Jul 01, 2012 - Aug 11, 2013

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.

Sep 09, 2012 - Mar 31, 2013

As an encore presentation to last winter’s exhibition, FOCUS: KAWS, which featured the work of Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (b. Brian Donnelly, 1974), the Modern is currently featuring the installation of the artist’s monumental sculpture, COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH), 2010. The work has been on view at the Modern’s entrance since September 9, 2012. Originally scheduled to leave on January 6, the installation at the Modern has been extended through March 31.

Nov 20, 2012 - Aug 11, 2013

December 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s building designed by Tadao Ando. The Modern will mark the anniversary with a series of new acquisitions on view this fall, culminating in a celebration gala and dinner on December 6, 2012.

Director Marla Price comments, “These are exciting additions to the Modern’s permanent collection. We are acquiring work by important new artists in several cases and increasing our holdings of works by Vernon Fisher, Dan Flavin, Howard Hodgkin, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, and Nicholas Nixon.”

Jan 13, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013

New York-based artist Gary Simmons is known for his “erasure” technique, which he began using in the early 1990s. Initially creating semi-erased works with chalk on blackboards, the artist has evolved to works on paper, paint on canvas, and murals that mimic smudged chalk. The resulting blurred and ghostly images often refer to intersections of pop culture, race, and class.

Jan 13, 2013 - Mar 24, 2013

British/Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE explores colonialism and the intricate ways in which it has shaped, and continues to shape, cultural identities. He is well known for his life-size sculptural tableaux featuring staged, headless mannequins dressed in elaborate period garments. In these works, the materials and designs of the original clothing are replaced with batik, a colorful and ornately patterned fabric.

Feb 08, 2013

Celebrating ten years in our building, this studio program focuses on new works acquired in tandem with our ten year anniversary celebration. The class explores works by Mark Bradford, Sol LeWitt, Vernon Fisher and many more! Distinguished local artists visit and discuss each work with the class and lead participants in specially designed studio projects using mixed media. The class spans ten weeks with three different artists leading separate projects over the course of the mini semester. There is a two-week break in March for spring break. All materials are provided.

Feb 08, 2013

“An astounding and moving look at a typical shift at Oakland's Highland Hospital." G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle. This 2012 documentary film and social media project directed by Peter Nicks follows the life and times of patients, doctors, and staff at Highland Hospital, a safety-net hospital in Oakland, California.
81 minutes

Feb 08, 2013

“An astounding and moving look at a typical shift at Oakland's Highland Hospital." G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle. This 2012 documentary film and social media project directed by Peter Nicks follows the life and times of patients, doctors, and staff at Highland Hospital, a safety-net hospital in Oakland, California.
81 minutes