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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.

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Panels & Symposia

Open Table: Artists Working with Education

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
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Join us for a conversation about learning as form of art, with special guest artists and curators. This program takes the form of an open table; participants and visitors will share light refreshments in a communal setting. The discussion explores the ways in which artists create conditions and spaces conducive to learning.

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When

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior
Speakers
Featured guests are artists Xenobia Bailey and Chloë Bass, and curator Petrushka Bazin Larsen.
Fees

In case of rain, this program will be held in Classroom B of the Education and Research Building.

Tickets for this program are free and available beginning July 13.

Open Table: Artists Working with Education

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
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Join us for a conversation about learning as form of art, with special guest artists and curators. This program takes the form of an open table; participants and visitors will share light refreshments in a communal setting. The discussion explores the ways in which artists create conditions and spaces conducive to learning.

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

When

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior
Speakers
Featured guests are artists Wendy Ewald and Patrick “Pato” Hebert, and curator María del Carmen Carrión.
Fees

In case of rain, this program will be held in Classroom B of the Education and Research Building.

Tickets for this program are free and available beginning July 13.

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Perspectives on From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
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In this panel discussion, presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, scholars and artists discuss the work and accomplishments of German-born Grete Stern and Argentine Horacio Coppola, whose work represents a critical new chapter in the history of transnational modernism. Participants include Andrea Geyer, artist and Associate Professor, New Genres, Parsons The New School for Design; Elizabeth Otto, Executive Director, Humanities Institute, and Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, The State University of New York at Buffalo; Jorge Macchi, visual artist; and Veronica Tell, scholar of Latin American photography. Exhibition curators Roxana Marcoci and Sarah Meister moderate.

When

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees
Tickets for this program will be available on August 10. 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.

Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015
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In conjunction with the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, and on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the signature New Photography series, this panel addresses the history and impact of the series and the state of photography in the early 21st century. Participants include curators Quentin Bajac, Roxana Marcoci, and Lucy Gallun; artists Ilit Azoulay, Lucas Blalock, David Hartt, and Katja Novitskova; and artist collective DIS.

When

Monday, November 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees
Tickets for this program will be available on October 2. 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

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MoMA Nights with Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes
Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes, vocals and flute; Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes, piano; Gabe Schnider, guitar; Joshua Crumbly, bass; Mark Whitfield Jr., drums

By the age of nine, the flutist and vocalist Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes was performing with bands and recording her first CD. Now 20, she brings a stellar group of young artists to MoMA Nights to play original works that showcase her sensibilities as bandleader and composer. One goal is to provide “a window into my musical journey from the Bay Area to Cuba and to New York City, incorporating influences from hip-hop and R&B to Latin music and jazz.” She has performed in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the White House, the SF Jazz Center, and the Blue Note. Among the artists with whom she has recorded and performed are Ambrose Akinmusire, Christian Scott, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Vijay Iyer. The Guardian recently called her “the most exciting jazz flutist to have emerged in years.”

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

This performance was organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Juilliard Concert I: New Music for Mixed Ensembles

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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Juilliard Concert I: New Music for Mixed Ensembles
Members of The New Juilliard Ensemble: Joel Sachs, conductor; Jacob Chabot, flutes; Arthur Sato, oboe; Joshua Sechan, bassoon; Bryan Conger, clarinet and bass clarinet; Joe Betts and Jordan James, French horns; Ashley Jackson, harp; Alexandrina Boyanova and Isabel Ong, violins; Isabel Hagen, viola; Issei Herr, cello; Mike Chiarello, double bass

Julian Anderson (United Kingdom, b. 1967)
Poetry Nearing Silence (1997)
New York premiere

The inspiration for Julian Anderson’s Poetry Nearing Silence is an artist’s book by the British artist Tom Phillips. Working with an obscure Victorian novel, the artist selected a few random words and phrases from each page and then painted over the rest with highly contrasting and often bizarre images. The eight movements of Mr. Anderson’s work respond to both the verbal and the visual content of pages selected from Phillips’s book.

