See MoMA's collection, visit the summer exhibitions, and enjoy live music in the Sculpture Garden (sets begin at 6:30 p.m.). Regular Museum admission applies.
This year's MoMA Nights music series draws from local and international sources with an eye to the global cross-pollination of styles and genres. A singer from Brazil takes cues from American pop, while a Congolese guitarist forms a breakthrough collaboration in Paris. A tribute to an avant-garde avatar borrows a Japanese form of poetry and involves 100 composers, and a musical legend from Sierra Leone mixes it up with bandmates in Brooklyn. Each of the innovators in this nine-concert series started with a powerful artistic vision and has traveled the globe to realize it.
The series is the fifth organized in collaboration with Olivier Conan, programmer and co-owner of Barbès performance space (barbesbrooklyn.com).
In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1, with the exception of August 9, when the rain location will be The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby (standing room only).
Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tonight’s Music Performance: Ulrich Ziegler
Stephen Ulrich, guitar, steel guitar; Itamar Ziegler, guitar, bass; Mick Rossi, keyboards; Peter Hess, bass clarinet; Yuval Lion, drums
Stephen Ulrich and Itamar Ziegler are two of the most inventive musicians to emerge from New York City’s downtown music scene. Guitarist Ulrich first made his mark in the 1990s with his instrumental guitar trio Big Lazy, a moody, surf-like outfit featuring tremolo guitars, slowed-down tempos, and exotic touches, whose music The New Yorker described as “stunningly beautiful.” Ziegler, one of the creative forces behind the noise-pop group Pink Noise, is currently a member of Balkan Beat Box. Their new collaboration is an intensely lyrical yet quirky affair. At once noir and otherworldly, the elegantly gritty ensemble plays evocative, cinematic music that conjures images of everything from seedy backrooms to stark landscapes. The band’s first album is due out this fall. This MoMA Nights concert is their first live appearance as a group.
Snacks and beverages in the Garden
Seasonal snacks and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, also sells local gelato and sorbet, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, a cash bar will be available indoors.
Terrace Dining (rain or shine)
The fifth floor’s Terrace 5 serves Chef Lynn Bound’s light, seasonal cuisine overlooking the Sculpture Garden. An a la carte menu is offered indoors, as well as a special "urban picnic" fixed price menu on the terrace during the summer months, which includes cured meats, cheeses, salads, sweets, and more (with optional wine pairing). Seatings are offered from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reserve at email@example.com and include name, preferred time, number of guests, and phone number. The "urban picnic" menu is $32 per person (excluding beverages, sales tax, and service)—10% MoMA member discount not applicable.