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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces 2013 Lecture Schedule

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced the schedule for their Tuesday Evenings lecture series for fall 2013. The series includes a curator and many artists featured in México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990. The first lecture is on September 10, 2013, with artist Francis Alÿs in conversation with James Oles. The lectures are at 7 p.m. and run through November 19. See full news release below for more information.

News Release

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 10 through November 19. Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The Museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers, as well as a fine dining menu, on Tuesday nights during the lecture series. Enjoy the Café Modern experience before or after the lecture; seating is available from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. For reservations, call 817.840.2157 or visit www.themodern.org/cafe.

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts or subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes or using the RSS feed in your preferred program.

Schedule

  • September 10-Francis Alÿs, artist featured in México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, in conversation with James Oles, scholar of the art and architecture of Mexico
  • September 17-Andrea Karnes, curator of México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990
  • September 24-Michelle Grabner, artist, critic, professor, gallery director, and co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial
  • October 1-Gabriel Kuri, artist featured in México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, in conversation with Tyler Green for broadcast on The Modern Art Notes Podcast
  • October 8-Andy Coolquitt, artist featured in the 2013 solo exhibition attainable excellence at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston
  • October 15-James Timberlake, FAIA, founding partner of KieranTimberlake
  • October 22-José Antonio Vega Macotela, artist featured in México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990   
  • October 29-Melanie Smith, artist featured in México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990   
  • November 5-Yoshua Okón, artist featured in México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990
  • November 12-Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, artists and pioneers of the eco-art movement
  • November 19-Gustavo Artigas, artist featured in México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990

Special Presentation

Thursday, September 12, 6 p.m.

James Oles, art historian and author, speaks in conjunction with México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, with a book signing of his recent publication Art and Architecture in Mexico immediately following his lecture.

México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990
September 15, 2013 – January 5, 2014

México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 is one of the largest and most ambitious exhibitions in over a decade to examine contemporary art of central Mexico and Mexico City from the 1990s to the present day. Organized by curator Andrea Karnes, the exhibition is the first of its kind to be presented in North Texas.

This thematic exhibition features approximately sixty works by twenty artists who explore aspects of the country’s complex socio-political climate. The artists in Inside Out tackle issues regarding borders, violence, corruption, economic and civic institutions, and revolution. While they investigate these regional and national issues, they are also firmly engaged with similar concerns and impulses that are universal. As indicated in the title, “Inside” refers to local and “Out” to global.

Inside Out presents some of the most important artists working in Mexico today. The exhibition features a variety of media, including sculpture, video, photography, collage, and drawing by the following artists: Eduardo Abaroa, Francis Alÿs, Edgardo Aragón, Artemio, Gustavo Artigas, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Minerva Cuevas, Thomas Glassford, Daniel Guzmán, Jonathan Hernández, José Jiménez Ortiz, Teresa Margolles, Miguel Monroy, Yoshua Okón, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Idaid Rodríguez, Joaquin Segura, Melanie Smith, Tercerunquinto, andJosé Antonio Vega Macotela.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located in the heart of the Fort Worth Arts District at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults (13+), $4 for students with ID and seniors (60+), and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit online at themodern.org.

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