Steffani Jemison Sings Harlem Inspired Promise Machine At MOMA

On Thursday, June 25th, Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison presents her new multipart commission Promise Machine, inspired by the Utopia Neighborhood Club, a Harlem-based women’s social service organization that directly supported Jacob Lawrence. 

The new musical performances in the Museum galleries are inspired by conversations with Harlem-based community organizations and features an original libretto by the artist and a score composed collaboratively by the artist and a composer.

Steffani Jemison and Performers Promise Machine performance and Gallery Talk with Steffani Jemison

Thursday, June 25th

  • 4:00 p.m.- Beginning in the 5th Floor Painting and Sculpture Permanent Collection galleries, the performers will move in a processional down through the 4th floor galleries and into the Jacob Lawrence exhibition itself.
  • 5:00 p.m. – Gallery talk in the One-Way Ticket galleries with Steffani Jemison

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY, 10019, 212-708-9757, MoMA.org

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