By Carolyn Kelly

Der Tod des Empedokles; oder: wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem euch erglänzt (The Death of Empedocles or When the Green of the Earth Will Glisten for You Anew). 1986. West Germany/France. Written and directed by Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub

Der Tod des Empedokles; oder: wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem euch erglänzt (The Death of Empedocles or When the Green of the Earth Will Glisten for You Anew). 1986. West Germany/France. Written and directed by Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub

• The first complete North American

Special guests bring premiere performances, thoughtful conversations, and artistic legacies to the Museum this week. Don’t miss out on these programs.

La Bataille de Waterloo (The battle of Waterloo). 1975. Great Britain. Directed by Marcel Broodthaers. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SABAM, Brussels

• Join film scholar Bruce Jenkins for a Modern Mondays evening exploring the poetic and humorous films of Marcel Broodthaers.

• On Tuesday, Rashid Rana, artist and Artistic Director, Lahore Biennale, joins MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry for a conversation about the curatorial plans for the inaugural Biennale, which opens in November 2017. Admission is free, but RSVP is required and space will be limited; email contact_c-map@moma.org to reserve a spot.

• Artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Rodney Graham come together on Wednesday for a discussion about contemporary artistic responses to Marcel Broodthaers’s work and the continued relevance of his influential career.

Der Tod des Empedokles; oder: wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem euch erglänzt (The Death of Empedocles or When the Green of the Earth Will Glisten for You Anew). 1986. West Germany/France. Written and directed by Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub

Der Tod des Empedokles; oder: wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem euch erglänzt (The Death of Empedocles or When the Green of the Earth Will Glisten for You Anew). 1986. West Germany/France. Written and directed by Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub

• The first complete North American retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet kicks off on Friday, with introductions by noted collaborators of the filmmakers taking place during the opening weekend.

• As the culmination of his two-year Annenberg Research Commission Residency project In one step are a thousand animals, Trajal Harrell continues his exploration of choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata in the new commissioned performance In the Mood for Frankie, debuting on Saturday and Sunday. Seating is limited, so get your ticket today.

Read more here:: This Week at MoMA: May 2–8