Mikal Cronin. Photo by Denee Petracek

MoMA Nights with Mikal Cronin

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 5:30–8:00 p.m.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior

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: Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin, guitar, vocals; Michael Anderson, bass guitar; Chad Ubovich, guitar; Emily Epstein, drums

The expertly crafted garage-pop of Mikal Cronin, shot through with the warmth of the California sun, features infectious tunes and earnestly personal lyrics. He released his second full-length album, MCII, this spring on Merge Records after touring the United States and Europe in the band of his old pal Ty Segall, with whom he has collaborated for close to a decade. Rooted in self-exploration in the face of new beginnings, Cronin's music turns inner turmoil into effervescent pop. His compositions deftly move from acoustic strumming to full-on fuzz-pedal freak-outs, channeling both the indie-folk sounds of Elliot Smith and the loud dynamism of Nirvana. This summer Cronin is touring the United States and is featured on the line-ups of Toronto’s North by Northeast Festival and the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.

Tonight’s performance was selected by MoMA’s PopRally committee.

Snacks and Beverages in the Garden
Seasonal snacks, bruschetta selections, 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 local 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.