The Museum of Modern Art Presents: Uniqlo NYC Nights and Ken Jacob’s Orchard Street and Other Short Works
With a new gallery opening on the first Friday of every month—when the Museum stays open to all until 8:00 p.m. and offers free admission to New Yorkers for UNIQLO NYC Nights—these exhibitions will invite audiences to continue to explore MoMA’s dynamic collection and connect with art and ideas from more geographies and perspectives than ever before. Enjoy music by DJs from The Lot Radio, along with beer, cocktails, and more at our pop-up bar. Explore in the galleries, get creative with drop-in drawing sessions, and see a film in the theaters. Our stores and café will be open, too, so you can grab a bite in Cafe 2, get drinks at The Modern, or shop for unique design objects from MoMA Design Store.
Over the past half-century, Ken Jacobs has reawakened the sense of awe and mystery that 19th-century audiences must have felt in confronting motion pictures for the first time. Essentially a self-taught filmmaker, the Brooklyn-born Jacobs studied painting before picking up a movie camera in the 1950s and ’60s to make a series of films focusing on New York City street life, antic performances by Jack Smith and others, and the history of cinema. Jacobs’s Orchard Street (1955) has been restored by MoMA and will be presented alongside more recent work to form a primer of his career. Experimenting in later short subjects with digital technologies of his own invention, Jacobs blurs the worlds of 2D and 3D space, and in doing so creates his own brand of cinematic Abstract Expressionism.