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Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

September 21 - January 4, 2015

A who's who of the Reganomics decade, including Laurie Anderson, Basquiat, Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Nan Goldin, JPeter Halley, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Koons, Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Warhol, Christopher Wool and others. This is going to be fascinating, and there's a ton of programming around this show too--although the Modern is mysteriously not screening the seminal documentary Downtown 81, they've nonetheless got several of the artists involved coming in for Tuesday night lectures during the fall. Not To Be Missed.


Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl, painter, sculptor, and printmaker gained acclaim in the 1980s with large-scale paintings depicting middle-class American life with themes of adolescent sexuality and voyeurism. […]

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Fionn Meade

Fionn Meade is Senior Curator of Cross-Disciplinary Platforms at the Walker Art Center where he is also Acting Head of the Visual Arts Department. He […]

Kenny Scharf

The 1980s East Village art pop-culture painter/sculptor/animator continues to make the scene. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern’s info desk beginning […]

James Cutler: Searching For True

James Cutler, FAIA, founding partner of Cutler Anderson Architects, is known for his environmental and emotional sensitivity to place, institution, program, climate, and cultural circumstance. […]

Gallery Talk with David Bates

 Bates and Modern Curator of Education Terri Thornton give a walk through talk  on Bates’s current show.

FOCUS: Rirkrit Tiravanija

The third and last Director’s Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2013-2014 season features the work of Tiravanija, whose work often involves cooking in art-related places, such […]

Michael Petry: Lecture

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations […]

David Bates in conversation with Tyler Green

A series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast […]

David Bates

The Modern and the Nasher present a joint exhibition of the work of artist David Bates. The exhibition is a retrospective of Bates’s work installed […]

Fred Tomaselli: Lecture

Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. […]

FOCUS: Fred Tomaselli

Tomaselli is known for his visually packed paintings that are hybrid in materials, subjects, and cultural references.  The exhibition presents a selection of works that […]

Naomi Rincón-Gallardo

In conjunction with México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, these special gallery talks feature artists included in the exhibition.

Gustavo Artigas: lecture

Born in Mexico City, Artigas engages in institutional critique with poetic works that call for participation and attempt to elicit a personal inquisition from viewers. […]

FOCUS: Terry Haggerty

Haggerty draws on the vocabulary of abstract art to create his illusory paintings and large-scale wall works.

Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison: lecture

The Harrisons, a collaborative team, have worked with biologists, ecologists, architects, urban planners to create dialogue around biodiversity and community development. The fall series for […]

Yoshua Okón: lecture

Yoshua Okón is an artist born and raised in Mexico City. Two of his video installations are featured in the Modern’s exhibition México Inside Out: […]

Melanie Smith: Lecture

Melanie Smith is an artist whose work is a re-reading of avant-garde movements with a particular focus on Latin America, especially Mexico. The fall series […]

José Antonio Vega Macotela

Macotela discusses his use of art as a tool for recontextualizing the meaning of everyday life. The fall series for Tuesday Evenings at the Modern […]

James Timberlake: Lecture

In conjunction with AIA Fort Worth’s annual Design Awards, the Modern invites you to join James Timberlake, this year’s lead juror, as he discusses inquisitive […]

Andy Coolquit: lecture

Andy Coolquitt, an Austin-based artist, creates installations that are activated through casual but precise arrangements, suggesting purpose and relationships. The fall series for Tuesday Evenings […]