May–June at MoMA

Glenn_lowry_2005Dear Friends:

More than 40 years after Yoko Ono staged her own unofficial “exhibition” at MoMA, we’re delighted to present one of our own. Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 captures a pivotal decade in Ono's career, when her pioneering role in the history of Conceptual and performance-based art was solidified.

Works from the Museum’s collection are highlighted across a wide range of exhibitions. Visit the galleries to discover the innovative early work of British sculptors Gilbert & George; visionary architect Fredrick Kiesler’s Endless House project; the inaugural display at MoMA of works donated from the Shunk-Kender photography archive; a major survey of avant-garde pioneers Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola; and Zoe Leonard’s landmark project Analogue, which will be shown in its entirety for the first time in the Marron Atrium.

The Department of Film presents a program exploring the history of sound films from Japan, where, unlike Hollywood, the transition from the silent era was a gradual one. And, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Technicolor, a 60-film series includes classics like The Wizard of Oz and Singin' in the Rain, which will be screened in rare 35mm dye-transfer prints.

MoMA’s Performance Program presents the East Coast premiere of a new work by groundbreaking choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer, and a new commission by Steffani Jemison in conjunction with One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Taking place in the galleries, both performances aim to expand visitors’ experiences of art at MoMA, allowing audiences to share in dance, music, and other live programs in a direct and impactful way.

Glenn D. Lowry