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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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Member Events

109653

Charles Gaines: Manifestos 2

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
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MoMA is pleased to premiere the live performance of Charles Gaines’s Manifestos 2 (2013), in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem." A pioneer of Conceptual art, the Los Angeles–based artist has translated language from four influential speeches or manifestos into musical notation, arranged by Los Angeles composer and Opera Povera director Sean Griffin. Using a rule-based system translating each letter into its corresponding musical note (C, D, E, F, G, A, B) and treating each letter without a correlating note as a silent musical rest, Gaines has established a relationship between the structures of language and music; Manifestos 2 explores how the emotive properties of music affect the content of the manifestos and their interpretation. For the performance, Griffin will conduct a nine-piece ensemble, bringing the scores to life. The performance is followed by a conversation with Gaines and Griffin; Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art; and Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem.

When

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Fees
Tickets are available online.
109653

Charles Gaines: Manifestos 2

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
View Detail
Close
109653

MoMA is pleased to premiere the live performance of Charles Gaines’s Manifestos 2 (2013), in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem." A pioneer of Conceptual art, the Los Angeles–based artist has translated language from four influential speeches or manifestos into musical notation, arranged by Los Angeles composer and Opera Povera director Sean Griffin. Using a rule-based system translating each letter into its corresponding musical note (C, D, E, F, G, A, B) and treating each letter without a correlating note as a silent musical rest, Gaines has established a relationship between the structures of language and music; Manifestos 2 explores how the emotive properties of music affect the content of the manifestos and their interpretation. For the performance, Griffin will conduct a nine-piece ensemble, bringing the scores to life. The performance is followed by a conversation with Gaines and Griffin; Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art; and Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem.

When

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Fees
Tickets are available online.
109653

Charles Gaines: Manifestos 2

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
View Detail
Close
109653

MoMA is pleased to premiere the live performance of Charles Gaines’s Manifestos 2 (2013), in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem." A pioneer of Conceptual art, the Los Angeles–based artist has translated language from four influential speeches or manifestos into musical notation, arranged by Los Angeles composer and Opera Povera director Sean Griffin. Using a rule-based system translating each letter into its corresponding musical note (C, D, E, F, G, A, B) and treating each letter without a correlating note as a silent musical rest, Gaines has established a relationship between the structures of language and music; Manifestos 2 explores how the emotive properties of music affect the content of the manifestos and their interpretation. For the performance, Griffin will conduct a nine-piece ensemble, bringing the scores to life. The performance is followed by a conversation with Gaines and Griffin; Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art; and Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem.

When

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Fees
Tickets are available online.

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 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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Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

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Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:30 p.m. –5:30 p.m.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
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Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
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Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
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Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Sturtevant: Double Trouble
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:30 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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Program

Member Gallery Talks

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

Sound Amplification Available
107553

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

Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Sturtevant: Double Trouble
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Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Sturtevant: Double Trouble
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Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Sturtevant: Double Trouble
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Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

111513

Evening Tours of Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
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Join us for an exploration of Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs and experience the tranquility of the Museum after hours. Along with a small group of fellow enthusiasts, you’ll embark on an intimate tour of Matisse’s groundbreaking cut-outs, including The Swimming Pool (1952), a visitor favorite fresh from MoMA's own conservation lab. Led by one of our knowledgeable and engaging art historians, you’ll discover this radical body of work up close and in detail.

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When

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Fees

Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m. The tour begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact MoMA Group Services at (212) 708-9685 or groupservices@moma.org

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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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Member Gallery Talks

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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.

111513

Evening Tours of Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
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111513

Join us for an exploration of Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs and experience the tranquility of the Museum after hours. Along with a small group of fellow enthusiasts, you’ll embark on an intimate tour of Matisse’s groundbreaking cut-outs, including The Swimming Pool (1952), a visitor favorite fresh from MoMA's own conservation lab. Led by one of our knowledgeable and engaging art historians, you’ll discover this radical body of work up close and in detail.

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

When

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Fees

Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m. The tour begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact MoMA Group Services at (212) 708-9685 or groupservices@moma.org

Buy Tickets

111513

Evening Tours of Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
View Detail
Close
111513

Join us for an exploration of Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs and experience the tranquility of the Museum after hours. Along with a small group of fellow enthusiasts, you’ll embark on an intimate tour of Matisse’s groundbreaking cut-outs, including The Swimming Pool (1952), a visitor favorite fresh from MoMA's own conservation lab. Led by one of our knowledgeable and engaging art historians, you’ll discover this radical body of work up close and in detail.

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

When

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Fees

Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m. The tour begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact MoMA Group Services at (212) 708-9685 or groupservices@moma.org

Buy Tickets

Panels & Symposia

107553

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
View Detail
Close
107553

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

109653

Charles Gaines: Manifestos 2

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
View Detail
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109653

MoMA is pleased to premiere the live performance of Charles Gaines’s Manifestos 2 (2013), in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem." A pioneer of Conceptual art, the Los Angeles–based artist has translated language from four influential speeches or manifestos into musical notation, arranged by Los Angeles composer and Opera Povera director Sean Griffin. Using a rule-based system translating each letter into its corresponding musical note (C, D, E, F, G, A, B) and treating each letter without a correlating note as a silent musical rest, Gaines has established a relationship between the structures of language and music; Manifestos 2 explores how the emotive properties of music affect the content of the manifestos and their interpretation. For the performance, Griffin will conduct a nine-piece ensemble, bringing the scores to life. The performance is followed by a conversation with Gaines and Griffin; Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art; and Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem.

When

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Fees
Tickets are available online.