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First Fridays at the Modern

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Join us for First Friday at the Modern. We are ready to welcome you back to enjoy an evening of art and music.

The first Friday of each month, the Modern and Café Modern team up to bring you live music, drink special 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.

Join us for live music from the First Friday House Band lead by local musician Daniel Stone with special guests this month, Joey Carter on vibes, and Paul Metzger on guitar.The NEW Café Modern and Executive Chef Jett Mora will be serving a light dining menu in the lobby ($9-$15). Specialty drinks along with beer and wine will be available at the cash bar, with happy hour selections.

Gallery admission is free for everyone on Fridays! A complimentary docent-led, 20-minute tour is available at 6:30 pm, featuring highlights of works in our special exhibition Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas. (Masks are required to participate.)The ongoing film series, Magnolia at the Modern, offers critically acclaimed films every Friday night. We are featuring The Capote Tapes, the weekend of October 1 through 3, at 6 and 8 pm.
Plan to stay for dinner at the NEW Café Modern

Executive Chef Jett Mora and General Manager Jamie Holderby with Wolfgang Puck Catering welcome you back for Friday dinner! Café Modern provides warm hospitality, creative cuisine, and seasonal menus rooted in Texas ingredients. The menus feature comfort food with global influences and a beverage program showcasing local spirits. Café Modern offers seating indoors and on the expansive outdoor patio.

With stunning architecture as a backdrop, Café Modern is a favorite date night or gathering place for locals and out-of-town visitors. Dinner choices are always delicious, the setting is dramatic.

Seating for dinner every Friday evening from 5 to 8:30 pm. For dinner reservations and information, call 817.840.2157 or visit OpenTable online.

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3200 Darnell Street · Fort Worth, TX 76107