The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced adult education programs for Spring 2012. The programs include Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, Sundays with the Modern, Drawing from the Collection, public tours, drawing sessions and more. Review the list below and visit The Modern online for more information.
Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
February 7-April 17, 2012
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public. To assure seating, free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and is limited to 250. A live broadcast of the lectures is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. The Museum galleries and the café remain open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings during the series.
- February 7 – Glenn Ligon, artist, with Scott Rothkopf, curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
- February 14 – Andrew Campbell, art historian and senior lecturer at Texas State University, San Marcos
- February 21 – Tim Rollins, artist, activist, and teacher
- February 28 – Katie Paterson, artist
- March 6 – Jill Magid, writer and artist
- March 13 – Byron Kim, artist
- March 20 – Spring break, no lecture
- March 27 – Andrea Fraser, artist and professor, University of California Los Angeles, department of art
- April 3 – Gregg Bordowitz, writer and artist
- April 10 – Gary Rough, artist
- April 17 – Lucy Lippard, writer, curator, editor, lecturer and activist
Sundays with the Modern
Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. Artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of most months.
- February 5 – Shay Youngblood, writer
- March 4 – David Willburn, artist and curator
- April 1 – Thomas Feulmer, artist, curator, and director of educational programming, The Rachofsky House, Dallas, Texas
- May 6 – Wura-Natasha Ogunji, artist
Drawing from the Collection
Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. Open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required but a sign-up sheet is located at the front desk.
First Sundays of the month
- February 5 – Rachel Black
- March 4 – Margaret Meehan
- April 1 – Tim Best
- May 6 – Matthew Cusick
In the Moment at the Modern
This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversation with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum’s education staff. Two sessions are offered on select Wednesdays, with space for 20 participants at both 10 am and 2 pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.840.2141. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
February 22, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27
Modern Graduate Series
The Modern Graduate Series aims to foster and sustain a vibrant dialogue among fine arts and art history graduate students from across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The series is a succession of meetings where area graduate students can experience the Modern’s special exhibitions and attend lectures by visiting artists, scholars, and art professionals from across the state. Each session consists of complimentary admission to the Modern’s current exhibition, followed by a lecture from the evening’s visiting speaker. Afterward, participants can enjoy thought-provoking discussion, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks with the speaker at Café Modern. Lectures begin at 5 p.m. (galleries close at this time).
- February 8 – Eileen Maxson, artist, Houston, Texas
Docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A tour focusing on architecture is available on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am; a tour focused specifically on special exhibitions is available at 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Public Spanish-language tours are also available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby. For information, please call 817.840.2119.
The Big Drawing Class
A new take on a classic theme, this class will explore drawing in relation to the Modern’s exhibitions for the spring 2012 season. Drawing is a foundation for most artists. Whether a sketch, a notation, or a refined mark in a journal, artists use drawing in various ways to work through ideas. This class explores drawing through the FOCUS exhibitions featuring KAWS, Katie Paterson, Ged Quinn, and the special exhibition, Glenn Ligon: AMERICA. The Big Drawing Class spans 13 weeks, with three different artists leading classes over the course of the semester. All materials are provided. Registration is required. Enroll early; space is limited.
Fridays, 1-4 p.m.
February 3-May 11, with a two-week break in March
Instructors: Lily Hanson, Peter Ligon, Kristen Cochran
$250; $200 for Modern members
How to register for Studio Classes:
Go to www.themodern.org to download a registration form, fill it out, and return it to the Museum in one of the following ways:
Mail the form and payment to:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Deliver the form and payment to the admission desk during regular operating hours
Register online at www.themodern.org
Please note enrollment for classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class sizes are limited. For information, please call 817.840.2121.