Celebrations

MoMA to Hold John Cage Day in August

johncage MoMA to Hold John Cage Day in AugustAs part of its Modern Poets series, the Museum of Modern Art will host John Cage Day, celebrating the centenary of the artist and composer.

On Aug. 9, MoMA will hold a day of readings and performances. Participants, according to the museum’s website, include Richard Kostelantez; Joan Retallack, poet, essayist, critic, and John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College; pianist and toy-piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan; and poet, editor, and curator Roger van Voorhees. Soprano Catherine Hancock will perform Cage’s 1958 piece Aria, and Third Coast Percussion will play Cage-inspired percussion music. The event is free with museum admission.