Meet old and new friends at these festive events in one of Madison's most iconic buildings. MMoCA Nights offer something for everyone, including unique opportunities to mingle in the galleries, enjoy spirited entertainment, and take in engaging visual art programs.
Photo: © Robert Stebler.
Save the date for two upcoming MMoCA Nights celebrations. MMoCA Nights are held in conjunction with exhibition openings, film screenings, and other special events. The evenings feature live music, complimentary seasonal hors d’oeuvres from Fresco, a cash bar, and engaging visual art programs. The evenings are always free for MMoCA members.
January 24, 2014 6:00-9:00 pm
Celebrate the opening of a major exhibition, Real/Surreal, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, on Friday, January 24. This MMoCA Nights will begin with an opportunity to preview the exhibition beginning at 6:00 pm. At 6:30pm, guests will be invited to head to the lecture hall to hear a dialogue between MMoCA’s Curator of Collections, Richard H. Axsom, and Carter Foster, the exhibition’s curator. Works in the exhibition are drawn primarily from the Whitney Museum’s permanent collection, with additional works from MMoCA’s own permanent collection. Mark Adkins, singer-songwriter for subvocal, will perform live and hors d’oeuvres from Fresco will round out the evening. Free for MMoCA members / $10 for non-members.
March 7, 2014 6:00-9:00 pm
Be amused and amazed at MMoCA on the first Friday in March. This MMoCA Nights event will pay tribute to Surrealism, represented in both The Mystery Beneath and Real/Surreal exhibitions, with collaborative Surrealist parlor games and live poetry. Guests may view the exhibitions beginning at 6:00pm; then enjoy a gallery talk with Michael Jay McClure at 6:30pm. Venice Gas House Trolley will perform live throughout the evening, and the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets will respond to the themes of Realism and Surrealism with readings from 7:30-8:15pm. Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres from Fresco, and a cash bar. Free for MMoCA members / $10 for non-members.
MMoCA Nights are sponsored by Newcomb Construction Company; The Alexander Company; and BMO Harris Bank; with additional support from Fresco and media support from Isthmus|TheDailyPage.com.