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.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 6:00-9:00 PM
The spirit of Madison will be seen and felt as MMoCA welcomes one and all to celebrate the opening of a multifaceted exhibition, Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century. Beginning at 6 pm, guests may preview the exhibition, which includes works informed by the artists’ interactive process of engagement with the Madison community. At 6:30 pm MMoCA director Stephen Fleischman will lead a conversation with the artists about the works included in the exhibition, while exploring the artists’ unique process.
The evening will also feature live music from two Madison bands: Golpe Tierra, an afro-peruvian trio specializing in cumbia and other Latin American traditions, and the No Name String Band, presenting a contemporary "new time" twist on Appalachian "old-time" style. The performance will culminate with collaboration between the two acts, involving a fusion of the historically distinct musical art forms with an emphasis on improvisation. Finally, guests will be treated to tasty hors d’oeuvres from Fresco. Free for MMoCA members / $10 for non-members.
FRIDAY MARCH 6, 6:00-9:00 PM
This MMoCA Nights gathering will continue to probe Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century, on view from February 7 to May 17, 2015 in MMoCA’s main galleries. The exhibition—the artists’ first major museum survey—will include large-scale paintings created in conjunction with varying communities, along with a monumental sculpture. Guests may explore the exhibition from 6-9 pm. At 6:30 pm Melanie Herzog will lead a gallery talk entitled Art as a Force for Social Change. Members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and others will read original poems crafted in response to Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: Change This Culture from 7:30 to 8:15 pm. Enjoy live music from The Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Band, 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 and The Alexander Company; with additional support from Fresco and media support from Isthmus.