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Wednesday, March 2

Painters and photographers are often trying to achieve the "perfect light" in works. That can mean anything from the light falling on a subject to the brightness of white paint. But what to think of artists who use light as their medium? Unusual, no doubt, but in Dan Flavin's case, brilliant. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., presents Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, open through June 5. The exhibition plays host to Flavin's luminous sculptures, many of which are made with fluorescent lightbulbs and little else. Other works include Flavin's "icons," which combine constructions with incandescent and fluorescent lighting, "monuments" that use white lamps or ultraviolet light, plus works on paper (from plans and diagrams to portraits). The installations can take over a room or simply light a small, thin area. Who knew that there could be so many versions of "perfect light"? The special exhibition is included in regular admission fees. Call 817-738-9215.

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