A Tribute to Anne Windfohr Marion at The Modern

A Tribute to Anne Windfohr Marion at The Modern

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces
Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne Windfohr Marion
On View October 23, 2022-January 9, 2023

Director Marla Price announces Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne W. Marion, an exhibition of contributions of one of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s greatest patrons, tracing her support over nearly a half century. Marion’s generosity to many institutions is legendary, but no organization stood above her love for the Modern. With 80 works by 47 artists, this tribute exhibition is on view October 23, 2022, through January 22, 2023.

Marion began collecting modern and contemporary art in the 1980s. At that time, her passion, and strategy, was to focus on American art at the highest level. She began by forming a small but stellar private collection of Abstract Expressionism, one of the most significant art movements since World War II. The exhibition begins with three renowned works from her collection, given to the Modern on her passing in 2021: Arshile Gorky’s The Plow and the Song, 1947, Willem de Kooning’s Two Women, 1954–55, and Mark Rothko’s majestic White Band No. 27, 1954.

The Museum’s former chief curator, and the curator of this exhibition, Michael Auping, has described the gift of these paintings as “a monumental addition to the Museum’s collection, each work a classic example of the artist’s signature style.” A scholar of Abstract Expressionism, Auping elaborates: “The Plow and the Song is an homage to the central theme of Gorky’s imagery, memories of the farms and landscape of his homeland of Armenia, and de Kooning’s Two Women stands perfectly in the center of the development of the artist’s famous group of Women paintings. White Band is nothing less than a masterpiece within Rothko’s oeuvre. A diaphanous blue atmosphere holds a mysterious white band in its field, creating an immersive experience that you can only find in his greatest paintings.”

The exhibition will combine these stellar paintings, seen together here for the first time, with a major group of works by Jackson Pollock, purchased by the Modern in the mid-1980s. At that time, Abstract Expressionism was generally out of the financial range of most museums. However, with Marion’s help, and that of her Burnett Foundation, the Museum was able to purchase an important group of works by Pollock, arguably the most famous and radical member of the Abstract Expressionists. The twelve drawings, paintings, and prints acquired by the Modern in 1985 poignantly trace Pollock’s expressive journey between psychological figuration and abstraction.

Marion’s support of the Modern’s acquisition program stretched far beyond Abstract Expressionism. Her recent gifts also include David Smith’s Dida Becca Merry X, 1964, and Ellsworth Kelly’s Spectrum III, 1967, major works by two artists who were critical to the transition from expressive abstraction to Minimalism. Marion was also instrumental in the acquisition of iconic minimalist works by Carl Andre, Agnes Martin, and Richard Serra.

Marion championed many new initiatives that would bring the Modern recognition nationally and internationally. In 1995, she provided a one-million-dollar grant for the acquisition of photography after 1970, when the medium took a leap beyond traditional forms of documentation into conceptual and performance art, allowing the Museum to acquire major works by an international field of artists including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sally Mann, Yasumasa Morimura, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others also in this exhibition.

In 2001, Marion donated more than twelve million dollars to the Museum to purchase major works by key artists, resulting in the acquisition of art by Francis Bacon, Howard Hodgkin, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Sean Scully, and Richard Serra.

Many will argue that her greatest legacy will be her leadership in the effort for a new building for the Museum, designed by the world-renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The building has been acclaimed by critics, artists, architects, and curators as one of the finest museums for the presentation of contemporary art in the world and is celebrating its twenty-year anniversary in December 2022.

Director Marla Price said, “Every great museum has its primary patrons who step up in ways that change their museums forever. Anne Marion’s generosity to the Modern was deep and broad and moved the Museum to a new level of importance and recognition. It is a joy to bring these works together in the building she loved.”

Each of the works presented in this exhibition was made possible by Anne Marion, Anne and John Marion, or The Burnett Foundation, in addition to gifts donated anonymously or in partnership with the Sid W. Richardson Foundation.

