Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Exhibitions and Events




Oct 20, 2016 – Jan 22, 2017


KAWS, CHUM (KCA6), CHUM (KCC3), CHUM (KCB4)KAWS CHUM (KCA6), CHUM (KCC3), CHUM (KCB4), 2012 Acrylic on canvas over panel 84 x 68 x 1 3/4 in. Private Collection Image copyright: Rights & Reproductions

CHUM (KCA6), CHUM (KCC3), CHUM (KCB4), 2012
Acrylic on canvas over panel, 84 x 68 x 1 3/4 in.
Private Collection.  Image copyright: Rights & Reproductions


FOCUS: Lorna Simpson

Nov 19, 2016 – Jan 15, 2017

Since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Lorna Simpson has been well known for her conceptual photographs and videos that challenge historical and preconceived views of racial and sexual identity. FOCUS: Lorna Simpson will be the first museum exhibition to feature the artist’s large-scale acrylic, ink, and silkscreened paintings.



FOCUS: Stanley Whitney

Jan 21, 2017 – Apr 02, 2017

Stanley Whitney investigates the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Since the mid-1970s, Whitney has been known for his multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint. Whitney also utilizes color as subject, and his paintings often refer to literature, music, places, and other artists, connections that are bolstered in his titles.



Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings

Feb 19, 2017 – Apr 23, 2017

Artist Donald Sultan’s career began with his first solo exhibition in 1977 in New York City, when he was just 26 years old, and he rose to prominence in the 1980s. A painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Sultan is regarded for his ongoing large-scale painted still lifes featuring structural renderings of fruit, flowers, and other everyday objects, often abstracted and set against a rich, black background; but he is also noted for his significant industrial landscape series that began in the early 1980s entitled the Disaster Paintings, on which the artist worked for nearly a decade.





Modern Connections Conversation Presents Stephen Lapthisophon

Modern Connections

November 10, 2016 – 7:00pm


Lorna Simpson

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern

November 15, 2016 – 7:00pm


Special Lecture with Artist KAWS

November 30, 2016 – 7:00pm