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 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 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 or live streamed 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.

Emmanuel Ramirez, Architect and Partner, Estudio MMX

September 26, 6 pm

Emmanuel Ramírez, a project manager and partner with Estudio MMX, presents “Architecture and territory” in conjunction with the annual Fort Worth AIA Design Awards. Together with fellow founders, Ramirez directs Estudio MMX, an urban and architectural design studio based in Mexico City. Estudio MMX, as a collaborative practice, aims to study the idea of territory from multiple perspectives and scales, ranging from deeply intimate spaces to the collective realms. These contexts, where life develops, are in constant change and pose scenarios for thriving experiences, but also unexpected risks.

Emmanuel Ramirez works as a consultant for various studios and academic institutions in Mexico and abroad. Together with Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Rio, and Diego Ricalde, he directs Estudio MMX. He has developed his disciplinary interests in the fields of strategic urban design, master planning, and architectural design. Ramirez has also taught at Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) and University of Texas at Arlington. He has received numerous awards including the Young Creators Scholarship from the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) and, together with Estudio MMX, international awards such as the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects, Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard award, and national and international Cemex Awards; the studio was also named a Highly Commended practice by The Architectural Review’s Emerging Architecture award jury.

Established in 2010, Estudio MMX was founded by Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Rio, Emmanuel Ramirez, and Diego Ricalde. The studio functions with an approach open to any scale of intervention. The office develops proposals which vary from design and installations to architecture and urbanism, recognizing in each project a unique challenge due to its physical, economic, and social context. As such, Estudio MMX has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, and represented Mexico at the 2013 Latin American Architecture Biennial in Pamplona, Spain. The studio’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums such as the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico; the Mexican Architecture exhibition in Paris; MUDE (Museum of Design and Fashion), Portugal; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; and the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2018 and 2020.


September 19 – Jammie Holmes, Artist

September 26 – Emmanuel Ramirez, Architect and Partner, Estudio MMX

October 3 – Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Artist

October 10 – Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Artist with Laura Phipps, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art and exhibition curator of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map

October 17 – Charles Gaines, Artist

October 24 – Kate Shepherd, Artist

November 7 – Helen Molesworth, Curator and Writer with Terri Thornton, Curator of Education, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Book signing at 7 pm.


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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