The Museum of Modern Art will remain open until 8:45 p.m. every Thursday in July and August, providing visitors with a relaxed atmosphere in which to view MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions, and enjoy live music and refreshments in the The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Live music will be presented in Sculpture Garden, weather permitting, in two series, MoMA Music: BRAZIL (July, held in conjunction with the film exhibition Premiere Brazil! 2009) and MoMA Music: CHINA (August, held in conjunction with the exhibition Projects 90: Song Dong). Performances will be in two sets, at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m., except on August 27, when there will be only one set at 7:00 p.m. In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close and music will be presented in one set at 7:00 p.m. in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1 or 2. PLEASE NOTE: Sculpture Garden and theater seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

A cash bar will be open in the Sculpture Garden, weather permitting. The Garden Cart will sell desserts, including gelato and sorbetto from NYC–based Il Laboratorio del Gelato. Terrace 5 will be open for light refreshments inside the Museum on the fifth floor. In the event of rain, cocktails and wine will be available for sale in the Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, and Cafe 2 will offer a full menu, including wine and beer.

Davi Vieira presents Hip Hop Axé, an Afro-Pop-Brazilian Sound
Robinho Cerqueira, guitar and vocals; Chris Eddleton, drums; Olivier Glissant, keyboard; Zé Grey, bass and vocals; Fabiana Masili, vocals; David Schommer, percussion and vocals; Davi Vieira, percussion and vocals

The percussionist, songwriter, and vocalist Davi Vieira was born in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil, where he studied capoeira, percussion, and dance. He has played, recorded, and toured with a great variety of artists, including David Byrne, Wyclef Jean, Yerba Buena, Bebel Gilberto, Richard Bona, Me’shell NdegeOcello, Angelique Kidjo, Carlos Santana, and Sergio Mendes. For ten years, he performed in the off-Broadway show Stomp. The music on this evening’s program combines the rhythms of his native Brazil with beats and vocal stylings of hip-hop in music that is both propelling and celebratory.

Regular Museum admission applies:
$20 adults; $16 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $12 full-time students with current I.D. Free for children 16 and under. Free for members. (Includes admittance to Museum galleries and film programs.) Tickets are valid from 10:30 a.m., with re-entry until closing.