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GALLERY SESSIONS

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Gallery Sessions are creative exploratory experiences facilitated by Museum educators that allow visitors a unique perspective on works in the galleries, art history, and the creative process. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the daily schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

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Panels & Symposia

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Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
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Held in conjunction with the exhibition Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness—the first retrospective ever in the US mounted of the artist—a series of scholarly presentations and creative disruptions address issues in Williams’s work from its engagement with the history of early 20th century avant-garde photography and film, epic dramaturgy, the society of the spectacle, and installation as a medium. Participants include Devin Fore, Associate Professor of German, Princeton University; Julia Robinson, Assistant Professor Department of Art History, New York University; R.H. Quaytman, artist; John Kelsey, artist and art critic; John Miller, artist and Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Art History, Visual Arts Concentration, Barnard College/Columbia University, and Jeff Wall, artist. Moderated by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography and organizer of the exhibition at MoMA.

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Program

Adult Programs

When

Tuesday, September 16, 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, 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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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 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.