Whether the phrase makes you think of the 1978 film with Brooke Shields as a child prostitute or a brilliant but creepy Cursive song, "pretty baby" always seems to refer to a loss of innocence in childhood. However, the works in the new Pretty Baby exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth vary greatly and include explorations of childhood's innocent moments in addition to the edgier, less idealized experiences of youth. The exhibit includes works by a dozen artists from places such as Tokyo, Berlin and Los Angeles and incorporates photography, painting, installation, video and a film series. The only local contributor is Dallas artist and art professor Margaret Meehan, who has taught at TCU, UTD, SMU and, best of all, UT Austin. (Hook 'em, Horns!) Pretty Baby opens Sunday and runs through June. For more information, call 817-738-9215 or visit themodern.org.
Feb. 25-June 30