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August 18, 2014  |  This Week at MoMA
This Week at MoMA: August 18–24

On the go, in the galleries, or outdoors in the Sculpture Garden—experience MoMA any way you like. Learn more with this week’s picks:

Hector Guimard. Entrance Gate to Paris Subway (Métropolitain) Station, Paris, France. c. 1900. Painted cast iron, glazed lava, and glass. Gift of Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens; Photo: Martin Seck

Hector Guimard. Entrance Gate to Paris Subway (Métropolitain) Station, Paris, France. c. 1900. Painted cast iron, glazed lava, and glass. Gift of Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens; Photo: Martin Seck

• Want access to MoMA whenever and wherever? The new version of the free MoMA iPhone App allows you to explore the collection; listen to audio guides and watch videos; create your own collection boards; share your favorite audio, artworks, events, and photos by e-mail or social media; and much more. Download it today!

• On Tuesday, August 19, take a closer look at the avant-garde approach of early modern artists and designers who used abstract rectilinear shapes, primary colors, and straight horizontal and vertical lines with a free Gallery Sessions tour exploring Visionary Primaries: de Stijl in MoMA’s Collection.

Yartsa Rinpoche. 2013. China/France. Directed by Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang. 101 min. Courtesy of Chenaktsang and Trace Foundation

Yartsa Rinpoche. 2013. China/France. Directed by Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang. 101 min. Courtesy of Chenaktsang and Trace Foundation

• As part of the monthly film series ContemporAsian, MoMA presents a special 13-film program, Lens on Tibet, which kicks off on Thursday, August 21, with Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang’s Precious Caterpillar. The film follows Darlo, a Tibetan nomad, who forms a group that treks 800 kilometers to collect “Tibet’s golden worm” aka “The Viagra of the Himalayas.”

• Also on Thursday, August 21, 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 Stasia “Stas” Irons and Catherine “Cat” Harris-White’s genre-defying funk-psychedelic/hip-hop/soul duo THEESatisfaction.

Installation view of Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (May 10–August 24, 2014). Photo: Thomas Griesel

Installation view of Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (May 10–August 24, 2014). Photo: Thomas Griesel

• And finally, don’t miss the final days of Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988, the first comprehensive survey in North America of the artist’s influential work—called “A tour de force” by The Huffington Post—which closes on Sunday, August 24.