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LINCOLN KIRSTEIN’S MODERN

The paintings of Ben Shahn, Antonio Berni, Raquel Forner, Honoré Sharrer, and Pavel Tchelitchew, the photography of Walker Evans and George Platt Lynes, the sculpture of Elie Nadelman and Gaston Lachaise, the ballet costumes of Kurt Seligmann, Paul Cadmus, and Jared French, the music of Virgil Thomson, and the philosophy of George Gurdjieff

… all come together in LINCOLN KIRSTEIN’S MODERN, the Museum of Modern Art exhibition devoted to the writer, critic, curator, patron, and impresario who set the aesthetic template for MOMA and brought George Balanchine to America to establish the New York City Ballet.

LINCOLN KIRSTEIN’S MODERN

Through June 15.

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

This summer MOMA‘s West 53rd Street location will close for four months—June 15 through October 21—for reconstruction.

From top: George Platt LynesLincoln Kirstein, circa 1948, gelatin silver print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, © 2019 estate of George Platt Lynes; Paul Cadmus, set design for the ballet Filling Station, 1937, cut-and-pasted paper, gouache, and pencil on paper, Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1941, © 2018 estate of Paul Cadmus; Walker EvansRoadside View, Alabama Coal Area Town, 1936, gelatin silver print, printed circa 1969 by Charles RodemeyerMuseum of Modern Art, New York, gift of the artist, © 2019 Walker Evans Archive, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Paul CadmusBallet Positions, drawing for the primer Ballet Alphabet, 1939, ink, pencil, colored ink, and gouache on paper (letters reversed on drawing), Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Kirstein, © 2019 estate of Paul Cadmus; Pavel TchelitchewHide-and-Seek. 1940–42, oil on canvas, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Harvard Society for Contemporary Art pamphlet. 1931–32, Harvard Society for Contemporary Art scrapbooks, vol. 2 (Autumn 1930–33), Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York; Ben ShahnBartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco, 1931–32, gouache on paper on board, Museum of Modern Art, New York, © 2019 estate of Ben Shahn / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Pavel Tchelitchew, study for a backdrop for the ballet Apollon Musagète, 1942, gouache, ink, and pencil on paper, Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Kirstein; George Platt LynesLew Christensen in Apollon Musagète, June 24, 1937, gelatin silver print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, © 2019 estate of George Platt Lynes.


CHANTAL AKERMAN — HISTOIRES D’AMÉRIQUE

Chantal Akerman’s HISTOIRES D’AMÉRIQUES—FOOD, FAMILY AND PHILOSOPHY has been restored by the Royal Cinematheque of Belgium, and will screen once this week at MOMA.

Featuring Living Theatre founder Judith Malina, and Stranger in Paradise star Eszter Balint and her father Stephan, the film looks at Jewish history and identity on the Lower East Side.

HISTOIRES D’AMÉRIQUES—FOOD, FAMILY AND PHILOSOPHY

Tuesday, January 29, at 1:30 pm.

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

From top: Chantal Akerman; scene from Histoires d’Amérique (1989).

ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES

Two public performances of MELT—DANCING TEXT / TEXTING DANCE—a new work by Ishmael Houston-Jones—will take place at MOMA this week.

ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES

MELT—DANCING TEXT / TEXTING DANCE

Thursday, January 17, and Saturday, January 19, at 3 pm.

Museum of Modern Art

Marron Atruim

11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

From top: Ishmael Houston-JonesMiguel Gutierrez, Nick Hallett, and Jennifer MonsonVariations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd2016. Photograph by Ian DouglasIshmael Houston-Jones. Images courtesy the artists.

PROPERTY IS NO LONGER A THEFT

A newly restored 35mm print of the rarely screened “proto-giallo, Brechtian satire” PROPERTY IS NO LONGER A THEFT (1973) plays this weekend as part of the MOMA series UGO TOGNAZZI—TRAGEDIES OF A RIDICULOUS MAN.*

Directed by Elio Petri, the film stars Flavio Bucci as a Marxist bank clerk-turned-thief and Tognazzi as his target. The film is the third in Petri’s “social neurosis” trilogy, which includes the classic Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and The Working Class Goes to Heaven.

 

PROPERTY IS NO LONGER A THEFT*

Saturday, December 22, at 3:30 pm.

Monday, December 24, at 1 pm.

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

Above image credit: Arrow Video.

Below: Flavio Bucci as Total in Property is No Longer Theft.

STEVE PAXTON AND DAVID VELASCO IN CONVERSATION

Join dancer-choreographer Steve Paxton and Artforum editor David Velasco on Thursday for a conversation following the 3 pm performance of STEVE PAXTON—PERFORMANCES BY STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY, part of the Judson Dance exhibition at MOMA.

STEVE PAXTON and DAVID VELASCO—

POST-PERFORMANCE ARTIST CONVERSATION

Thursday, December 13, at 4 pm.

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

Top: Trisha Brown and Steve Paxton.

Above: Yvonne Rainer and Paxton in Word Words, 1963. Photograph by Al Giese.

Below: Paxton (standing) and Robert Rauschenberg in Spring Training (1965). Photograph Ugo Mulas © Heirs of Ugo Mulas. All rights reserved.