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According to the Modern, theater influenced a lot of work of '80s artists, including Robert Longo, who photographed his subjects in motion before drawing them.

Urban Theater: Still/Here

The Modern’s new exhibit harks back to the Decade of Decadence. Wonderfully.
ANTHONY MARIANI
It hits you like a rail of coke. The brightly neon-hued images and three-dimensional ephemera that cover every inch of the small dark room –– records, a piano, boom boxes, TVs, a Star of David, children’s toys, tinsel –...


Jim Covault, Cliff Stephens, and David Coffee wind up entangled in a garden hose as part of their escape plot in Heroes. See Friday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 9 Russian conductors don’t often try their hand at Italian opera, but the estimable Semyon Bychkov headed up the Met’s production of Verdi’s Otello in 2012. You can see an encore broadcast of that performance toni...



The Beatles run free in A Hard Day’s Night.

Workin’ Like a Dog

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While our nation celebrates the anniversary of its independence, our former colonial oppressors are marking another anniversary. This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the release of A Hard Day’s Night, the greatest rock ’...


Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh sing country music in The Broken Circle Breakdown.

A Different Country

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A film unlike anything you’ve seen, The Broken Circle Breakdown begins with five bearded guys wearing Stetsons and playing guitars, fiddles, and banjos. They’re arranged in a circle around a microphone and singing “Will t...



A still from Francis Alÿs’ video installation “Rehearsal 1 (El ensayo)” is representative of the Modern’s new, Mexico-themed exhibit.

Modern Mexico

EDWARD BROWN
Through 26 works by 23 Mexican artists, including Eduardo Abaroa, Francis Alÿs, and Edgardo Aragón, the complex world of contemporary Mexico is captured in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s new exhibit, México Inside O...


Pink Flamingos & Painted Trees is 7-8pm Wed, May 8 at the Center for Architecture.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 8 For this month’s Design Talk, landscape designer Ange Harvey and co-hosts Joe and Tracy Self will discuss colorful yard art as a reflection of personal passions and a shared culture. Pink Flamingos & Painted Tre...



The Magistrate stars John Lithgow and screens Wednesday at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 13 One of Britain’s most famous comic playwrights during his time, Arthur Wing Pinero has since been eclipsed by his contemporaries Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. National Theatre Live tries to restore his reput...


Corrie Donovan is a featured soloist at the Modern Music Festival.

Music of the Now

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Fort Worth’s contemporary classical music scene is in much better shape now than it was 10 years ago. It’s not just the universities and specialist groups like Other Arts and Sounds Modern (which held a concert just last we...



Lucian Freud’s “Girl in Bed” at the Modern.

Subjects Laid Bare

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth often has artists visit when their works are exhibited there, but that won’t be an option for Lucian Freud: Portraits. The painter (and grandson of Sigmund Freud) died last year at the age ...


Two Cool Women Spread Love Of Art

Jeff Prince
Despite it’s reputation for stockyards and slaughterhouses, Fort Worth artists were on the cutting edge of modern art in Texas during the mid-20th century. Since then, people who grew up around here recall school trips to...