Chou Wen-chung (China/United States, b. 1923)
Twilight Colors (2007)

Chou Wen-Chung first drew notice as the assistant of the composer Edgard Varèse and went on to a distinguished career as a composer and teacher at Columbia University. Twilight Colors is inspired by the changing sky of the Hudson River Valley. Mr. Chou finds parallels between works by the 19th-centuryAmerican painters of the region and the subtle, almost abstract landscape works of the 17th-century brush painters of his native China. The work is in four movements plus a coda, each with a descriptive title.

Richard Causton (United Kingdom, b. 1971)
As Kingfishers Catch Fire (2007, rev. 2008)
United States premiere

The imagery of animal movement in a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins provides both the title and the inspiration for As Kingfishers Catch Fire, by the British composer Richard Causton. The work is for string quartet with solo winds and harp. The composer writes that the music is marked by “open fifths in the strings, long cantilenas in the wind, and a certain grandiosity in the writing for harp.”

Gerald Barry (Ireland, b. 1952)
No people (2013)
United States premiere

The Irish composer Gerald Barry studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Mauricio Kagel. He compares his 2013 composition No people with a work of literature, the 1932 New Impressions of Africa by the French poet Raymond Roussel, who worked through a detective agency to commission illustrations for his poem; the artist was not allowed to read the book and had to rely solely on cryptic phrases supplied by the author, so the final work is rife with interesting disjunctions. Mr. Barry notes that his work “inhabits a similarly strange world.”

The Museum of Modern Art established Summergarden in 1971. In keeping with MoMA’s history of presenting jazz and classical music in the Sculpture Garden, this year’s concert series once again welcomes the participation of The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Titled New Music for New York, the series comprises four evenings of adventurous contemporary music, with premieres each night. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of The New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, who has assembled two distinctive programs of recent compositions, all of which are enjoying their New York premieres. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two up-and-coming jazz ensembles whose concerts emphasize original works, each with one world premiere.

Summergarden is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sculpture Garden may close if attendance reaches maximum capacity. Entrance to Summergarden is through the Sculpture Garden gate on West 54 Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The Sculpture Garden opens at 7:00 p.m., and concerts start at 8:00 p.m. and run approximately one hour to 90 minutes. The Sculpture Garden closes at 10:00 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, and the Museum’s 54 Street entrance will open at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition galleries are closed during Summergarden. The Garden Bar sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, refreshments are not available.

Major annual support for Summergarden is provided by The Ethel P. Shein Fund for Music at MoMA, which is generously funded by Agnes Gund and by Paul D. Shein and family, in memory of Ethel P. Shein.

For more live music at MoMA this summer, visit during MoMA Nights.

Program

Summergarden: New Music for New York

When

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior
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MoMA Nights with Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes
Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes, keyboards, vocals; Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes, flute, vocals; Daniel Jones, vocals; Jehbreal Muhammad Jackson, vocals; Godwin Louis, alto saxophone; Brad Allen Williams, guitar; Josh Hari, bass; Corey Fonville, drums

A recent graduate of the Juilliard jazz program, the pianist and composer Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes uses music to raise challenging questions about social justice and identity. His Transformations Suite combines music, theater, and poetry to examine the radical history of resistance within the African diaspora. His ongoing work I’m Still Here: Letters on Trauma and Healing, produced by Anna Deavere Smith, presents conversations between people dealing with trauma in the prison-industrial complex, with a focus on the healing process. Harlem Stage recently commissioned a new work from him, The James Baldwin Essays: Examining the American Dream Narrative. Pinderhughes has performed at venues including the White House, Blue Note, Sundance Film Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Carnegie Hall. At MoMA, he will present works “inspired by new and old studies of the Migration and its effects . . . on the meanings of movement, protest, and community.”

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

This performance was organized in collaboration with Harlem Stage.

