April 21, 2014  |  This Week at MoMA
This Week at MoMA: April 21–27

Digging deep into art historical legacies is a prevailing theme in this week’s roundup of events at the Museum, and there’s truly someone for everyone. Whether you’re able to visit the galleries or joining us remotely, dropping in for a 60-minute tour or committing to a weekend course, it’s a great time to engage with our collection in a way you might not have considered before. Best of all, many programs are free with Museum admission.

• Today (April 21) is your last chance to see Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New, an exhibition that pays tribute to the gallerist and collector’s legendary eye and salutes her commitment to introducing groundbreaking art to the public.

Bends. 2013. Hong Kong. Directed by Flora Lau. Courtesy Distribution Workshop (HK) Limited

Bends. 2013. Hong Kong. Directed by Flora Lau. Courtesy Distribution Workshop (HK) Limited

• Beginning today as part of our monthly ContemporAsian film series, MoMA presents a weeklong run of Hong Kong–based director Flora Lau’s Bends. Lau will introduce tonight’s screening.

• On Tuesday (April 22), go to to watch a live stream of the MoMA Forum on Contemporary Photography from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This session addresses the ways in which expanded ideas about the photographic medium and the circulation of images resonate into the 21st century.

• On Thursday (April 24), join us for Museums Today: Collecting and Displaying Modern Art in the 21st Century, a symposium presented at MoMA as part of the French Embassy of the United States’ festival ART²: An International Platform on Contemporary Art. The event is free, but RSVP is required at

• Join Museum educator Midori Yoshimoto and Museum conservator Chris McGlinchey on Friday (April 25) for Take a Chance! Exploring the Chance Operation, a Gallery Session exploring the artistic possibilities of the chance operation Marcel Duchamp used in creating his 3 Standard Stoppages.

• And on Saturday (April 26) and Sunday (April 27), sign up for artist and educator Allison Smith’s American Pre-Modern Class, a two-session course exploring the intersection of Colonial-era American craft and modernism.