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December 21, 2015  |  This Week at MoMA
This Week at MoMA: December 21–27

As we head into the Christmas week, take note of special holiday hours at MoMA. The Museum will close at 3:00 p.m. on December 24 and we’re closed all day on December 25, but we open early, at 9:30 a.m., December 26 through January 3. Happy holidays!

Jackson Pollock. One: Number 31, 1950. 1950. Oil and enamel paint on canvas. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Fund (by exchange). © 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Manuel Molina Martagon

Jackson Pollock. One: Number 31, 1950. 1950. Oil and enamel paint on canvas. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Fund (by exchange). © 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Manuel Molina Martagon

• Today, take a free Gallery Sessions tour and learn to see a Jackson Pollock like…Jackson Pollock. Participants will simulate the artist’s working experience in an attempt to understand his revolutionary technique.

• Drop by the exhibition Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. for Stratocaster Sessions, when a MoMA staff member will play a recently acquired 1957 Fender Stratocaster guitar and 1959 Bassman amp live in the gallery.

The Jazz Singer. 1928. USA. Directed by Alan Crosland

The Jazz Singer. 1928. USA. Directed by Alan Crosland

• Celebrate the Department of Film’s 80th anniversary with a selection of films donated to the Museum in the 1940s by the major film studios. As part of Modern Matinees: The Film Library Grows, catch a screening of The Jazz Singer—the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue and songs—on Wednesday afternoon.

• On Sunday evening enjoy a special after-hours tour at the Museum. Choose from guided tours of Picasso Sculpture; Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954; or masterworks from MoMA’s Painting and Sculpture collection. Space is limited, so get your tickets today.