A public tour focused specifically on current special exhibitions is available at 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month. This tour does not require prior arrangements and begins in the Museum lobby.
September 2, 11 am
In This Corner of the World (2016)
A film by Sunao Katabuchi
PG-13, 130 minutes
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. 2-3:30 pm
Anime Vanguard / Japan Society (2017)
R, 73 minutes
This exciting selection of experimental animated works from Japan, selected and compiled by the Japan Society for Japan Cuts 2016, represents a broad range of contemporary avant-garde practice. The titles range from 3 to 14 minutes, adopting the full breadth of styles in new animation, from visual music to raunchy music videos, digital processes to analogue filmmaking, and minimalist atmospheric shorts to narratively rich miniature epics. All evoke completely unique worlds.
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 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017)
A film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
PG, 102 minutes
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.
A wife (Glenn Close) questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband (Jonathan Pryce), where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
R; 100 minutes
Take advantage of live music in the Grand Lobby and enjoy music from the Daniel Stone Trio.