The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has announced the spring 2022 schedule for its long-standing lecture series, Tuesday Evenings at the Modern.
Among the many artists featured in the spring series are FOCUS exhibition artists Jill Magid and Jamal Cyrus. Launched in 2005, the museum’s FOCUS series presents three solo exhibitions each year by new and emerging artists, and mid-career artists who may be under-recognized in the region. See below for the full schedule with descriptions, via the Modern.
Hosted in the museum’s auditorium, the series is free and open to the public. Lectures begin at 6 pm and seating starts at 5:30 pm. The museum continues to maintain COVID-19 procedures for the talks, which has resulted in a reduced number of available in-person spots.
To ensure a spot, attendees may purchase tickets (limit of two per person at $5 per ticket) online from 10 am until 3 pm on the day of the lecture. Otherwise, free tickets (limit of two per person) will be available at the museum’s information desk starting at 4 pm on the day of the talk.
Lectures will also be broadcast via livestream on the museum’s website, and will be recorded and made available on the museum’s YouTube channel. Additionally, podcasts of the lectures will be available on the museum’s website two weeks after the presentation date .
March 1, 2022
Artist Jill Magid, in conjunction with FOCUS: Jill Magid, discusses her ongoing cross-disciplinary project Tender, which explores the complex relationships between currency and human value.
March 8, 2022
Artist Vincent Valdez presents works and ideas pertaining to his series Made Men, which recently entered the Modern’s permanent collection and hangs in its current installation.
March 29, 2022
Artist Jamal Cyrus, in conjunction with FOCUS: Jamal Cyrus, presents the trajectory of his research-driven practice that investigates ignored, forgotten, and fragmented accounts of Black American culture.
April 5, 2022
Artists Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns present their individual studio practices and the origins of their Sweet Pass Sculpture Park project in “Working Landscape.”
April 19, 2022
Author and sociologist Jeff Ferrell, who has made a practice of scrounging for half a century, collecting storied images and objects discarded by others, presents “Last Picture: Trash, Photography, Dislocation” in conjunction with the release of his new book Last Picture, published by Atopia Projects.