This Week at MoMA: April 6–12


Flowers blooming, sun shining, galleries buzzing—with spring in full swing there’s no better time to get out and experience something new. Don’t miss out on this week’s highlights:

Art Lab: Places and Spaces. Photo: Martin Seck

Art Lab: Places and Spaces. Photo: Martin Seck

• Families can enjoy special spring break programming in MoMA Art Lab all week long, including drop-in art making activities, a special workshop for grandparents and grandkids, and a weekday Family Films screening.

• On Monday the Department of Film presents a special screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and a Modern Mondays evening featuring a conversation with animator Glen Keane and filmmaker and historian John Canemaker, featuring the New York theatrical premiere of Keane’s most recent project, Duet (2014).

The Office for Creative Research in collaboration with Elevator Repair Service. Thousands of Exhausted Things. January 29, 2014. Photo: Paula Court. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Office for Creative Research in collaboration with Elevator Repair Service. Thousands of Exhausted Things. January 29, 2014. Photo: Paula Court. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

• On Tuesday, between 1:00–3:00 p.m., The Office For Creative Research (OCR), in collaboration with Elevator Repair Service (ERS), presents A Sort of Joy (Thousands of Exhausted Things), a free, live performance that takes place in the Museum galleries as part of Artists Experiment.

• The annual Friends of Education gala, Jazz Interlude, honoring Sherry B. Bronfman, Vernon Jordan, Julie Mehretu, and the Ford Foundation, takes place on Wednesday night, and features a musical performance produced by George Wein. Tickets benefit the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North and The Friends of Education Fund for acquisitions and programs.

Rio, 40 graus (Rio, 100 Degrees). 1955. Brazil. Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Courtesy of Regina Filmes

Rio, 40 graus (Rio, 100 Degrees). 1955. Brazil. Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Courtesy of Regina Filmes

• Beginning Thursday, the Department of Film presents Nelson Pereira dos Santos: Politics and Passion, an overview of the revolutionary Brazilian director’s career from his debut feature Rio, 100 Degrees in 1955 to the recent documentary The Music According to Antonio Carlos Jobim. Pereira will be on hand to introduce select screenings.

• Young visitors can enjoy a Family Films program for ages four and up—Picture This! Books on Film—on Saturday. Short film screenings are accompanied by a discussion and art activity.

Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4″ (73.7 x 92.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Photo: CarlyGaebe/Steadfast Studio

Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4″ (73.7 x 92.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Photo: Carly Gaebe/Steadfast Studio

• Also on Saturday, take an intimate after-hours guided tour of MoMA’s Masterworks, like Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Gustav Klimt’s Adele Bloch-Bauer II, when the Museum is closed to the public. Space is limited so get your ticket today.

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