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Oct 06, 2012

In conjunction with the current exhibition, Lucian Freud: Portraits, the Modern welcomes Tom Parker Bowles for a celebration of classic British cuisine. Mr. Parker Bowles is an avid home cook and award-winning food writer, whose weekly column is carried by The Mail on Sunday (UK). The author of The Year of Eating Dangerously and E is For Eating, he is the food editor of British Esquire, and has also written for Tatler and a variety of other publications.

Oct 06, 2012

A public tour focused specifically on Lucian Freud: Portraits is available at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month throughout the exhibition.

This tour does not require prior arrangements and begins in the Museum lobby.

 

Image: Lucian Freud, Two Irishmen in W11, 1984-5

Oct 06, 2012

In this engaging and colorful documentary, Charles Atlas explores the life and times of artist/designer/performer/provocateur and Freud muse, Leigh Bowery. Bowery designed costumes and performed with the enfante terrible of British dance Michael Clark. He famously created one of a kind outrageous costumes for himself and ran, Taboo, one of the most dazzling night clubs in 1980s London. The film includes interviews with Damien Hirst, Bella Freud, Cerith Wyn Evans, Boy George, and his widow Nicola Bowery.

Magnolia at the Modern
Oct 06, 2012

Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and hilarious film, based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by "This American Life."A burgeoning stand-up comedian (Mike Birbiglia) struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Unrated, 90 minutes

Cafe Modern
Oct 06, 2012

Join our special guest, Tom Parker Bowles, for a lively talk followed by a three-course dinner in Café Modern celebrating classic British cuisine. The exciting and creative menu will highlight some of Mr. Parker Bowles’s favorite recipes from his latest book, Let's Eat: Recipes from my Kitchen Notebook, and will include carefully selected wines. Mr. Parker Bowles will be available to visit and autograph books.

Lecture and dinner: $125 ( wine and service charge included )

Magnolia at the Modern
Oct 07, 2012

Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and hilarious film, based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by "This American Life."A burgeoning stand-up comedian (Mike Birbiglia) struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Unrated, 90 minutes

Oct 07, 2012

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on Lucian Freud: Portraits, with artists, curators, art historians, and writers holding conversations in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of the month.

Image: Lucian Freud, Man in a Chair, 1989. Copyright The Lucian Freud Archive.

Sundays with the Modern
Oct 07, 2012

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on Lucian Freud: Portraits and the 10th anniversary exhibition with artists, curators, art historians, and writers holding conversations in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of most months.

Drawing from the Collection for Children
Oct 07, 2012

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.

Drawing from the Collection
Oct 07, 2012

Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. Open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils.

Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the front desk.

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