Street Address
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Mailing Address
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
phone: 817-738-9215
fax: 817-735-1161
e-mail: info@themodern.org
web: www.themodern.org
Hours
Access to the Grand Lobby, Café Modern, and The Modern Shop is always free.
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday11 AM - 5 PM
The Modern is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
Admissions
Admission includes entrance to permanent collection exhibitions, all special and traveling exhibitions, and scheduled tours and gallery programs. The Modern is wheelchair accessible.
$4: Students with ID and Seniors (60+)
$10: General (13 to Adult)
Free: Children 12 and under
Free: Modern members
The Museum is free on the first Sunday of every month. Access to the Grand Lobby, Café Modern, and The Modern Shop is always free.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Dr. Marla Price, Director
phone: 817-738-9215
Suzanne Woo, Membership/Special Events
phone: 817-738-9215 x142
Michael Auping, Chief Curator
phone: 817-738-9215 x117
Andrea Karnes, Assistant Curator
phone: 817-738-9215 x125
Tony Wright, Head, Exhibition Design
phone: 817-738-9215 x124
Terri Thornton, Curator of Education
phone: 817-738-9215 x113
Jo Garwood, Business Manager
phone: 817-738-9215 x132
Rick Floyd, Registrar
phone: 817-738-9215 x149
Kendal Lake, Manager of Communications
phone: 817-840-2167
Andrea Duffie, Online Media Coordinator

Description

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth collects and displays international modern and contemporary artwork in a serene concrete and glass building designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The collection showcases works in all media: paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and prints; by artists including Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, Jenny Holzer, Jackson Pollock, and Martin Puryear.

History

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the oldest museums in the western United States

The Modern was chartered in 1892 as the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery, but the name and mission have evolved over the years.

The Carnegie Public Library Art Gallery, 1901

The Fort Worth Museum of Art, 1910

The Fort Worth Art Center, 1954

The Fort Worth Art Museum-Center, 1971

The Fort Worth Art Museum, 1974

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 1987

The 25 women who founded the Public Library and Art Gallery sought to bring a different sort of culture to the historically cattle-focused city. Approaching Storm, 1875, by George Inness, was purchased in 1904 as the Museum’s first acquisition and was then still a relatively young painting. Five years later, the Museum’s first exhibition included 45 paintings by contemporary American artists.

A new home for the Museum, designed by the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, opened in Fort Worth’s Cultural District on December 14, 2002. The new Modern features 53,000 square feet of gallery space, a 5,600-square-foot education center, and a state-of-the-art auditorium.

Artifacts Collections

The Modern focuses on modern and contemporary American and European art including painting, sculpture, works on paper, and international contemporary photography. The permanent collection contains works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Clyford Still, Robert Motherwell, Agnes Martin, Robert Rauschenberg, Philip Guston, Cindy Sherman, Andre Serrano, Hiroshi Sugimoto, William Wegman, Barbara Ess, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, and Susan Rothenberg.

Research Collections

The staff is currently updating the collections catalogue. The Registrar's files are available for research by appointment. Information on the collection may be obtained through the museum's library and on the internet.

Educational Programs

Studio courses, College internships, High school gallery and studio workshops, Lecture series. The Modern also offers a summer art camp for children.

The Modern's education department provides tours for Fort Worth public schools. A repeat visit program brings high school students to the museum three to four times during a years time to work with artists on activities related to a specific exhibition. The Modern's educational materials are specific to their collections or a particular exhibition and are available upon request.

    Publications

    The museum offers a quarterly calender to our members that is also available for purchase in the museum gift shop.

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible