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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

122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor

Printmaking Workshop: Personal Symbols and Brands

Monday, June 8, 2015, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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Inspired by Andy Warhol’s drawings and prints, this workshop considers the influence of popular culture, brands, and celebrities on our identities. First through sketching and then using block printing, we will develop our own personal symbol or brand. What kind of shapes, colors, or lines best represent who you are in the world?

No previous experience required. All materials will be provided.

Prime Time is a new initiative to engage older New Yorkers at MoMA, in the community, and online.

This multiyear initiative aims to rethink how museums and cultural institutions can support a fulfilling aging process—one defined by creativity, curiosity, connectedness, and continued growth. In the coming months MoMA staff will develop multiple programs that will encourage older adults of diverse abilities and backgrounds to learn about modern and contemporary art.

For more information, please call Prime Time at (212) 333-1265 or e-mail primetime@moma.org.

Program

Prime Time

When

Monday, June 8, 2015, 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Where
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
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This art-making program is offered as part of Prime Time, MoMA’s initiative to reach out to older New Yorkers. Adults ages 65 and up can register online, by e-mail at primetime@moma.org or by calling (212) 333-1265.
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Thursday, June 18, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Thursday, July 9, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

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

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

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

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

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

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

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

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

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

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

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

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

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

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
122606

Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process

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

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
Member Events

"One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Works"

Wednesday, June 3, 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.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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Andy Warhol: The Man, The Myth, The Work

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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"From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola"

Wednesday, July 1, 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.

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Wednesday, July 1, 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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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.
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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.

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.
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Sunday, October 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Joaquín Torres-García

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

Joaquín Torres-García

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Joaquín Torres-García
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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.
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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.
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Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

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Performances & Readings

120566

Yvonne Rainer: The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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The Museum of Modern Art presents the East Coast premiere of Yvonne Rainer's The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?. This ongoing work-in-progress interweaves formal dance with personal themes of aging and mortality, humor, and diverse texts—intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers—dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. Language—here running parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars's "The Sinking of the Titanic”) and dance movements, at times interrupting the latter—continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer's work. All three elements—language, music, and movement—combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in The Concept of Dust have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece. Originally commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and Performa, the MoMA performance will incorporate a yet-to-be-revealed work from the Museum’s collection that has fascinated Rainer since her arrival in New York in 1956.

When

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

120566

Yvonne Rainer: The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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120566

The Museum of Modern Art presents the East Coast premiere of Yvonne Rainer's The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?. This ongoing work-in-progress interweaves formal dance with personal themes of aging and mortality, humor, and diverse texts—intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers—dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. Language—here running parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars's "The Sinking of the Titanic”) and dance movements, at times interrupting the latter—continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer's work. All three elements—language, music, and movement—combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in The Concept of Dust have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece. Originally commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and Performa, the MoMA performance will incorporate a yet-to-be-revealed work from the Museum’s collection that has fascinated Rainer since her arrival in New York in 1956.

When

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

120566

Yvonne Rainer: The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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120566

The Museum of Modern Art presents the East Coast premiere of Yvonne Rainer's The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?. This ongoing work-in-progress interweaves formal dance with personal themes of aging and mortality, humor, and diverse texts—intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers—dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. Language—here running parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars's "The Sinking of the Titanic”) and dance movements, at times interrupting the latter—continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer's work. All three elements—language, music, and movement—combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in The Concept of Dust have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece. Originally commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and Performa, the MoMA performance will incorporate a yet-to-be-revealed work from the Museum’s collection that has fascinated Rainer since her arrival in New York in 1956.

The June 13 performance is followed by a conversation between Rainer; writer Lynne Tilman; Douglas Crimp, University of Rochester; and Ana Janevski, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA.

When

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

120566

Yvonne Rainer: The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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120566

The Museum of Modern Art presents the East Coast premiere of Yvonne Rainer's The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?. This ongoing work-in-progress interweaves formal dance with personal themes of aging and mortality, humor, and diverse texts—intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers—dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. Language—here running parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars's "The Sinking of the Titanic”) and dance movements, at times interrupting the latter—continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer's work. All three elements—language, music, and movement—combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in The Concept of Dust have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece. Originally commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and Performa, the MoMA performance will incorporate a yet-to-be-revealed work from the Museum’s collection that has fascinated Rainer since her arrival in New York in 1956.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Steffani Jemison: Promise Machine

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
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In conjunction with the exhibition One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North, Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison (American, b. 1981) presents her new multipart commission Promise Machine.

As a part of this commission, Jemison presents her first musical collaboration at the Museum on June 25th and 27th. Jemison's libretto is inspired by conversations with members of Harlem-based community organizations about black American literary and political visions of an ideal society. The performance is structure as a processional during which the performers address specific works in MoMA's collection including selections from Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series.

Beginning in the 5th Floor Painting and Sculpture Permanent Collection galleries, the performers will move down through the 4th floor galleries and into the Jacob Lawrence exhibition itself.

When

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Where
Fifth floor

Steffani Jemison: Promise Machine

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
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In conjunction with the exhibition One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North, Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison (American, b. 1981) presents her new multipart commission Promise Machine.

As a part of this commission, Jemison presents her first musical collaboration at the Museum on June 25th and 27th. Jemison's libretto is inspired by conversations with members of Harlem-based community organizations about black American literary and political visions of an ideal society. The performance is structure as a processional during which the performers address specific works in MoMA's collection including selections from Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series.

Beginning in the 5th Floor Painting and Sculpture Permanent Collection galleries, the performers will move down through the 4th floor galleries and into the Jacob Lawrence exhibition itself.

When

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Where
Fifth floor

Steffani Jemison: Promise Machine

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
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In conjunction with the exhibition One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North, Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison (American, b. 1981) presents her new multipart commission Promise Machine.

As a part of this commission, Jemison presents her first musical collaboration at the Museum on June 25th and 27th. Jemison's libretto is inspired by conversations with members of Harlem-based community organizations about black American literary and political visions of an ideal society. The performance is structure as a processional during which the performers address specific works in MoMA's collection including selections from Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series.

Beginning in the 5th Floor Painting and Sculpture Permanent Collection galleries, the performers will move down through the 4th floor galleries and into the Jacob Lawrence exhibition itself.

When

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Where
Fifth floor

Steffani Jemison: Promise Machine

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
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In conjunction with the exhibition One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North, Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison (American, b. 1981) presents her new multipart commission Promise Machine.

As a part of this commission, Jemison presents her first musical collaboration at the Museum on June 25th and 27th. Jemison's libretto is inspired by conversations with members of Harlem-based community organizations about black American literary and political visions of an ideal society. The performance is structure as a processional during which the performers address specific works in MoMA's collection including selections from Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series.

Beginning in the 5th Floor Painting and Sculpture Permanent Collection galleries, the performers will move down through the 4th floor galleries and into the Jacob Lawrence exhibition itself.

When

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Where
Fifth floor