The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas is affectionately referred to as The Modern and is the oldest art museum in the state and one of the oldest in the West United States. The museum was first chartered in 1892 by 25 women and has undergone many changes and name sakes including The Carnegie Public Library Art Gallery in 1901 and The Fort Worth Museum of Art from 1910 through 1954. It was not until 1987 that The Modern began using its current name.
The Modern began modestly with just one painting bought in 1904. Five years later, the collection grew to 45 painting all by American Contemporary artists. These works were included in the first exhibition that the museum presented. The building that The Modern is in presently was built in 2001. The space was designed by Tadao Ando and is 53,000 square feet of galleries, and an additional almost 6,000 feet that is dedicated to classroom and auditorium space.
The Modern was named one of the most beautiful art museums by leading travel magazine and sits on a 1.5-acre pond across from the Kimbell Art Museum. The building is made up of five flat roof pavilions that create an illusion that the museum is floating on top of the water.
2.Past and Present Exhibitions
3.More Past and Present Exhibitions
4.Community and Member Programs
5.Plan your Visit
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- The Collection, Photo: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Past and Present Exhibitions, Photo: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- More Past and Present Exhibitions, Photo: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Community and Member Programs, Photo: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Plan your Visit, Photo: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Cover Photo: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth