April at MoMA

Glenn_lowry_2005Dear Friends:

With the spring season in full bloom, new offerings abound at MoMA. Opening April 3 is the highly anticipated exhibition of Jacob Lawrence’s landmark Migration Series—uniting all 60 panels at MoMA for the first time in 20 years—and other key works, from visual arts to poetry to music, that capture the era. Also offering a close look at an artist’s key work is an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s signature Campbell’s Soup Cans, which opens April 25. A new season of MoMA’s seminal Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series begins on April 21, with Projects 101: Rabih Mroué, featuring the U.S. premiere of the artist's lecture-performance Riding on a Cloud. Mroué’s work is also on view in Scenes for a New Heritage, which presents recent acquisitions of contemporary art in a wide range of mediums. Along with Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 and Björk, the galleries are filled with both historic and contemporary points of view.

Diverse offerings in the theaters include a survey of 20 recent acquisitions to MoMA’s collection (all produced since 2000), an overview of Joel McCrea’s early career for the next installment of Acteurism, and a retrospective of the queercore cinema of Bruce LaBruce.

And there's a wealth of other programs that will inspire you in new and unexpected ways: the launch of the third season of MoMA’s Artists Experiment initiative; a two-day symposium on Latin American architecture cohosted by Princeton University; Modern Mondays evenings, including a special program with Disney animator Glen Keane and filmmaker John Canemaker; and a host of special initiatives and events in celebration of Jacob Lawrence’s artistic legacy—including a concert curated by WQXR radio host Terrance McKnight, and much more.

Glenn D. Lowry