Oct 28 2014 - 7:00am

October 28Kenny Scharf, an artist featured in Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, rose to prominence in the 1980s East Village art scene and was one of the first artists to inject elements of street culture into the mainstream of contemporary art.

Image: Kenny Scharf, Agua Pollination, 1983. Oil and spray paint on canvas. 91 1/2 x 103 1/2 inches.
Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles. © Kenny Scharf/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Oct 30 2014 - 6:00pm

Products of the ’80s: A Closer Look at Urban Theater
Thursdays, October 2–November 20

Nov 1 2014 - 11:00am

Docents are available to lead tours of the Modern’s building, designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando. Group tours can accommodate 10 to 60 people and last approximately one hour; these tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the requested date. A public architecture tour is offered on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am.

Nov 2 2014 - 2:00pm

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 six 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.

Nov 2 2014 - 2:00pm

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.

Nov 2 2014 - 2:00pm

Learn with local artists as they lead informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This free class is open to adults at all skill levels—just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the information desk.

Nov 4 2014 - 7:00pm

November 4—Fionn Meade is Senior Curator of Cross-Disciplinary Platforms and Acting Department Head of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center, serves as faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and the MFA program for Visual Arts at Columbia University, organizes extensive institutional and independent curatorial endeavors, and contributes to publications including Artforum, Bomb, Bidoun, The Fillip Review, Mousse, Modern Painters, Parkett, and Spike Art Quarterly, among others.  

Nov 6 2014 - 6:00pm

Products of the ’80s: A Closer Look at Urban Theater
Thursdays, October 2–November 20

Nov 6 2014 - 7:00pm

A Conversation with Julian Schnabel
November 6
7 pm Conversation; 8 pm Film screening
Museum Auditorium

Please join the Modern’s Chief Curator Michael Auping and Texas Monthly film critic Christopher Kelly for a conversation with renowned artist and award-winning filmmaker Julian Schnabel.

Nov 6 2014 - 7:00pm

November 6, 7 pm 
A Conversation with Julian Schnabel

November 6, 8 pm
Film screening of Before Night Falls

Please join the Modern’s Chief Curator Michael Auping and Texas Monthly film critic Christopher Kelly for a conversation with renowned artist and award-winning filmmaker Julian Schnabel.

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