Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 125th Anniversary Charter Day
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the oldest museums in the western United States. The Modern was officially chartered on April 25, 1892, as the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery, but the name and mission have evolved over the years. The 25 women who founded the library and art gallery sought to bring a different sort of culture to the historically cattle-focused city.
To celebrate charter day, the Museum is offering free admission to the galleries, complimentary sketchbooks for children, and a docent-led public tour at 2 pm. "Approaching Storm," 1875, by George Inness, the first artwork purchased for the museum's permanent collection will be on view through the end of the year in the Grand Lobby in honor of this significant anniversary.
Exhibitions on view include Donald Sultan: "The Disaster Paintings," "FOCUS: Katherine Bernhardt," and Highlights from the Permanent Collection.