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Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces

Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival

Performances by Dondoko Taiko, Boyblk, Rizkilla, and Cabus

Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 7 to 10 pm 

All are invited to celebrate Otsukimi, the annual Japanese festival that honors the autumn moon and the season ahead, in recognition of the rich heritage of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s architect, Tadao Ando. To begin this special evening, guests are invited to cast a lantern into the reflecting pond to create an ethereal glow and stunning event backdrop. In addition to the Modern’s special exhibition Women Painting Women, the event features live entertainment by the Dondoko Taiko Japanese Drumming Group, Boyblk, Rizkilla, and Cabus. Japanese-inspired food and beverages crafted by Café Modern are available throughout the evening.

Tickets available for purchase at this link: Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival Tickets, Saturday, September 17 2022 | Prekindle


7 pm Doors Open

Women Painting Women exhibition galleries open

On-site custom T-shirt screen printing by Pan Ector Industries

7:30–8 pm

Lantern Launch in the Reflecting Pond

Performance by Dondoko Taiko Japanese Drumming Group

7:30–8:30 pm

Entertainment by Boyblk

8–9 pm

Entertainment by Rizkilla

9–10 pm

Performance by Cabus


$25: General admission

$15: Modern members at the Friend, Associate, Modern Contemporaries, and Director’s Council levels

Modern members at the Advocate level ($240) and above receive free admission for two adults.

Tickets available for purchase at this link:

Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival Tickets, Saturday, September 17 2022 | Prekindle





Cash bars will feature specialty cocktails, beer, and wine throughout the event.

Japanese-inspired bites will be available for purchase.

Preorder a bento box dinner to enhance your experience. A complimentary picnic mat is included. Menu forthcoming.

Bento box dinners for two are $61 and may be reserved at this link:

Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival Tickets, Saturday, September 17 2022 | Prekindle


Otsukimi, “moon-viewing,” is a Japanese practice believed to have begun in the Heian Period (794–1185) that refers to the tradition of viewing and honoring the annual harvest moon. Historically, Otsukimi was an opportunity to express gratitude for a good harvest and share hope for similar bounty in the future. A full moon is considered auspicious and a clear symbol of abundance.

On Otsukimi, it is traditional to gather in a place where the moon can be seen clearly, usually on a date in September, which historic Japanese writings identify as the time of year with the best opportunity to see the moon at its brightest.


Named after his mother’s maiden name, the Dallas-based singer/songwriter Laurence Cabus balances indie pop with an unpolished mix of electronic soul elements. In a world of genre-bending music, there has been no shortage in the inflow of truly extraordinary acts, yet Cabus dwells in a sphere far beyond his nearest peers and companions.

Growing up in Abilene, Texas, Cabus began playing the piano and guitar in middle school and recording his own music his freshman year of high school.


Cabus has played stages such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, SXSW Music Festival, ACL Live, The Vans Warped Tour, Summerfest, and many more, sharing the spotlight with and opening for an array of national artists, including Erykah Badu, Ghostland Observatory, Washed Out, and Alabama Shakes, among others.


Cabus made his splash in the music world with the 2021 single “Call” that demonstrates his love of soul and electronic pop influences. The song is also the single from his debut EP PSYCHO, which drops September 2022.


When he is not performing onstage or making music, you can find Cabus as host of the Artist Uprising Podcast.



Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

*This is an OUTDOOR event, weather permitting. 




The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a leader in collecting, showing, and interpreting art from the 1940s to the present. Situated in the heart of the Cultural District, the creative center of the city, the Modern has been housed since 2002 in an elegant concrete, glass, and steel building designed by the renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. In addition to 53,000 square feet of soaring, light-filled gallery space and landscaped grounds with outdoor sculptures, the museum features a reflecting pond, theater, education center, gift shop, and café, creating a thriving hub for our community and beyond.


Founded in 1892, the Modern is the oldest museum in Texas; however, our mission has changed over the years. Today, we strive to connect audiences of all ages and backgrounds with the most compelling art and ideas of our time. Showcasing the work of historically significant, mid-career, and emerging artists, the Modern is known for its evolving collection, which is international in scope. The Museum’s holdings include influential artists from Pablo Picasso, Philip Guston, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Puryear, and Agnes Martin to Mark Bradford, Teresita Fernández, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Kehinde Wiley. We have a long history of close relationships with the living artists we show and collect, many of whom visit the museum regularly to give talks and lead workshops.


The Modern is a center of lifelong learning and exchange. Our programs include tours, lectures by leading figures in the art world, youth and adult classes, art camps, workshops, and a range of small-group studio and gallery programs led by the Museum’s educators, docents, and community artists. We also present critically acclaimed first-run films and partner with other local arts organizations to offer music, dance, and theater.


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