Let’s say you wake up on an average Tuesday in the Fall and you’re craving some more knowledge about history, architecture, or art – or learned criticism of all those disciplines and many others. Where to turn? Well, one reliable option is the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s annual Tuesday evenings lecture series.
Running from September 10 through November 19th, this season’s free talks will kick off with Francis Alys, one of the main artists featured in the Modern’s show, Mexico Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990. Leading Alys through the intellectual thicket of Mexican art will be James Oles, a notable expert on Mexican architecture and art. Only a week later, Andrea Karnes, the Modern curator of the Mexico Inside Out show, will add to the intellectual tour of the running exhibition. This fall’s series will make the special effort to tie numerous lecture evenings to the current exhibition. Hence, six of the lectures will be built around special appearances by artists appearing in the Mexico Inside Out show.
But coming weeks will also take lecture attendees to everywhere and everyone including an evening with Michelle Grabner, the ultimate hyphenate as a professor-critic-gallery director-artist-co-curator of the Whitney Biennial for 2014, and Andy Coolquitt, the artist whose work is featured in attainable excellence at Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum. Then James Timberlake, a founding partner of KieranTimberlake, the award-garnering, internationally renowned architecture and design firm, will take the podium to talk about his ever-inventive organization. And then in early November, Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison will expound on being the lead pioneers and artists of what is commonly referred to as the eco-art movement.
Details: Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Lecture Series, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth. 817-738-9215
Series runs: September 10-November 19. Lectures start at 7 p.m. and take place in the museum’s auditorium (a live broadcast of the lectures is provided in the Café Modern for any extra guests). Free admission. Café Modern, on lecture Tuesday evenings, is open and serves a full menu.