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

Drawing from the Collection for Children

This program for children, held on the first Sunday of each month, includes two sessions in order to assure positive interactions and viewing experiences. One session is for ages five to eight and the other is for ages nine to 12. Each free session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern's collection. Each child under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils, or purchase supplies in the Modern Shop. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk. 

First Sundays of the month

2-3:30 pm

September 2-Mary Emma Hawthorne (ages five to eight) and Christopher Bond (ages nine to 12)

October 7-Bradly Brown (ages five to eight) and Gregory Ruppe (ages nine to 12)

November 4-Shelby Cunningham (ages five to eight) and Christopher Wallace (ages nine to 12)

December 2-Lizzy Wetzel (ages five to eight) and Michelle Brandley (ages nine to 12)

January 6-Michael Blair (ages five to eight) and Cassie Phan (ages nine to 12)



Wonderful Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednesdays is now twice as nice, offered every second and third Wednesday of the month. This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on a few works in the Modern's collection. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the front desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission is free.


4-4:45 pm

September 12 and 19-Visiting the work of Lucian Freud

October 10 and 17-Visiting the work of Clyfford Still

November 14 and 21-Visiting the work of Sean Scully

December 12 and 19-Visiting the work of Jacques Villeglé

January 9 and 16-Visiting the work of Adolph Gottlieb



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 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.



Learning to Look

This program for children in kindergarten through second grade includes a docent-led tour and gallery project that focuses on select works on view. Learning to Look is available for school and community groups of up to 30 particpants, with a minimum of one chaperone per 10 children. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials. Groups must register at least two weeks in advance. Contact the tour coordinator at 817.840.2119 or for available dates.




Teen/Artist Project

The Modern's Teen/Artist Project pairs area high school students with artists as teachers and aims to expand students' art practices, introducing new concepts, artists, and media. Throughout the course of the program, students work with three professional artists. Each visiting artist leads students through an investigation of modern and contemporary art in the galleries and related projects in the Museum studio. Participants also visit museums and galleries throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, introducing them to the area's art collections and resources. Fifteen students are accepted to participate in the eight-month course based on their applications and accompanying materials. A limited number of slots will become available in January, when new students can enter to participate in a spring "half-course." Applications for the half-course will be available October 1 and are due November 30. Class sessions (full course) meet at the Modern from 2 to 5 pm most Sundays, September 23 through April 14, and the program is free of charge for those 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students accepted. Students are required to make a firm commitment to the program, attending class regularly and must be available for one weekend in May during the Annual Teen/Artist Project Exhibition. Applications for the full course are due September 7. Applications are available at For more information, please call 817-840-2118. 





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)
Tue-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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