Ducktails. Photo by Shawn Brackbill

MoMA Nights with Ducktails

Thursday, July 25, 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: Ducktails
Matt Mondanile, vocals, guitar, keyboard; Alex Craig, guitar, keyboard; Samuel Franklin, drums; Luka Usmiani, bass

Ducktails is the name under which the Brooklyn-based Matthew Mondanile has recorded since 2008, when he was a student at Hampshire College. He has released a stream of acclaimed records on far-flung labels, with album art by artists like Jan Anderzen and Lauren Pakradooni. Ducktails traffics in the spaced-out pop songs one might discover in out-of-the-way thrift stores or deep in bins of 1970s private-press records—a casually sophisticated, genre-eluding pop ambience. Mondanile shifts among numerous modes when performing, appearing alone with arrays of instruments or with a full band and guest singers. Domino released the fourth Ducktails long-play album, The Flower Lane. Mondanile tours abroad extensively, and has performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA PS1. He also plays in the indie group Real Estate.

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.