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Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne W. Marion
On View October 23, 2022-January 22, 2023
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas

Director Marla Price announces “Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne W. Marion,” an exhibition of contributions of one of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s greatest patrons, tracing her support over nearly a half-century. Marion’s generosity to many institutions is legendary, but no organization stood above her love for the Modern. With 80 works by 47 artists, this tribute exhibition is on view from October 23, 2022, through January 22, 2023.

Marion began collecting modern and contemporary art in the 1980s. At that time, her passion, and strategy, was to focus on American art at the highest level. She began by forming a small but stellar private collection of Abstract Expressionism, one of the most significant art movements since World War II. The exhibition begins with three renowned works from her collection, given to the Modern on her passing in 2021: Arshile Gorky’s “The Plow and the Song,” 1947, Willem de Kooning’s “Two Women,” 1954–55, and Mark Rothko’s majestic “White Band No. 27,” 1954.

[Image: Arshile Gorky, The Plow and the Song, 1947. Gift of Anne W. Marion]