Anna Gaskell, That’s All I Remember, 2006, stills [source]
Two weeks ago, I was able to sneak in a quick trip down to Texas to visit one of my favorite museums: The Modern in Fort Worth. Pretty Baby, the current exhibition, is a fascinating exploration of childhood from numerous lenses. From Catherine Opie’s nursing Self-Portrait to Miranda July’s audio interviews of children to Loretta Lux’s idealized and slightly subversive portraits, Pretty Baby is a thought-provoking, as well as simply provoking, investigation of a time-frame in human experience that so rarely finds itself under the microscope.
The exhibition runs through June 24 and isn’t scheduled to travel, so it’s worth a trip if you can swing it. Good exhibition non-withstanding, it’s hard to overshadow the Modern’s lovely Ando-designed building, which seems to float on a still pool of watery glass, or its mouth-watering permanent collection. Here are a few of my favorites to whet your appetite for a trip to Cow Town.
February 25–June 24, 2007
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth