Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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When the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was founded well over a century ago, the need for an institution devoted to culture and the arts was recognized as an important and enriching component in a thriving community. Decades later, this need still exists. Along with its museum neighbors in the Cultural District, the Modern provides an authentic, first-hand experience with art. A true cultural landmark, the Modern is one of several anchors in this special section of the city making major civic and social contributions to the vibrancy of Fort Worth. The Modern's key and differentiating role is its focus on modern and contemporary art, which helps connect the past with the present, as we look ahead to the future.

The principal activities of the Modern revolve around the presentation of art exhibitions and programs related to modern and contemporary art. 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.

Major accomplishments include the presentation of numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions-nearly 600 since 1950. Some of the most recent include Women Painting Women (2022), Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again (2021), Mark Bradford: End Papers (2020), Robyn O’Neil: WE, THE MASSES (2019), Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg (2018), New Works by Ron Mueck (2018), KAWS: Where the End Starts (2016), Frank Stella: A Retrospective (2016), Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic (2015), Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s (2014), and Lucian Freud: Portraits (2012). The Tadao Ando-designed building was completed in 2002 and is considered an architectural monument of international importance and one of the finest venues for the display of modern and contemporary art in the world. The Modern features 53,000 square feet of gallery space, a 5,600-square-foot education center, and a state-of-the-art auditorium that seats 249 guests. Since the opening of the new building, the Modern has welcomed 3,000,000 visitors.

Our Needs

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth seeks contributions from the public to support outstanding art exhibitions and educational programming. Current needs include support for general operating, education, exhibitions, and endowment.


The purpose of the Association shall be to own, purchase or otherwise acquire, a collection of works of modem art of the highest quality and to promulgate and maintain a program of art activities and art education in the City of Fort Worth for public use and benefit, which program shall principally be the development and operation of a modem art museum in Fort Worth, Texas whose mission shall be: to provide leadership, education and enjoyment in modern and contemporary art, to preserve, disp...


Support for general operating, education, exhibitions, and endowment.

Equity Statement

The Modern recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and created a DEI Committee in 2019. Its mission is to support inclusiveness and improve diversity and equity opportunities through policies and procedures. The aim is to provide a safe and welcoming space, without barriers, to foster an inclusive environment, and recognize and engage with the wisdom and creativity of our community. The goals are to:

• Promote equity and inclusion in the workplace

• Implement effective strategies to recruit and attract a more diverse staff

• Develop content and materials that are culturally sensitive and accessible to all groups

• Diversify Board and leadership voices

• Formulate a plan to assess our community needs, solicit input from diverse voices, and broaden our audience

Organization Data


Organization name

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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Arts, Culture & Humanities, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

$10,000,000 or more

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Equity Statement

Equity Statement


3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107



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