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

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced a series of children’s programs. The programs include Drawing from the Collection for Children, Wonderful Wednesdays and Teen-Artist Project. Admission to the museum is required, but the programs are free. Children must bring their own supplies.

For more information on all children’s programs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, call 817-840-2121 or email childrensprograms@themodern.org.

Drawing from the Collection for Children

This exciting gallery program for children between the ages of five and 12 is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the collection. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, admission is free. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk; early arrival is encouraged.

Sundays, 2-3:30 pm

  • February 6 – Carol Benson
  • March 6 – Alvaro Perez
  • April 3 – Iris Bechtol
  • May 1 – Chris Powell
  • June 5 – Linnea Glatt
  • July 3 – Holiday weekend, no session
  • August 7 – Raychael Stine

Wonderful Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednesdays is a program for families with young children, led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. The tour and project focus on a few works in the Modern’s collection. Registration is not required but a sign-up sheet is provided at the front desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited, admission is free.

Wednesdays , 4-4:45 pm

  • January 12 – Visiting the work of Ulrich R├╝ckriem
  • February 9 – Visiting the work of Nancy Graves
  • March 9- Visiting the work of Robert Motherwell
  • April 13 – Visiting the work of Ed Ruscha
  • May 11 – Visiting the work of Jackson Pollock
  • June 8 – Visiting the work of Carl Andre
  • July 13 – Visiting the work of Cy Twombly
  • August 10 – Visiting the work of Anselm Kiefer

Teen-Artist Project

The Modern’s Teen-Artist Project pairs area high school students with artists as teachers and aims to expand each student’s art practice, introducing new concepts, artists, and media. Each visiting artist leads students through an investigation of modern and contemporary art in the galleries and related projects in the Museum studio. Participants also spend an afternoon visiting museums and galleries throughout the DFW metroplex.

The program is comprised of two semesters: fall (August-December) and spring (January-May). Class sessions meet at the Modern from 2 to 5 pm most Sundays each semester. The program is free, and all sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to learn more about visual art are invited to apply. Fifteen dedicated, hardworking, and creative students will be accepted to participate each semester based on their applications and accompanying materials.

Students are required to make a firm commitment to the program and to attend class regularly. Students must also be available several weekends in May during the annual Teen-Artist Project exhibition, which is juried by Museum staff and includes the work of students from both the fall and spring semesters. Applications for the fall 2011 semester will be available online at www.themodern.org Tuesday, February 1 are due Friday, July 15.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
817.738.9215
www.themodern.org

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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