This week at MoMA is all about celebrating—from a special night at the Museum honoring arts and philanthropy, to a partnership fostering young design talent, to a space that empowers individuals through collective gestures. Come and see for yourself!
• Don’t miss MoMA’s annual spring gala—Party in the Garden—on Tuesday, May 13. This year’s event honors actor Daniel Craig, director Steve McQueen, and philanthropist Maja Oeri. Tickets for the After-Party, with a performance by Lykke Li and a DJ set by Questlove, are still available.
• On Tuesday, May 13, the MoMA Design Store unveils a collection of 24 new products that were all backed by Kickstarter campaigns. The products range from captivating timepieces to quirky wall hooks, illuminated sculptures to robots for kids—all embodying the qualities of Good Design.
• Think outside of the “white box” with a Gallery Session on Wednesday, May 14. Postwar Pairs: Exploring Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop Art, and Minimalism looks at postwar art movements through a series of activities designed to highlight commonalities and unique features among different pairs of artworks.
• Beginning on Friday, May 16 (through June 3), the Department of Film presents An Auteurist History of Film Reprise, Part 2—a counterpart series to our weekday afternoon screenings exploring MoMA’s film collection and the history of 20th-century filmmaking. Focusing on the 1960s, this program kicks off with Jules Dassin’s Never on a Sunday (1960).
• Experience the social side of art with MoMA Studio: Breathe with Me—a new interactive space (open from May 16 to June 29) that takes Lygia Clark’s art as a reference point, and presents a series of drop-in programs, participatory experiences, and artist-led workshops that reveal the profound resonance Clark’s work has had with contemporary artists. See MoMA.org/MoMAstudio for details.
• As part of the monthly film series ContemporAsian, a weeklong run of Japanese filmmaker Atsushi Funahashi’s Cold Bloom (2012), a contemporary tale confronting grief and forgiveness with humanistic insight and grace, starts on May 16.