Featured Artists:

Carl Andre

Francis Bacon

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Sophie Calle

Willem de Kooning

Richard Diebenkorn

Gilbert & George

Arshile Gorky

Ellsworth Kelly

Anselm Kiefer

Sylvia Plimack Mangold

Sally Mann

Agnes Martin

Yasumasa Morimura

Jackson Pollock

Gerhard Richter

Linda Ridgway

Mark Rothko

Thomas Ruff

Sean Scully

Cindy Sherman

David Smith

Ann Stautberg

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Carrie Mae Weems

For high-resolution images, please email kendal@themodern.org.

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)

$16: General (age 18 and above)

$12: Seniors (age 60+), Active/Retired Military Personnel and First Responders with ID

$10: Students with ID

Free: Under 18 years old

The Museum offers half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays.

The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. 

ABOUT THE MODERN

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a leader in collecting, showing, and interpreting art from the 1940s to the present. Situated in the heart of the Cultural District, the creative center of the city, the Modern has been housed since 2002 in an elegant concrete, glass, and steel building designed by the renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. In addition to 53,000 square feet of soaring, light-filled gallery space and landscaped grounds with outdoor sculptures, the museum features a reflecting pond, theater, education center, gift shop, and café, creating a thriving hub for our community and beyond.

Founded in 1892, the Modern is the oldest museum in Texas; however, our mission has changed over the years. Today, we strive to connect audiences of all ages and backgrounds with the most compelling art and ideas of our time. Showcasing the work of historically significant, mid-career, and emerging artists, the Modern is known for its evolving collection, which is international in scope. The Museum’s holdings include influential artists from Pablo Picasso, Philip Guston, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Puryear, and Agnes Martin to Mark Bradford, Teresita Fernández, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Kehinde Wiley. We have a long history of close relationships with the living artists we show and collect, many of whom visit the museum regularly to give talks and lead workshops.

The Modern is a center of lifelong learning and exchange. Our programs include tours, lectures by leading figures in the art world, youth and adult classes, art camps, workshops, and a range of small-group studio and gallery programs led by the Museum’s educators, docents, and community artists. We also present critically acclaimed first-run films and partner with other local arts organizations to offer music, dance, and theater.

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“This ballet gives me an opportunity to work with a lot of dancers on different things they’ve done in their repertoire,” Stevenson said. “We’ll have fun with it – I always love working with the dancers.”

TBT will also offer a kids’ craft area before each Saturday matinee. Stevenson says Cirque du Ballet is specifically created to be attractive to the whole family, with a ring master on stage to present and introduce the featured ballets and characters.

Cirque du Ballet is Stevenson’s first ballet since being named Artistic Director Laureate. He previously served as Artistic Director for 19 seasons. Former Associate Artistic Director Tim O’Keefe now serves as Acting Artistic Director for the nonprofit ballet company.

Cirque du Ballet will be a new and exciting experience for our ballet audience,” O’Keefe said. “It highlights the beauty of classical ballet, staged in an unexpected and fun setting.”

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WHO:

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and First on 7th LP are partnering to present three outdoor sculptures from the Modern’s permanent collection for public viewing downtown beginning the week of August 8 and remaining indefinitely. These works were chosen for their unique fit in the walkable, park-like setting situated at a crossroads in urban downtown.

The Modern’s Director Marla Price comments, “We were delighted when the First on 7th team suggested installing sculpture from our collection on this site. Our sculptures joining the artwork currently on view create a wonderful entrance to Fort Worth’s downtown area.”

 

WHERE:          

First on 7th Plaza, 500 West 7th Street, Fort Worth at the entrance to downtown. The sculptures are sited on the tree-lined triangle adjacent to the 20-story First on 7th building and the Cantey Hanger Plaza.

