August 6, 2012
Fort Worth, TX
Dustin Van Orne
Media Relations Coordinator
817.738.9215 x151
817.735.1161 fax
Fall 2012 Adult Education Programs
at the Modern

Sundays with the Modern

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on Lucian Freud: Portraits and the 10th anniversary exhibition with artists, curators, art historians, and writers holding conversations in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of most months. Please note that December's program is on the second Sunday of the month.


September 2-Heyd Fontenot, artist and director of CentralTrak, the University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency

October 7-Matthew Bourbon, artist and associate professor of the College of Visual Arts and Design, the University of North Texas, Denton

November 4-Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, professor and holder of the Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth

December 9-Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

January 6-Dennis Blagg, artist



Drawing from the Collection

Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. Open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is located at the front desk.

First Sundays of the month

2-3:30 pm


September 2-Chris Powell

October 7-Anne Allen

November 4-Adam Palmer

December 2-Clayton Hurt

January 6-Lily Hanson



In the Moment at the Modern

This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversations with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum's education staff. Two sessions are offered on select Wednesdays, with space for 20 participants at both 10 am and 2 pm. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.

To join us, e-mail or 817.840.2141 with your preferred date, time, and estimated number of guests.

Wednesdays, 10 am and 2 pm

September 26, October 24, November 28, and January 23



Public Tours

Docent-led tours of art on view at the Modern are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A public tour focused on architecture is available on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. A public tour focused specifically on current special exhibitions is available at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.





Studio Programs


Freud Workshop: Body Language

Spend an afternoon looking at the paintings of Lucian Freud in this workshop that includes discussions on body language and the human face, as well as our role as viewers, and how we engage with the subject. The workshop concludes with an art activity in the Museum studio. Registration is required; space is limited.

Saturday, August 18

1-5 pm

Instructor: Devon Nowlin

$45; $35 for members



The Muse

The Muse is an intensive painting course for adults focusing on the work of Lucian Freud. What does it mean to have a muse? What is the muse's role in the history of painting? A local artist guides this class in exploring figure painting as it relates to the work in Lucian Freud: Portraits. The course will be structured with lectures, based on Freud and other figurative artists of his time and throughout art history; extensive painting sessions with a model; critiques; and a final reception. To ensure that everyone has their own materials, for personal use and to keep and build on after the completion of the class, the Museum is offering premade painting kits or a list of supplies that can be purchased independently. Registration is required. Enroll early; space is limited to 15.

Thursdays, September 6-October 25

6-9 pm

Instructor: Matthew Bourbon

$340, with premade painting kits; $300 for members

$260, without premade painting kits; $220 for members



Register online at 

Please note enrollment for classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class sizes are limited. For information, please call 817.840.2121. 



Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161


Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Sep-Nov)
Wed-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm


General Admission Prices

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free the first Sunday of every month and half-price every Wednesday.



Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm

Sat-Sun10 am-3 pm

Fri 5-10 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm


The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.


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