“A nation that can’t make models is a nation that doesn’t understand things, a nation that doesn’t live,” said Bodys Isek Kingelez. He went on to create inventive maquettes for his country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Though none of his novel structures became actual buildings, Kingelez never stopped believing in the nation-building power of architecture. Join us to discuss his unique vision. Meet at the entrance to Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams, Floor 3.

This session is led by Lauren Kaplan.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Thursday, September 27,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 3
    Free with Museum admission
  2. Thursday, September 13,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 3
  3. Tuesday, September 4,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 3
  4. Tuesday, August 28,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 3
  5. Friday, August 10,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 3
This event accompanies Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams.
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.