March 3, 2014  |  This Week at MoMA
This Week at MoMA: March 3–9

Today we’re inaugurating a new series of posts to highlight just some of what’s happening at MoMA each week. Think of this list as a starting point when you’re planning your visit or looking for new ways to experience the Museum. Most programs are free with admission, but some require advance ticketing (see links for details). It’s an embarrassment of riches, so feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comments section.

Installation view, Gauguin Metamorphoses at The Museum of Modern Art, Photo: Scott Rudd

Installation view, Gauguin: Metamorphoses at The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Scott Rudd

Gauguin: Metamorphoses, our highly anticipated survey of modern master Paul Gauguin’s innovative and experimental prints, opens on Saturday, March 8. If you can’t wait until then, become a member and join us all week long for exclusive Member Previews.

• Don’t miss a wild Modern Mondays evening tonight (March 3). Live performances by avant-garde artists Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser, and Dirty Martini set the stage for pioneering “No Wave” director Beth B’s latest documentary, Exposed (2013), followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, co-producer, composer, and cast.

• Lust! Gluttony! Greed! On Tuesday, March 4, curator Ann Morra kicks off a four-week class, Silent Sin, focusing on the depiction of the seven deadly sins in silent film. All the films shown in this course come from MoMA’s collection, and are presented with live musical accompaniment. Discussion is encouraged both before and after screenings.

• Take a “scavenger hunt” in the galleries with a Gallery Sessions tour—Finding Found Objects in Pre/Postwar Art—on Wednesday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m.

Photo: Scott Rudd

The Armory Party 2013. Photo: Scott Rudd

• Celebrate the acclaimed Armory Show art fair this week with the 2014 opening night Armory Party on March 5 at MoMA, featuring a musical performance by Blood Orange and a DJ set by Jamie xx. Tickets can be purchased online.

• On Thursday, March 6, as part of the film exhibition Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema, join us for Der Mandarin: A Special Film Concert—the rediscovered Austrian silent film is presented with the world-premiere live performance of a score by Martin Siewert and Burkhard Stangl, two of contemporary Vienna’s most innovative musicians.

• Calling all junior epicureans! On Saturday, March 8, get the kids out of the house for a screening of family-friendly live-action and animated short films. This month’s selection, Yum! Foodie Films, includes an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, a wordless documentary about bread making, and more.