March at MoMA

Glenn_lowry_2005Dear Friends:

With spring just around the corner, March seems to signal anticipation, and at MoMA this month we are eager to unveil a diverse array of new exhibitions. An immersive retrospective of the daring and multifaceted work of composer, artist, and musician Björk takes center stage. In the second-floor Contemporary Galleries, Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection presents works by some 40 international artists—many on view at MoMA for the first time. And Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, a sequel, of sorts, to the landmark 1955 exhibition Latin American Architecture since 1945, brings together rare original materials in a major survey of modernist architecture from the region.

In the theaters, the celebrated work of director Wim Wenders is highlighted in a retrospective of some 20 feature films and numerous shorts. Wenders will introduce many of the screenings, and he and his longtime collaborator, author Peter Handke, will join us for a conversation following the North American premiere of a new digital restoration of The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1971). The highly anticipated New Directors/ New Films festival, presented jointly with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, kicks off on March 18, offering the very best in new cinema. Visit newdirectors.org for more details.

You also won’t want to miss an exciting roster of public programs this month, including a series of in-gallery talks between curators and painters whose work is featured in the exhibition The Forever Now; and Modern Mondays evenings with artists Dara Birnbaum and Hito Steyerl, and Shana Moulton. We hope you will join us.

Glenn D. Lowry