Art Society Field trip – Modern Till Midnight: 80’s edition


The Tarleton Art Society will be going to the Modern at Midnight dance party this Saturday, the 25th.  Contact your TAS President Sarah Castillo for info, or ask Prof. Ireland or Prof. Harding.  All are welcome to attend, as this is probably your best option by far for this Saturday night. Below is the press release from the Modern….

What is it?
The event will take you back to the buzz of New York in the ’80s during the Modern’s extended, late-night hours. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the Modern’s new exhibition, Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, join in with unique gallery activities and tours, and dine on exceptional cuisine from Café Modern.

The Grand Lobby will be transformed into the ’80s dance party scene with prizes for the BEST 1980s COSTUME!

$15 advanced purchase
$20 at the door
FREE for Modern Members & 1 guest

Tickets will be sold at the door. Advance tickets will be are available online at, by calling 817.738.9215, or by visiting the Modern’s admission desk.

Live Music
Don’t miss an eclectic array of live music on the lawn featuring works from well-known local bands collaborating with each other to perform their take on 80s hits.

This year’s unprecedented 80s Edition of Modern ’til Midnight will feature original 80s music collaborations from members of your favorite local bands, including Telegraph Canyon, Black Tie Dynasty, White Denim, The Burning Hotels, Pinkish Black, The Quaker City Night Hawks, Son of Stan, Calhoun, Cleanup, zhOra, Bummer Vacation, Ronnie Heart and more!

Music from the 80’s featuring: Prince, Billy Idol, New Order, Paul Simon, Pet Shop Boys, Flock of Seagulls, R.E.M., The Clash, Madonna.Music from the 80’s featuring: Prince, Billy Idol, New Order, Paul Simon, Pet Shop Boys, Flock of Seagulls, R.E.M., The Clash, Madonna

In the Gallery…
The special exhibition Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s will be on view, along with selected works from the Modern’s permanent collection. Throughout the evening, there will be special activities in the galleries, including spotlight tours, and art explorations. Modern ’til Midnight admission includes access to the galleries.

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s
Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world’s most recognizable features. Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s presents works to capture the mood, energy, and critical themes that distinguished the art of the time in one of the world’s greatest urban centers. Even now, a quarter-century later, New York art in the 1980s still holds an aura of controversy and glamour. Iconic works by the decade’s most critically acclaimed artists will be presented, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Richard Prince, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, and Andy Warhol.

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