Museum of Modern Art to Honor Larry McMurtry with Cinematic Event


The Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art is celebrating the late novelist and screenwriter behind classics like “Lonesome Dove” and “The Last Picture Show” with a cinematic showcase this summer.

Four works by Larry McMurtry – who grew up on a North Texas ranch and whose stories would earn 13 Oscars, seven Emmys and a Pulitzer in 1985 for the original Lonely dove novel – will be shown at The Modern between July 31 and August 15, an event the museum is hosting in collaboration with the Lone Star Film Society.

The animation of the event will be Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy, with film scholar and SXSW co-founder Louis Black joining remotely. They will explore a selection of McMurty’s film and television work, starting with the four episodes of “Lonesome Dove” between July 31 and August 1, followed by “Hud” on August 7, “The Last Picture Show” on August 1. . 14 (it’s the film’s 50th anniversary this year) and “Texasville” on August 15th.

The schedule is as follows:

“Lonely dove”

July 31, first part at noon and second part at 2 p.m.

August 1, parts three and four at 4:30 p.m.


August 7, 2 p.m.

“The last picture show”

August 14, 2 p.m.


August 15, 4:30 p.m.

More information is available at

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July 9, 2021



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