The Modern at Fort Worth Publishes Book on Its Architect, Tadao Ando, to Mark Building's 15th Anniversary

Fans of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now learn all about the creation of its building. The facility, which opened to wide acclaim in 2002, was designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. To celebrate the opening's 15th anniversary, the museum has published Tadao Ando's Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: 15 Years. A native of Osaka, Japan, Ando established Tadao Ando Architect & Associates in 1969. The self-taught architect has been a visiting professor at several universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Yale and the University of Tokyo. He has received some of the world's major architectural prizes, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Kyoto Prize and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. The new book features eight interviews between Ando and the Modern's former chief curator Michael Auping. It covers the design and construction phases of the building, presents Ando's thoughts on the nature of architecture and includes a recent interview in which Ando reflects upon the museum and his latest work.To learn more, visit Sister Cities presidentWashington, D.C.-based Sister Cities International has announced the appointment of Roger-Mark De Souza as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 2.De Souza most recently worked for the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. He holds graduate degrees in international relations and development policy from George Washington University and the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. Born and raised in the Caribbean, he lives in Virginia with his wife and two sons.Fort Worth Sister Cities is a local chapter of the organization. Three of Fort Worth's eight sister cities are in Asia — Bandung, Indonesia; Guiyang, China; and Nagaoka, Japan. To learn more, visit will be SaturdaySanskriti is a celebration of Hindu culture. Radha Krishna Temple in Allen will present Sanskriti 2017 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, with contests in dancing, singing, fashion, drawing, coloring, essay writing, public speaking, chess, Sudoku, instrument playing and yoga. Free dinner for participants and guests will be provided. A marketplace with food stalls, decorative items, clothing and other wares also is planned. The event's main goal is to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to gather and inspire one another in their pursuit for excellence.The temple is at 1450 N. Watters Road. To learn more and to register, visit runnersTwo runners from Sendai, Japan, competed in the BMW Dallas Half Marathon on Sunday. Shota Akaotsu finished 17th and Chikage Aoki soon followed at 27th. Dallas and Sendai are friendship cities. Dallas has sent runners to the Sendai International Half Marathon since 1996 and this is the first time Sendai has sent runners to Dallas. Upcoming eventsSATURDAYThe Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood, will present "Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road" from Saturday through December 2018. Drawn from the museum's collection, the exhibit will showcase garments and ornamental hangings from India, Central Asia, China and Japan. Admission is free.The Crow Collection, 2010 Flora St. in Dallas, will offer Family Playdate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more at Cinemas, 2661 Midway Road in Carrollton, will present a screening of Sonata, directed by Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and actress Aparna Sen, at 4 p.m. Call 469-677-5132. The Korean Association of Fort Worth will host its 2017 KAFW Fundraising Night at 5 p.m. at the Riley Center at Southwestern, 1701 W. Boyce Ave. in Fort Worth. Admission is $35 ($20 for students and seniors). To learn more, call 817-494-8193 or email Sogetsu School of Ikebana Exhibit will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road in Plano. Admission is free. Radio Azad will present the premiere of Na Maloom Afraad 2 at 4 p.m. at the Venetian Cinemas, 2661 Midway Road in Carrollton. Director Nabeel Qureshi will attend. Get tickets at  Continue reading...

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