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Plan a trip this summer to experience the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the special exhibition Robert Motherwell: Pure Painting. Featuring visually compelling works chosen from throughout the artist’s influential career, this presentation offers new insights into his expansive sense of painting.

Situated in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the creative center of the city, the Modern galleries are surrounded by an elegant concrete, glass, and steel building designed by the renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. In addition to the soaring, light-filled gallery space and landscaped grounds with outdoor sculptures, the museum features a reflecting pond, theater, education center, gift shop, and café, creating a thriving hub for our community and beyond.

Portrait of Najee Hall II, 2022; Barthélémy Senghor, 2020; Mame Kéwé Aminata Lô, 2020Credit: Kehinde Wiley

Showcasing the work of historically significant, mid-career, and emerging artists, the Modern is known for its evolving collection of post-1940s international art. This summer, in addition to our special exhibition, find new acquisitions and permanent collection favorites throughout the Modern’s galleries.


While you’re exploring, take time to enjoy Café Modern, led by Wolfgang Puck trained Executive Chef Jett Mora. The acclaimed restaurant provides warm hospitality, creative cuisine, and seasonal menus rooted in Texas ingredients to guests. The menus feature comfort food with global influences and a beverages showcasing local spirits. Café Modern offers seating indoors and on the expansive outdoor patio.

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