From cowboy icons to pioneering musicians to art world superstars, this week at MoMA is all about the people who inspire us in whatever medium they pursue.
• On Monday, June 2, as part of An Auteurist History of Film Reprise, Part 2, film historian and writer Scott Eyman introduces a screening of Otto Preminger’s In Harm’s Way and signs copies of his new book, an authorized biography of the film’s star, John Wayne.
• Join a free Gallery Sessions tour, One or Many? Reproduction and Original in the Work of Andy Warhol, on Tuesday, June 3, and explore Warhol’s impact on notions of originality, reproduction, and media culture in the 1960s and beyond.
• To celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of the independent film distribution company MK2, founder Marin Karmitz presents a selection of his favorites among the films he has produced, distributed, or directed. Carte Blanche: MK2 kicks off on Thursday, May 5, with the New York premiere of Xavier Dolan’s Tom at the Farm.
• At MoMA PS1, don’t miss a Sunday Sessions event on Sunday, June 8, featuring a live performance from I.U.D. (Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing) with Kim Gordon. Visit MoMAPS1.org for details and ticket info.
• And if you haven’t already, be sure to find time this week to see Gauguin: Metamorphoses, which closes on Sunday, June 8. The exhibition of the beloved artist’s rare prints, transfer drawings, sculptures, and paintings was called “groundbreaking” by The New York Times.