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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces Summer Art Camp 2014

Our popular Art Camp at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is back! Art Camp is for ages 4 to 14, and Summer Art Study is for ages 15 to 17. This year features an extra week and a camp just for preschoolers! Our volunteer program returns as well, and we are accepting applicants 18 and older.

The Modern’s unique programs for young artists emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful activities inspired by works on view. This introduces students to some of the complex and challenging concepts and practices behind modern and contemporary art. Distinguished area artists design and lead art activities based on the art in the galleries. Activities encompass everything from artmaking in the traditional sense to interdisciplinary exploration. This year’s Art Camp and Summer Art Study focus heavily on the Modern’s permanent collection.

Grouped by age and accompanied by their counselors, art campers spend time in the galleries and on the grounds exploring the art and architecture, followed by time in the museum studio where they work with two artists each session. Instructors provide enriching opportunities to process, apply, and respond to ideas formed in relation to the art on view. The last day of camp ends with a reception and display of the campers’ artwork to celebrate their creative accomplishments with family and friends. Campers make exciting discoveries concerning art, the world, and themselves through Art Camp at the Modern.

Online registration begins Friday, March 28, at

For questions, please call 817.840.2121 or e-mail

Schedule and Prices

Art Camp
Almost 5: June 3-6
10 a.m.-noon
$90; Modern members $80

We are excited to offer this opportunity to preschoolers for the second year. This camp begins with an orientation on the first day, including a tour of the collection, museum facilities, and grounds. The rest of the week focuses on gallery projects with an artist who leads campers through the works in the Modern’s collection. The week concludes with an exhibition of the campers’ creations and a reception for family and friends. This camp prepares young children for future camps at the Modern. Parents have the option to remain with their children during the week. Space is limited to 12.

Ages 5-6: June 16-20
Ages 7-8: June 23-27
9 a.m.-noon
$135; Modern members $125

This year we’ve split these young campers to accommodate the large number of participants in this age group. This camp is led by two artists, and campers rotate between two classrooms of studio instruction. Snacks are provided.

Ages 9-11: July 7-11
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$155; Modern members $145

Two artists lead this group through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided.

Ages 12-14: July 21-25
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$155; Modern members $145

Two artists lead these campers through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided.

Art Study
Ages 15-17: July 28-August 1
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$245; Modern members $225

This class for our oldest campers offers a week of creative thinking and artmaking, with an artist as their guide. Lunch is provided.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

The Art Camp summer volunteer application is due May 5.

Volunteers work with artists, children, education staff, and peers who have a serious interest in art. The application process includes an interview, a mandatory orientation, and a week of preparation before each camp session.

Applications are available at

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located in the Fort Worth Arts District across from the Kimbell Art Museum. They are located at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Friday until 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for students with ID and seniors. For more information visit

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