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Hear Margaret Meehan’s take on horror during her Tuesday Evenings at the Modern lecture

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 12 through November 14 (no lecture October 31).

Artist Margaret Meehan will be speaking as part of the series on Oct. 10

Meehanwas a Texas-based artist, but she now lives, makes art and teaches in Richmond, Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Meehan is known for her research-heavy and figure-based multimedia work. She has always been interested in how bodily difference has been perceived throughout time.

“For her Tuesday lecture, Meehan presents “Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde,” a talk on how her work addresses monstrosity as a kind of otherness that goes beyond dualities and instead exists in shades of gray, a slippage between the categories that society defines us by and an acknowledgement of the monster that lives within us,” the Modern’s website reads.

In her talk, Meehan will discuss the intersections of myths, monsters and miracles, as well as examine how we decide whom we protect and whom we should be protected from by — something she will address through looking at notions of gender, vintage horror and American history.

“My interest in horror is in its evolution and how it served as a salve or catalyst for society to deal with the fear of others. I’m not really interested in slasher films. A lot of my focus is on individuals who in the end are human,” Margaret Meehan said in “Q+A with Margaret Meehan,” by Rebecca Marino, Conflict of Interest, February 14, 2017.

Visit www.themodern.org/programs/lectures for more information on each talk.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests.

A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.   

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions, www.themodern.org/podcasts.

 

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