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Jazz Concert I: Dahi Divine Quintet

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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Jazz Concert I: Dahi Divine Quintet
Dahi Divine, tenor saxophone; Albert Baliwas, alto saxophone; Theo Hill, piano; Zwelakhe-Duma F. Bell le Pere, bass; Khary Shaheed, drums

Dahi Divine is a tenor saxophonist, composer, and band leader, the latest in an illustrious lineage of jazz artists from Philadelphia. His first album, The Element, released in April 2015, signals the arrival of an artist remarkably well-versed in the modern jazz idiom and whose command of his craft displays virtuosity, eloquence, and maturity. In addition to leading his own quartet, he has shared the stage with James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Charles Fambrough, Monnette Sudler, Arturo O’Farrill, Kenny Burrell, and Ira Sullivan, among others. His Summergarden program features the premiere of Victims to Vanity, a piece he wrote in tribute to his brother Gahib Divine, who died in street violence in Philadelphia in 2011. Divine writes, “My brother’s death made me realize how my focus on success, acceptance by others and public appearances, and what I thought were problems—seemed superficial and misplaced, and at the end of the day meant nothing. What I needed was to be around family and the people I cared for the most. This song emerged as a vehicle for healing.”

The Museum of Modern Art established Summergarden in 1971. In keeping with MoMA’s history of presenting jazz and classical music in the Sculpture Garden, this year’s concert series once again welcomes the participation of The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Titled New Music for New York, the series comprises four evenings of adventurous contemporary music, with premieres each night. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of The New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, who has assembled two distinctive programs of recent compositions, all of which are enjoying their New York premieres. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two up-and-coming jazz ensembles whose concerts emphasize original works, each with one world premiere.

Summergarden is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sculpture Garden may close if attendance reaches maximum capacity. Entrance to Summergarden is through the Sculpture Garden gate on West 54 Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The Sculpture Garden opens at 7:00 p.m., and concerts start at 8:00 p.m. and run approximately one hour to 90 minutes. The Sculpture Garden closes at 10:00 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, and the Museum’s 54 Street entrance will open at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition galleries are closed during Summergarden. The Garden Bar sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, refreshments are not available.

Major annual support for Summergarden is provided by The Ethel P. Shein Fund for Music at MoMA, which is generously funded by Agnes Gund and by Paul D. Shein and family, in memory of Ethel P. Shein.

For more live music at MoMA this summer, visit during MoMA Nights.

Program

Summergarden: New Music for New York

When

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior

Stratocaster Sessions

Tuesday, July 14, 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.

When

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Where
The Dorothy B. and Lewis Cullman Architecture and Design Gallery, third floor
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MoMA Nights with Tamar-kali: Psychochamber Ensemble

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Tamar-kali: Psychochamber Ensemble
Tamar-kali, lead vocals; Lisala Beatty, vocals; Kendra Ross, vocals; Brandee Younger, harp; Juliette Jones, string mistress, first violin; Stephanie Matthews, second violin; Ina Paris-Cabello, viola; Clerida Eltime, cello; Catherine O’Malley, contrabass

Born and raised in Brooklyn, the vocalist and composer Tamar-kali is a second-generation musician with roots in the coastal Sea Islands of South Carolina. The works she composes and arranges for the Psychochamber Ensemble blend the classical music of her Catholic upbringing with the fire of the hard rock she came to love. Her powerful vocals have been featured in the award-winning film Pariah (2011, Focus Films) and in HBO’s recent biopic Bessie, starring Queen Latifah. She has shared the stage with a diverse list of artists, from John Legend and Cassandra Wilson to Me’shell Ndegeocello and Vijay Iyer. She admires the work of Jacob Lawrence for its portrayal of “the strength and fortitude of a people looking to forge a new destiny. As a direct descendant of participants in this journey, I see my work as a living testament to their struggles and dreams.”

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

This performance was organized in collaboration with Harlem Stage.

