Alex Pasternak. Image courtesy of Alex Pasternak.

MoMA Nights with DJ Alex Pasternak and Warhol–Inspired Screen Test Booth

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 5:30–8:45 p.m.

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Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1 or Theater 2. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Musical acts for the 2014 series feature an array of vibrant, creative women who are making their mark on today’s music scene. Veterans and up-and-coming artists perform a range of musical styles, including dream and synth pop, alt-folk, surf rock, neo-soul, and pop punk.

The series was organized in collaboration with PopRally, MoMA’s cross-departmental committee that programs events at MoMA and MoMA PS1.

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.

Cash Bar
5:30–8:00 p.m.
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.

Gallery Talks
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

Snacks and Beverages in the 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, also sells savory and sweet treats, including locally made gelato, sorbetto, homemade desserts, 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 Lynn Bound’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. An à la carte menu is offered indoors, and a special “urban picnic” fixed price menu is available on the terrace during the summer months, including cured meats, cheeses, salads, sweets, and more (with optional wine pairing). Seatings are offered from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reserve at reservations@artfoodny.com and include name, preferred time, number of guests, and phone number. The “urban picnic” menu is $32 per person (excluding beverages, sales tax, and service)—10% MoMA member discount not applicable.