If you’ve got Irish blood in your veins or you’re simply keen to kick off the week with a pint, you can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and take in some modern art at the same time. On March 17 the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue, and passes less than a block from MoMA’s front door. Take a stroll in the galleries to see works by Irish artists like Eileen Gray, or just bask in the bright green hue of canvases by Blinky Palermo and Jasper Johns.
• Speaking of Johns, Jasper Johns: Regrets, the premiere installation of the legendary artist’s newest series of paintings, drawings, and prints, is now on view in the Drawings Galleries.
• On Tuesday, March 18, join art historian Alastair Wright for Paradise Lost: Gauguin and the Melancholy Logic of Reproduction, a talk that explores the destructive effects of French colonialism on Polynesia and it’s depiction in the prints Gauguin’s made following his first Tahitian trip.
• New Directors/New Films 2014, our annual festival of emerging filmmakers, kicks off on Wednesday, March 19, with Ana Lily Amirpour’s super-stylish, black-and-white film about a female vampire.
• How would you reinvent portraiture for our time? On Friday, March 21, take the Reinventing Portraiture: Picasso in the 1930s and 1940s Gallery Session tour and discover just how radically modern Picasso’s portraits were. Visitors will have the opportunity to draw a portrait or self-portrait.
• Don’t miss the MoMA PS1 Spring Open House on Sunday, March 23, celebrating MoMA PS1’s new season of exhibitions, including Maria Lassnig, Christoph Schlingensief, Korakrit Arunanondchai, the group exhibition Taster’s Choice, new site-specific works by musician James Ferraro, and more. A Sunday Sessions program from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. will feature video and performance by Korapat Arunanondchai and Boychild.