 

First on 7th

Designed by world-renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in 1961, the building was originally the headquarters of the First National Bank of Fort Worth. The architecture exemplifies mid-century office design and modernist style. The Isamu Noguchi sculpture on the plaza was commissioned in 1960 to help shape an environment that connected the art to the architecture.

 

The addition of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth outdoor sculptures helps form an art corridor into downtown, joining the Noguchi work and Jonathan Borofsky’s iconic Man with Briefcase, 2002, across 7th Street in Burnett Park.

 

Parking is available on adjacent streets and in the building’s parking garage with entrance on 6th Street. The plaza is convenient to Trinity Metro’s Route 2 and The DASH Route. A Fort Worth Bike Share station is located just across Burnett Street to the west.

 

WHAT:

 

Alex Katz
Park Avenue Departure, 2019

• Porcelain enamel on shaped steel with steel core


• 96 × 31 × 1 1/2 inches


• Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Gift of the Artist


• Acquired in 2021


The work of Alex Katz (American, born 1927) is known for simplified line, shape, and color, with recognizable and personally meaningful content. Park Avenue Departure, 2019, was first exhibited in Midtown Manhattan along the median strip of Park Avenue. The eight-foot cutout depicts the artist’s wife Ada – whose image has regularly appeared in his work throughout his career – from behind as she is walking. While distinctly flat, smooth, and reminiscent of an advertisement, the sculpture evokes the tenderness and intimacy between the artist and his muse. 

 

Jesús Bautista Moroles
Texas Shield, 1986

• Granite


• 97 3/4 x 45 x 44 1/2 inches


• Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Marvin C. Overton III


• Acquired in 1991


Jesús Bautista Moroles (American, 1950-2015), a native Texan, harnessed the power of granite in sculptures such as Texas Shield, 1986. The work’s two vertical slabs are woven together at a 90-degree angle down a central spine, part of the artist’s “granite weaving” series. Interested in the variety of texture, color, and forms within Texas pink granite, Moroles juxtaposed alternating smooth, polished stripes against raw-edged, undulating ones to reveal the beauty of the material in both its manipulated and natural states. 

 

George Segal
Chance Meeting, 1989

• Bronze, aluminum post, and metal sign

• 125 x 74 x 58 inches


• Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum purchase, Sid W. Richardson Foundation Endowment Fund


• Acquired in 1989


George Segal (American, 1924-2000) created works that focus on contemporary daily life. Chance Meeting, 1989, depicts a street corner with three life-size figures with a dark green patina, each dressed in modern clothes. Apparently having unexpectedly run into each other at the intersection of two city streets, the figures’ postures and attentive expressions indicate that they are engaged in a serious conversation.

 

 

WHEN:               

The sculptures, installed the week of August 8, are on view for an indefinite period.

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TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 5!

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today the 2022-2023 lineup for the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series. The lineup features a return of audience favorites, a celebration of peace, a variety of musical showcases and a tribute worthy of an icon.

The 2022-2023 series kicks off with the previously announced return of Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Hall for one night only August 23. October hosts a trio of music and dance, with A Tribute to Peace – North Texas Welcomes Kyiv City Ballet – Presented in Partnership with Texas Ballet Theater and Performing Arts Fort Worth, at Bass Hall October 3, followed by guitarist Monte Montgomery making his return to McDavid Studio on October 15, and a night of soul when the Aretha Franklin tribute R.E.S.P.E.C.T. takes the Bass Hall stage October 19. The holidays bring in festive favorites and old friends with An Evening with Slaid Cleaves on November 18 at McDavid Studio, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Bass Hall November 21-22, followed by Holidays with the One O’Clock Lab Band on December 2 at McDavid Studio. Then in the spring, Our Planet Live In Concert takes the Bass Hall stage March 21. The series closes with the One O’Clock Lab Band Spring Showcase May 5 at McDavid Studio. Tickets to Lyle Lovett and His Large Band went on sale May 20; Remaining inventory is limited. Individual tickets to these newly announced shows will go on sale Friday, August 5.

