This Week at MoMA: March 23–29


Whether you’re a fan of music, cinema, architecture, or fashion, this week’s programs have some thing that will fit your interest. Here are the highlights:

Installation view of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, November 15, 2014–November 15, 2015. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn

Installation view of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, November 15, 2014–November 15, 2015. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn

• Drop by the exhibition galleries of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye for a Stratocaster Session on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., when a MoMA staff member or other guest will play MoMA’s recently acquired 1957 Fender Stratocaster guitar and 1959 Bassman amp.

• On Thursday the Department of Photography hosts the MoMA Forum on Contemporary Photography, which is accessible to the public via live stream (6:00–8:00 p.m.). For this session professor and art historian Kaja Silverman (University of Pennsylvania) leads a discussion with Andre Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania) Eve Meltzer (New York University) and Howard Singerman (City University of New York) about Silverman’s new book The Miracle of Analogy.

MoMA Art Lab: Places and Spaces. Photo: Martin Seck

MoMA Art Lab: Places and Spaces. Photo: Martin Seck

• Young art lovers (ages two and up) can enjoy an interactive Story Time at MoMA Art Lab: Places and Spaces on Friday at 11:00 a.m.

New Directors/New Films continues through Sunday. Catch buzz-worthy offerings like The Tribe, with all dialogue in sign language by an all-deaf cast (Friday), or Listen to Me Marlon, a documentary about Marlon Brando based on audio recordings of the actor (Saturday).

Eladio Dieste. Church in Atlantida, Uruguay, 1958. Photo: Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

Eladio Dieste. Church in Atlantida, Uruguay, 1958. Photo: Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

• On Sunday, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 opens in the sixth-floor galleries. A major survey of modern architecture, the exhibition brings together hundreds of original drawings, models, photographs, and films from 10 countries.

• And visit Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1 for the Vestoj Storytelling Salon, an afternoon with fashion-world figures Pat Cleveland, Dapper Dan, Mary McFadden, Glenn O’Brien, Candy Pratts Price, and Andre Walker.

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