Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell, Fort Worth, TX 76107 - United States





The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post–World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation. The Modern promotes understanding and interest in art and artists through curatorial research and publications, and a variety of educational programs, including lectures, guided tours, classes, and workshops.


The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States.

The collection includes paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and prints. The majority of works in the collection are dated between 1945 and the present. All major, international movements are represented, including Abstract Expressionism; British, German, French, and American Pop; Color Field Painting; Minimalism; Conceptualism; Post-Minimalism; New Image Painting, and Neo-Expressionism.

Pop and Minimalism are particularly strong, as is German art of the 1970s and 1980s. Also featured are recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.

Featuring special exhibition, David Park: A Retrospective, the first major museum exhibition in more than 30 years to present the powerfully expressive work of David Park (1911-1960), best known as the founder of Bay Area Figurative art.

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