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Making the Modern

Three years in the making, shot entirely in High Definition in nine cities and three countries, this compelling film captures the story of the extraordinary design and construction of the new Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The Modern opened its new building, designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, to the public in December 2002. The Museum is Mr. Ando’s largest project to date outside of Japan. The documentary features on-site construction footage of the Modern; the process behind Mr. Ando’s signature concrete; his greatest buildings in Japan; the key to his Modernist and Japanese influences; and interviews with the architects Frank Gehry and Richard Meier and the artist Richard Serra.

“Making the Modern” was produced by Trinity Films and presented by KERA-Dallas/Fort Worth.