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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces Summer 2011 Programs

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced their line-up of public education programs for Summer 2011. The programs include exploring, drawing, and touring The Modern’s collection. All programs are free with paid admission. Visit www.themodern.org for more details.

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 at 1 pm, the course does not require advance registration and is free with the price of admission to the galleries.

Second Sunday, June through September, 1-2 pm

  • 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

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.

First Sunday of each month, 2-3:30 pm

Instructors

  • June 5 – Tiffany Wolf
  • July 3 – holiday weekend, no session
  • August 7 – Titus O’Brien

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 or purchase materials in The Modern Shop. Attendance is limited. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk; early arrival is encouraged.

First Sunday of each month, 2-3:30 pm

Instructors

  • June 5 – Linnea Glatt
  • July 3 – holiday weekend, no session
  • August 7 – Raychael Stine

Wonderful Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednesdays is a program for families led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. The tour and project focus on works in the Museum’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.

Second Wednesday of each month, 4-4:45 pm

  • June 8 – Visiting the work of Carl Andre
  • July 13 -Visiting the work of Cy Twombly
  • August 10 – Visiting the work of Anselm Kiefer

TOURS

Tours led by Museum-trained docents provide a unique experience based on close viewing and conversation. All tours are free for Modern members and free to the public with admission to the galleries. Groups with special needs are always welcome. For information or to schedule a tour, please contact the tour coordinator at 817.840.2119 or tours@themodern.org.

Public Tours

Docent-led tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. An additional tour is available at 11 am on Wednesdays and the first Sunday of each month. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.

Group Tours

Docents are available to conduct group tours of the permanent collection, special exhibitions, or an introduction to the highlights of both. These tours can accommodate 10 to 120 people and last approximately one hour. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the requested date.

Spanish-language Tours

Docent-led tours in Spanish are offered at 2 pm 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.

Architecture Tours

Docents are available to lead tours of the Modern’s building, designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando. These tours can accommodate 10 to 60 people and last approximately one hour. These tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the requested date. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. The public tour does not require prior arrangements and is free with the price of admission.

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