Artists Experiment is a new initiative in the Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with MoMA educators to conceptualize ideas for developing innovative and experimental public interactions. Learn more
This event is sold out. To pick up your will call or guest list tickets, please proceed to the Information Desk in the Main Lobby beginning at 6pm on January 23.
In collaboration with Chef Lynn Bound and Cafe 2, please join us for a special dinner event to celebrate the launch of Artists Experiment, an ongoing collaboration between MoMA's Department of Education and four contemporary artists—Raúl Cárdenas Osuna, Caroline Woolard, Xaviera Simmons, and Kenneth Goldsmith—to develop programs that offer new opportunities for public engagement at MoMA.
The evening, featuring a special menu designed by Raul Cardenas and Lynn Bound, highlights presentations and interactions with all of the artists. The theme for this event, Capital Exchange, reflects a thread that is present in each of the participating artists' ongoing experiments: an exploration of different notions of "capital," ranging from the social and political to the cultural and historical. This event explores these ideas through a multisensory experience including sound, food, readings, and more.
Raúl Cárdenas Osuna, in collaboration with Torolab's Chef Diego Becerra and Cafe 2's Chef Lynn Bound, created a menu inspired by classic 20th-century New York cuisine, with a modern-day ethnic twist.
Caroline Woolard opens the evening with a ritual for Eva Zeisel, the first female designer to have an exhibition at MoMA and the first person commissioned by MoMA to produce a commercial product. Taking placebo pills as symbols of value, guests will share in a collective experience while singer Heather Christhian and artist Caroline Woolard perform.
Drawing from the Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, poet Kenneth Goldsmith shares Brion Gysin's special brownie recipe and Toklas's response to Gysin's scandalous contribution.
Drawing from her research in the MoMA Library and Archives, Xaviera Simmons shares a selection of her initial findings by presenting each guest with a special set of placemats, inspired by artworks that confront major political movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, from MoMA's inception to the present. Each corresponds to a course throughout the evening, and provides the evening's protest-inspired soundtrack. The evening ends with a special performance by Simmons and guest performers, including singer Teresa Mora.
Join us to dine, drink, and learn more about exciting the events coming up at MoMA this season.
Tickets ($50; $40 members and corporate members; $35 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online, at the information desk in the main lobby, or at the film desk.