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.
Musical acts for the 2014 series feature an array of vibrant, creative women who are making their mark on today’s music scene. Veterans and up-and-coming artists perform a range of musical styles, including dream and synth pop, alt-folk, surf rock, neo-soul, and pop punk.
The series was organized in collaboration with PopRally, MoMA’s cross-departmental committee that programs events at MoMA and MoMA PS1.
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 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, also sells savory and sweet treats, including locally made 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.