summer of moma

This summer’s #WarmUp2017 kicks off Saturday at MoMA PS1!

But how did it all start? To celebrate its 20th season, series curators Eliza Ryan and Imogene Strauss sat down with P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA PS1) founder Alanna Heiss and MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach to find out for Creative New York. Head to for the complete interview plus video and images of Warm Up throughout the years.

[Warm Up 1998. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1]

Sun Araw | MoMA

Tomorrow: Come experience Summer Thursdays with a live performance by Sun Araw in the sculpture garden and evening hours in the galleries! The performance is free with museum admission. It’s a great opportunity to catch exhibitions like Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency and BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE. 

[Sun Araw. Photo: Alisa Lyudinshina]

(via Sun Araw | MoMA)

MoMA | This Week at MoMA: July 18–24

This week: Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty closes Sunday, Potty Mouth perform in the Sculpture Garden for Summer Thursdays, and more.

[Installation view of Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (March 26-July 24, 2016). Photo by Martin Seck. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art, New York]

(via MoMA | This Week at MoMA: July 18–24)

This week at MoMA: Pierre Huyghe gets things buzzing in the Sculpture Garden, YOKO ONO MORNING PEACE 2015 at sunrise on the summer solstice, and more. 

[Pierre Huyghe. Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude]. 2012. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Pierre Huyghe. Photo: Pierre Huyghe]

Summer Thursdays | MoMA

Join us for Summer Thursdays tomorrow evening! Torres performs in our Sculpture Garden and the galleries are open late. Grab your friends, kick back with some drinks, and check out what’s on view, from BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE to Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. The performance is free with admission.

[Torres. Photo: Shawn Brackbill]

(via Summer Thursdays | MoMA)

MoMA | Take a Breather: Summergarden at MoMA

Performance has always been part of the history of our Sculpture Garden. Look back on decades of memorable moments, and plan to catch one of the last few Summer Thursdays of the year, with live music and drinks in the garden and evening hours in the galleries.

[Guests, participants, performers or guides, “Interpenactors,” at art happening, “Interpenning,” created by Marta Minujin, with technical assistant, Gary Glover. Summergarden Program, August 11, 1972. Photographic Archive. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York]

(via MoMA | Take a Breather: Summergarden at MoMA)

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[Katharina Fritsch. Figurengruppe/Group of Figures. 2006–08 (fabricated 2010–11). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Katharina Fritsch]

This week at MoMA: MoMA Film presents 3-D Summer & Glorious Technicolor, Yvonne Rainer performs recent work, and more. 

[Poster for the 3-D release of Hondo. 1954. USA. Directed by John Farrow]

Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond, a 100th-anniversary celebration of Technicolor, opens June 5! The series focuses on American films made between 1922 and 1955, with a delirious range of musicals, melodramas, swashbuckling and seafaring adventures, sword-and-sandal Biblical epics, Orientalist fantasies, Westerns, literary adaptations, homespun Americana, and even rare instances of film noir and 3-D. From The Wizard of Oz to Fantasia, it’s going to be a colorful summer at MoMA. See a schedule & purchase tickets (on sale 1 week prior to screening date). 

MoMA PS1: Night at the Museum: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Come enjoy a festive summer evening this Thursday at MoMA PS1! Night at the Museum is your last chance to see exhibitions including Cao Fei, VITO ACCONCI: WHERE WE ARE NOW (WHO ARE WE ANYWAY?), and Meriem Bennani: FLY. Get your tickets before they sell out! 

(via MoMA PS1: Night at the Museum: Thursday, August 25, 2016)