Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.
Music for MoMA Nights in August features a range of innovative and popular French songwriters, in celebration of the exhibition Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917. Each artist in Hear France has struck a conscious balance between tradition and invention. Most draw on various aspects of the chanson heritage and place a strong emphasis on literate lyrics. All have devised personal ways to construct modern works with no hints of quaintness. Hear France offers a rare opportunity for New York audiences to sample today’s French music scene in a lively setting. Hear France is the third MoMA Nights music series organized in collaboration with Olivier Conan, programmer and co-owner of Barbès performance space in Brooklyn.
In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1 or 2. Please Note: Sculpture Garden and theater seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Weather permitting, there will be a cash bar (specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages) and seasonal tapas for purchase in the Sculpture Garden. The Garden Cart will sell artisanal ice creams, sorbets, and homemade sundaes, as well as wine, beer, and specialty coffees. Terrace 5, on the fifth floor of the Museum, will offer a light fare and a special summer ceviche tasting menu presented by chef Lynn Bound. In the event of rain, the bar will move inside to The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby.
Marianne Dissard, vocals; Brian Lopez, guitar; Arthur Vint, drums; Scott Colberg, bass; Christian Ravaglioli, keyboard
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Marianne Dissard composes chansons with a strongly American flavor. Her last album, L’Entredeux, was cowritten and produced by a fellow Tucsonian, Joey Burns (of Calexico fame) and has earned raves on both sides of the Atlantic. She is also a filmmaker and a performance artist whose work has been presented throughout Europe. Her French lyrics have a timeless edge, and the sometimes cinematic arrangements evoke Western ballads, polka, and the music of Françoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg, while always retaining a strong personal identity.
Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, 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, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, 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 Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.