If you’ve been suffering through NYC’s long, painful winter like I have, then you might have been equally excited yesterday to forfeit an hour of your weekend in order to gain an extra one of blessed daylight. There’s something about ending the workday when it’s light out that makes me feel like I still have the whole day ahead of me. In the spirit of celebrating the “extra hour” we now have in our day, below are just a few suggestions for how to fill it this week.
• If you don’t already know who Isa Genzken is, watch the video above, and then dash over to MoMA today (March 10) to catch the last day of our retrospective of her highly original artwork. You won’t regret it!
• Tickets for our annual New Directors/New Films festival go on sale to the public today (March 10) at noon. You won’t want to miss seeing buzz-worthy films like Richard Ayoade’s The Double, Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child, or Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s portrait of Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth.
• On Tuesday (March 11) join artist Paul Ramirez Jonas for MoMACopyShop, a free workshop in MoMA Books, where visitors can meet the artist and create their own bound “catalogue” using MoMA brochures, publications, and other ephemera to make a book that maps their visit to the Museum. Sign-up is required; see our website for details.
• On Thursday (March 13) try filling Jackson Pollock’s shoes in this Gallery Session tour, Seeing a Pollock like Jackson Pollock, where participants take a stab at simulating the creation of the artist’s most famous canvas, One: Number 31 (1950).
• Join legendry filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky on Friday (March 14) for a screening and discussion of The Dance of Reality, his first film in 23 years, which was shot in the coastal Chilean town where he spent an unhappy childhood.
• On Saturday (March 15) Robert Heinecken: Object Matter opens to the public. This retrospective gathers over 150 provocative works from throughout Heinecken’s groundbreaking career, including the largest display to date of his altered magazines.
• This weekend (March 15 & 16) and continuing throughout the month, kids ages four to six and their adult companions can take a free hands-on Family Art Workshop, Making Multiples: Monoprints, inspired by the art on view in Gauguin: Metamorphoses. Space is limited and advanced registration is required, so sign up now!