MoMA Nights with DJ Alex Pasternak and Warhol–Inspired Screen Test Booth
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 5:30–8:45 p.m.
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.
DJ Alex Pasternak (Lemonade, ZZK)
California native and current Brooklyn resident Alex Pasternak spent his teen years playing in a jazz quartet and in punk/hardcore bands. As a student of ethnomusicology in college, he fell in love with music from all corners of the globe, from Turkish Cifteteli to samba-reggae, and his eclectic repertoire combines international tastes and textures with the sounds of the modern dance floor. Alex plays drums for the band Lemonade.
Warhol–Inspired Screen Test Booth
5:30–8:00 p.m., Marron Atrium (floor 2)
Free with admission
In conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures, visitors are invited to sit for their very own video portrait, in the spirit of Andy Warhol's screen tests. Each screen test recording is approximately one minute long, and will be projected on the walls of MoMA's Marron Atrium, and later uploaded to the Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures website. The exhibition Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures focuses on Warhol's cinematic portraits and non-narrative silent, black-and-white films from the mid-1960s. Warhol's screen tests reveal his lifelong fascination with the cult of celebrity, comprising a visual almanac of the 1960s downtown avant-garde scene.
Visit the cash bar for a variety of beverages, including specialty cocktails.
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 $28 (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 $28 menu is not eligible for the 10% member discount.
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.
In conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures