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Gallery Sessions are creative exploratory experiences facilitated by Museum educators that allow visitors a unique perspective on works in the galleries, art history, and the creative process. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the daily schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

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Panels & Symposia

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Learning from/in Latin America: Part One

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
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In conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, Learning from/in Latin America will expand on the exhibition’s curatorial framework and further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico to Cuba and the Southern Cone over three decades of development between 1955 and the early 1980s. Practitioners, planners, architecture and urban design historians, humanities scholars, curators and critics will contribute to a polyphonic conversation about architecture in Latin America, its social and political implications, and the persistent legacies of modernization.

Learning from/in Latin America is jointly organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities at Princeton University.

Part One: Roundtable
This roundtable conversation brings together contemporary architects from Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia to reflect on their current activity in relation to the quarter-century of architectural and urban development featured in the exhibition. Participants include Angelo Bucci, SPBR Arquitetos, São Paulo, Brazil; Tatiana Bilbao, Tatiana Bilbao SC, Mexico City, Mexico; and Felipe Mesa, Planb: Arquitectos, Medellín, Colombia. Barry Bergdoll, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA introduces the roundtable program and Fabrizio Gallanti, Princeton-Mellon Initiative, Princeton University moderates.

Ticket reservation is required for each of the two parts of this program. Please go to Learning from/in Latin America: Part Two to purchase tickets for Part Two.

When

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m. –7:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Fees

Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

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Learning from/in Latin America: Part Two

Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
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In conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, Learning from/in Latin America will expand on the exhibition’s curatorial framework and further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico to Cuba and the Southern Cone over three decades of development between 1955 and the early 1980s. Practitioners, planners, architecture and urban design historians, humanities scholars, curators and critics will contribute to a polyphonic conversation about architecture in Latin America, its social and political implications, and the persistent legacies of modernization.

Learning from/in Latin America is jointly organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities at Princeton University.

Part Two: Symposium
Established and emerging scholars of architecture and urbanism will convene for a day-long symposium to discuss ideas central to the formulation of the exhibition: campuses as urban laboratories, the image and imaginary of the city, and the concept of the informal city.

Welcome and Introduction
Stan Allen, School of Architecture, Princeton University Bruno Carvalho, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University

Session One: The Campus as a Laboratory for the Ideal City
Moderator: Carlos Eduardo Comas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Respondent: Anita Berrizbeitia, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Panelists:
Eduardo Luis Rodríguez, independent scholar, Havana, Cuba
Sylvia Ficher, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Cristina López Uribe, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
Fernando Pérez-Oyarzun, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Session Two: Urban Imaginaries
Moderator: Patricio del Real, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA
Respondent: Diana Agrest, Cooper Union

Panelists:
Guillermo Barrios, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas
Luis Castañeda, Syracuse University
Beatriz Jaguaribe, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Session Three: The Form of the Informal
Moderator: Jorge Francisco Liernur, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Respondent: Helen Gyger, Columbia University

Panelists:
Sharif S. Kahatt, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, Lima
Felipe Correa, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Gabriel Duarte, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, Brazil

Additional program information for this event, including ticket sales, can be found at http://soa.princeton.edu/learning-from-in-latin-america. Ticket reservation is required for each of the two parts of this program. Please go to the program page for Learning from/in Latin America: Part One to purchase tickets for Part One.

When

Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m.

Where
Princeton University School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium
121436

Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and the Legacy of Jim Crow: The Long History of the Artist’s Concerns

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
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In conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North, a trio of leading social-justice activists discuss the legacy of Jim Crow. The event features Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Sherrilyn Ifill, President, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; and Cornell Brooks, President and CEO, NAACP. Sponsored by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art

When

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Fees
Tickets will be available for purchase online on April 3. Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

In the Public Interest: Unequal Urbanisms with Homi K. Bhabha and Glenn D. Lowry

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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This discussion, co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Mahindra Center for the Humanities at Harvard University, will be led by Mahindra Center director Homi K. Bhabha and MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry. Speakers will address urgent questions raised by MoMA's current exhibition Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, which was organized by Pedro Gadanho, curator in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design.

Bhabha and Lowry will be joined by Gadanho and Jeanne Gang, founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, Chicago, Illinois. The discussion will explore how rapidly changing demographics, uncontrolled urban growth, and unequal distribution of goods and services are affecting the way cities function, creating new social, political, economic, and cultural conditions. Among the questions to be addressed is how cultural institutions and networks within these new urban environments can aid in the establishment of "micro-ecologies" that can contribute a stabilizing force despite asymmetrical distributions of wealth and benefits.

When

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees
Tickets on sale March 22. Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk (on the day of the program only).
Performances & Readings

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A Sort of Joy (Thousands of Exhausted Things)

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
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The Office For Creative Research (OCR), in collaboration with Elevator Repair Service (ERS), presents A Sort of Joy (Thousands of Exhausted Things), a live performance that uses information from MoMA’s collection database as the source material for its script, exploring the Museum’s past and present exhibitions. Join us for this free performance in the galleries. This site-specific performance will take place intermittently throughout the scheduled event time.

Artists Experiment with The Office for Creative Research is made possible by Paula and Jim Crown.

Artists Experiment is an annual initiative in the Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with MoMA educators to conceptualize ideas for developing innovative and experimental public interactions. Learn more

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Program

Artists Experiment

When

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m.

Where
Contemporary Galleries, second floor
Fees
No reservations necessary; available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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A Sort of Joy (Thousands of Exhausted Things)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
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The Office For Creative Research (OCR), in collaboration with Elevator Repair Service (ERS), presents A Sort of Joy (Thousands of Exhausted Things), a live performance that uses information from MoMA’s collection database as the source material for its script, exploring the Museum’s past and present exhibitions. Join us for this free performance in the galleries. This site-specific performance will take place intermittently throughout the scheduled event time.

Artists Experiment with The Office for Creative Research is made possible by Paula and Jim Crown.

Artists Experiment is an annual initiative in the Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with MoMA educators to conceptualize ideas for developing innovative and experimental public interactions. Learn more

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Program

Artists Experiment

When

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m.

Where
Contemporary Galleries, second floor
Fees
No reservations necessary; available on a first-come, first-served basis.
120611

Projects 101: Rabih Mroué

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Projects 101: Rabih Mroué
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Initiated by The Museum of Modern Art in 1971 as a platform for new and experimental art, the renowned Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series returns in 2015 at both MoMA and MoMA PS1, providing a forum for the most urgent international voices in contemporary art.

Projects 101 features the United States premiere of Riding on a Cloud, a new piece by artist and theater director Rabih Mroué (Lebanese, b. 1967). Based on his brother Yasser Mroué’s personal experiences in the aftermath of the Lebanese civil war, this performance combines prerecorded video and spoken word in a parafictional meditation on the relationship between lived experience and representation. Performed by Yasser himself, this poetic mixture of fact and fiction deconstructs biography, questions our relationship to images, and interrogates the space between political reality and memory. Living in Beirut and Berlin, Mroué works both in the visual and performing arts and has exhibited at numerous venues internationally including at the 11th International Istanbul Biennial and Documenta(13), Kassel. His work is currently on view at MoMA in the exhibition Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection.

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When

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Fees
Tickets ($12; free for members; $10 seniors; $8 students) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.
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Projects 101: Rabih Mroué

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Projects 101: Rabih Mroué
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Initiated by The Museum of Modern Art in 1971 as a platform for new and experimental art, the renowned Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series returns in 2015 at both MoMA and MoMA PS1, providing a forum for the most urgent international voices in contemporary art.

Projects 101 features the United States premiere of Riding on a Cloud, a new piece by artist and theater director Rabih Mroué (Lebanese, b. 1967). Based on his brother Yasser Mroué’s personal experiences in the aftermath of the Lebanese civil war, this performance combines prerecorded video and spoken word in a parafictional meditation on the relationship between lived experience and representation. Performed by Yasser himself, this poetic mixture of fact and fiction deconstructs biography, questions our relationship to images, and interrogates the space between political reality and memory. Living in Beirut and Berlin, Mroué works both in the visual and performing arts and has exhibited at numerous venues internationally including at the 11th International Istanbul Biennial and Documenta(13), Kassel. His work is currently on view at MoMA in the exhibition Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection.

