This week’s picks highlight the many, and sometimes unexpected, ways that MoMA connects visitors to the artists and artwork we exhibit. Take a closer look and join us!
• Stop by the Sculpture Garden today, Monday, July 21, for another installment of Agora, MoMA’s monthlong series of informal discussions between visitors and Museum educators to explore open-ended questions relating to visitors’ museum experience.
• Also, on Monday, July 21, join us for a special program presented by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art as part of the series Conversations: Among Friends. This evening’s program features a conversation between artist Adam Pendleton and curator, scholar, and writer Adrienne Edwards, followed by a catered reception. Get your ticket today.
• Wednesday, July 23, kicks off a series of Carte Blanche screenings selected by photographer Christopher Williams, featuring works by Bruce Conner, Tony Conrad, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Harun Farocki, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Joris Ivens, Peter Kubelka, Ed Ruscha, Quentin Tarantino, and Andy Warhol, among others. The film program coincides with the first major retrospective of Williams’s own influential work, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, which opens on Sunday, July 27.
• Explore Sigmar Polke’s art like never before: on Wednesday, July 23, PopRally presents Decoding Alibis, an Interactive Event Exploring Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010, inviting visitors to explore the exhibition with the expertise of five special guests—a cultural historian, a hallucinogen expert, a conservator, a magician, and a palm reader. Admission includes a cocktail reception and DJ set. For more info and to buy tickets, visit MoMA.org/poprally.
• On Thursday, July 24, join us for 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., with dining and snack options available outside and in our Terrace 5 café. This week’s performance is by punk/folk singer and guitarist Thao (from The Get Down Stay Down).
• See turn-of-the-century Belle Époque Paris through the eyes of its most beloved artist. The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters, featuring over 100 of the artist’s most celebrated posters, prints, and illustrations, opens on Saturday, July 26.
• And finally, don’t miss the final Summergarden performance of the season on Sunday, July 27. This week’s concert, Jazz Concert II: Helen Sung Quintet, selected by Jazz at Lincoln Center, features the premiere of Convergence. See MoMA.org/summergarden for details.