The Broad Announces Summer Music, Film & Performance Series


The Broad is hosting a summer series of music and performance events, with acts including Perfume Genius, Richard Hell and more.

Summer at The Broad will feature two separate series. Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings at the Broad will feature music and performance events, while Doll Parts will feature films inspired by photographer Cindy Sherman's darker works.

Nonobject(ive), curate by Bradford Nordeen and Pitchfork director of editorial operations Brandon Stosuy, will offer live performance throughout the museum, including the museum's outdoor plaza. Tickets will include access the museum as well as the Cindy Sherman exhibit. These take place once a month, on a Saturday.


Saturday, June 25, 8:30 p.m.: Magnificent Obessions

The evening includes band Perfume Genius with masked choreography from Narcissister. Mutant Salon will "transform visitors' hair, makeup and minds in a lavish pop-up beauty parlor," while Lotic will spin dark beats and Cindytalk will provide soundscapes comprised of movie scores and "urban sounds." Tickets go on sale on May 15 at 2 p.m., and are $35.

Saturday, July 30, 8:30 p.m.: Strange Forest, Downtown Manhattan and the Broad collection

Richard Hell will give a reading with backing from minimalist artist Haxan Cloak. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will perform on synthesizers with Mas Ysa. There will also be dance and art collaborations from Ryan Heffington and Brontez Purnell. Tickets go on sale June 15 at noon, and are $35.

Saturday, August 20, 8:30 p.m.: Bling Bling, Pop Sensibilities in the Broad collection

Rostam (Vampire weekend producers) will perform solo work with dancers and a string quartet, William Basinski's Sparkle Division will provide "swinging sexy lounge music," Tabita Rezaire will lead a yoga session, and dancers Macy Rodman and Jlin will perform. Tickets go on sale July 15 at noon, and are $35.

Saturday, September 24, 8:30 p.m.: Shifting Horizon Exploding Star, Underground and Rave Cultures at the Broad

This sounds like a fun one. Sophie and DJs Lauren Bousfield and Elysia Crampton will perform, plus there will be a multimedia electronic performance from Vessel, live video from Charles Atlas and ambient musician Julianna Barwick. Tickets go on sale August 15 at noon, and are $35.

Doll Parts, curated by Bradford Nordeen, will take place every other Thursday night in the museum's Oculus Hall. All films tie in some way to artist Cindy Sherman.

Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m.: Cindy Serhman's Doll Clothes and Office Killer, Samuel Bayer's Doll Parts. Tickets go on sale May 15 at noon, and are $12.

Thursday, July 7, 7 p.m.: Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid's Meshes of the Afternoon, Georges Franju's Eyes Without A Face. Tickets go on sale June 15 at 2 p.m., and are $12.

Thursday, July 21, 7 p.m.: Jack Smith's Yellow Sequence, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Arabian Nights. Tikets go on sale June 15 at noon, and are $12.

Thursday, August 4, 7 p.m.: Paul McCarthy's Cultural Soup, David Schmoeller's Tourist Trap. Tickets go on sale July 15 at noon, and are $12.

Thursday, August 18, 7 p.m.: Luther Price's Clown, Nobuhiko Obayashi's Hausu. Tickets go on sale July 15 at noon, and are $12.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m.: Matthias Müller's Home Stories, Ida Lupino's The Bigamist. Tickets go on sale August 15 at noon, and are $12.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.: Lynn Horseman Leeson's The Electronic Diary, Narcissister's Mannequin, Self-Gratifier, Every Woman (with Josef Kraska), Upside Down, The Basket (with Josef Kraska), Winter/Spring Collection (with A.L. Steiner). Tickets go on sale August 15 at noon, and are $12.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.: Ming Wong's Life of Imitation, Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life. Tickets go on sale August 15 at noon, and are $12.

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