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: © Maurice Thaler.
Save the date for three 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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 6:00-9:00 PM
Celebrate the opening of a site-specific exhibition, Jason S. Yi: A Fragile Permanence at MMoCA on Friday, August 22. Guests may preview the exhibition beginning at 6:00 pm. At 6:30pm, artist Jason S. Yi will discuss his work in the State Street Gallery. The Jason Seed Stringtet, known for its eclectic collection of classical crossover pieces, will perform live, and hors d’oeuvres from Fresco will add a tasty bite to the evening. Free for MMoCA members / $10 for non-members.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 6:00-9:00 PM
Be among the first to view From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America at the exhibition’s opening celebration on Saturday, September 13. This MMoCA Nights will begin with an opportunity to preview Soth’s photographic works beginning at 6:00 pm. MMoCA Director Stephen Fleischman will dialog with Soth at 6:30 pm. Afterward, guests will be invited to ask questions about the artist’s work and process. Louka will perform live, and seasonal hors d’oeuvres from Fresco will be passed. Free for MMoCA members / $10 for non-members.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 6:00-9:00 PM
MMoCA invites one and all to the museum on the first Friday in December, which will mark the opening of the exhibition – Narayan Mahon: Lands in Limbo. Guests can preview Mahon’s works, which explore the unrecognized countries of Abkhazia, Northern Cyprus, Trandsniestra, Nagorno Karabakh, and Somaliland —beginning at 6:00pm. Mahon will discuss his photographs and experiences in a gallery talk beginning at 6:30 pm. This MMoCA Nights will feature live, electronic beat music from Coby Ashpis, hors d’oeuvres from Fresco Rooftop Restaurant, and a cash bar. Free for MMoCA members / $10 for non-members.
MMoCA Nights are sponsored by Newcomb Construction Company and The Alexander Company; with additional support from Fresco and media support from Isthmus|TheDailyPage.com.