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Apr 05, 2015

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities -- yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to global warming. pharmaceuticals to climate change. (C) Sony Classics

95 minutes; PG-13

Films
Apr 05, 2015

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities -- yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to global warming. pharmaceuticals to climate change. (C) Sony Classics

95 minutes; PG-13

Tour
Apr 05, 2015

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.

Films
Apr 05, 2015

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities -- yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to global warming. pharmaceuticals to climate change. (C) Sony Classics

95 minutes; PG-13

Member Event
Apr 07, 2015

April 7, 5 pm | Meet FOCUS artist Mario García Torres

Mexico City–based artist Mario García Torres creates cinematic narratives that explore obscure histories and personalities associated with conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s. Meet the artist and enjoy drinks and appetizers with the Modern Contemporaries prior to Mario’s Tuesday Evenings lecture. Dutch treat.

Lecture
Apr 07, 2015

April 7—Mario García Torres is a Mexico City–based conceptual artist who addresses the ways in which art and information are constructed over time.

Gallery Program
Apr 08, 2015

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

Films
Apr 10, 2015

“A treasure trove of witness-at-creation anecdotes and enduringly potent '60s pop classics, The Wrecking Crew is a well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music from the era when acts like the Beach Boys, the Association and the Monkees were topping the charts.” Joe Leydon, Variety. Denny Tedesco’s documentary is a celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew," a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, and Bing Crosby.

Member Event
Apr 10, 2015

FOCUS: Mario García Torres

Cocktail reception and artist talk

Dinner at Café Modern

Films
Apr 10, 2015

“A treasure trove of witness-at-creation anecdotes and enduringly potent '60s pop classics, The Wrecking Crew is a well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music from the era when acts like the Beach Boys, the Association and the Monkees were topping the charts.” Joe Leydon, Variety. Denny Tedesco’s documentary is a celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew," a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, and Bing Crosby.

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