11 W 53rd St
New York, New York 10019

The FRIENDS OF EDUCATION of The Museum of Modern Art presents a discussion between jazz impresario George T. Wein and Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, The Museum of Modern Art, along with a special jazz performance by Wein, as part of its series Conversations: Among Friends. The conversation will focus on Wein’s festival production career and musical career, along with a broader discussion on the arts and Wein’s extensive personal Collection. Following the program, guests are invited to continue the conversation and meet the participants at an intimate reception catered by Settepani Harlem in The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Lobby.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street

TICKETS ($35) may be purchased online at
at the Museum Information and Film desks,
or directly through the Friends of Education office 212-408-8517

Jazz impresario George Wein is considered to be as much a legend as his festivals. Since 1954, when he produced the first Newport Jazz Festival—an event that started the "festival era," according to jazz critic Leonard Feather. Peter Reed was named senior deputy director for Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of Modern Art in 2005.

Chaired by Stuart W. Lewis, MD, The Friends of Education is an affiliate group of The Museum of Modern Art, the mission of which is to foster a greater appreciation of art created by African American artists and to encourage African American membership and participation in and throughout MoMA. The group’s members provide invaluable assistance and financial support to the Museum’s outreach efforts to the African American community. Conversations: Among Friends, a series presented by the Program Committee of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, focuses on the dialogue among artists, art dealers, curators, critics, and collectors exploring works of art as reflections of their political and social context.

Official Website: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/7502

Added by New Festival Productions on September 21, 2009