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Art Club: Excursion to MoMA

May 31 @ 9:00 am


All Members welcome! Join us for an excursion to MoMA in NYC on Friday May 31.

We will start our visit by viewing Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning followed by lunch in the museum and then time to explore the permanent collection.

Please RSVP below.

Email Tina to reserve a seat in her car. This car will depart YS at 9am. If a second car is needed, we can revisit the plan. Members are also welcome to take Metro North and meet at the museum at 10:30am.

At least one car will depart NYC at 2:30pm and return to YS.

About the Exhibition: 

“I didn’t see a major difference between a poem, a sculpture, a film, or a dance,” Joan Jonas has said. For more than five decades, Jonas’s multidisciplinary work has bridged and redefined boundaries between performance, video, drawing, sculpture, and installation. The most comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States, Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning traces the full breadth of her career, from works that explore the encounter between performance and technology to recent installations about ecology and the landscape.

Jonas began her decades-long career in New York’s vibrant Downtown art scene of the 1960s and ’70s, where she was one of the first artists to work in performance and video. Drawing influence from literature, Noh and Kabuki theater, and art history, her early experimental works probed how a given element—be it distance, mirrors, the camera, or even wind—could transform one’s perception.

Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning presents drawings, photographs, notebooks, oral histories, film screenings, performances, and a selection of the artist’s installations. Jonas continues to produce her most urgent work through immersive multimedia installations that address climate change and kinship between species. “Despite my interest in history,” she has said, “my work always takes place in the present.”

Organized by Ana Janevski, Curator, with Lilia Rocio Taboada and Gee Wesley, Curatorial Assistants, Department of Media and Performance. With thanks to Mitchell Herrmann, Mellon-Marron Research Consortium Fellow, and Molly Superfine, Brandon Eng, and Piper Marshall, former Mellon-Marron Research Consortium Fellows, Department of Media and Performance.

More information about the exhibition here.


*This will be our June Art Club meetup.


May 31
9:00 am

Member RSVP

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