Alexandra and Olivia Cooper

Alexandra and Olivia Cooper
1410 Jacksboro Hwy, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Yesenia Raymond
Yesenia Raymond
6850 Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76112

The Modern - Modern Billings

Exhibition on Display: August 21-September 28, 2020

By: Clear Channel Outdoor

With the support of Clear Channel Outdoor, the Education Department of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announces a new season of the public program, MODERN BILLINGS.

Using space from Clear Channel Outdoor as programming sites, Assistant Curators of Education Jesse Morgan Barnett and Tiffany Wolf Smith work with a variety of artists to situate imagery and text onto billboards, elements of the city that traditionally present commercial advertisements rather than cultural curiosities. For MODERN BILLINGS, artists place works into under-served communities along the periphery of downtown Fort Worth. These large-scale installations along Jacksboro Highway and the Lancaster corridor extend the reach of the Modern and the Education Department and provide an intervention opportunity for contemporary art in urban landscapes.

Information on this season and past series available at

For the sixth iteration of MODERN BILLINGS, Art Study students designed six billboards for Fort Worth, Texas. Led by former MODERN BILLINGS artist and TCU Assistant Professor of Photography Kalee Appleton, these high school students spent one week researching, sharing, and interpreting photographic works within the Modern’s permanent collection. Due to COVID-19, Art Study had to adapt its structure and shift to an online format. Making the most of these conditions, the students worked virtually in small groups to build an image archive to appropriate from to find interpretations of home.

Participating Art Study students include Alexandra Cooper, Olivia Cooper, Bailey Toler, Bethany Davis, Tiffany Kalema, Elliot Kinney, Kerby McCracken, Yesenia Raymond, Monica Rosario, and Madeline Smith.

About The Modern Art Museum

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post - World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation. 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.

The collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is comprised of nearly 3,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and prints. The majority of works in the collection are dated between 1945 and the present. All major, international movements are represented, including Abstract Expressionism; British, German, French, and American Pop; Color Field Painting; Minimalism; Conceptualism; Post-Minimalism; New Image Painting, and Neo - Expressionism. Pop and Minimalism are particularly strong, as is German art of the 1970s and 1980s.

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