This week’s picks include programs and exhibitions that celebrate contemporary art and filmmaking, and give visitors of all ages a chance to explore art in a hands-on way. Come and see for yourself:
• Drop in to MoMA Art Lab: Movement on Monday, June 23, from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. for Try This! Movable Sculptures, and make a moveable sculpture inspired by Lygia Clark. This program is for kids ages five and up, and free with Museum admission.
• Don’t miss a Modern Mondays event, An Evening with Shaina Anand, Duncan Campbell, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta, on June 23. The artists will show clips and discuss their artist collectives and/or individual works, including material represented in the film exhibition Flaherty at MoMA: Turning the Inside Out.
• What does “OOF” really mean? How does a beer stain “signify”? What associations do you have with certain typography and words? Come learn about Pop artist Ed Ruscha’s artwork during a free Gallery Sessions tour, Word Play: Association, Gesture, and Typography in the Work of Ed Ruscha, on Tuesday, June 24.
• On Wednesday, June 25, MoMA hosts the third annual MoMA PS1 Benefit Gala, featuring dinner, cocktails, and a special musical performance. For more information or to purchase tickets visit MoMAPS1.org.
• Join us for a special MoMA Studio: Breathe with Me program, Touch Can Tell, Senses Can Yell: A Workshop with Jeanine Oleson, on Friday, June 27. Participants will explore language and utterance through a series of exercises that culminate in a group performance.