May–June at MoMA

LowryDear Friends:

In the coming weeks, large-scale installations will take center stage in our contemporary galleries: Nan Goldin’s seminal work of intimate snapshot-like portraits; a multimedia work by Teiji Furuhashi that examines the notion of love; and a cinematic and sensory experience by Tony Oursler that brings to life his own collection of occult ephemera. These rarely shown works join Rachel Harrison’s room-sized labyrinth of sculptural assemblage and photography, also on the second floor, and Bouchra Khalili’s Mapping Journey Project, which fills the Marron Atrium. More than 100 works are reunited for an in-depth look at the influential yet unrealized anthology Dadaglobe.

In the theaters, we survey Otto Preminger’s peak years, present the first North American retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, and uncover lesser-known treasures from a key period in Universal Studios’ history. Retrospectives of cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing and filmmaker Naomi Kawase present films you can’t see anywhere else in New York.

At MoMA PS1, the institution’s 40th anniversary is celebrated with a survey of early works by Vito Acconci (who also joins us for Modern Mondays on June 27), and an exhibition highlighting the museum’s history of pioneering exhibitions and engagement with artists.

Be sure to catch our captivating Marcel Broodthaers retrospective before it closes on May 15, and join us for a trio of programs that explore this artist’s multifaceted work and influence: a Modern Mondays evening of his films, a conversation with artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Rodney Graham, and a poetry reading in the galleries.

Glenn D. Lowry