Every year, millions of visitors come to the Fort Worth Cultural District to marvel at its wonderful array
of museums and cultural attractions. One of its most popular offerings, however, would no doubt be
the Modern Art Museum. Aside from being Texas’ oldest museum, it also features one of the most
impressive collections of contemporary works. Numbering in the thousands, its diverse collection
includes works on paper, contemporary photography, artworks, and sculptures.
An Architectural Wonder
Visiting the Fort Worth Cultural District is like visiting a land filled with architectural wonders, and the
Modern Art Museum – designed by the world famous Tadao Ando – is certainly one of those. Built on
five pavilions made of glass and concrete, the museum also boasts of a vast and stunning reflecting pond
and with its overlooking Café Modern nearby.
A Shopping Paradise for Lovers of Culture and the Arts
No matter how many times you visit the Modern Art Museum, you are unlikely to go home empty
handed as the Modern Shop is likely to have something new and delightful to offer. There is a
spectacular array of books and educational toys for your kids as well as decorative items and jewelry
that can serve as wonderful souvenirs for your friends and family back home.
Exquisitely Fine Dining
Enjoying your lunch at the Café Modern is always an exquisite pleasure. The café’s sumptuous selection
of dishes is a joy to look at and is even more delightful to sample. Just one taste of any of Café Modern’s
dishes is enough to let you know why Gourmet magazine has singled it out as one of America’s best
There is never a dull moment at the Modern Art Museum of the Fort Worth Cultural District. Lectures
helmed by famous scholars, critics, and artists are offered free to the public. On other evenings of the
week, you can choose to attend one of the museum’s musicals, concerts, or film presentations. If you
take a look at the museum’s calendar of events, you’ll see that there’d never be a week you won’t have
an event to look forward to attending.
The Modern Art Museum of the Fort Worth Cultural District is open from Tuesdays to Sundays. Regular
operating hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. although during Fridays the museum remains open
until 8:00 p.m. Discounted admission rates are offered for Seniors and students wile Museum members
and children age 12 years old and under enjoy free admission.