MoMA Nights 2014 schedule includes Au Revoir Simone, Frankie Cosmos, Widowspeak and more

momaAhhhhhhhh summer.

The folks over at the Museum of Modern Art have unveiled the lineup for their free (with museum admission) summer concert series, “MoMA Nights” and it has a pretty great lineup again this year. This years festivities include shows from the likes of Frankie Cosmos, Widowspeak, Ex Hex and David Lynch’s favorite band, Au Revoir Simone, to name a few. The shows take place every Thursday night in July and August from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the museum sculpture garden. Check out the full lineup after the jump.

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Tamaryn played MoMA PS1

Tamaryn and Mirror Mirror played at MoMA PS1 last weekend. As part of the museum’s “Saturday Sessions” both bands played to a packed house in a gallery space on the 3rd floor. Furthermore, Thunder Horse created unique video projections for this performance, which added tremendously to Tamaryn’s already mesmerizing set. Video edits from both Tamaryn’s and Mirror Mirror’s performances are below.

Ticket Giveaway: MoMA's Annual Film Benefit Afterparty

Kathryn Bigelow on set. Photo by Jonathan Olley

On Wednesday, November 10th, the Annual Film Benefit at the MoMA will be honoring Kathryn Bigelow– best known for making history as the first woman to win an Oscar in the Best Director category for her film, The Hurt Locker. Or some of you may know her from a little number called Point Break. Either way the lady deserves a party or two.

That said, the MoMA will be hosting an afterparty immediately following the benefit gala with a special acoustic performance by Metric as well as a DJ set by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. At $100 a pop, and the promise of an open bar (man, museums really do throw the best shindigs), these are the hottest tickets in town… and we’ve got a pair to give to one lucky reader. It’s as simple commenting below!

Vaya Con Dios! <— I just couldn’t resist.

"Abstract Expressionist New York" at MoMA

Now on view at MoMA is “Abstract Expressionist New York”, a review of the New York-based abstract artists who transformed the world of art over half a century ago.

The exhibit is large, taking over space on three floors. As expected, you can bathe in Rothko’s “multiform” blocks of color and Pollack’s drip paintings as well as works from de Kooning and Gorky. However, works from artists outside single-name recognition abound, and the organization of the pieces helps to trace the evolution of aesthetic and message of this unique movement borne of post-war American life.

“Abstract Expressionist New York” is on view through April 25, 2011