Art After Dark

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Ben Vida. Photo: Massimiliano Donati

Special Events

Art After Dark

Friday, December 12, 2014, 9–11:59 pm

Join us for an after-hours private viewing of current exhibitions, including ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s which the New York Times calls “an extraordinary accomplishment.” Once the general public has left for the day, the museum’s landmark building will fill with the sounds of a live performance by Ben Vida featuring new compositions of Santeria-inspired rhythms transformed into synthesized music.

Ben Vida is a New York–based artist and composer. He has been an active member of the international experimental music community for two decades with a long list of collaborators, bands, and releases to his credit. In the mid 90ʼs he cofounded the group Town and Country and has since worked as a solo artist with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Shelter Press, and Kranky. He has presented works in a range of museums, galleries, and music venues including MoMA, The Kitchen, MCA Chicago, ICA London, Audio Visual Arts, Lisa Cooley Gallery, Leap Gallery Berlin, The Artistʼs Institute, and the Sydney Opera House.

The evening also includes a playlist selected by Zach Layton with songs by artists such as Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Neu!, and more.


Free for members, $20 general admission. Buy tickets at the door.*

Cash bar serves wine and beer. Guests wishing to purchase alcoholic beverages will be asked for a photo ID.

Want to skip the line and get in free? Become a member today to enjoy priority access to enjoy this after-hours viewing and other exclusive events.

*Please note that Individual members are admitted for free to Art After Dark. A total of two people may enter for free on each membership at the Dual level and above. There will be a special entrance for members. Please note that Corporate members are not granted free admission unless the individual is in possession of a Corporate Courtesy Card. For more information, contact the Membership Department at 212 423 3535.