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"Breaking all the rules in art" Modern Art Museum Tip by starrlot

Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth: 9 reviews and 19 photos

  Puryear - Ladder for Booker T. Washington
by starrlot

I was never a big fan of modern art until I took an art history class this past spring on it. The Ft. Worth Modern Art Museum held many pieces that I actually studied in class; so seeing them up close and personal was great. I understand the blank canvases now. While many artists try to copy it, those in the museums were the first. They broke the rules, rebelled against classical art to become the first of it are kind. Some notable pieces include Picasso's Femme couchée lisant, several pieces from Pollock, Rothko Light Cloud, Dark Cloud, Cindy Sherman's Untitled, Carrie Mae Weems work, Warhol '25 Colored Marilyn's' and my favorite, Martin Puryear's 'Ladder for Booker T. Washington'.

There was a special exhibit on display, Pretty Baby. It is a must see exhibit filled with amazing works from painters, sculptors, printmakers and photographers with children as their subject. Controversial, fantastical and disturbing, it is simply amazing. My favorite modern photographer, Loretta Lux, was in the exhibit, and seeing her work up close was exciting.

If you are not a fan of modern art, knowing the history behind the pieces will help you appreciate the value of why they are displayed in The Modern. The architecture of the building itself can be appreciated by picking up a copy of the museum's catalogue (unless you are like me and had to have it special ordered).

Address: 3200 Darnell Street
Directions: In the Museum District
Phone: 1-866-824-5566

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2007
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