The Modern hosts several programs throughout the week for the community as well as members only. When new artists have an exhibition at The Modern, there are members only previews and artist’s receptions that take place before the grand opening.
Modern Interpretations is a special program for the Deaf community to tour The Modern with interpreters. This event takes place once a month and includes a gallery activity.
Tuesday Evenings at The Modern is a weekly lectures series by many different members of the artistic community from painters to architects and historians. Many times, the lectures series will be led by the artist of the current special exhibit. The program takes place in the auditorium with overflow seating available in The Café where the lecture is live fed. The Café will also serve cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
First Fridays at The Modern is a docent led tour through the galleries that is available the first Friday evening of every month.
Graduate Gallery Talks is a program offered only in the fall for graduate students with an art related major. The tour focuses on the history of the art works and are tailored for those with a degree in art; however, the public and members are welcome to attend the advanced program as well.
Slow Art at The Modern is held every third Friday of the month and is for people who want to take their time in enjoying art. The 30-minute tour is led by a docent and focuses on only one work.
Wrap it up in The Modern Shop is an annual event near Christmas time for shopping, food and jazz music. This formal event is for members only and features many works for sale that are exclusively reserved for member purchase.
Spanish-language Tour- The first Sunday of every month at 2pm there are docents at the museum that are available to lead complimentary tours in Spanish. There are also French, German, Mandarin, ASL interpreters that are available if reserved two weeks in advance.
Drawing from The Collection is a program for children where they learn basic drawing skills from an artistic professional. Each of the drawings will relate to or correspond with a piece of the permanent collection.
Wonderful Wednesdays is a family fun day. Parents with young children are encouraged to come to The Modern and participate in a tour with a docent that is tailored for little ones. There are also gallery activities to enjoy.
Magnolia at The Modern is a film series put on at The Modern to show critically acclaimed films. Some of the films that are being shown are Sundance Film Festival grand jury nominee Author: The TJ LeRoy Story, A Man Called Ove, The Handmaiden, Certain Women, and The Dress Maker. The films are shown on multiple weekends a month usually and have screenings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Photo: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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