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Feb 11, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.

Apr 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017

Katherine Bernhardt’s vibrant and youthful paintings hover between abstraction and figuration. Recently, she has been working on paintings in which she juxtaposes everyday objects, such as those in Windex cigarettes basketball, 2016, that float flatly atop lushly painted, solid grounds of color. Her subjects abound in popular and consumer culture and are depicted in a simplified, flat, gestural style that approaches a cartoonish quality.

Lecture
May 25, 2017

Special Presentation

Thursday, May 25
Artist Doug Aitken and MOCA Director Philippe Vergne engage in conversation to launch Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the artist’s largest survey to date, which opens to the public Sunday, May 28.

May 26, 2017

CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY, directed by the gifted journalist and documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor), tells the story of a David-and-Goliath fight over urban planning that took place more than 50 years ago. Yet the movie just about pulses with contemporary resonance.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.  NR, 92 minutes

May 26, 2017

CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY, directed by the gifted journalist and documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor), tells the story of a David-and-Goliath fight over urban planning that took place more than 50 years ago. Yet the movie just about pulses with contemporary resonance.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.  NR, 92 minutes

Member Event
May 27, 2017

All Modern members
10 am to noon
Guided tour at 11 am

May 27, 2017

 

The show, with guest artists Wild Rumpus Circus from Wisconsin and the children performers from Amphibian’s Tad-Poles outreach program, celebrates the way stilts are used in traditional dance in various countries around the world, and it will include costumes, storytelling, dance, and music influenced by different cultures: Chinese acrobatics, Mexican folk dances, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

May 27, 2017

CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY, directed by the gifted journalist and documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor), tells the story of a David-and-Goliath fight over urban planning that took place more than 50 years ago. Yet the movie just about pulses with contemporary resonance.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.  NR, 92 minutes

Member Event
May 27, 2017

Associate/Family level members and above
6 to 8 pm

May 28, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth is the first survey to comprehensively examine Aitken’s experimentations across mediums and disciplines, and it is organized as a full collaboration and dialogue with the artist and his studio.

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