Warm Up on July 9, 2011, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of Warm Up 2011. Photo by Erin Kornfeld.

MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series Warm Up is one of the longest running music programs housed within a museum. As an integral part of MoMA PS1’s curatorial program for more than 20 years, Warm Up seeks to elevate innovative and underrepresented voices: emerging and established, local and global, and across genres.

Warm Up 2011 marks the second year the series will be conceived by a curatorial committee hand-selected by the museum to represent a wide spectrum of expertise and experiences in music, sound, and the performing arts, resulting in a unique summer sound that explores, interprets, and combines genres. Selected by MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach and organized by MoMA PS1 curatorial assistant Eliza Ryan, The Warm Up 2011 committee includes Dean Bein, head of True Panther Sounds; Kris Chen, head of A & R at XL Recordings; Robin Carolan, head of Tri Angle Records; Jonathan Galkin, cofounder of DFA Records; Brandon Stosuy, senior writer for Stereogum and contributing editor for The Believer; and Matt Werth, label head of RVNG Intl.

Generous funding for Warm Up 2011 is provided by agnès b. and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

Special thanks to GreatBrewers and Ace Hotel New York.