This week, as we celebrate the Fourth of July, MoMA’s summer live-music programming begins, along with film debuts, new exhibitions, and much more. Join us!
• For tonight’s (June 30) Modern Mondays event, An Evening with C. Spencer Yeh, the Taiwanese artist premieres a new performance and presents a selection of film trailers he custom-edited for Spectacle Theater in Willamsburg, Brooklyn.
• A special weeklong series, MoMA Presents: Lost Persons—Two Films by Caroline Strubbe, begins on Wednesday, July 2</a>, featuring the first two panels of Belgian filmmaker Caroline Strubbe’s planned trilogy on emotional and physical dislocation in the new, “borderless” Europe. Strubbe will be present at the July 2 and 3 screenings.
• Opening on Wednesday, July 2, the MoMA Library and Archives presents Ray Johnson Designs, a focused exhibition of the artist’s practice of correspondence, including early printed works that Johnson mailed directly to the Library.
• On Thursday, July 3, join us for the kick-off of MoMA Nights, when the Museum galleries are open until 8:00 p.m. and musicians perform in the Sculpture Garden at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in July and August. This week’s performance is by Brooklyn-based dream-pop trio Au Revoir Simone.
• A new exhibition of works from MoMA’s collection opens in the Architecture and Design Galleries on Friday, July 4. Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture features 20 international projects that address the expanding field of spatial creation.
• Don’t miss Summergarden on Sunday, July 6, MoMA’s monthlong, free weekly concert series of jazz and classical music in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. This week’s concert, Juilliard Concert I: New Music for Mixed Ensembles, is performed by The New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs. See MoMA.org/summergarden for details.