Here are this week’s picks:
• Tune-in today via live stream for the Items Abecedarium,
when a dynamic roster of designers, critics, activists, and entrepreneurs, including Tinker Hatfield, DeRay McKesson, Aimee Mullins, and Valerie Steele, will each present one of 26 iconic works from the fashion universe—one for each letter of the alphabet—in seven-minute vignettes.
• On Tuesday From the Vault: Contemporary Voices on Architecture and Design in MoMA’s Collection presents architect and Cooper Union dean Nader Tehrani in conversation with MoMA’s chief architecture curator, Martino Stierli. Space is limited, and RSVP is required.
• In the theaters, catch Zhang Yang’s Paths of the Soul (screening through Thursday), a unique blend of fiction and documentary that follows a group of Tibetans of all ages and from different families on a pilgrimage from their home village to Lhasa, and around sacred Mount Kailash.
• On Friday young art lovers can enjoy an interactive Story Time in the Art Lab at 11:00 a.m. (recommended for ages two and up).
• And take in a Gallery Sessions tour on Sunday that looks at how Edgar Degas’s meticulously crafted scenes of everyday life give way to the improvisational monotype printmaking process.
Read more here:: This Week at MoMA: May 16–22