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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

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 reflect on 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. Advance registration is closed. A standby line will form one hour before the start of the program and any open spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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.

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

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Program

Member Gallery Talks

When

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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Program

Member Previews

When

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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Program

Member Previews

When

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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Program

Member Previews

When

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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Program

Member Previews

When

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.

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

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Program

Member Gallery Talks

When

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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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.

Become a MoMA member. Join online today.

Program

Member Gallery Talks

When

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

Sound Amplification Available
Panels & Symposia

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Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs: A Discussion

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibitions MoMA Studio: Beyond the Cut-Out and Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
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Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, this panel discussion addresses the final chapter in Matisse’s career, when he created colorful compositions from cut paper that came to be known as cut-outs. Leading Matisse scholars, including John Elderfield and Todd Cronan, explore central works in the exhibition and consider Matisse’s lasting influence on artistic practice. Curator Jodi Hauptman moderates.

Tickets are required for this program, and will be available online and onsite on November 10.

When

Wednesday, December 10, 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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Reconsidering the Object: Approaches to Researching Interwar Photography in the Digital Age

Friday, December 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
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Photography’s digital revolution represents the largest technological break in the history of the medium since its invention, spurring scholars and curators to define photography anew. The last three decades have, additionally, seen a variety of fresh approaches to photography’s history, spurred by the digitization of collections and archives; increased scholarship in the field of photographic paper conservation; and contemporary photographers’ increasing experimentation with traditional chemical processes. This interdisciplinary symposium calls together photography curators, conservators, artists, and historians interested in modern photography in Europe and America to discuss how the digital revolution in photography is changing approaches to photography’s history.

In 2001, MoMA acquired 341 photographs from Thomas Walther’s collection of modern pictures, featuring iconic works by such seminal figures as Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Florence Henri, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, El Lissitzky, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Paul Strand, Maurice Tabard, Umbo, and Edward Weston, along with lesser-known treasures by more than 100 others. This December, The Museum of Modern Art is pleased to present the results of a collaborative project between its departments of Photography and Conservation dedicated to this remarkable collection. To celebrate the associated exhibition, publication, and digital humanities platform, MoMA invites you to join a conversation about approaches to the study of collections, archives, gelatin silver photography, and of the history of interwar modern photography.

Panelists will lead conversations considering:

  • How can digital humanities platforms change the way we approach historical research?
  • Does the digital realm bring us closer to the material conditions of photographs?
  • How has our relationship to the physical properties and use of gelatin silver paper changed in the digital era?
  • What forces have shaped our current understanding of modern photography, and what are the questions for future scholars?

The symposium accompanies the launch of the publication Object: Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection 1909–1949 and the digital humanities research platform, which launches on December 9th. In conjunction with the project, MoMA will present the exhibition Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949, on view from December 13, 2014, to April 26, 2015.

Reconsidering the Object is part of The Thomas Walther Collection project and is made possible through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Program

Adult Programs

When

Friday, December 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. –6:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Performances & Readings

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