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The Modern Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Tadao Ando-designed Building with Holiday Lights and a Free Weekend

6 Nov 2022 7:06 PM | Anonymous

Celebrate our Ando Building's 20th Anniversary! 


December 16-18 

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Modern’s building, we invite the community to visit for free, December 16-18.  

Tadao Ando’s “arbor for art” has become a beloved destination for Fort Worthians and people around the world since opening on December 14, 2002. Celebrate with us by walking through our galleries and grounds—experiencing the tranquil, light-filled spaces and restful pond that reflect Ando’s genius. All are welcome! Admission to the galleries is free all weekend, Friday 10 am - 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.


Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne Windfohr Marion

Through January 8

Permanent Collection


Through February 5

The Modern trees are illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby experience a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities. The museum galleries are open with free admission until 8 pm on Fridays.


Dinner with the Modern Lights

Fridays, seating from 5 to 8:30 pm

Executive Chef Jett Mora welcomes you with warm hospitality, creative cuisine, and a seasonal menu rooted in Texas ingredients. Create your own holiday memories on Friday nights at Café Modern. Seating is available from 5 to 8:30 pm. For reservations, call 817.840.2157 or online here.


First Friday at the Modern Holiday Style!

December 2, and January 6, February 3

Free admission

The first Friday of each month, the Modern and Café Modern team up to bring you live music from the First Friday House Band, and drink specials and tasty light bites in the museum's Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm. Invite friends to enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the Modern in the evening. A complimentary docent-led, 20-minute tour is available at 6:30 pm. Café Modern and Executive Chef Jett Mora serve a light dining menu in the lobby ($9-$15). Specialty drinks along with beer and wine are available at the cash bar, with happy hour selections.


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566



Museum Gallery Hours

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm


General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)

$16: General (age 18 and above)

$12: Seniors (age 60+), Active/Retired Military Personnel and First Responders with ID

$10: Students with ID

Free: Under 18 years old

The Museum offers half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays.


The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. 

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