See MoMA's collection, visit the summer exhibitions, and enjoy live music in the Sculpture Garden (sets begin at 6:30 p.m.). Regular Museum admission applies.
This year's MoMA Nights music series draws from local and international sources with an eye to the global cross-pollination of styles and genres. A singer from Brazil takes cues from American pop, while a Congolese guitarist forms a breakthrough collaboration in Paris. A tribute to an avant-garde avatar borrows a Japanese form of poetry and involves 100 composers, and a musical legend from Sierra Leone mixes it up with bandmates in Brooklyn. Each of the innovators in this nine-concert series started with a powerful artistic vision and has traveled the globe to realize it.
The series is the fifth organized in collaboration with Olivier Conan, programmer and co-owner of Barbès performance space (barbesbrooklyn.com).
In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1, with the exception of August 9, when the rain location will be The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby (standing room only).
Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Having started his career in radio, DJ Pepe is no stranger to the art of spinning records. Musically, he moves between 1970s African sounds, Mexican electro-cumbia, dusty Turkish funk, Brazilian clasico, Brooklyn-brewed beats and club-friendly brass music. Since moving to NYC from his native Istanbul a decade ago he has played out his global folk and electronic sounds at a variety of parties and dance events, including Turntables on the Hudson, Brooklyn Museum's First Saturdays series, and the NY Gypsy Festival Boat Party. Over the years he has appeared on WKCR, WNYC, WFMU, and East Village Radio, and he continues to produce world music concerts and festivals in New York.
Tonight's prix fixe dinner menu (includes one item from each course):
Spring Pea Salad
Arugula, Mint, Shaved Parmigianino, Crispy Pea Shoots
Pan Seared Crab Cake
Cucumber, Tomato and Basil Salad
Fava Beans, White Beans, Roasted Mushroom, Tarragon Broth
House Made Ricotta-Filled Ravioli
Charred Ramps, Organic Tomato
Roasted Rhubarb, Vanilla Compote
Chocolate Espresso Crème Brule