – Alex Hubbard

Drawing from the Collection

Join us and become acquainted with the Modern’s collection while developing drawing skills by looking and learning with local artists as they lead informal, basic drawing classes in the galleries. Open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials from the Modern Shop. This class is free. Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the front desk.

Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m.

  • February 6 – Rebecca Carter
  • March 6 – Jim Burton
  • April 3 – Jin-Ya Huang
  • May 1 – Chris Bond
  • June 5 – Tiffany Wolf
  • July 3 – Holiday weekend, no session
  • August 7 – Titus O’Brien

Sundays with the Modern Tours

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries. This special program is free with the cost of admission; tours begin at 1 pm. Note: There is no Sundays with the Modern on holidays.

  • February 13 – Robert Lazzarini, artist
  • February 20 – Richard Patterson, artist
  • February 27 – Charles Dee Mitchell, writer
  • March 6 – Jeremy Strick, director, Nasher Sculpture Center
  • March 13 – Gregory S. Ibañez, AIA
  • March 20 – Charles Wylie, Lupe Murchison Curator Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art
  • March 27 – Stephen Lapthisophon, artist
  • April 3 – Dr. Todd Kerstetter, assistant professor of history, Texas Christian University
  • April 10 – Dr. Frances Colpitt, Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History, Texas Christian
  • University
  • April 17 – Teresita Fernández, artist
  • May 1 – Tom Manganiello, architect
  • May 15 – Carol Benson, artist
  • May 22 – Greg Mansur, instructor of radio-TV-film, Texas Christian University

Summer School

Explore the fundamentals of the Modern’s permanent collection through four chronological gallery talks led by scholars in art and art history. Each hour-long tour will introduce participants to an art movement exemplified by works on view. Held on the second Sunday of each summer month, June through August, at 1 pm, the course does not require advance registration and is free with the price of admission.

Sundays, 1 p.m.

  • June 12 – Noah Simblist, artist and associate professor of art, Southern Methodist University
  • July 10 – Thomas Feulmer, artist and director of educational programming, The Rachofsky House
  • August 14 – Dr. Cathy Caesar, art historian and assistant professor of art, University of Dallas
  • September 11 – Dr. Michael Corris, artist and chair of the Division of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University

In the Moment at the Modern

An Art Program for People with Memory Loss

This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works on view through intimate conversation with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum’s education staff. Two sessions, 10 am and 2 pm, are offered on select Wednesdays, with space available for 20 participants per session. RSVP to or 817.840.2141. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all needed materials.

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.  and 2 p.m.

February 23, March 23, April 27, and May 25

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

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue – Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri 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

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