Only 35 miles separate Dallas and Fort Worth, so after (or before) we take visitors to the Dallas museums we hop on the freeway and high tail it to Ft. Worth to do the museums there.
Recently, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (a mouthful, shortened to The Modern) was my focus, literally.
When architect Tadeo Ando came west he brought an eastern sensibility with him and gave the city not only a building worthy of a significant collection of modern and contemporary art but a piece of art in its own right.
The spare and unembellished steel, glass and concrete building floats on a 1.5 acre reflecting pond. Inside and outside are connected. I wanted to capture the play of light against the building, the cast shadows, shimmering reflections and the vertical, horizontal and diagonal patterns. Always going for the details.
Inside, you exit a gallery, turn a corner, and catch a glimpse of the water outside. Lovely. Refreshing.
Café Modern, with its elliptical dining room surrounded by water, is the place to take a break for coffee or lunch and “float” for a while.
The man knew how to make us feel cool on a hot Texas day.