“We are so excited for this jam-packed Popular Entertainment Series,” said Performing Arts Fort Worth President and CEO Dione Kennedy. “This 2022-2023 Series hosts longtime friends of the Hall and welcomes new acts sure to inspire and entertain audiences. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate 25 years of Bass Performance Hall than with this incredible lineup.”

Tickets may be purchased online at www.basshall.com and by phone at 817-212-4280. The Performing Arts Fort Worth (PAFW) box office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. For group sales discounts please visit www.basshall.com/groups. Additional show information is available at www.basshall.com.

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Coming to Fort Worth!

,,OVO – a buzzing Cirque du Soleil spectacular – is coming to Fort Worth Texas!

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Tickets available NOW!

Ovo Cirque du Soleil

In March 2020, thousands of fans eagerly awaited the arrival of Cirque du Soleil to Fort Worth, Texas. Unfortunately, OVO’s run was unexpectedly canceled due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce its return to Fort Worth with its high-energy and high-acrobatic production OVO! An exciting Cirque du Soleil experience, OVO is a colorful intrusion into a new day in the life of insects; a non-stop riot of energy and movement. Through show-stopping acrobatics highlighting the unique personalities and abilities of selected insect species, OVO explores the beauty of biodiversity in all its contrasts and vibrancy.

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Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30PM
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TICKET INFORMATION

Starting today, the tickets for OVO are available online exclusively to Club Cirque members. For free and easy subscription, visit cirqueclub.com. The general on-sale starts on June 20 at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.

ABOUT OVO

From mighty crickets bouncing off trampolines to a hypnotic spider contorting inside her web, OVO exudes extraordinary showmanship to tickle the imagination. Funny and chaotic, yet adorable and wonderful, OVO charms our inner child with its sweet exuberance. Comprised of 100 people from 25 different countries, including 52 artists, OVO (“egg” in Portuguese) brings to the stage high-level acrobatic acts redefining the limits of the human body. Since its opening in Montreal in 2009, OVO has thrilled more than 7 million people in 155 cities in 26 different countries.

 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL 

Cirque du Soleil has redefined how the world views the circus; from small town talent to a household name. Based in Montreal (Qc), the Canadian organization went on to become a global leader in live entertainment with the creation of world-class immersive and iconic experiences, across 6 continents. Cirque du Soleil connects with audiences by being genuine, human and inclusive. Privileged to work with artists from 90 countries to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world, the company aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Over the years, more than 215 million people have been inspired, in over 70 different countries. For more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com.

 

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A SEASON PACKAGE INCLUDES:

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Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU

Metropolitan Opera Star Karen Slack returns to perform on stage of the new Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU in My Sister’s Keeper, with award-winning pianist Michelle Cann. Recently, both Karen and Michelle received the 2022 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the Sphinx Organization. The medal recognizes extraordinary classical musicians of color and comes with a $50,000 career grant. My Sister’s Keeper will highlight the music of Margaret Bonds, Nadia & Lili Boulanger, Dorothy Rudd Moore and Florence Price to name a few.

“We are extremely excited to bring this thoughtfully curated program…to Fort Worth.” says Karen Slack. “This program represents what both Michelle and I strive to do on and off the stage. Giving voice and the spotlight to female composers who have too often been left out of the recital and concert hall.”

January 28, 2023 at 6:00pm

Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU

This profound work by Damien Geter was recently premiered May 7 by the Resonance Ensemble and Oregon Symphony, and is the first Requiem to honor African Americans who have lost their lives due to racial violence. Mr. Geter has integrated the traditional Latin Requiem with contemporary text, such as Ida B. Wells speech from 1909, Lynching is Color Line Murder, civil rights declarations, poetry, and the famous last words of Eric Garner and now George Floyd, “I can’t breathe”. The music is infused with elements of jazz, gospel, and spirituals. Presented in 19 movements, the Requiem will be conducted by Mr. Geter himself with soloists Bernard Holcomb, Karmesha Peake, Brandie Sutton, Thomas Cannon, poet and heARTivist Dr. S. Renee Mitchell, the Fort Worth Opera Chorus, prepared by Alfrelynn Roberts, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. This epic symphonic social commentary will honor past and present victims of racial violence and spur reflection on how to build a more hopeful future.

