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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, 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.

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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.

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

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Bauhaus staircase, second floor
Member Events

Björk

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Björk
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949

Wednesday, March 4, 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.

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

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Björk

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Björk
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Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Björk

Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Björk
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Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Björk

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Björk
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Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980

Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

Wednesday, April 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.

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

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 a.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 a.m.

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 a.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971
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Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 a.m.

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971

Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 a.m.
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Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 a.m.

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 a.m.
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Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 a.m.

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 a.m.
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Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9:30 a.m. –5:30 a.m.

Panels & Symposia

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Close Conversation: Mary Weatherford and Katy Siegel

Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
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Join us for a series of one-on-one conversations between curators and painters in front of their paintings on view in the exhibition The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World. All conversations take place in The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor, unless otherwise noted. Seating is extremely limited.

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Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Where
Time Warner Screening Room, second floor, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Speakers
Mary Weatherford and Katy Siegel, Professor of Art History, Hunter College; Chief Curator, Hunter College Galleries
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Close Conversation: Rashid Johnson and Naomi Beckwith

Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
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Join us for a series of one-on-one conversations between curators and painters in front of their paintings on view in the exhibition The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World. All conversations take place in The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor, unless otherwise noted. Seating is extremely limited.

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Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Where
The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor
Speakers
Rashid Johnson and Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program. Seating is extremely limited. Ticket purchase limited to two per person.
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Close Conversation: Oscar Murillo and Naima Keith

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Join us for a series of one-on-one conversations between curators and painters in front of their paintings on view in the exhibition The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World. All conversations take place in The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor, unless otherwise noted. Seating is extremely limited.

Galleries open at 6:30pm, conversation begins at 7pm

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Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Where
The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor
Speakers
Oscar Murillo and Naima Keith, Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem
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, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program. Seating is extremely limited. Ticket purchase limited to two per person.
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Close Conversation: Charline von Heyl and Mark Godfrey

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
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Join us for a series of one-on-one conversations between curators and painters in front of their paintings on view in the exhibition The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World. All conversations take place in The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor, unless otherwise noted. Seating is extremely limited.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Where
The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor
Speakers
Charline von Heyl and Mark Godfrey, Curator of International Art, Tate Modern, London
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, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program. Seating is extremely limited.

MoMA Forum on Contemporary Photography

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Conceived as an experimental platform for free-form critical discussions, the Forums are designed to foster debate among leading artists, curators, and theorists about the perspectives and scope of contemporary photography.

For the upcoming session we have invited Kaja Silverman, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, to lead a discussion about her new book The Miracle of Analogy, the first in a two-volume reconceptualization of photography, published by Stanford University Press. Silverman is the author of eight books: Flesh of My Flesh (2009); James Coleman (2002); World Spectators (2000); Speaking about Godard (with Harun Farocki, 1998); The Threshold of the Visible World (1996); Male Subjectivity at the Margins (1992); The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema (1988); and The Subject of Semiotics (1983). Her new book argues that photography originates in what is seen, rather than in the human eye or the camera lens, and that this is the world's primary way of revealing itself to us. Neither an index, representation, nor copy, as conventional studies would have it, the photographic image is an analogy.

We have invited as lead speakers Andre Dombrowski, Associate Professor of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania; Eve Meltzer, Associate Professor of Visual Studies and Visual Culture in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University; and Howard Singerman, the Phyllis and Josef Caroff Professor of Fine Arts, Department Chair, Hunter College, City University of New York, to join Silverman in a discussion of her present volume, which focuses on photographic practices of the 19th century and some of their contemporary progeny. The book begins with the camera obscura—which morphed into chemical photography and lives on today in digital form—and ends with Walter Benjamin. Key figures discussed along the way include Nicéphore Niépce, Louis Daguerre, William Fox-Talbot, John Dugdale, Jeff Wall, Joan Fontcuberta, and Abelardo Morell.

This event is invitation only, but we are very pleased to present a live stream of the forum, which will allow remote friends and colleagues to participate in the conversation.

The MoMA Forums on Contemporary Photography are organized by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator.

The Forum on Contemporary Photography is made possible by MoMA's Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

When

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

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Learning from/in Latin America: Part One

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
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In conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-198, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, Learning from/in Latin America will expand on the exhibition’s curatorial framework and further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico to Cuba and the Southern Cone over three decades of development between 1955 and the early 1980s. Practitioners, planners, architecture and urban design historians, humanities scholars, curators and critics will contribute to a polyphonic conversation about architecture in Latin America, its social and political implications, and the persistent legacies of modernization.

Learning from/in Latin America is jointly organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities at Princeton University.

Part One: Roundtable
This roundtable conversation brings together contemporary architects from Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia to reflect on their current activity in relation to the quarter-century of architectural and urban development featured in the exhibition. Participants include Angelo Bucci, SPBR Arquitetos, São Paulo, Brazil; Tatiana Bilbao, Tatiana Bilbao SC, Mexico City, Mexico; and Felipe Mesa, Planb: Arquitectos, Medellín, Colombia. Barry Bergdoll, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA introduces the roundtable program and Fabrizio Gallanti, Princeton-Mellon Initiative, Princeton University moderates.

When

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m. –7:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Fees

Tickets for this program are available beginning March 2, 2015. Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

Learning from/in Latin America: Part Two

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Learning from/in Latin America: Part Two

Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
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In conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-198, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, Learning from/in Latin America will expand on the exhibition’s curatorial framework and further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico to Cuba and the Southern Cone over three decades of development between 1955 and the early 1980s. Practitioners, planners, architecture and urban design historians, humanities scholars, curators and critics will contribute to a polyphonic conversation about architecture in Latin America, its social and political implications, and the persistent legacies of modernization.

Learning from/in Latin America is jointly organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities at Princeton University.

Part Two: Symposium
Established and emerging scholars of architecture and urbanism will convene for a day-long symposium to discuss ideas central to the formulation of the exhibition: campuses as urban laboratories, the image and imaginary of the city, and the concept of the informal city.

Welcome and Introduction
Stan Allen, School of Architecture, Princeton University Bruno Carvalho, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University

Session One: The Campus as a Laboratory for the Ideal City
Moderator: Carlos Eduardo Comas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil Respondent: Anita Berrizbeitia, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Panelists:
Eduardo Luis Rodríguez, independent scholar, Havana, Cuba
Sylvia Ficher, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Cristina López Uribe, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
Fernando Pérez-Oyarzun, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Session Two: Urban Imaginaries
Moderator: Patricio del Real, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA
Respondent: Diana Agrest, Cooper Union

Panelists:
Guillermo Barrios, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas
Luis Castañeda, Syracuse University
Beatriz Jaguaribe, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Session Three: The Form of the Informal
Moderator: Jorge Francisco Liernur, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Respondent: Helen Gyger, Columbia University

Panelists:
Sharif S. Kahatt, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, Lima
Felipe Correa, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Gabriel Duarte, Puntifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When

Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m.

Where
Princeton University School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium
Performances & Readings

Stratocaster Sessions

Tuesday, March 10, 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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Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Stratocaster Sessions

Tuesday, March 24, 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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Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:30 p.m.