October 12, 2018 – 6 pm
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera Members’ Preview Party
Associate members and above
10 am to noon
Exhibition Tour at 11 am
Members’ Film Screening at 1:30 pm
A tour sign-in sheet will be available at the information desk in the Grand Lobby.
No reservations required. This invitation is nontransferable and is valid for complimentary admission for two adults. An active Modern membership is required for entry. Invitation is valid for complimentary admission for two adults.
This film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends' school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls' education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
PG-13, 87 Minutes
Patron’s Circle members and above.
The strange emotional pull in each picture comes from the artist’s obsessive need to make it. Calvin Tomkins, “A Doll’s House: Laurie Simmons’s Sense of Scale,” New Yorker, December 10, 2012
The Modern's Graduate Student Lecture Program presents Graduate Gallery Talks, providing the opportunity to hear area graduate students in art and art history discuss works on view at the Modern. These dynamic 30-minute gallery talks are the result of in-depth research and the students' original analysis, offering insight into a selected group of artworks connected by a theme. Each public talk is offered twice to allow for multiple opportunities to attend.
Admission to the galleries is free for participants.