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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.

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Panels & Symposia

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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 a 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.

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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 a 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 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Where
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior
Speakers
Featured guests are artists Wendy Ewald and 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 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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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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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.

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

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.