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Juilliard Concert II: New Music for String Quartet

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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Juilliard Concert II: New Music for String Quartet
Members and alumni of The New Juilliard Ensemble: Nikita Morozov and Isabel Ong, violins; Isabel Hagen, viola; Issei Herr, cello

Ahmed Adnan Saygun (Turkey, 1907–1991)
String Quartet no. 3, Op. 43 (1966)
United States premiere

The Turkish composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun was educated in Paris. While in his twenties, he returned to Turkey, where he held key cultural positions in the newly emergent republic. He conducted extensive research in Turkish folk music, working at times with Béla Bartok, and became an authority on folklore—an interest manifest in his compositions, which often blend romanticism, expressionism, and Turkish elements. Saygun dedicated his third string quartet, the last he completed, to his Hungarian wife.

Suzanne Farrin (United States, b. 1976)
Undecim (2007)
New York premiere

Suzanne Farrin, the head of composition at SUNY Purchase, is also a regular host on Q2, the NYC-based radio station for new music. Her 2007 quartet Undecim (Latin for “eleven”) proposes that “in the long lifespans of stringed instruments . . . [they] remember all of the repertoire from the past and—like an active memory—the bow could temporarily take over the arm of the player and utter articulations of older pieces while the left hand stays in the present.” The work is in 10 sections—the 11th element is the unity of the work as a whole.

Mark Grey (United States, b. 1967)
Sparrow’s Echo (2004)
New York premiere

Sparrow’s Echo, by the composer and sound designer Mark Grey, draws its inspiration from Mary Doria Russell’s sci-fi novel The Sparrow. The book tells the story of an expedition in the near future to a planet from which radio broadcasts of music have been received—Earth’s first encounter with an alien civilization. In 2060, after 40 years of mysterious scientific, philosophic, and religious encounters on the faraway plant, the sole surviving member of the expedition, a messianic priest, returns to tell his tale.

The Museum of Modern Art established Summergarden in 1971. In keeping with MoMA’s history of presenting jazz and classical music in the Sculpture Garden, this year’s concert series once again welcomes the participation of The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Titled New Music for New York, the series comprises four evenings of adventurous contemporary music, with premieres each night. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of The New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, who has assembled two distinctive programs of recent compositions, all of which are enjoying their New York premieres. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two up-and-coming jazz ensembles whose concerts emphasize original works, each with one world premiere.

Summergarden is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sculpture Garden may close if attendance reaches maximum capacity. Entrance to Summergarden is through the Sculpture Garden gate on West 54 Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The Sculpture Garden opens at 7:00 p.m., and concerts start at 8:00 p.m. and run approximately one hour to 90 minutes. The Sculpture Garden closes at 10:00 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, and the Museum’s 54 Street entrance will open at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition galleries are closed during Summergarden. The Garden Bar sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, refreshments are not available.

Major annual support for Summergarden is provided by The Ethel P. Shein Fund for Music at MoMA, which is generously funded by Agnes Gund and by Paul D. Shein and family, in memory of Ethel P. Shein.

For more live music at MoMA this summer, visit during MoMA Nights.

Program

Summergarden: New Music for New York

When

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior
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MoMA Nights with Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Jon Batiste, piano, melodica, vocals; Eddie Barbash, alto saxophone, vocals; Joseph Saylor, tambourine; Ibanda Ruhumbika, tuba

Hailing from a long lineage of celebrated New Orleans musicians, Jon Batiste received undergraduate and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. Among the musicians with whom he has collaborated are Prince, Wynton Marsalis, and Lenny Kravitz. With his band Stay Human, he has performed in more than 40 countries. The group’s most recent album, Social Music, a homage to his musical philosophy and concepts of performance, was well received and reached the top of the Billboard Jazz Album chart. Since 2012 he has been the artistic director-at-large of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Batiste writes that the Jacob Lawrence Migration Series ”masterfully portrays the experience of our people in the early twentieth century and gives valuable insights into our collective identity as Americans.”

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

This performance was organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage.

