Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.
96 minutes; PG-13
As the story goes, artist Frank Stella decided to reread the novel Moby-Dick after visiting an aquarium with his family and becoming intrigued with a beluga whale. Stella’s response to Herman Melville’s 1851 account of the now-legendary great white was a pledge to make a painting for each of the book’s 135 chapters. The Modern is showing five magnificent works from the artist’s Moby-Dick series in Frank Stella: A Retrospective.
July 5 – The Gleaners and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse), 2000
Agnes Varda of course is a gleaner herself. She is gleaning the gleaners. And in what appears to be a documentary she conceals a tender meditation about her own life, and life itself.
Friday 6 pm ONLY; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
When her insurance company refuses to approve the care her husband needs to survive, a desperate wife takes things into her own hands. Up against an unyielding bureaucracy and disinterested workers, she is pushed to her breaking point. With her son in tow, she fights the system.
74 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles
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.
Two sessions of this free program are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk. 2-3:30 pm