Conversation, Movie, Museum and More–A Fun Night!

Another one is in the books! We had a great time at our latest outing with a great group of ladies. This time we decided to do a number of things in one outing, and it worked. There was something for everyone. There is no schedule as to when we will do an event, it is just when we think that something may interest some ladies, and we go for it.

When we heard that the Magnolia at the Modern (Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth) would be showing one of the most talked about movies around –The Farewell, we knew this was what we had been looking for.

Then we decided why not tour the Modern before the movie and see the great art work it contains. Entry into the museum on that day was free–that’s a win, win situation.

Touring the museum is always enjoyable. There is wonderful artwork inside and outside. The weather was beautiful so we were able to enjoy both. We even had time to go into the museum store to look around and make a few purchases.

So that we could get to know each other better, we had a reservation at Cafe Modern where we enjoyed cocktails, snacks and great conversation. Having time just to talk was fun and entertaining.

Then it was off to see the movie in the comfort of the theater at Magnolia at the Modern. It may not have all of the amenities that the newer theaters have, but it is cozy, and yes each lady was given snacks because everyone knows that you can’t go to the movies without snacks.

The movie lived up to its billing. I really can’t wait to see it again and see the things I missed. I will tell you though that there are subtitles because much of the movie is in Chinese and even a little Japanese with some English thrown it.

All in all the conversation was good, the museum was fun, the movie was great and the night was a lot of fun. We look forward to our next outing, and hope that you can join us. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Cocktails, MUSIC, Dining And Of Course Great ART

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has just announced two great dates for the fantastic “First Friday” series. They’ve always been great, and these two will be even better. Mark your calendar for December 2, 2016 and January 6, 2017. The Modern has joined forces with Shipping & Receiving (the Near Southside music and night-life venue) to showcase great local musicians in the grand lobby from 6 to 11 pm on these dates.

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On these two dates you can explore the outstanding KAWS, WHERE THE END STARTS with extended, late-night hours and also enjoy great music, cocktails and food. You can also enjoy a full menu in Café Modern.

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The price is $10 and does include gallery admission. Modern members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders will get free admission. These dates will go fast, you can get tickets at Shipping and Receiving.  You can also join the Modern as a member at joining the Modern.

There will also be a 20 minute docent led tour of the galleries at 6:30 pm. The bands playing are:  December 2–The Burning Hotels and January 6–ISHI and Sudie.

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For more about this event and others at the Modern which includes the schedule of the films of the Magnolia at the Modern films, visit The Modern.

Can’t make it to Fort Worth, Texas–check your local area for programs.  They are out there, and remember “thisisyourbestyear” .  There is even room to dance! 

 

Movies At The Modern Art Museum Of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will host their “Magnolia at the Modern” Film Series starting on November 13 and going through December 20.  Below are just a few of the films that will be shown.  To see a complete list, please go to www.themodern.org.  Tickets will go on sale beginning November 3, online at www.themodern.org, by calling 817.738.9215, or at the Modern’s admission desk. Café Modern offers dinner before or after the film on Friday and Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.
 
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.
 
PhoenixPhoenix
November 13-15
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
“A haunting portrait of identity, loss, and the search for answers in post-WWII Berlin.”
Scott Foundas, Variety. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, a concentration camp survivor (Nina Hoss) tries to find out if her husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) betrayed her to the Nazis.
98 minutes; PG-13; English, German
  
ExperimenterExperimenter
November 20-22
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
“A heady brew of theories about the essence of human nature, and a Peter Sarsgaard performance that catches Milgram in all his seductive, megalomaniacal brilliance.” Scott Foundas, Variety. In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) conducts controversial experiments designed to measure conformity, conscience, and free will.  108 minutes; PG-13
TheebTheeb
November 27-29
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
A young Bedouin boy uses his nascent survival skills to outwit potential enemies in Theeb, a classic adventure film of the best kind, and one that’s rarely seen these days.” Jay Weissberg, Variety. In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. 100 minutes; Arabic with English subtitles

Beyond Words–Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

From September 20, 2015 to January 10, 2016 the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas) will be presenting the art work of Kehinde Wiley.  Mr. Wiley has been a professional artist for about 14 years, but he has been an artist for most of his 38 years. 

Photography by David Woo
Photography by David Woo

The art lovers of Fort Worth and Tarrant County came out for a one of a kind book signing. The lecture that proceeded the book signing was one of the most successful the museum has held.  There was standing room only in the main hall with just as many being seated in Café Modern. All were informed and entertained by Kehinde’s conversation with Eugenie Tsai of the Brooklyn Museum.

The exhibition–Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic showcases about 60 of Kehinde’s body of work.  The exhibition starts with a piece painted just before his graduation from Yale University and gives you some background into his life as an African-American male.

When you visit the exhibition, you will find yourself stepping up closely to examine the pieces, then stepping back to see them from a different angle.  There are huge paintings, smaller paintings, sculptures and one of my favorites–beautiful stained glass pieces. I suggest that you take the guided tour (at least the first time you go, you will go back again). The guided tour will give you insight into Kehinde’s vision, and how it has evolved.

To find out more about the world-famous Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth go to: http://themodern.org/.  You can also read more about Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic at  http://themodern.org/exhibition/upcoming/kehinde-wiley-a-new-republic/3071.

As I tell everyone, there may be bigger (modern art museums), but there are none better than the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas).

*Great girlfriends outing, date night or going it alone.

Remember ” thisisyourbestyear”.

Good Friend, Free Fun, Good Food and Good Wine–Good Day

My good friend and I decided the rainy weather was not going to keep us from enjoying “Free Day” in the Cultural District in Ft.Worth.  We had 10 places to select from.

We started our day at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, then continued on to the Kimbell Art Museum, and ended with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  Even in the rain there were others enjoying the day.

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We ended our wonderful day at Max’s Wine Dive enjoying wonderful food, good wine, good service and most of all good conversation.

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Free Fun In Your City

Free Fun

Every city has some wonderful events that are free or cost very little.  As a woman of a certain age I am always watching my money. Even while watching my money I am on the lookout for something fun to do–something different.  This week in Fort Worth, Texas you can visit the venues in the cultural district for FREE.

Fort Worth has some of the best museums in the national.  Go by yourself, take someone with you, go by yourself, go by yourself….Get out of the house and enjoy yourself.  There are so many things that women of a certain age can do all alone or with someone.  Why not take that child and/or grandchild to the cultural district–you can have a teaching moment without really trying.

Fort Worth skyline with the Trinity River in the foreground.

Take a look at your city and see what’s going on and enjoy.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.