See MoMA's collection, visit the summer exhibitions, and enjoy live music in the Sculpture Garden (sets begin at 6:30 p.m.). Regular Museum admission applies.
This year's MoMA Nights music series draws from local and international sources with an eye to the global cross-pollination of styles and genres. A singer from Brazil takes cues from American pop, while a Congolese guitarist forms a breakthrough collaboration in Paris. A tribute to an avant-garde avatar borrows a Japanese form of poetry and involves 100 composers, and a musical legend from Sierra Leone mixes it up with bandmates in Brooklyn. Each of the innovators in this nine-concert series started with a powerful artistic vision and has traveled the globe to realize it.
The series is the fifth organized in collaboration with Olivier Conan, programmer and co-owner of Barbès performance space (barbesbrooklyn.com).
In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1, with the exception of August 9, when the rain location will be The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby (standing room only).
Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free with Admission
MoMA educators give engaging talks in the galleries at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. Groups meet the lecturer in the Marron Atrium on the second floor. Gallery talks are approximately sixty minutes in duration. For enhanced hearing in the galleries, FM headsets and neck loops are available at the meeting spot.
Prix Fixe Dinner
5:00–8:00 p.m., Cafe 2 (floor 2)
In addition to the regular menu, a special prix fixe dinner created by Chef Lynn Bound is available for $25 (not including beverage or NYS sales tax and service charge). Dinner begins with an appetizer, followed by an entree and dessert. Participation in the tasting requires the participation of the entire group; however, guests may order extra items from the regular menu if they wish. It is suggested that guests allow up to one hour to complete the full prix fixe meal. The $25 menu is not eligible for the 10% member discount. Seating is limited. In addition to the regular menu, a special prix fixe dinner created by Chef Lynn Bound is available for $25 (not including beverage). Dinner begins with antipasti, followed by an appetizer, entree, and dessert.
Visit the cash bar for a variety of beverages, including specialty cocktails.
After an eighteen-year career in Spain and throughout Europe, DJ Turmix packed up his records in 2008 and headed for New York City; two years later he has played with well-known local DJs at some of city’s hippest night spots. He is currently a weekly resident DJ at the Empire Hotel and at Café Noir, and he spins monthly at Nublu. From cocktail vibes to dance-floor beats, DJ Turmix’s sets journey through jazz, swing, and Latin, mixed up with groovy touches of electronic rhythms and breaks.