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Explore MoMA and modern and contemporary art through a series of programs with artists, curators, designer, writers, and other thinkers and makers in the field. From panel discussions to participatory events and tours, see MoMA through a new lens.

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Workshops and Programs

Sketching From Life

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor

Sketching From Life

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Stenciling and Collage in Handmade Paper: A Workshop with Dieu Donné

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition MoMA Studio: Beyond the Cut-Out
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This introductory hand-papermaking workshop invites participants to use a range of cut-out techniques as the basis for original paper compositions. Led by Amy Jacobs, Studio Collaborator and Education Manager at Dieu Donné, this workshop introduces Matisse’s cut-outs and uses recent work by contemporary artists Jessica Stockholder, Kate Shepherd, Jim Hodges, Polly Apfelbaum, and other artists-in-residence at Dieu Donné as inspiration. Participants experiment with the effects of cut shapes, collage, and stenciling.

Workshop is free, but limited to 25 people. Each workshop runs for 75 to 90 minutes. Reserve free tickets online. Please sign up for only one session per person.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m. –2:30 p.m.

Where
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine
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Stenciling and Collage in Handmade Paper: A Workshop with Dieu Donné

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition MoMA Studio: Beyond the Cut-Out
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This introductory hand-papermaking workshop invites participants to use a range of cut-out techniques as the basis for original paper compositions. Led by Amy Jacobs, Studio Collaborator and Education Manager at Dieu Donné, this workshop introduces Matisse’s cut-outs and uses recent work by contemporary artists Jessica Stockholder, Kate Shepherd, Jim Hodges, Polly Apfelbaum, and other artists-in-residence at Dieu Donné as inspiration. Participants experiment with the effects of cut shapes, collage, and stenciling.

Workshop is free, but limited to 25 people. Each workshop runs for 75 to 90 minutes. Reserve free tickets online. Please sign up for only one session per person.

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When

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 3:30 p.m. –5:00 p.m.

Where
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine

Sketching From Life

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Staging the City with Cut-Outs

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition MoMA Studio: Beyond the Cut-Out
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Artist Sarah Crowner calls attention to Matisse's work on set design by creating a large-scale, boldly colored curtain. In a daylong, interactive workshop, participants are invited to consider their surroundings and make cut-outs that reflect the geometry of New York City’s rich urban setting. The curtain is brought to life as a dynamic backdrop that integrates the individual cut-outs into a single decorative composition, unveiled at the end of the workshop as participants parade their collective design through the space.

When

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.

Where
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine

Sketching From Life

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Artist Talk: Arturo Herrera

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition MoMA Studio: Beyond the Cut-Out
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Artist Arturo Herrera, whose work includes collage, felt wall sculptures, and wall paintings, discusses his relationship to Matisse’s legacy and the technique of the cut-out. This talk builds on Herrera’s assertion that cutting allows for active engagement with art history: “The act of cutting in order to reconfigure, to create new images, is a new, kind of mixed process, because even though I’m indebted to modernism, I need to address in which ways modernism failed and succeeded.” Herrera’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

This program is free, but tickets are required. Reserve free tickets online.

When

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
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Sampling Matisse: A Workshop with Elaine Reichek

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition MoMA Studio: Beyond the Cut-Out
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Artist Elaine Reichek leads a tour through the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs and discusses the “inspiration wall” she created for MoMA Studio, which traces the migration of Matisse’s cut-outs through both fine art and popular culture. The tour and discussion lead to the workshop component of this program: a hands-on activity in which Reichek invites participants to take inspiration from what they have seen and create their own cut-out compositions with vibrant swatches of fabric and felt.

Workshop is free, but limited to 25 people. Each workshop runs for 75 to 90 minutes. Reserve free tickets online. Please sign up for only one session per person.

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When

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. –2:30 p.m.

Where
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine

Sketching From Life

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor

Sketching From Life

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor

Sketching From Life

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor

Sketching From Life

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor

Sketching From Life

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor

Sketching From Life

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor

Sketching From Life

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
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Drop in for informal drawing sessions inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s practice of sketching from life and the world around him. Sessions vary, but may include experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, focusing on details while sketching from a live model, or capturing what you see in the galleries and other Museum spaces. All materials will be provided.

When

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
Member Events

Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Sturtevant: Double Trouble
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor
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Join us at the Museum on the first and third Wednesday of each month for free, one-hour lectures designed for select members. These lectures are free and open to all members (with the exception of Global members) on a first-come, first-served basis. Member Gallery Talks are limited to 25 people. Member guests will be accommodated as space permits.

Member Gallery Talk tickets are distributed at the Members Services desk in the Museum lobby, starting one hour prior to each talk.

Video versions of each talk will be made available for all members on the Digital Member Lounge.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

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Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Sturtevant: Double Trouble
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Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Sturtevant: Double Trouble
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Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground
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Join us at the Museum on the first and third Wednesday of each month for free, one-hour lectures designed for select members. These lectures are free and open to all members (with the exception of Global members) on a first-come, first-served basis. Member Gallery Talks are limited to 25 people. Member guests will be accommodated as space permits.

