Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The Modern Art Museum maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States, consisting of more than 2,600 significant works of modern and contemporary international art. The new Modern features 53,000 square feet of gallery space, making it one of the largest museums in terms of gallery space in this country dedicated to modern and contemporary works of art. The simple modularity of the building's design, combined with three double-height volumes that allow dramatic presentation of sculpture result in a variety of gallery spaces. The buildingís two levels permits the Museum's curatorial staff to display works from the permanent collection on one floor while hosting a major traveling exhibition on another.
The new Modern's 5,600-square-foot Education Center includes three separate classrooms for hands-on art activities and lectures. To better accommodate the thousands of schoolchildren that visit the Museum each year, the Education Center is served by its own entry pavilion. This improvement keeps tour congestion away from the main entrance and will provide adults attending evening classes with close, convenient access to the Education Center when the main entrance is closed.
The Modern Art Museumís new auditorium facility comfortably seats 250 people and, due to the incorporation of an innovative acoustical design, is able to accommodate lectures, film festivals, and musical performances. The auditorium provides a great showcase for the Modernís popular Tuesday Evenings lecture series and provides a superb venue for other symposia and panel discussions. Combined with the adjacent 250-seat cafe, with its full-service kitchen and outdoor dining terrace overlooking the reflecting pond, the auditorium complex provides an exciting and convenient meeting and conference site for community and business groups.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting and interpreting international developments in post-World War II art in all media. The Museum promotes understanding and interest in art and artists through curatorial research and publications, and a variety of educational programs, including lectures, guided tours, classes and workshops.
The Modern Art Museum maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States, consisting of more than 2,600 works of art. The inaugural exhibition will be the first showing of the permanent collection in its present form. New acquisitions will be combined with the Museum's well-known collection of international modern and contemporary art to fill both levels of the new Modern's exhibition galleries. The Modern Art Museum's permanent collection includes bodies of work by Vija Celmins, Richard Diebenkorn, Vernon Fisher, Philip Guston, Anselm Kiefer, Morris Louis, Agnes Martin, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Carrie Mae Weems.
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