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The Modern begins its 20th year in its Tadao Ando-designed galleries with a permanent collection installation focused on works acquired since the building’s opening. Both floors showcase paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos by artists from a wide range of cultures and geographies.

The first floor explores new directions in abstraction, conceptualism, pop, and minimalism over the past two decades. Works embracing theories of the lens, cinema, semiotics, and psychology open the installation. Takashi Murakami and Andy Warhol dominate the dialogue around pop art, with contributions by Eddie Martinez and Ed Ruscha. Jack Goldstein’s monumental Untitled, 1979, anchors a series of works with spare, mostly black or white palettes, including photographs by Orit Raff, drawings and a sculpture by Banks Violette, and sculptures by Justin Adian and Robert Smithson.

On the second floor, portraits and landscapes, both figurative and abstract, join videos, bold color studies, and works on paper. Kamrooz Aram, Dan Christensen, Thornton Dial, and Lucy Dodd invite viewers to consider nature in the abstract. Humor and pathos, as well as incisive observations about who gets seen and how, appear in portraits by Jammie Holmes, Alex Katz, Shirin Neshat, Philip Pearlstein, Vincent Valdez, and Kehinde Wiley.

With works ranging from provocative to contemplative, the exhibition encapsulates the multivalent nature of contemporary art.

The Modern begins its 20th year in its Tadao Ando-designed galleries with a permanent collection installation focused on works acquired since the building’s opening. Both floors showcase paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos by artists from a wide range of cultures and geographies.

The first floor explores new directions in abstraction, conceptualism, pop, and minimalism over the past two decades. Works embracing theories of the lens, cinema, semiotics, and psychology open the installation. Takashi Murakami and Andy Warhol dominate the dialogue around pop art, with contributions by Eddie Martinez and Ed Ruscha. Jack Goldstein’s monumental Untitled, 1979, anchors a series of works with spare, mostly black or white palettes, including photographs by Orit Raff, drawings and a sculpture by Banks Violette, and sculptures by Justin Adian and Robert Smithson.

On the second floor, portraits and landscapes, both figurative and abstract, join videos, bold color studies, and works on paper. Kamrooz Aram, Dan Christensen, Thornton Dial, and Lucy Dodd invite viewers to consider nature in the abstract. Humor and pathos, as well as incisive observations about who gets seen and how, appear in portraits by Jammie Holmes, Alex Katz, Shirin Neshat, Philip Pearlstein, Vincent Valdez, and Kehinde Wiley.

With works ranging from provocative to contemplative, the exhibition encapsulates the multivalent nature of contemporary art.

The Modern begins its 20th year in its Tadao Ando-designed galleries with a permanent collection installation focused on works acquired since the building’s opening. Both floors showcase paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos by artists from a wide range of cultures and geographies.

The first floor explores new directions in abstraction, conceptualism, pop, and minimalism over the past two decades. Works embracing theories of the lens, cinema, semiotics, and psychology open the installation. Takashi Murakami and Andy Warhol dominate the dialogue around pop art, with contributions by Eddie Martinez and Ed Ruscha. Jack Goldstein’s monumental Untitled, 1979, anchors a series of works with spare, mostly black or white palettes, including photographs by Orit Raff, drawings and a sculpture by Banks Violette, and sculptures by Justin Adian and Robert Smithson.

On the second floor, portraits and landscapes, both figurative and abstract, join videos, bold color studies, and works on paper. Kamrooz Aram, Dan Christensen, Thornton Dial, and Lucy Dodd invite viewers to consider nature in the abstract. Humor and pathos, as well as incisive observations about who gets seen and how, appear in portraits by Jammie Holmes, Alex Katz, Shirin Neshat, Philip Pearlstein, Vincent Valdez, and Kehinde Wiley.

With works ranging from provocative to contemplative, the exhibition encapsulates the multivalent nature of contemporary art.

WHEN

WHERE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://www.themodern.org/exhibition/recent-acquisitions-2002-2022

TICKET INFO

Free-$16
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