fort worth museum of modern art

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth by Tadao Ando

Images by ARCHatlas

 "Space will only have a life when people enter it. So the important role architecture can play, and that space plays within that architecture, is to encourage an interaction between people, between people and the ideas being presented in the paintings and sculpture, and most importantly between people themselves.“ ~ Tadao Ando

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a simple and serene building, if that makes any sense. Sitting near a busy intersection in Fort Worth once you walk in you feel like you are transported somewhere else where concrete is soft and every construction detail is perfect. I could not help myself from capturing way too many images of the exhibition pavilions seem to float on a reflecting pool, here I share the best with you. 

  Alain Jacquet, Camuflaje Botticelli (Nacimiento de Venus), 1963-4. Óleo sobre lienzo, 230.5 x 150 cm, The Modern Art Museum of Fort worth, Texas

“In this beautifully paced show, hung by the Whitney curator Barbara Haskell, Davis’s earlier phases prove most absorbing. They detail stages of a personal ambition in step with large ideals.” — The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl on Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Egg Beater No. 2, 1928. Oil on canvas, 29 ¼ × 36 ¼ in. (74.3 × 92.1 cm). Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth. © Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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At the RA (37)
Weeping for the Great War (and deteriorating eyesight)
The exhibition ‘Painting the Modern Garden, Monet to Matisse’ moved from Cleveland to London. Some highlights recently seen in London at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Claude Monet:
- Nymphéas avec rameaux de saule (Water Lillies with Weeping Willows), 1916-19. Oil on canvas, 160 x 180 cm. Lycée Claude Monet, Paris
- Saule pleurier (Weeping Willow), 1918. Oil on canvas, 131,1 x 110,3 cm. Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
- Saule pleurier (Weeping Willow), 1918-19. Oil on canvas, 99,7 x 120 cm. Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

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Wow, it was so great to go see the new wing of the Kimbell Art Museum with my favorite art history major Tory today! It looks…much more similar to Louis Kahn’s architectural style than I thought it would have, but it was still very beautiful. And now the Kimbell has more room to put out their permanent collection! Which means we got to see paintings and sculptures today that have been in storage for who knows how long!

To top it all off, we got to see the Picasso and Matisse exhibition from the Art Institute in Chicago–it exceeded all of my expectations (for $16 USD–ouch. So much for a student discount.)! It had not only Cubist artists, but Expressionists, Surrealists, Futurists, and Minimalists! I don’t think I’ve ever gotten to see a Salvador Dali oil painting in person, only rough sketches, so that was pretty amazing. I also got to see some Paul Klee paintings, and I found that they’re much better in person than viewing them on the Internet (which is true for most art, obviously, but I especially liked his more than I thought). The exhibition even featured Russian avant garde artists! Unfortunately, photography wasn’t permitted in the exhibit, as you might expect, which is why I only put up pictures of the permanent collection. But I would definitely recommend it, if you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas! 

Now I just need to find time to go see the contemporary Mexican art exhibit at the Modern Art Museum down the street…