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

  Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
by VeronicaG
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      Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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  • Rear of the Art Museum - Fort Worth
      Rear of the Art Museum
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  • Two piece reclining figure #2 by Henry Moore 1960 - Fort Worth
      Two piece reclining figure #2 by Henry Moore 1960
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      The Cafe at the Museum
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  • The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - Fort Worth

Fort Worth's Museum of Art is a sleek aluminum and glass building designed by Tadao Ando, comprising over 50,000 square feet of exhibit area. It was constructed in 2002 with a gallery space which has been compared to New York's Museum of Modern Art (pictures 1 & 2).

Within the building, vast windows allow sunlight to play throughout the corridors. Concrete walls provide a neutral backdrop for the art. Outdoors, a wide swath of green grass surrounds most of the building, with a few sculptures giving added focus to the grounds.

We enjoy rambling through a museum's art garden! As Jim and I visited the sculptures outside, we discovered the following pieces:

picture #3 Reclining Woman by Henry Moore

picture #4 Vortex by Richard Serra

My favorite part of this museum is its reflecting pool, which seems to float the entire building if seen from the cafe. It was so restful sipping an ice tea on the cafe patio in this tranquil setting (picture 5).

Special events: The museum invites artist, scholars and critics to give lectures on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7pm. First Fridays at the Modern offer live music and cocktails from 5pm-8pm. On this day, a docent-led tour is available beginning at 6:30 pm and open to museum members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders.

Hours are Tues.-Sat. 10 am-5pm with extended hours on Tues. evenings Sept.-Nov. and Feb.-Apr. Sunday hours are 11am-5pm.

Admission is $10; $4 for students with ID and Seniors over age 60; free for ages 12 and under. There is no charge to visit the Grand Lobby, The Modern Shop* or the Cafe Modern.

Note: *The Modern Shop had some unique items which would make great gifts for upcoming birthdays or Christmas.

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

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2007
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