The MoMA Nights 2013 music series includes indie acts selected by MoMA’s PopRally committee, and concerts related to the exhibitions Soundings: A Contemporary Score and American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe.
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.
Tonight’s Music Performance: Mallu
Solo guitar and voice
Brazilian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mallu Magalhães went from a 15-year-old MySpace phenomenon to a bona fide 19-year-old star. Her first album, produced by Mário Caldato, Jr. (Beastie Boys, Beck), catapulted her into international festivals, landed her on Rolling Stone Brazil’s list of best albums of the year, and made her a favorite of MTV Brazil. Established Brazilian musicians such as Tom Zé proclaimed themselves fans. Her latest album, Pitanga, produced by Marcelo Camelo of Los Hermanos, showcases a more mature sound and features songs with a distinctly Brazilian feel; it combines touches of samba and bossa nova with the folk style that first made her popular. Mallu’s lyrics are in both Portuguese and English, with an occasional French song. Her performance at MoMA marks her United States debut.
Tonight’s performance is presented in conjunction with New York City’s second annual contemporary Brazilian music festival, Brasil Summerfest (July 21–28). Details at brasilsummerfest.com
Snacks and beverages in the Garden
Seasonal snacks 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 local gelato and sorbet, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, a cash bar will be available indoors.
Terrace Dining (rain or shine)
The fifth floor’s Terrace 5 serves Chef Lynn Bound’s light, seasonal cuisine overlooking the Sculpture Garden. An a la carte menu is offered indoors, as well as a special "urban picnic" fixed price menu on the terrace during the summer months, which includes cured meats, cheeses, salads, sweets, and more (with optional wine pairing). Seatings are offered from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.