This week, as we celebrate the Fourth of July, MoMA’s summer live-music programming begins, along with film debuts, new exhibitions, and much more. Join us!
• For tonight’s (June 30) Modern Mondays event, An Evening with C. Spencer Yeh, the Taiwanese artist premieres a new performance and presents a selection of film trailers he custom-edited for Spectacle Theater in Willamsburg, Brooklyn.
• A special weeklong series, MoMA Presents: Lost Persons—Two Films by Caroline Strubbe, begins on Wednesday, July 2, featuring the first two panels of Belgian filmmaker Caroline Strubbe’s planned trilogy on emotional and physical dislocation in the new, “borderless” Europe. Strubbe will be present at the July 2 and 3 screenings.
• Opening on Wednesday, July 2, the MoMA Library and Archives presents Ray Johnson Designs, a focused exhibition of the artist’s practice of correspondence, including early printed works that Johnson mailed directly to the Library.
• On Thursday, July 3, join us for the kick-off of MoMA Nights, when the Museum galleries are open until 8:00 p.m. and musicians perform in the Sculpture Garden at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in July and August. This week’s performance is by Brooklyn-based dream-pop trio Au Revoir Simone.
• A new exhibition of works from MoMA’s collection opens in the Architecture and Design Galleries on Friday, July 4. Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture features 20 international projects that address the expanding field of spatial creation.
• Don’t miss Summergarden on Sunday, July 6, MoMA’s monthlong, free weekly concert series of jazz and classical music in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. This week’s concert, Juilliard Concert I: New Music for Mixed Ensembles, is performed by The New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs. See MoMA.org/summergarden for details.