PopRally is a program of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions at moderate prices.
|An Evening with Patti Smith to Celebrate the Birthday of Georges Seurat
Sunday, December 2, 2007
PopRally and Patti Smith invite you to join us for cocktails and a private viewing of the exhibition Georges Seurat: The Drawings. Afterwards, there will be a live performance by Patti Smith and friends in the Titus 1 theater.
Georges Seurat (French, 1859–1891) created mysterious and luminous works on paper that played a crucial role in his brief but influential career. Once described as "the most beautiful painter's drawings in existence," these works captured Paris and its environs, urban dwellers, and cafe singers and other popular performers of the day.
A fellow traveler in this world of velvety darkness and radiant illumination, urban grit and popular spectacle, the modern and the classical, the performer, poet, and artist Patti Smith, like Seurat, transforms the recognizable and the commonplace into something profoundly beautiful and mysterious. Smith is deeply interested in the physicality of her medium -whether sounds, words, or marks- as well as the evocative power of line and light. In an evening of music and words, guests will immerse themselves in Smith's vision of Seurat, his art, and his time.
PopRally would like to thank Starr African Rum for their sponsorship.
Above: Georges Seurat. At the Concert Europeen (detail). c. 1886–88. Conte crayon and gouache on paper, 12 3/4 x 9 3/8" (31.1 x 23.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lillie P. Bliss Collection, 1934