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Understand your spooky side with this week’s Modern Lecture Series event featuring margee Kerr

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Date: Tuesday (9/26)

Time: Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.

Place: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Cost: $5


This Tuesday the Modern Lecture Series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth continues, featuring lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics. The series is free and open to the public.

This Tuesday, Sept. 26, will feature sociologist Margee Kerr in conjunction with the exhibition Misty Keasler: Haunt.

According to the Modern’s website, Kerr is known as a “fear junkie,” conducting research on fear, and how and why people engage with scary material.

Author of Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear (named as a must-read by the Washington Post), Kerr also works as co-investigator on a “first-of-its-kind study that measures how the brain and body respond to “fun-scary” experiences like haunted attractions, paranormal investigations, and thrill rides,” the website reads.

During Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Kerr is presenting her book Scream: Why we love, or loathe, thrills and chills, which talks about how people choose to scare themselves and the benefits that scaring yourself can have.

Kerr will also talk about her essay for the book Misty Keasler: Haunt, and bring her findings back to Keasler’s photographs of haunted houses that are featured in the Modern’s special exhibition.

Modern Lecture Series nights begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and is limited to 250 guests. Additionally, a live broadcast of the presentations will be shown in Café Modern for any additional guests.

Tickets will be available for $5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day of the lecture online at

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.

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