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Music at MAD

Live, informal music performances to activate the galleries.

On select Saturdays, live music activates the galleries of the Museum. Meant to be enjoyed informally as visitors explore the art on view, performances from an international roster of celebrated instrumentalists take place in accordance with the Museum’s safe social-distancing practices.

Curated by Laura Metcalf and Rupert Boyd of Boyd Meets Girl, the roster of musicians include international soloists and award-winning artists, plus members of the New York Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and more. The artists will perform works crossing a range of genres—from classical to contemporary—that will enhance visitors’ experience with the art.

Performances take place Saturdays 2–4 pm and are free with museum admission.

Artists and Schedule of Performances

Curtis Stewart, violin, member of Grammy-nominated PUBLIQuartet
May 22

Dorothea Figueroa, associate principal cellist, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
May 29

Joseph Brent, mandolin, artist faculty, Mannes School of Music + Sara Caswell, Grammy-nominated violin soloist
June 5

Miranda Cuckson, violin, artist faculty, Mannes School of Music
June 12

Ashley Bathgate, cello, member of Grammy-winning Eighth Blackbird
June 19

Christina Bouey, violin, member of Ulysses Quartet, in residence at Juilliard School
June 26

Costumes created by Machine Dazzle for Taylor Mac’s performance art concert production, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (2016–present). Photographed by Jenna Bascom

Through Feb 19, 2023

Through Jan 8, 2023

Through Apr 16, 2023

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