This Thursday at 6:30, join directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon at the Museum for a book signing, Q&A, and screening of their 2012 documentary Sign Painters! Free popcorn with ticket purchase. More info here.
Now up on Facebook: pics from Bang on a Can: Other Primary Structures!
This past Thursday evening’s concert with Bang on a Can, inspired by the exhibition Other Primary Structures, included music by Minimalist composers as performed by a select group of Bang on a Can musicians: David Cossin (percussion), Taylor Levine (guitar), Vicky Chow (keyboards), and James Moore (guitar, bass). Save the date for our November 6 Bang on a Can performance! http://ow.ly/zbgZW.
Photos by Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com.
The Wind Up: Alphabet Party
Thursday, July 24, 8 – 11 pm
The Wind Up returns this summer to celebrate the cerebral and colorful Thesaurus paintings of Mel Bochner.
Join us for an evening of music and art, including block printing on tote bags (supplies provided or BYO T-shirts) and exhibition tours of Mel Bochner: Strong Language. The music kicks off with a DJ set by Le Chev (8 pm) and continues with a genre-blending live performance by High Water, a multi-instrumental artist on the rise (9:45 pm). The event will also feature summery treats, an open bar, and a wine tasting provided by Royal Wines.
Pictured: High Water. Photo: Jed DeMoss
Ready for today’s World Cup final? While you’re waiting for the game to start, check out these works, from Germany and Argentina, via the Jewish Museum collection:
Torah Finials, Germany, second half 19th century. Silver: chased; brass: die-stamped; glass: cut. Each: 10 1/4 x 4 15/16 in. (26 x 12.5 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York. Gift of Dr. Harry G. Friedman, F 4562a-b
Ariel Kupfer (Argentinean, b. 1963), Tramas Vivas #2. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1993. Silver: pierced, hand-worked, and appliqué; gold; amethysts; garnets. 2 x 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York. Purchase: Phyllis Greenspan Bequest, 2005-15
Join us tomorrow for an evening of music inspired by the exhibition Other Primary Structures – the latest in our new concert series with Bang of a Can. The program will include music by Philip Glass, John Zorn, Louis Andriessen, and Michael Gordon and will be performed by a select group of Bang on a Can musicians including David Cossin (percussion), Taylor Levine (guitar), Vicky Chow (keyboards), and James Moore (guitar, bass).
This summer concert is made possible by a generous endowment from the William Petschek Family.
$18 General | $15 Students and Seniors | $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can List Members. Get tickets here.
Mel Bochner, Amazing, 2011. Artwork © Mel Bochner
In 1964, the young artist Mel Bochner, who had just arrived in New York from Pittsburgh, visited the Jewish Museum to see Jasper Johns’s “White Flag.” At the museum, he ran into a former classmate from Carnegie Tech, who was working at the museum as a guard. Bochner was unemployed and looking for work, and he asked his friend whether there might there be a position for him, too. A guard had quit the day before, his friend said, so Bochner may as well inquire at the office on his way out. He did, and was hired that day. (Years later, Bochner learned that the guard he’d replaced was Brice Marden.)
The first concert is a free performance on Tuesday by the Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can’s idiosyncratic marching band, as part of the Museum Mile Festival. The performance, outside the Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, begins at 6 p.m.
TOMORROW is one of our favorite days of the year - the 2014 Museum Mile Festival! Stop by from 6-9 pm for free admission, family art-making activities, live music and more.
Photos: 2013 Museum Mile Festival; Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com
Sunday, May 18 is your last chance to experience Other Primary Structures: Others 1, the first of two parts of the exhibition Other Primary Structures! Others 2 opens May 25. Check out this video to learn more about the exhibition!