A theme this week is commemoration, and with expansive film surveys, gala celebrations, and hands-on activies, there’s something for everyone.
• A Road Three Hundred Years Long: Cinema and the Great Migration—a companion series to the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North—kicks off tonight with the world premiere of a new MoMA commission: Thom Andersen’s Juke: Passages from the Films of Spencer Williams (introduced by the filmmaker).
• Don’t miss Party in the Garden, MoMA’s annual spring gala, on Tuesday. This year’s event honors artists Richard Serra and Kara Walker, with a special salute to David Rockefeller on his 100th birthday. Tickets for the After-Party, with a performance by The Weeknd, a DJ set by Chromeo, and music by The Misshapes, are still available.
• Get outside on Wednesday and join Drawing in the Sculpture Garden: Exploring the Monumental, a Gallery Sessions program examining the effects of scale, medium, and perspective through sketching and discussion of works in MoMA’s iconic Sculpture Garden.
• Beginning Friday, the Department of Film presents Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond, a 100th-anniversary celebration of Technicolor with more than 60 feature films, including rare 35mm dye-transfer prints of The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, and Singin’ in the Rain.
• Kids ages five and up can make their own Tyvek wallet at the MoMA Store during Sundays in Soho: Design a Wallet with Dynomighty! All supplies will be provided.
• And Sunday is the last day to take in the sounds and sights of Björk, the exhibtion that charts the composer, musician, and singer’s career from Debut (1993) to Vulnicura (2015).