Interpreting MoMA: Just Above Midtown

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Interpreting MoMA: Just Above Midtown

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for The Museum of Modern Art’s bimonthly program for individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Each program includes a sign language–interpreted private gallery talk focusing on one of MoMA’s special exhibitions, along with a wine and cheese reception.
In January, we will explore the exhibition Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces. Just Above Midtown—or JAM—was an art gallery and Black space that welcomed artists and visitors of many generations and races in New York City from 1974 until 1986. Together we will discuss the artists and artworks shown at JAM and contextualize the experimental ethos that defined the gallery with the curatorial team from the Department of Media and Performance
5:00 p.m. – Check-in at the Lauder Building staff and film entrance at 11 W 53 Street, east of the main lobby under the curved silver awning, with wine and cheese reception in the Hess Lounge.
6:00 p.m. – Tour and gallery conversation with the curatorial team from the Department of Media and Performance.

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January 24
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Museum of Modern Art
(212) 408-6347
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Audience (by age)
Adults (Ages 18 and up)
Program Image Caption
Senga Nengudi performing Air Propo at JAM, 1981. Courtesy Senga Nengudi
Program Image Description
A horizontally-oriented photograph shows the artist Senga Nengudi performing in the Just Above Midtown gallery. She wears pink drawstring pants and a navy and red long-sleeved top. Her hands are held to her lips to create an instrument, and she uses her breath to make sound.


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