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Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Jul 20, 2013

Incorporating Scandinavian sound artist Leif Inge's mind-bending 9 Beet Stretch as the sound score (Beethoven's 9th symphony stretched to 24 hours with no pitch distortion), a series of special performance events will be scattered throughout the museum building and grounds, with contributing artists offering up works related to the ancient idea of the "Music of the Spheres." During the 24 hours of music, various dancers/companies/artists will come and go, presenting a variety of visual offerings to be surrounded by this extraordinary music.
Photo by Milton Adams.

Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Jul 19, 2013

Incorporating Scandinavian sound artist Leif Inge's mind-bending 9 Beet Stretch as the sound score (Beethoven's 9th symphony stretched to 24 hours with no pitch distortion), a series of special performance events will be scattered throughout the museum building and grounds, with contributing artists offering up works related to the ancient idea of the "Music of the Spheres." During the 24 hours of music, various dancers/companies/artists will come and go, presenting a variety of visual offerings to be surrounded by this extraordinary music.
Photo by Milton Adams.

Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Jul 13, 2013

The festival kicks off with formal concerts in the Grand Lobby, including a return appearance by Seattle solo artist Deborah Birrane in the regional premiere of works by Debra Knapp (NM) and Joanna Cashman (OR). Premieres by CD/FW company members Tina Mullone, Claudia Orcasitas, and Jacqueline Todd (in collaboration with her.7-year-old daughter Catherine DePetris) will be featured. The regional premiere of the solo “Radiant” – choreographed and performed by Lonny Joseph Gordon – will represent GORDONDANCE (TX/IL) and Kanopy Dance (Madison, WI). Photo by Milton Adam.

Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Jul 12, 2013

The festival kicks off with formal concerts in the Grand Lobby, including a return appearance by Seattle solo artist Deborah Birrane in the regional premiere of works by Debra Knapp (NM) and Joanna Cashman (OR). Premieres by CD/FW company members Tina Mullone, Claudia Orcasitas, and Jacqueline Todd (in collaboration with her.7-year-old daughter Catherine DePetris) will be featured. The regional premiere of the solo “Radiant” – choreographed and performed by Lonny Joseph Gordon – will represent GORDONDANCE (TX/IL) and Kanopy Dance (Madison, WI). Photo by Milton Adam.

Wonderful Wednesdays
Jul 10, 2013

This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on select works in the Modern’s collection. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the front desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission is free.

For more information, please send a message to childrensprograms@themodern.org.

Drawing from the Collection
Jul 07, 2013

Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk.
First Sundays of the month, 2–3:30 pm

Drawing from the Collection for Children
Jul 07, 2013

This program for children, held on the first Sunday of each month, includes two sessions in order to assure positive interactions and viewing experiences. One session is for ages five to eight and the other is for ages nine to 12. Each free session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s collection. Each child under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils, or purchase supplies in the Modern Shop.

Jul 07, 2013

Docent-led tours in Spanish are offered at 2 pm on the first Sunday of each month, when gallery admission is free. These tours are open to the public and do not require prior arrangements.

Docents are also available to conduct private tours in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and American Sign Language when reservations are made at least two weeks in advance.

Sundays with the Modern
Jul 07, 2013

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. Artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of most months.

Jul 06, 2013

Docents are available to lead a public tour of the Modern’s building, designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando, on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. This tour does not require prior arrangements and is free with the price of admission.

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