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When

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Fees
Tickets ($12; free for members; $10 seniors; $8 students) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

Migration Rhapsody: An Aleatoric Exploration of the Journey North through Music, Poetry, and Personal Narrative

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
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In conjunction with the One-Way Ticket exhibition, Terrance McKnight, a host on New York City classical music station WQXR, curates an evening of music and performance with artists including Jim Davis, Kevin Maynor, Karen Chilton, Bill T. Jones, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, Damien Sneed, Bill Sims Jr., Ricky Gordon, Bob Stewart, and others.

When

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Fees
Tickets will be available for purchase online on April 3. Tickets on sale ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.
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Debut Reading of the Migration Series Poetry Suite

Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
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In conjunction with One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North, MoMA has commissioned ten celebrated poets, selected by Elizabeth Alexander, to write poems inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, which are included in the exhibition catalogue and website. This event, moderated by Alexander, presents debut readings of these poems by Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, and Kevin Young.

When

Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Fees

Tickets will be available for purchase online on April 3.

Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

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Yvonne Rainer: The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? (Moving On)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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The Museum of Modern Art presents the East Coast premiere of Yvonne Rainer's The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? (Moving On). This ongoing work-in-progress interweaves formal dance with personal themes of aging and mortality, humor, and diverse texts—intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers—dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. Language—here running parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars's "The Sinking of the Titanic”) and dance movements, at times interrupting the latter—continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer's work. All three elements—language, music, and movement—combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in The Concept of Dust have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece. Originally commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and Performa, the MoMA performance will incorporate a yet-to-be-revealed work from the Museum’s collection that has fascinated Rainer since her arrival in New York in 1956.

When

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

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Yvonne Rainer: The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? (Moving On)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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The Museum of Modern Art presents the East Coast premiere of Yvonne Rainer's The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? (Moving On). This ongoing work-in-progress interweaves formal dance with personal themes of aging and mortality, humor, and diverse texts—intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers—dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. Language—here running parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars's "The Sinking of the Titanic”) and dance movements, at times interrupting the latter—continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer's work. All three elements—language, music, and movement—combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in The Concept of Dust have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece. Originally commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and Performa, the MoMA performance will incorporate a yet-to-be-revealed work from the Museum’s collection that has fascinated Rainer since her arrival in New York in 1956.

When

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

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Yvonne Rainer: The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? (Moving On)

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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The Museum of Modern Art presents the East Coast premiere of Yvonne Rainer's The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? (Moving On). This ongoing work-in-progress interweaves formal dance with personal themes of aging and mortality, humor, and diverse texts—intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers—dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. Language—here running parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars's "The Sinking of the Titanic”) and dance movements, at times interrupting the latter—continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer's work. All three elements—language, music, and movement—combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in The Concept of Dust have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece. Originally commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and Performa, the MoMA performance will incorporate a yet-to-be-revealed work from the Museum’s collection that has fascinated Rainer since her arrival in New York in 1956.

When

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

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Yvonne Rainer: The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? (Moving On)

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
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The Museum of Modern Art presents the East Coast premiere of Yvonne Rainer's The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? (Moving On). This ongoing work-in-progress interweaves formal dance with personal themes of aging and mortality, humor, and diverse texts—intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers—dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. Language—here running parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars's "The Sinking of the Titanic”) and dance movements, at times interrupting the latter—continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer's work. All three elements—language, music, and movement—combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in The Concept of Dust have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece. Originally commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and Performa, the MoMA performance will incorporate a yet-to-be-revealed work from the Museum’s collection that has fascinated Rainer since her arrival in New York in 1956.

When

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m.