As 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.