Fort Worth

United States

3200 Darnell Street
Phone: 1.866.824.5566
Fax: 817.735.1161

Modern Art Museum Of Fort Worth

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.

Permanent Collection

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the central United States and hosts major traveling exhibitions. The Permanent Collection consists of more than 3,000 works including pieces by Anselm Kiefer, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Serra, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol.


Pretty Baby
February 25-June 24, 2007
Pretty Baby, organized by Modern Curator Andrea Karnes, is international in scope and will explore various notions of childhood identity. While the exhibition is meant to be edgy—the title refers to Louis Malle's 1978 film, a controversial look at child prostitution in New Orleans starring the then 12-year-old Brooke Shields—it will include a wide range of expressions, from works that capture romantic and innocent childlike reverie to works that question established idealized states of childhood. The current working checklist includes Sanford Biggers/Jennifer Zackin, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Adam Fuss, Anna Gaskell, Miranda July, Makiko Kudo, Loretta Lux, Margaret Meehan, Yoshitomo Nara, Catherine Opie, and Charlotta Westergren.

Selections From the Permanent collection

Forthcoming exhibitions

Ron Mueck
June 24-October 21, 2007

Declaring Space
September 30-December 30, 2007
Declaring Space focuses on the work of four artists whose works had a dramatic impact on the complex development of abstract space and color in the years following World War II: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko. The curator, Michael Auping, sees the work of each of these artists as representing a different stage in the expansion of the grand space abstract painters were imagining in the 1950s and 1960s. He comments, “To my mind Rothko draws back the curtains, if you will, on the opening up of this space. Newman emphatically ‘declares’ an almost totemic space, while Fontana literally slices through the picture’s plane with a razor, and Klein, as he pronounced it, leaps into the void.


Admission is $8, Students and Seniors are $4, Children 12 and under are free. Admission is free on Wednesdays and the first Sunday of the month.

Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

Getting there

The Modern is located at 3200 Darnell Street in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, approximately 2 miles west of Downtown Fort Worth and 3 miles north of Texas Christian University. Parking is available on premises. Street and commercial parking facilities are also available.


The Modern Shop

The Modern Shop offers an array of educational books and toys, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, and decorative and organizational items for home, garden, or office. Modern members receive a 20% discount on Modern Shop purchases.

Café Modern

Café Modern was named one of America’s best restaurants by Gourmet magazine.
Café Modern, overlooking the Museum’s reflecting pond, offers fine dining at lunch with a seasonal menu-changes 4 times a year.
Tue–Fri 11 am–2:30 pm
Sat 11 am–3 pm
Sun 11 am–3 pm
Coffee Bar
Serving Starbucks coffee, snacks, sandwiches, beer, wine, and dessert
Tue–Sat 10 am–4:30 pm
Tue (Feb–Apr, Sep–Nov) 5–7 pm
Sun 11 am–4:30 pm

Access and Services for Visitors with Disabilities

Parking spaces are reserved in the museum parking lot by the main entrance for disabled visitors.

Museum entrances are wheelchair accessible.

All public areas, including galleries, auditorium, restrooms, elevators, education studio, Café Modern, and The Modern Shop are accessible to people who use mobility aids and wheelchairs.

The Museum offers wheelchairs free-of-charge to visitors at Coat Check on a first-come, first served basis.

Assistive listening devices are available upon request for auditorium programs on a first-come, first served basis.

The Museum welcomes service animals.

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The Modern plays a crucial role in our community as center of learning, a showcase of creativity. We value curiosity and reward the ability to make connections by allowing visitors to ask questions, form opinions, and come to their own conclusions through personal observations and experiences. The Modern is a safe place to wonder, because art poses only open-ended questions and demands no single answer. Viewers can rest assured that all sincere questions are good and all thoughtful answers are valid.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth plays a vital role in the education of our children and all of our citizens. By participating in the wide range of educational activities the Modern offers—from informal exercises to formal, interactive classes and tours—the public gains a better understanding of the world community that we share.


Members of The Modern receive free admission to the galleries as well as admission to various special events. Members also receive a subscription to our quarterly publication as well as discounts to our Magnolia at the Modern film series.