Posted by Terri on April 8, 2011 - 9:48am
Categories: On the Walls

For Ruscha the road began as a means and became an end. The road took the young artist from Oklahoma to California. Before that, it took him...

Posted by Terri on April 6, 2011 - 1:08pm
Categories: On the Walls

The story of a young Ruscha having a eureka moment after seeing reproductions of Target with Four Faces (1955) by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg’s “combine” Odalisk (1955/58)...

Posted by Terri on March 25, 2011 - 2:11pm
Categories: On the Walls

Did the metaphor of crossing the road occur to Ruscha when he realized that to photograph one side of the street he had to be on the opposite side?

Posted by Terri on March 25, 2011 - 1:44pm
Categories: On the Walls

Scale is everything. A speck in the distance looms large as it is approached and for a second, just before one whips by, it becomes its actual size. Even though this is a repeated experience...

Posted by Terri on March 21, 2011 - 10:04am
Categories: On the Walls

The first gallery in the exhibition Ed Ruscha: Road Tested introduces us to the artist and sets the stage for his ongoing relationship with the road...

Posted by Terri on March 7, 2011 - 10:42am

Why did the artist cross the road?

To see the other side

To see from the other side...

Posted by Andrea D. on February 18, 2011 - 10:18am

In the fall of 2009, I began working at the Modern as an intern where I did my blogging from a cozy little nook next to the PR offices. Now I work at the Museum as the online media coordinator and over the past few weeks I have been organizing the “intern nook” into an office.

Posted by Terri on February 15, 2011 - 10:37am
Categories: Within the Walls

Uta Barth was here last week for the Modern’s first 2011 Tuesday Evenings lecture...

Posted by Leslie on February 11, 2011 - 11:14am
Categories: On the Walls

The Modern’s "Untitled (Medici Boy)", 1953, by Joseph Cornell is a small wooden box with a front glass pane tinted blue...

Posted by Erin on January 5, 2011 - 3:27pm
Categories: On the Walls

Although he loathes the designation, pioneering conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner has given much to art. His text-based works...

Posted by Terri on December 6, 2010 - 3:52pm

While sitting at my desk, thinking of a passage in William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying" concerning the horizontal and vertical in life, death, and art, I conjured up a mental image of the space and art in the fifth gallery...

Posted by on December 1, 2010 - 2:27pm
Categories: Within the Walls

Poison Tree from Modern Art Museum of FW on Vimeo.

Posted by Andrea D. on November 24, 2010 - 11:55am
Categories: On the Walls

In honor of Thanksgiving, David Bates’s "Thanksgiving Dinner" (1982) has been installed in the second floor galleries...

Posted by Andrea D. on October 29, 2010 - 3:07pm
Categories: On the Walls

One of my favorite holidays is fast approaching: Halloween. And while it's fun...

Posted by Andrea D. on September 27, 2010 - 12:30pm
Categories: Within the Walls

1. Tadao Ando’s homage to Marcel Duchamp is...