This Week at MoMA: March 31–April 5


This week is all about last chances and what’s up next. Check out what you won’t want to miss:

The Devil Is a Woman. 1935. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg

The Devil Is a Woman. 1935. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg

• Beginning today, the Department of Film presents a weeklong run of Josef von Sternberg’s The Devil Is a Woman, starring Marlene Dietrich. The actress’s own 35mm nitrate print was the source material for MoMA’s preservation of the film.

• On Wednesday, the next installment of the Department of Film’s Acteurism series continues with a program dedicated to the early career of actor Joel McCrea, beginning with George Stevens’s romantic farce The More the Merrier.

• Also in the theaters, a 20-film program of Recent Film Acquisitions kicks off on Wednesday, beginning with Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse.

Installation view of Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (March 29–July 19, 2015). Photo: Thomas Griesel. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art

Installation view of Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (March 29–July 19, 2015). Photo: Thomas Griesel. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art

• Attend a roundtable conversation on Thursday with contemporary architects from Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia (or watch the live stream). Part of a two-day program cohosted by Princeton University School of Architecture, Learning from/in Latin America reflects on the legacy of mid-century Latin American architecture and urbanism—the subject of a new exhibition at MoMA.

• On Friday, the much-anticipated exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North opens. It will be the first time in 20 years that all 60 panels of Lawrence’s landmark painting series will be on view at MoMA.

• As part of the spring season of Artists Experiment, on Saturday between 12:00–2:00 p.m., The Office For Creative Research (OCR), in collaboration with Elevator Repair Service (ERS), presents A Sort of Joy (Thousands of Exhausted Things). This free, live performance, which uses information from MoMA’s collection database as the source material, takes place in the Museum galleries.

• Sunday is your last chance to see The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, a group exhibition exploring timelessness in painting today; and Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground, which surveys the artist’s experimental printmaking techniques through works drawn from MoMA’s collection.

Simon Denny. All You Need is Data – The DLD 2012 Conference Redux. 2014. Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Photo: Jennifer French. Courtesy of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Simon Denny. All You Need is Data – The DLD 2012 Conference Redux. 2014. Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Photo: Jennifer French. Courtesy of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

• And visit MoMA PS1 Sunday for the opening party for the exhibition Simon Denny: The Innovators Dilemma, featuring a collaboration with the “online knowledge project” Genius.

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