ARLIS/NA Fort Worth 43rd Annual Conference


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Society Circle Reception
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Society Circle Reception will be held at the Café Modern in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tadao Ando’s striking, minimalist building has been named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Museums.” Cocktails and hors d’oeurves will be available from this restaurant, which serves a sustainable menu from local artisans. Gallery tours of the collection, led by museum staff, will also be available during the evening.

Sponsored by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Friday, March 20, 2015

First Time Attendees Reception
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The 2015 First Time Attendees Reception will be hosted by Carole Ann Fabian, ARLIS/NA President. Come mix and mingle with members of the ARLIS/NA Executive Board, as well as other society leaders. Open to all first-time conference attendees. We look forward to meeting you!

Fort Worth Water Gardens
Ft. Worth Water Gardens / Brandi Korte / CC BY-NC-ND
Welcome Reception
Fort Worth Water Gardens Events Plaza
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fort Worth Water Gardens Events Plaza will serve as the perfect location for our 2015 Welcome Reception. Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the rushing waters in the Water Gardens have long been a beautiful feature in the city. The reception will take place outside, adjacent to this site in the plaza area of the Fort Worth Convention Center. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and, even if the temperature is chilly, a warm Texas welcome!

Sponsored by the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Leadership Breakfast
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
8:00 am - 9:00 am
This event is by invitation only. Individuals currently serving in a leadership role within ARLIS/NA will be invited to attend this event, hosted by the Executive Board.

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Silent Auction (ARLISpalooza)
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The annual silent auction will be featured concurrently with the conference Poster 2.0 session for your browsing convenience. Generously given by ARLIS/NA members, chapters, and vendors, fabulous donations of handcrafted items, books, art, and other items will be on display all day Saturday. Please consider donating items for this worthy cause. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Society in funding student travel awards.

International Guests Reception
Sid Richardson Museum
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This event is by invitation only. International guests are invited to attend a cocktail reception at the Sid Richardson Museum in the historical Sundance Square. The Museum's collection focuses on numerous, prominent Western artists, including Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The exhibition, Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West, will display Catlin’s cartoon books, which he produced during his encounters with Native Americans in the 1830s.

Sponsored by the Sid Richardson Museum.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ronnie Self Membership Brunch with Keynote Speaker, Ronnie Self
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
10:30 am - 11:30 am
This year’s Membership Brunch will feature a talk by Ronnie Self, Associate Professor of architecture at the University of Houston, who will speak on Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano’s architectural work for the Kimbell Art Museum. Prior to founding his firm Ronnie Self Architect in Houston, Self worked in the Paris office of Renzo Piano Building Workshop for twelve years. Self’s book, The Architecture of Art Museums – A Decade of Design: 2000 – 2010, was released in April 2014.

Membership Meeting
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
11:30 am - 12:45 am
Hosted by the Executive Board and open to all ARLIS/NA members, please join your colleagues at the annual membership meeting and show your support as the new officers of the Executive Board take office. The meeting will feature updates on society activities, a financial report, a preview of the 2016 conference in Seattle, Washington, a forum for discussion, and much more.

Exhibit Hall Closing Reception
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Convocation with Keynote Speaker, Mari Carmen Ramírez
Mari Carmen Ramirez Omni Fort Worth Hotel
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This year's Convocation will be held right at the conference's beautiful Omni Fort Worth Hotel and feature our keynote speaker, Mari Carmen Ramírez. Mari Carmen Ramírez is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A globally renowned authority on modern and contemporary Latin American art, Ramírez has published extensively and curated numerous award-winning exhibitions, including Inverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America (with Héctor Olea). She’s also conceptualized and implemented the ICAA Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art Project, a major digital archive and book series focused on primary sources. In 2005 Ramírez received the Award for Curatorial Excellence granted by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. That same year, TIME magazine named her one of “The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.”

Sponsored by ProQuest, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, and City Club of Fort Worth.

Convocation Reception
Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion
7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Convocation Reception will be held at the Kimbell Art Museum’s recently opened Piano Pavilion, situated several yards away from the iconic Louis Kahn building completed in 1972. Cocktails and appetizers will be served as attendees enjoy the sleek and elegant design of the new pavilion and views of the Kahn building across the lawn.

Sponsored by ProQuest, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, and City Club of Fort Worth.