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Tuesday Evening Lecture: Helen Molesworth with Terri Thornton

  • Presented By: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Dates: November 7, 2023
  • Location: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Address: 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • Phone: (817) 738-9215
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase online ($5) from 10 am until 3 pm the day of the lecture. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 4 pm on the day of the lecture.

As a special season finale, Tuesday Evenings at the Modern presents an evening with Helen Molesworth and Terri Thornton on the recently released Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing about Art (Phaidon, 2023).

In this exclusive Fort Worth event, the Modern’s Terri Thornton, curator of education, is in conversation with writer, curator, and podcaster Helen Molesworth about her new book. Over the past three decades, Molesworth’s singular voice and lively curatorial vision has established her as one of the most dynamic and influential voices in the art world. Open Questions, the first-ever collection of her writings, presents 24 essays from the past 30 years, gathered from exhibition catalogs and art publications such as Artforum, Documents, frieze, and October. In this wide-ranging conversation, Molesworth and Thornton explore art’s unique capacity for merging knowledge and feeling, reflections on Molesworth’s past writing, and new ways of viewing and thinking about contemporary art.

Helen Molesworth is a writer, curator, and podcaster based in Los Angeles. Her major monographic exhibitions include Ruth Asawa, Moyra Davey, Noah Davis, Steve Locke, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman, and Luc Tuymans. A prolific and award-winning author, Molesworth is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Clark Art Writing Prize, and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Curatorial Excellence. Her podcast, Death of an Artist, made numerous “Best of 2022” lists. Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing about Art is available now from Phaidon.