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Jazz Concert II: Ulysses Owens Jr. and Friends

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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Jazz Concert II: Ulysses Owens Jr. and Friends
Ulysses Owens Jr., drums; Benny Benack III, trumpet; Adam Ronga, alto saxophone; Allyn Johnson, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Shenel Johns, vocals

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, and a graduate of The Juilliard School of Music’s jazz studies program, Ulysses Owens Jr. is much in demand as a drummer. He plays regularly with the Christian McBride Trio and the Kurt Elling Group, and he has toured and recorded with artists as diverse as Renée Fleming, Diane Schuur, Russell Malone, and Mulgrew Miller. He has released four albums and has already received two Grammy Awards for his work. For Summergarden, he premieres Stages of Us, a seven-movement suite that focuses on the African American experience. Mr. Owens writes, “The inspiration came from my desire to explore my history and all of the stages that it took for us to get to where we are today. . . . We have come such a long way, and so much as been accomplished; however, the recent tragedies prove that there is still a lot of change that needs to happen. I believe that music has the ability to unify us, connect us with our history, and help us all to understand each other a little better.”

The Museum of Modern Art established Summergarden in 1971. In keeping with MoMA’s history of presenting jazz and classical music in the Sculpture Garden, this year’s concert series once again welcomes the participation of The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Titled New Music for New York, the series comprises four evenings of adventurous contemporary music, with premieres each night. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of The New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, who has assembled two distinctive programs of recent compositions, all of which are enjoying their New York premieres. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two up-and-coming jazz ensembles whose concerts emphasize original works, each with one world premiere.

Summergarden is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sculpture Garden may close if attendance reaches maximum capacity. Entrance to Summergarden is through the Sculpture Garden gate on West 54 Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The Sculpture Garden opens at 7:00 p.m., and concerts start at 8:00 p.m. and run approximately one hour to 90 minutes. The Sculpture Garden closes at 10:00 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, and the Museum’s 54 Street entrance will open at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition galleries are closed during Summergarden. The Garden Bar sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, refreshments are not available.

Major annual support for Summergarden is provided by The Ethel P. Shein Fund for Music at MoMA, which is generously funded by Agnes Gund and by Paul D. Shein and family, in memory of Ethel P. Shein.

For more live music at MoMA this summer, visit during MoMA Nights.

Program

Summergarden: New Music for New York

When

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior

Stratocaster Sessions

Tuesday, July 28, 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.

When

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Where
The Dorothy B. and Lewis Cullman Architecture and Design Gallery, third floor
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MoMA Nights with Shenel Johns Quintet

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Shenel Johns Quintet
Shenel Johns, voice; Zaccai Curtis, piano; Corcoran Holt, bass; Kush Abadey, drums; Josh Evans, trumpet

Shenel Johns sings in a highly personal style that moves seamlessly from jazz and R&B to soul and gospel. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, she studied with musical legends such as René McLean, Jimmy Greene, and Nat Reeves. Performing from an early age, she toured not only in the U.S., but also in Russia, Africa, and her place of national identity, Jamaica—all by the age of 21—and has shared the stage with Curtis Fuller, Hank Jones, Dionne Warwick, and Sheila Jordan. She recently returned from a residency at Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha in Qatar; later this year she will present a tribute to one of her idols, Lena Horne, at JALC’s Appel Room. For her performance at MoMA Nights, Johns will focus on the music and words of Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone, drawing inspiration from “the strengths, struggles, and stories that come out of the African diaspora.”

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

This performance was organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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MoMA Nights with Galcher Lustwerk

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Galcher Lustwerk
The Cleveland-born, Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Galcher Lustwerk has become a cult figure in the world of house and techno. With little presence online, his mixes and productions have achieved notoriety simply via word of mouth. Combining moody, raw, deep house and techno with his own nonchalant rap vocals, he has carved out a niche for himself alongside peers such as Young Male and DJ Richard of White Material Records. Lustwerk’s unpredictable and uniquely American DJ style has taken him from New York to the U.K., Berlin, Paris, Moscow, and beyond, and he has shared the booth with the likes of Jay Daniel, Levon Vincent, Benji B, DJ Qu, Lee Gamble, John Talabot, Tama Sumo, and Simian Mobile Disco, to name a few.