Member Gallery Talk tickets are distributed at the Members Services desk in the Museum lobby, starting one hour prior to each talk.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

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The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Sturtevant: Double Trouble
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Join us at the Museum on the first and third Wednesday of each month for free, one-hour lectures designed for select members. These lectures are free and open to all members (with the exception of Global members) on a first-come, first-served basis. Member Gallery Talks are limited to 25 people. Member guests will be accommodated as space permits.

Member Gallery Talk tickets are distributed at the Members Services desk in the Museum lobby, starting one hour prior to each talk.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Gustav Klimt’s Adele Bloch-Bauer II
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Member Gallery Talk tickets are distributed at the Members Services desk in the Museum lobby, starting one hour prior to each talk.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Panels & Symposia

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Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor
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In this conversation, artist Robert Gober and chief curator Ann Temkin discuss the exhibition Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor and the accompanying publication. The program will focus on the development of Gober’s work, highlighting themes and motifs that emerged in the 1980s and that remain relevant to his practice today. This program is made possible by the Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro Seminar and Lecture Endowment Fund, established by Jeanne and Robert Savitt, Kristen and A. Andrew Shapiro, and Robert F. Shapiro, Jr.

When

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Fees
Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.
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The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art present: Conversations: Among Friends, A Perspective on South Africa

Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
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Presented by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art as part of the series Conversations: Among Friends, this evening's program features a conversation between artist Zanele Muholi and actress, director, and playwright Nomonde Mbusi, moderated by Judith B. Hecker, MoMA's assistant curator for drawings and prints. The program will focus on Muholi’s work as a "visual activist" dedicated to issues of race, gender, and sexuality, and will reflect on this year’s 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa—still a work in progress. Muholi is best known for her photographic series Faces and Phases, five of which are in MoMA’s collection. Begun in 2006, this series portrays black members of the LGBTI community in South Africa and around the world, giving voice to their stories and displacing conventional perceptions. Nomonde Mbusi, one of Muholi’s participants in Faces and Phases and an artist and activist in her own right, joins the discussion. Following the program, guests are invited to continue the conversation at an intimate reception catered by Fantasy Fare in The Cullman Mezzanine. Muholi’s newest book, Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases 2006–2014 (The Walther Collection/Steidl 2014) will be available for purchase and signing by the artist.

Zanele Muholi was born in 1972 in Umlazi township in Durban, South Africa, and currently lives in Johannesburg. Prior to her photographic journeys, she worked as a human rights activist, raising issues facing black lesbian women in South Africa. In 2009 she founded Inkanyiso, an organization centered on visual arts, activism, media, and advocacy. Muholi studied at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, and graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto in 2009 with an MFA in documentary media. She is the winner of awards from the 2009 Rencontres de Bamako African Photography Biennial; the 2013 Carnegie International; and recipient of a 2013 Prince Claus Award. Muholi’s work has been featured in the 55th Venice Biennale; Documenta 13; the 29th São Paulo Biennial; and has been shown at prestigious museums worldwide. Her work can be found in numerous museum collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; The Menil Collection, Houston; and The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany; among others. Her award-winning documentary Difficult Love (2010) has been shown at film festivals around the world.

Nomonde Mbusi was trained in dramatic arts at the University of Zululand. Since 1997, she has performed in numerous theater productions and is best known for her role as Fikile in Flipping the Script, a four women show on gender-based violence (2004-07). In 2004 she cofounded Insika Productions with Muholi, where she worked as artistic director and facilitator. Through Insika, she organized creative arts healing workshops for women survivors of violence in organizations such as POWA-People Opposing Women Abuse and FEW-Forum for the Empowerment of Women. Her recent acting accomplishments include the lead role of Brenda on SABC 1’s drama Usindiso (Redemption), and Thando in Dr. John Kani’s play Nothing but The Truth at the Soweto Theatre, along with several other television and radio performances.

Judith B. Hecker, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints at MoMA, organized Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now: Prints from The Museum of Modern Art (2011), which featured some 80 prints, artist’s books, posters, and wall stencils by artists living in South Africa that were acquired by the Museum. She co-curated MoMA’s presentation of the touring exhibition William Kentridge: Five Themes (2010), and authored the accompanying publication Trace: William Kentridge, Prints from The Museum of Modern Art.

Presented by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, Conversations: Among Friends explores works of art as reflections of their political and social contexts.

Conversations: Among Friends is made possible by TD Bank.

Program

Conversations: Among Friends

When

Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Speakers
Featuring artist Zanele Muholi and actress Nomonde Mbusi, moderated by Judith B. Hecker
Fees

Tickets ($35 General Admission, $20 Members, $12 Students) may be purchased at the Museum information and film desks, online at MoMA.org, or through The Friends of Education Office.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Program begins at 7:00 p.m.

Followed by a reception at 8:15 p.m.

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