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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

Agora: Populism: Who Is Art For?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
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Educator: Pablo Helguera

In ancient Greece, the agora was an outdoor gathering place where students learned from philosophers who posed moral, social, cultural, and political questions. Guided by a Museum educator, MoMA’s agoras invite discussion of art in our world today through a series of open-ended questions. All are welcome.

In case of rain, this program will be held near the Bauhaus Staircase on the second floor.

Program

Agora

When

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior
Fees

Free with Museum admission.

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Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Join drop-in art-making activities, inspired by the exhibition Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, that let participants explore Warhol’s materials and processes. Free with museum admission

When

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Join drop-in art-making activities, inspired by the exhibition Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, that let participants explore Warhol’s materials and processes. Free with museum admission

When

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Join drop-in art-making activities, inspired by the exhibition Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, that let participants explore Warhol’s materials and processes. Free with museum admission

When

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Join drop-in art-making activities, inspired by the exhibition Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, that let participants explore Warhol’s materials and processes. Free with museum admission

When

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Join drop-in art-making activities, inspired by the exhibition Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, that let participants explore Warhol’s materials and processes. Free with museum admission

When

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Join drop-in art-making activities, inspired by the exhibition Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, that let participants explore Warhol’s materials and processes. Free with museum admission

When

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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When

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor
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Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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When

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Where
Bauhaus staircase, second floor

Is This for Everyone? Design and the Common Good

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
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This MoMA Studio: Design Interactions kickoff event addresses case studies and theoretical applications in which design intersects with ideas of the common good. Panelists look to their own work to uncover and debate how this intersection arises across social, political, economic, and cultural platforms, as presented in the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good. Participants include Laura Kurgan, Director of Visual Studies, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University; Marta Gutman, Professor of Art History, The Graduate Center/CUNY & Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY; and Raphael Sperry, architect, green-building consultant, and president of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility. Paola Antonelli, senior curator in MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design, moderates.

When

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m. –7:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees
Tickets for this program will be available beginning September 21. 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.
Member Events

Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967

Saturday, August 1, 2015, 9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
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This summer join us for special Gallery Sessions during Member Early Hours. Led by Museum educators, conversations take place in the galleries and focus on current exhibitions.

Program

Member Early Hour Gallery Sessions

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Saturday, August 1, 2015, 9:45 a.m. –10:45 a.m.

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971
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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, August 5, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
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This summer join us for special Gallery Sessions during Member Early Hours. Led by Museum educators, conversations take place in the galleries and focus on current exhibitions.

Program

Member Early Hour Gallery Sessions

When

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 9:45 a.m. –10:45 a.m.

Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
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This summer join us for special Gallery Sessions during Member Early Hours. Led by Museum educators, conversations take place in the galleries and focus on current exhibitions.

Program

Member Early Hour Gallery Sessions

When

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:45 a.m. –10:45 a.m.

Zoe Leonard: Analogue

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Zoe Leonard: Analogue
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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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Member Gallery Talks

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
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This summer join us for special Gallery Sessions during Member Early Hours. Led by Museum educators, conversations take place in the galleries and focus on current exhibitions.

Program

Member Early Hour Gallery Sessions

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Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9:45 a.m. –10:45 a.m.

Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
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Program

Member Early Hour Gallery Sessions

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Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:45 a.m. –10:45 a.m.

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
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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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Member Gallery Talks

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Picasso Sculpture

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Picasso Sculpture
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Member Previews

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Thursday, September 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Picasso Sculpture

Friday, September 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Picasso Sculpture
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Friday, September 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –8:00 p.m.

Picasso Sculpture

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Picasso Sculpture
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Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Picasso Sculpture

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Picasso Sculpture
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Sunday, September 13, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Gilbert & George: The Early Years

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Gilbert & George: The Early Years
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Scorsese Collects

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Scorsese Collects
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Walid Raad

Friday, October 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Walid Raad
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Friday, October 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –8:00 p.m.

Walid Raad

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Walid Raad
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Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Walid Raad

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Walid Raad
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Sunday, October 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Joaquín Torres-García

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Joaquín Torres-García

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Joaquín Torres-García

Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern
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Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –8:00 p.m.

