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.
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.”
The first floor of the Museum is closed for the installation for Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s.
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108 minutes; PG-13
The festival kicks off with formal concerts in the Grand Lobby, including a return appearance by Seattle solo artist Deborah Birrane in the regional premiere of works by Debra Knapp (NM) and Joanna Cashman (OR). Premieres by CD/FW company members Tina Mullone, Claudia Orcasitas, and Jacqueline Todd (in collaboration with her.7-year-old daughter Catherine DePetris) will be featured. The regional premiere of the solo “Radiant” – choreographed and performed by Lonny Joseph Gordon – will represent GORDONDANCE (TX/IL) and Kanopy Dance (Madison, WI). Photo by Milton Adam.