DJ set by Willie Burns,
host of WTBS, Newtown Radio

Newtown Radio is a Bushwick, Brooklyn–based Internet radio station, formed among friends in 2010, dedicated to sharing the best local music of tomorrow.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

Special thanks to Newtown Radio.

Stratocaster Sessions

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye
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When

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Where
The Dorothy B. and Lewis Cullman Architecture and Design Gallery, third floor
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MoMA Nights with Lower Dens

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Lower Dens
Jana Hunter, vocals, guitar; Walker Teret, guitar; Geoff Graham, bass; Nate Nelson, drums

The Baltimore-based Lower Dens formed in 2010; vocalist Jana Hunter had been touring for years as a solo artist, and the band was an effort to create music that was simultaneously cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and incorruptible—and, crucially, that possessed a loud, clear voice. Its debut release, Twin-Hand Movement, blended guitar brilliance and murky emotiveness. The band’s 2012 Nootropics was a stark, textured paean to experimental acts of the krautrock era. With this year’s release of Escape From Evil, the quartet has undeniably hit its stride. The instrumental textures provide a clean and warm backdrop for the vocals—a major step forward for the band, one that brings Hunter’s singular voice into sharp, clear focus.

DJ set by Stadiums & Shrines,
host of Stadiums & Shrines, Newtown Radio

Newtown Radio is a Bushwick, Brooklyn–based Internet radio station, formed among friends in 2010, dedicated to sharing the best local music of tomorrow.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

Special thanks to Newtown Radio.

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MoMA Nights with Regal Degal

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Regal Degal
Josh da Costa, guitars, vocals; Josiah Wolfson, bass; Jamen Whitelock, drums

Regal Degal pulls omnidirectionally from the musical spectrum, drawing on post-punk, krautrock, 1960s psychedelic and freakbeat, 1980s new wave and indie, German minimal house, and the music of Africa. The group formed in Brooklyn in 2009, relocated to Los Angeles, and has since kept feet planted in both cities. The Fader’s Emilie Friedlander writes that the trio is “known around these parts for . . . pummeling you with wall-of-sound sonics while also drawing you in with mantric incantations and contrapuntal rhythmics, sailing through each emotional crescendo with mysteriously devil-may-care flair.” The band’s second release, Not Now, brings its “almost Can-like complexity to the fore.”

DJ set by M/M,
host of Deep, Newtown Radio

Newtown Radio is a Bushwick, Brooklyn–based Internet radio station, formed among friends in 2010, dedicated to sharing the best local music of tomorrow.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

Special thanks to Newtown Radio.

Stratocaster Sessions

Tuesday, August 25, 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.

When

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Where
The Dorothy B. and Lewis Cullman Architecture and Design Gallery, third floor
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MoMA Nights with Tei Shi

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Tonight’s Musical Performance: Tei Shi
Tei Shi, vocals; Alex Schaaf, guitar, keyboards; Gabriel Smith, drums

The singer and songwriter Tei Shi draws on musical styles as diverse as shoegaze, indie pop, and R&B. Born Valerie Teicher in Buenos Aires, she grew up in Bogotá, Vancouver, and Boston, and now makes her home in Brooklyn. In just two years, she has released the debut track “M&Ms,” the six-song album Saudades, several singles, and, in May, the EP Verde, which features the Spotify hit “Bassically.” She often works with the producer Luca Buccellati. The Vice website Noisey called Saudades “a layered masterpiece of melodies that duck and dive, expertly entwined vocal loops, and shivery sonics.” For MoMA Nights, Tei Shi will perform a set based on Verde.

DJ set by Lomé,
host of Leisure Suite, Newtown Radio

Newtown Radio is a Bushwick, Brooklyn–based Internet radio station, formed among friends in 2010, dedicated to sharing the best local music of tomorrow.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.

AUGUST
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.

Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.

Program

MoMA Nights

When

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Fees

Special thanks to Newtown Radio.