CULTURAL Calendar 2017

ART & PERFORMANCE: Stories of the New & Noteworthy from our favorite places

March 15, 2017

Erik van Lieshout. Untitled (detail). 2014. Conté crayon, synthetic polymer paint, felt-tip pen, and vinyl on paper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of The Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates of The Museum of Modern Art in memory of Riva Castleman, 2015. © 2017 Erik van Lieshout.

Our exciting new season is just within reach!

On Sunday Unfinished Conversations opens, and you can experience how artists from around the world, from Cairo to St. Petersburg and from The Hague to Recife, reflect on today’s events and issues. From March 29 to April 2, the Marron Atrium comes to life with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s continuous dance performance Work/Travail/Arbeid, which will include free dance workshops for you to take part in. And the renowned annual New Directors/New Films festival begins today; see the full schedule and get tickets before they sell out.

There’s much more to enjoy, and the best way to experience it all is as a member. Find out about the many benefits and plan your visit today.



Installation view of Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 21, 2016–March 19, 2017. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Martin Seck.

Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction

Closes Sun, Mar 19

Don’t miss the retrospective of an elusive artist — “a blast of fresh air just when we need it” (New York magazine).


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Work/Travail/Arbeid. 2015. Performed February 26–March 6, 2016, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Photo: Anne Van Aerschot. © 2017 Anne Van Aerschot.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Work/Travel/Arbeid

Mar 29–Apr 2

A dance performance “on view” throughout the day, showing how a choreographer’s work can also be an exhibition. Dance workshops will also be available!


Moriah Evans. Social Dance 9–12: Encounter. Performers from left to right: Irene Hultman, Maggie Cloud, Benny Olk, Lydia Okrent, Rashaun Mitchell. Photo: Miana Jun; Graphics: David Knowles.

Moriah Evans: Figuring

Mar 19, 3:00 p.m.

Evans’s work-in-progress examines how we move, what we expect to watch, and how our values of discernment must be reconstructed.


Pendular. 2017. Brazil/Argentina/France. Directed by Julia Murat. Courtesy of Still Moving.

New Directors/New Films 2017

Begins Today

The festival renowned for championing emerging filmmakers from around the world is in its 46th year — and exciting as ever. See the full schedule and get tickets.


First Wednesday of Every Month

Next on Apr 5, 7:30–9:00 a.m.

Enjoy the Museum at its most peaceful, without the crowds — and with guided, drop-in meditation sessions from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.


Let’s Talk Art in the MoMA Galleries. Photo: Manuel Martagon.

Let’s Talk Art

Through April 1

Engage with MoMA educators throughout the Museum, including the fourth-floor “Art Barr” inspired by MoMA’s founding director, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. See schedule


The Modern Party Is Tomorrow!

Thu, Mar 16, 7:30–10:30 p.m.

Become a member and join us for this special evening, with access to all exhibitions, a DJ set by NEON INDIAN, light snacks, and an open bar.


New: Hoveric Levitating Speaker

This futuristic orb-shaped speaker levitates and rotates above a magnetic base, producing 360-degree sounds, and can also be used as a portable speaker.


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Work/Travail/Arbeid, performed in May 2015 © 2017 Anne Van Aerschot.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Conversation

Mar 29, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a talk with De Keersmaeker and Associate Museum Director Kathy Halbreich about Work/Travail/Arbeid.

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