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Summer 2012 Adult Education Programs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced their Adult Education Programs for Summer 2012. Some of the programs will be in conjunction with their new exhibit, Lucian Freud: Portraits. The modern is offering tours, drawing and painting. Visit the Modern’s website for more information. Registration opens June 15. Space is limited.

Sundays with the Modern

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on Lucian Freud: Portraits, with artists, curators, art historians, and writers holding conversations in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of the following months.

First Sundays, 1 p.m.

July 1–Michael Auping, chief curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

August 5–Philip Van Keuren, professor of art and director of the Pollock Gallery for the Division of Art at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

September 2–Heyd Fontenot, artist and director of CentralTrak, the University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency

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

2-3:30 p.m.

June 3–Carol Benson

July 1–M. Kate Helmes

August 5–Timothy Harding

September 2–Chris Powell

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 a.m. and 2 p.m. RSVP to or 817.840.2141. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26  

Public Tours

Docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 p.m.. A tour focusing on architecture is available on the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.; a tour focused specifically on Lucian Freud: Portraits (opening July 1) 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.

Studio Programs

Freud Workshop: Body Language

Spend an afternoon looking at the paintings of Lucian Freud in this workshop that includes discussions on body language and the human face, as well as our role as viewers, and how we engage with the subject. The workshop concludes with an art activity in the Museum studio. Registration is required; space is limited.

Saturday, August 18

1-5 p.m.

Instructor: Devon Nowlin

$45; $35 for members

The Muse

The Muse is an intensive painting course for adults focusing on the work of Lucian Freud. What does it mean to have a muse? What is the muse’s role in the history of painting? A local artist guides this class in exploring figure painting as it relates to the work in Lucian Freud: Portraits. The course will be structured with lectures, based on Freud and other figurative artists of his time and throughout art history; extensive painting sessions with a model; critiques; and a final reception. To ensure that everyone has their own materials, for personal use and to keep and build on after the completion of the class, the Museum is offering premade painting kits or a list of supplies that can be purchased independently. Registration is required. Enroll early; space is limited to 15.

Thursdays, September 6-October 25

6-9 p.m.

Instructor: Matthew Bourbon

$340, with premade painting kits; $300 for members

$260, without premade painting kits; $220 for members

Register online beginning June 15 at

Please note enrollment for classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class sizes are limited. For information, please call 817.840.2121.

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