February, 2023, Time TBA

I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM & VPA

In February, Fort Worth Opera will continue its annual celebration of Black History Month, A Night of Black Excellence with a live performance curated by General Director Afton Battle at Fort Worth’s historic I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA. Featuring arias and songs exclusively by Black and Afro-Latino(a) composers, the event will be held within the 900-seat auditorium of one of Fort Worth’s most revered educational institutions. Opened in 1882, I.M. Terrell was the city’s first Black school during the era of formal racial segregation in the United States and has produced many prominent 20th century luminaries, including jazz musician Ornette Coleman, Civil Rights leader Vada Phillips Felder, and Tuskegee Airman Robert T. McDaniel. Performance details will be provided at a later date.  Single tickets are not yet available, but you may reserve your seat with the purchase of a subscription package!

April 14, 2023 at 7:00pm & April 16, 2023 at 2:00pm

I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM & VPA

First presented by FWO in 1958, and last seen in 1999, Giuseppe Verdi’s grandest opera AIDA, performs as a concert production with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Set in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, AIDA tells the fateful story of forbidden love between an enslaved Ethiopian princess, and an Egyptian military commander.  AIDA was commissioned by Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House and had its premiere there in December of 1871.

Making his debut with FWO as director is broadway and cabaret star T. Oliver Reid. He has spent the past 20 years working on Broadway shows which have amassed more than 20 Tony Awards. Elaine Rinaldi will also make her FWOpera debut as the first female conductor in our 75 year history! She is the founder and artistic director of Orchestra Miami, a professional symphonic ensemble based in Miami, Florida.

This larger-than-life concert production will feature Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago star Michelle Bradley in the title performance that earned her great acclaim in Prague, and the American operatic tenor Ben Gulley will sing the role of Radames. Grammy Award winning American mezzo soprano Tichina Vaughn, who has established an important presence among the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls and theaters will sing the role of Amneris. Grammy and Emmy-Award winning baritone Reginald Smith Jr. will sing the role of the Amonasro. Also in the cast are basses Kevin Thompson as the King, Kenneth Kellogg as Ramfis, soprano Adia Evans as the High Priestess and Nathanial Catasca as the Messenger.

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT! ONE-NIGHT-ONLY!

October 22 at 7:00pm

Rose Marine Theatre

Noche de Zarzuela will take us across the Atlantic for an evening of excerpts from Spain’s most beloved zarzuelas from composers Jacinto Guerrero, Frederico Moreno and Soutullo-Vert. Zarzuela is the traditional Spanish operatic artform, combing musical passages with spoken sections, similar to operetta. Zarzuela performances routinely sell out in Spain, and we are excited to introduce Fort Worth to these captivating works. Catalina Cuervo, Eduardo Rojas, and the Lesley Resident Artists will move the audience through beautiful passages from Los Gavilanes, La Leyenda del Beso, and audience favorite Luisa Fernanda. This one-night-only event is not part of the subscription.

We have recently updated our COVID policy, and while we continue to require masks at our events, we will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.  Follow the link below for more information.

Fort Worth Opera’s 75th Anniversary Season will come to a close on June 30th, and as we prepare for the next season, we still need your help!  Together, we will continue forward with our mission to enrich people’s lives with performances and programs that educate, entertain, inspire, and expand the horizons of current and future audiences.

YOU are what makes Fort Worth Opera “The People’s Company” and we ask that you support our efforts with a gift in any amount – $25, $50, $100 or $500.  Your contribution will assist FWO in tremendous ways.

As always, we are grateful for your support and your patronage.

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