Joaquín Torres-García

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern
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Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Joaquín Torres-García

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern
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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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Member Gallery Talks

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
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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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Member Gallery Talks

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015
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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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Member Gallery Talks

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Panels & Symposia

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Open Table: Artists Working with Education

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
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Join us for a conversation about learning as a form of art, with special guest artists and curators. This program takes the form of an open table; participants and visitors will share light refreshments in a communal setting. The discussion explores the ways in which artists create conditions and spaces conducive to learning.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior
Speakers
Featured guests are artists Xenobia Bailey and Chloë Bass, and curator Petrushka Bazin Larsen.
Fees

In case of rain, this program will be held in Classroom B of the Education and Research Building.

Tickets for this program are free and available beginning July 13.

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Open Table: Artists Working with Education

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
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Join us for a conversation about learning as a form of art, with special guest artists and curators. This program takes the form of an open table; participants and visitors will share light refreshments in a communal setting. The discussion explores the ways in which artists create conditions and spaces conducive to learning.

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When

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior
Speakers
Featured guests are artists Wendy Ewald and Pato Hebert, and curator María del Carmen Carrión.
Fees

In case of rain, this program will be held in Classroom B of the Education and Research Building.

Tickets for this program are free and available beginning July 13.

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Perspectives on From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
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In this panel discussion, presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, scholars and artists discuss the work and accomplishments of German-born Grete Stern and Argentine Horacio Coppola, whose work represents a critical new chapter in the history of transnational modernism. Participants include Andrea Geyer, artist and Associate Professor, New Genres, Parsons The New School for Design; Elizabeth Otto, Executive Director, Humanities Institute, and Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, The State University of New York at Buffalo; Jorge Macchi, visual artist; and Veronica Tell, scholar of Latin American photography. Exhibition curators Roxana Marcoci and Sarah Meister moderate.

When

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees
Tickets for this program will be available on August 10. 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.

Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015
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In conjunction with the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, and on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the signature New Photography series, this panel addresses the history and impact of the series and the state of photography in the early 21st century. Participants include curators Quentin Bajac, Roxana Marcoci, and Lucy Gallun; artists Ilit Azoulay, Lucas Blalock, David Hartt, and Katja Novitskova; and artist collective DIS.

When

Monday, November 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees
Tickets for this program will be available on October 2. 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.
Performances & Readings

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MoMA Nights with Shenel Johns Quintet

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Shenel Johns Quintet
Shenel Johns, voice; Zaccai Curtis, piano; Corcoran Holt, bass; Kush Abadey, drums; Josh Evans, trumpet

Shenel Johns sings in a highly personal style that moves seamlessly from jazz and R&B to soul and gospel. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, she studied with musical legends such as René McLean, Jimmy Greene, and Nat Reeves. Performing from an early age, she toured not only in the U.S., but also in Russia, Africa, and her place of national identity, Jamaica—all by the age of 21—and has shared the stage with Curtis Fuller, Hank Jones, Dionne Warwick, and Sheila Jordan. She recently returned from a residency at Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha in Qatar; later this year she will present a tribute to one of her idols, Lena Horne, at JALC’s Appel Room. For her performance at MoMA Nights, Johns will focus on the music and words of Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone, drawing inspiration from “the strengths, struggles, and stories that come out of the African diaspora.”

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

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MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

This performance was organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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MoMA Nights with Galcher Lustwerk

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Galcher Lustwerk
The Cleveland-born, Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Galcher Lustwerk has become a cult figure in the world of house and techno. With little presence online, his mixes and productions have achieved notoriety simply via word of mouth. Combining moody, raw, deep house and techno with his own nonchalant rap vocals, he has carved out a niche for himself alongside peers such as Young Male and DJ Richard of White Material Records. Lustwerk’s unpredictable and uniquely American DJ style has taken him from New York to the U.K., Berlin, Paris, Moscow, and beyond, and he has shared the booth with the likes of Jay Daniel, Levon Vincent, Benji B, DJ Qu, Lee Gamble, John Talabot, Tama Sumo, and Simian Mobile Disco, to name a few.

