Summer exhibitions and events at MMoCA, featuring Kambui Olujimi, Taking Sides, Digital Aura, Rashaad Newsome, Meg Mitchell, Sonja Thomsen, and Rooftop Cinema.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND EVENTS MMOCAkids ARTPACK Stop by the museum’s lobby welcome desk and ask for the MMoCAkids ArtPack, the museum’s hands-on discovery kit for exploring art. Inside, find a special art activity designed for Taking Sides and Reconfigured Reality. MMOCAteens ART GUIDE Designed for use anywhere in the museum, the MMoCAteens art guide provides young visitors with multiple ways to investigate current exhibitions. LEARNING CENTERS FREE FAMILY RESOURCES MMoCA’s Learning Centers offer families a variety of fun and engaging resources for exploring MMoCA’s exhibitions. A range of kid-friendly activities promote imaginative play inspired by works of art. Learning Centers are available for Taking Sides and Reconfigured Reality. ART CART AND ART CART EXTRA! Art Cart • Weekdays, June 15–August 10 Art Cart EXTRA! • Saturdays, June 17 and 24; and July 8–29 The museum’s free outdoor art programs are on the road again! Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! will travel to parks, playgrounds, and beaches across Dane County this summer. As always, the programs will bring expert instruction and a relaxed attitude to portable art projects. Art Cart begins its Madison rounds on Thursday, June 15. Art Cart EXTRA! will travel to the area communities of Black Earth, Cottage Grove, DeForest, Fitchburg, Monona, McFarland, Mount Horeb, Oregon, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, and Waunakee beginning Saturday, June 17. Both programs offer projects for children ages three and above. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Families are invited to drop in with no pre-registration necessary; organized summer camps and other childcare programs must pre-register for Madison Art Cart sites at 608.204.3021. Download the full schedule at mmoca. org/learn/kids. Art Cart is a partnership of MMoCA and Madison School & Community Recreation. Art Cart EXTRA! is a program of MMoCA. Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! are generously funded by the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, The Cummings Christensen Family Foundation, TDS Telecom, Professor Emeritus Josh Chover, and TASC. 8 THIS PAGE, TOP: ©MMoCA. THIS PAGE, BOTTOM: Kambui Olujimi, The Drop, from the series InDecisive Moments, 2017. Glass. 12 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Courtesy the artist. OPPOSITE PAGE IMAGES: ©Sharon Vanorny.
MMOCA OPENINGS Save the date for two upcoming MMoCA Openings. Exhibition opening celebrations feature music, seasonal hors d’oeuvres from Fresco, a cash bar, and engaging visual art programs. MMoCA Openings are sponsored by Newcomb Construction Company and The Alexander Company with additional support from Fresco and media support from Isthmus. Friday, June 2 • 6–9 pm Come to MMoCA the first Friday in June to celebrate the opening of Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time. Olujimi is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice calls attention to the assumptions that underlie our understanding of the world and each other. Guests may explore the exhibition from 6-9 pm. At 6:30 pm, the artist will give a talk addressing the exhibition, his work, and ideas around current social, economic, and political landscapes. Guests will be treated to a mixture of classical violin, hip hop, trap, jazz, and R&B music from Alida LaCosse & Cooper Talbot. Hors d’oeuvres from Fresco and a cash bar will be available in the lobby. Seating capacity for the talk is limited. MMoCA Openings are free for members and $10 for non-members. Friday, August 11 • 6–9 pm This August, MMoCA’s Imprint Gallery will feature videos from acclaimed multimedia artist Rashaad Newsome. Guests are invited to view Newsome’s work, as well as hear the artist discuss his artistic practice. Newsome will touch on his performative videos, including those inspired by voguing, a dance form credited to the Black gay community in New York in the 1960s and 70s. Guests will also be treated to live music from Me eN YOU, and passed hors d’oeuvres. Seating capacity for the talk is limited. MMoCA Openings are free for members and $10 for non-members. NEW MEMBER BENEFIT Renew or upgrade your membership today. MMoCA members at the supporting level and above will now enjoy a new member benefit: participation in Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) program, with reciprocal privileges at museums around the country. In addition to ROAM, supporting members and above will also continue to receive North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) reciprocal privileges; and Langer Society members will continue to receive Modern and Contemporary Program (Mod/Co) reciprocal benefits. ROAM includes free admission and discounts at more than 300 North American museums including the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and more. NARM privileges include free admission and discounts at more than 800 North American museums. And the Mod/Co Program includes access to more than 60 museums emphasizing modern and contemporary art, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Show your current MMoCA member card with a reciprocal program sticker for access to these great benefits. To access a complete list of participating organizations, visit mmoca.org/benefits. ANNUAL MEETING The MMoCA Board of Trustees held its Annual Meeting on May 2, 2017. Board of Trustees President Rick Phelps and MMoCA director Stephen Fleischman reviewed highlights from 2016-17 and previewed 2017-18. Rick Phelps thanked retiring board members John Fritsch, Kathryn Howarth Ryan, Kathie Nichols, Ellen Rosner, Kathleen Woit, and Jim Yehle. MUSEUM PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Five new Trustees were elected: Vikki Enright, Jim Escalante, Dave Franchino, David Orr, and Dynee Sheafor. 2017-2018 Board Officers are Rick Phelps, President; Joe Alexander, Vice-President; Jason Knutson, Vice-President; Leslie Smith III, Vice- President; Charlotte Cummins, Secretary; and John Sylla, Treasurer. Valerie Kazamias, Langer Society Chair, announced new Langer Life Fellows Kim and Bill Donovan, and Nancy Mohs. 9