Generally speaking, football and art go together like orange juice and toothpaste. It's not that you can't appreciate both, it's just that it's not really appropriate to pound back a beer, scream at Jason Garrett for another screwy passing game, and then settle back into your chair to discuss how Cindy Sherman's portraiture is a commentary on gender stereotyping in the media. But Mr. Jerry Jones is a forward-thinking man and he wants to bridge the divide between the brutality of the gridiron and the sensitivity of the artistic. You can see the results of that endeavor throughout Cowboys Stadium. Next time you're drunkenly searching for a place to take a piss at halftime, take a moment to look around and appreciate the modern art Jones has thoughtfully incorporated throughout the facility. It may seem like an unholy alliance, but you've got to appreciate the effort to reach beyond $12 beers and Black Eyed Peas on the PA to try to inspire the fans a little. Hear the rationale behind this marriage of football and modern art when Gene and Jerry Jones take the podium at the Tuesday Evenings at the Modern lecture series at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Get to The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., to pick up free tickets to the event starting at 5 p.m. Visit themodern.org/lectures.htm for more details.
Tue., Oct. 19, 7 p.m., 2010