DJ set by Willie Burns,
host of WTBS, Newtown Radio

Newtown Radio is a Bushwick, Brooklyn–based Internet radio station, formed among friends in 2010, dedicated to sharing the best local music of tomorrow.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

Special thanks to Newtown Radio.

Stratocaster Sessions

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye
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Join us for a pop-up Stratocaster Session in the exhibition Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye. Come see a MoMA musician demonstrate our recently acquired 1957 Fender Stratocaster and 1959 Bassman amp live in the gallery.

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When

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Where
The Dorothy B. and Lewis Cullman Architecture and Design Gallery, third floor
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MoMA Nights with Lower Dens

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Lower Dens
Jana Hunter, vocals, guitar; Walker Teret, guitar; Geoff Graham, bass; Nate Nelson, drums

The Baltimore-based Lower Dens formed in 2010; vocalist Jana Hunter had been touring for years as a solo artist, and the band was an effort to create music that was simultaneously cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and incorruptible—and, crucially, that possessed a loud, clear voice. Its debut release, Twin-Hand Movement, blended guitar brilliance and murky emotiveness. The band’s 2012 Nootropics was a stark, textured paean to experimental acts of the krautrock era. With this year’s release of Escape From Evil, the quartet has undeniably hit its stride. The instrumental textures provide a clean and warm backdrop for the vocals—a major step forward for the band, one that brings Hunter’s singular voice into sharp, clear focus.

DJ set by Stadiums & Shrines,
host of Stadiums & Shrines, Newtown Radio

Newtown Radio is a Bushwick, Brooklyn–based Internet radio station, formed among friends in 2010, dedicated to sharing the best local music of tomorrow.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

Special thanks to Newtown Radio.

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MoMA Nights with Regal Degal

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Regal Degal
Josh da Costa, guitars, vocals; Josiah Wolfson, bass; Jamen Whitelock, drums

Regal Degal pulls omnidirectionally from the musical spectrum, drawing on post-punk, krautrock, 1960s psychedelic and freakbeat, 1980s new wave and indie, German minimal house, and the music of Africa. The group formed in Brooklyn in 2009, relocated to Los Angeles, and has since kept feet planted in both cities. The Fader’s Emilie Friedlander writes that the trio is “known around these parts for . . . pummeling you with wall-of-sound sonics while also drawing you in with mantric incantations and contrapuntal rhythmics, sailing through each emotional crescendo with mysteriously devil-may-care flair.” The band’s second release, Not Now, brings its “almost Can-like complexity to the fore.”

DJ set by M/M,
host of Deep, Newtown Radio

Newtown Radio is a Bushwick, Brooklyn–based Internet radio station, formed among friends in 2010, dedicated to sharing the best local music of tomorrow.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

Special thanks to Newtown Radio.

Stratocaster Sessions

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye
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Join us for a pop-up Stratocaster Session in the exhibition Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye. Come see a MoMA musician demonstrate our recently acquired 1957 Fender Stratocaster and 1959 Bassman amp live in the gallery.

Can't make this event? This event also occurs on:

When

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Where
The Dorothy B. and Lewis Cullman Architecture and Design Gallery, third floor
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MoMA Nights with Tei Shi

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Tei Shi
Tei Shi, vocals; Alex Schaaf, guitar, keyboards; Gabriel Smith, drums

The singer and songwriter Tei Shi draws on musical styles as diverse as shoegaze, indie pop, and R&B. Born Valerie Teicher in Buenos Aires, she grew up in Bogotá, Vancouver, and Boston, and now makes her home in Brooklyn. In just two years, she has released the debut track “M&Ms,” the six-song album Saudades, several singles, and, in May, the EP Verde, which features the Spotify hit “Bassically.” She often works with the producer Luca Buccellati. The Vice website Noisey called Saudades “a layered masterpiece of melodies that duck and dive, expertly entwined vocal loops, and shivery sonics.” For MoMA Nights, Tei Shi will perform a set based on Verde.

DJ set by Lomé,
host of Leisure Suite, Newtown Radio

Newtown Radio is a Bushwick, Brooklyn–based Internet radio station, formed among friends in 2010, dedicated to sharing the best local music of tomorrow.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

Special thanks to Newtown Radio.