Interpreting MoMA: Ed Ruscha


October 17, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street, New York, NY

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Please join us for The Museum of Modern Art’s bimonthly program welcoming individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing to participate in an ASL–interpreted private gallery talk focusing on one of MoMA’s exhibitions, along with a wine-and-snack reception.

In October, we will explore the exhibition ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN. Artist Ed Ruscha has recorded and transformed familiar subjects—whether roadside gasoline stations or the 20th Century Fox logo—often revisiting motifs, sites, or words years later. Together with chief curator Christophe Cherix, we will trace shifts in the artist’s means and methods over time in mediums including painting, drawing, prints, photography, artist’s books, film, and installation—in works that make use of everything from gunpowder to chocolate.

5:00 p.m. – Check-in at the Lauder Building staff entrance at 11 W 53rd Street, east of the main lobby under the curved silver awning, with wine and snack reception in the Hess Lounge

6:00 p.m. – Tour and gallery conversation with chief curator Christophe Cherix

Image Credit: Ed Ruscha. Hey with Curled Edge. 1964. Ink and powdered graphite on paper, 11 5/8 × 12 1/2” (29.5 × 31.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. ©️ 2023 Edward Ruscha