Beginning in January, the Museum of Modern Art will morph into a club—with DJs spinning house music, "specialty cocktails," a $20 cover, and everything—on the first Thursday of each month. Please mind the artwork, clubgoers. Oh, and come early: This new nightspot is only open till 8:45pm. [NewYorkology]
Several hundred people are expected to turn up at the MoMa at noon today to pay tribute to Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist who is being honored with the David Rockefeller Award. What will all the financiers (Steve Cohen), dealers (Larry Gagosian), and socialites (Mercedes Bass) be chatting about at the reception? Vanity Fair has a few ideas. [VF]
The Museum of Modern Art enjoys a love-hate relationship with its neighbors — sometimes quite heavy on the hate, it seems. More in the vein of gentle ribbing is this prank, implemented in conjunction with MoMA's setup work for a show by video artist Doug Aitken. While the museum ran projected test patterns on its external facades, enterprising across-the-street neighbors used lowly PowerPoint and a reg'lar projector to plaster MoMA with an inviting "YOUR VIDEO ART HERE!" billboard. Unfortunately, MoMA's own mighty projections will overwhelm the pranksters' feeble home model, so this guerilla addition to the project cannot remain.