emptymodern, modern, art museum, fort worth, texas

Hey, Dallas, Fort Worth, Mid-Cities, Denton, and the surrounding areas. Saturday, June 6, 2015, The Modern in Fort Worth opens its doors early to Instagrammers and mobile photographers for about an hour of shooting the museum unfettered by weekend crowds. More info after the jump.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is hosting an InstaMeet next Saturday which gives North Texas mobile photographers rare and unheard-of access to the museum and its collection. For an hour or so, mobile photographers — iPhoneographers and Android photographers, will be given early access to the museum to shoot the collection, the galleries, and the building. I suspect other cameras will be allowed as well, but sharing on Instagram for this event is very much encouraged —  hashtag emptymodern. There will contests, cool prizes, and more.

Usually, we only announce events like this on Life In LoFi’s Events Calendar, but this is in my backyard and I’ll be there to shoot and meet other North Texas iPhoneographers.

The Fort Worth Modern is a stunning building, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, and is a work of art in itself. The design of the building lends itself to photography, with clean lines, open galleries, and foundation to roof windows which open to various views of the city, landscaping, and sky. Shooting the building alone from the inside yields exciting possibilities of a convergence of light, shadow, lines, art, and architecture.

For those of you unfamiliar with The Modern, the Permanent Collection includes more than 3,000 works including pieces by Pablo Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Susan Rothenberg, Jackson Pollock, Richard Serra, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and many others. It’s one of several world-class museums and collections in my little city.

Registration for the even starts at 8:30 on the day of the event. Shooting runs from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, when the museum opens to the general public. Details are below and also on our iPhoneography Events Calendar.

Or, check out the #emptymodern InstaMeet event page on Facebook. Follow The Modern on Instagram @themodernfw.

Planning on attending? Let others know in the comments below….

#emptymodern INSTAMEET @ The Modern

Participants are invited to photograph at the Modern from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, June 6, while the museum is closed. www.facebook.com/events/814576768589681

WHO: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and community Instagrammers

WHAT: The Modern’s #emptymodern InstaMeet. Admission is free to participants.

WHEN: Before the Modern opens to the public and, therefore, is “empty.” Saturday, June 6, from 9 to 10 am; registration begins at 8:30 am.

WHERE: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

REGISTRATION: Participants are asked to register on-site the morning of the event beginning at 8:30 am.

DETAILS: The community is invited to participate in an InstaMeet at the “empty Modern.” The museum is closed to the public Saturday morning, therefore the participants have the opportunity to venture through the museum and grounds unimpeded. They may snap away with their favorite smartphone or camera. All the photos the participants upload to Instagram will be tagged #emptymodern @themodernfw. The goal of this initiative is to showcase new perspectives on the Modern to the public through the camera lenses of the community.

TAGS: All the photos the participants upload to Instagram will be tagged #emptymodern @themodernfw. Photos submitted to contests will require a special tag (details to come) to be submitted in addition to #emptymodern, #instameet, and @themodernfw.

CONTESTS: Best Photo, Best Selfie, etc.

RAFFLE: Participants will get the chance to enter a raffle.

PRIZES: Museum membership, dining for two at Cafe Modern, #MagnoliaAtTheModern film tickets


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