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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces Modern ’til Midnight, October 11

Modern ’til Midnight
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Friday, October 11, 2013 from 6 p.m. to Midnight

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced the next date and line-up for their Modern ’til Midnight 2013. The museum will host the event on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free for Modern members and $20 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

From Press Release

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is proud to announce the ninth annual Modern ’til Midnight on Friday, October 11, from 6 pm to midnight. An eclectic array of live music will be featured during the Modern’s extended, late-night hours. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy unique gallery activities, films, and exceptional cuisine from Café Modern. Admission is $20; free for Modern members.

Live music from local and national artists

The following lineup of musicians will perform outside against the Modern’s reflecting pond:

Dan Croll

Dan Croll is a British singer-songwriter born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. He moved to Liverpool when he was 18 to attend the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). While at LIPA, he won the national Songwriter of the Year award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and was one of eight students picked to have a one-on-one with LIPA founder Sir Paul McCartney. Croll is currently signed to Turn First Records. His debut single, “From Nowhere,” was released worldwide on September 24, 2012, via Turn First / Racquet Records (Croll’s own imprint) as a digital download and limited 7″. “From Nowhere” spent three days at the top of the Hype Machine popular charts, was playlisted in the UK on BBC 6 Music, XFM, and Amazing Radio, and received spot plays on BBC Radio 1. Croll was named a Guardian New Band of the Day in November 2012 and was described as “Paul Simon jamming with Prince. Very nice.” Croll released his second single, “Compliment Your Soul” in March of 2013. This was followed up by the release of “In/Out” in July of 2013.

Ronnie Heart

Fantasy space funk from a cosmic era. Body music.

Yells at Eels

Yells At Eels, led by world-renowned trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez, is Dallas’s premier family jazz trio, and this is their 14th year of existence, having traveled all over Europe, the US, and Mexico to spread their message of music and high-energy fun.


Steve Watkins of writes, “Some bands I have to warm up to, but these guys won me over right off the bat with killer jazz/prog rock instrumental sound that woke up the room. [Kyle] Harding’s bass work is phenomenal; and while I am most familiar with Landon [Cabarubio]’s keyboard work . . . his guitar leads were at once frantic, precise and tastefully done.” Watkins goes on to say, “There are a lot of musicians that can play fast, but it’s rare to find a band so unbelievably tight and intricate.”

Film Program

Modern ’til Midnight features a screening of Sinfonía de Opuestos (Symphony of Opposites) in the auditorium at 8 pm.

Diana María González Colmenero works on archival projects through the appropriation of visual material and pre-existing information – film photograms, images, video clips, texts, quotes, etc. – which she fragments, classifies, and rearranges into a video essay.

Sinfonía de Opuestos

>From 27 Mexican films made between 1919 and 2005 with plots and characters directly relating to Mexico City, Diana María González Colmenero has developed a chronicle of the city through its cinematic representation. From these films, she has extracted sequences starring the city itself, disregarding each movie’s plot. These sequences, shots, frames, and atmospheres have been reconstructed in video by reshooting the exterior locations of the films in the present. González Colmenero uses this material to create a video essay that analyzes the transformation of the city through changes in the landscape, transport, industrialization, costumes, traffic, modes of behavior, and groups of people in public spaces, among other aspects.

Café Modern and Lobby Bar

Cash bars are available from 6 pm until last call at 11:30 pm. Enjoy a global assortment of Modern appetizers and Café Modern food service in the restaurant from 5 to 9 pm. The Modern Grill will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, and picnic fare available for dining outside on the lawn from 6 to 11 pm. Beverages and food are not included in admission price. Bars are cash only.

Café Modern will have picnic basket dinners for two available to preorder for $40.

Baskets will include assorted cheeses and fruits, crusty rolls and crackers, salads, desserts, and bottled water. A choice of wines is available with the basket, starting at $28 per bottle. Call 817.840.2174 to reserve your basket by October 5.

The Modern Glow-in-the-Dark Pop Up Shop

The Modern Shop moves outside! Visit the Shop by the pond.

Purchase a t-shirt at the Pop-Up Shop during Modern ’til Midnight, and get a free tote bag!

Happenings in the Galleries

The special exhibition México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 will be on view, along with select works from the Modern’s permanent collection. Throughout the evening there will be special activities in the galleries, including spotlight tours, and art explorations. Modern ’til Midnight admission includes access to the galleries.

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 60 works by 23 artists who explore aspects of the country’s complex sociopolitical 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, Gabriel Kuri, Teresa Margolles, Miguel Monroy, Yoshua Okón, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Idaid Rodríguez, Joaquin Segura, Melanie Smith, Tercerunquinto, and José Antonio Vega Macotela.

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