This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public. Lectures begin at 6 pm in the Modern’s auditorium. Seating is at 5:30 pm. A livestream broadcast of the lecture will be available online.

A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 3 pm the day of the lecture online. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 4 pm on the day of the lecture. 

On Tuesday nights during the lecture series, the galleries and shop are open until 6 pm and Café Modern’s bar is open with special artist-inspired signature cocktails (no food service available.) Lectures will not be broadcast into the café this season.

Podcasts of these lectures are available at, two weeks after the presentation date.

Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel.

Kahlil Robert Irving

March 7, 6 pm

Kahlil Robert Irving, a Saint Louis-based artist, is receiving a great deal of critical acclaim for what is described in the I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen catalogue as “personal, conceptually layered and poignant work which assimilates technology to illuminate political and cultural complexities within American society.” For Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, Irving speaks to his participation in I’ll Be Your Mirror and how the new work commissioned especially for the exhibition developed, while also touching on his influences and important themes embedded within these pieces. In addition, Irving offers insight into his use of lens-based material in relation to his long-term practice of making sculpture.

Irving is returning to Tuesday Evenings after participating in the Modern’s virtual programming during the pandemic, Being There: Tuesday Evenings with the Modern, through a special invitation by prior Tuesday Evenings participant and artist Glenn Ligon.

Kahlil Robert Irving, born in San Diego, California in 1992, was an MFA Fellow with the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University in St. Louis, and received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. His work has been featured in exhibitions nationally including at the Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the New Museum, New York; Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Connecticut; and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Upcoming exhibitions include Kahlil Robert Irving: Archeology of the Present at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Irving was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in 2019 and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2020. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the RISD Museum, Rhode Island; the Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 


February 28 – Terrell James, artist

March 7 – Kahlil Irving, artist

March 21 – Kristin Lucas, artist and Paul Slocum, artist, musician, and founder of And/Or Gallery

March 28 – Lynn Hershman Leeson, artist

April 4 – Mendi + Keith Obadike, artists

April 8 – Special Program with Morehshin Allahyari and American Artist, artists

April 11 – Maria Elena Ortiz, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth curator


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm (before lectures until 6 pm)

Fri 10 am-8 pm

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)

$16: General (age 18 and above)

$12: Seniors (age 60+), Active/Retired Military Personnel and First Responders with ID

$10: Students with ID

Free: Under 18 years old

The Museum offers half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays.

The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. 

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