As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday this week, the blog will be on hiatus until Monday, November 30. But before we sign off here’s a round-up of what to see and do when you’re not eating turkey, watching football, or bargain shopping. Read more
Our newly redesigned calendar will help you plan your visit any day that you decide to come to the Museum, but here are some of this week’s standouts:
It’s a busy week in the theaters, galleries, and online—take a look and see what suits you. Read more
Here’s what’s going on this week: Read more
Artists, curators, designers, activists, and revelers all join us for a wide array of programs and events this week. Don’t miss out! Read more
Design and dance take the spotlight this week. Here are the highlights: Read more
Experimental film, family-friendly fun, and iconic art—here’s our picks for the week.
Screenings, exhibitions, and tours this week will all leave you feeling creative. Check it out: Read more
This week is packed with special events and don’t-miss activities. Here’s the roundup:
• Tonight, see Max Ophuls’s rarely screened Sans lendemain, this year’s edition of our annual presentation of a film from the Gaumont archives in France.
• Tuesday is the final chance to explore Andy Warhol’s Materials and Process through art-making activities like collage, stenciling, and tracing.
• A major retrospective of the films of Robert Zemeckis kicks off this week with a screening of his newest film, The Walk, followed by a discussion with the director. And ticket packages are still available for our Back to the Future tripleheader on Saturday.
• Celebrating the new publication Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now, the Forum on Contemporary Photography will be live-streamed on Wednesday. Hear from the curators and historians who contributed to the book, which presents work by more than 250 artists.
• Join us at the Museum or online on Saturday for Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana, a communal day of creating, updating, improving, and translating Wikipedia articles about Latin American art and culture.
• This weekend is the last chance to see From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola and Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971, two exhibitions that capture, through photography, the collaborative spirit of avant-garde art movements.
• Stop by the MoMA Store in Soho on Saturday and Sunday for a jewelry Trunk Show with Lara Knutson, a New York–based artist and industrial designer.
• And head to MoMA PS1 for a Sunday Sessions afternoon marking the publication of In the Shadow a Shadow: The Work of Joan Jonas, with artists Alicia Hall Moran, Sung Hwan Kim, and David Michael DiGregorio paying tribute to Jonas’s work and influence.
While I’m most excited about the fact that it’s officially the start of fall, here are this week’s other highlights:
• On Tuesday, join a Gallery Sessions program that asks the question, Why Does Contemporary Art Look This Way?, and explores the ways in which artists use visual simplicity to convey complex ideas.
• Contemporary films from the Middle East and North Africa are on view in Films from Here: Recent Views from the Arab World, beginning Thursday with Philip Rizk and Jasmina Metwaly’s Out on the Street, and Mohammad Shawky Hassan’s And on a Different Note. Both screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
• On Friday and Saturday join artists, curators, and others for Afterlives: The Persistence of Performance—a series of conversations on vital issues in contemporary performance. At MoMA, the series includes talks by theorist and poet Fred Moten, artists Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish, and anthropologist Kathleen C. Stewart. All talks will be live-streamed.
• Sunday is the last chance to see the exhibition Gilbert & George: The Early Years—which includes the large-scale eight-part charcoal on paper sculpture The Tuileries—before it closes. Watch the video above and hear from the artists about how and why they invented Postal Sculptures as young art-school graduates.
• Head to MoMA PS1 for the season opener of Sunday Sessions, featuring live performances and DJ sets. Calentura is a celebration of heavy beats and traditional rhythms from across Latin America and around the world.