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Rebecca Manson: Barbecue

  • Presented By: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Dates: May 24, 2024 - August 25, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Address: 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • Phone: (817) 738-9215
  • Price: $16: General (age 18 and above) $12: Seniors (age 60+), Active/Retired Military Personnel* & First Responders with ID $10: Students with ID Free: Under 18 years old The Museum offers half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays.

"Barbecue" is a site-responsive installation that both distills and magnifies core elements central to Rebecca Manson’s work. Comprised of thousands of individually crafted ceramic leaves, flowers, a barbecue grill, and assorted detritus that swell into piles, "Barbecue" allows for moments of self-reflection. The mounds, some standing over six feet high, are piled against the walls of the ellipse, creating a path inviting visitors to explore the space. Manson’s visual language derives from nature but elicits the complexities of human experience, evoking universal questions about life, mortality, anxiety, nostalgia, memory, and humanity’s connection to nature. The leaves not only relate to the cyclical nature of a person’s life, changing from one season to another, but also to the internal struggle to either collect and contain one’s emotions or release them.