Kenny Scharf
  • October 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

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This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 23 through November 18.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.

 

The Tuesday Evenings at the Modern lecture series is made possible in part by a grant from the Web Maddox Trust.