With August underway, it’s time to take some action on your summer “bucket list,” and this week at MoMA we have some suggestions for you:
• Today we kick off the film exhibition The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. The series includes over 50 programs beginning today, Monday, August 4, with D. W. Griffith’s Hearts of the World (presented with live musical accompaniment).
• Beginning Wednesday, August 6, we launch a weeklong run of A Fuller Life, director Samantha Fuller’s tribute to her father, the legendary filmmaker Sam Fuller, conjures his voice through passages from his autobiography as read by a circle of his friends and coworkers. A selection of Sam Fuller’s work, presented in archival prints, will be screened throughout the week.
• On Thursday, August 7, join us for 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., with dining and snack options available outside and in our Terrace 5 café. This week’s performance is by the lo-fi, dream-pop trio Tashaki Miyaki.
• Take a closer look at the expressive possibilities of paintings in MoMA’s collection with a free Gallery Sessions tour, on Friday, August 8, exploring Dance in Early Modern Art.
• If you haven’t already we urge you to head over to MoMA PS1 in Queens to take in exhibitions devoted to contemporary art pioneers Christoph Schlingensief, James Lee Byars, and Maria Lassnig, to name just a few; experience the spectacular Young Architects Program installation, Hy-Fi by The Living; and join the weekly Warm Up music series on Saturday, August 9. For more info and the line-up of performers visit MoMAPS1.org.
• And finally, don’t miss the final days of the Summer Sale at the MoMA Stores (at our retail shops and online at MoMAstore.org through August 11), where you can score deep discounts not only on exhibition related items, but on unique gifts and design products, too. Check it out!