Sunday Sessions

Bread and Roses: A Dinner-Symposium on Women and the Arts

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Bread and Roses brings together a multigenerational mix of female-identifying artists, writers, and others to exchange ideas about women in the arts over food and drink. Hosted by MoMA PS1 with Negar AzimiPati Hertling, Mina Stone and Anicka Yi, the event features a dinner provided by Lil’ Deb’s Oasis, and toasts from Hannah Black, Justin Vivian Bond, Kimberly Drew, Eileen Myles, Alice Waters, and distinguished others. Guests are prompted to wonder: What are our specific needs as creative people? How can we more actively support one other in our efforts? Drawing upon the Hellenic custom of the symposium (from the Greek sympinein “to drink together”) in which the ancients gathered amid feast, song, and dance to discourse on philosophical questions, this program combines serious discussion with celebration—out of the belief that debate, collectivity, and activism are produced by mind and body alike.

VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant, Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant, and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer, and Lucy Lie, Production Coordinator.


VW Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America, who have supported the program for five years since its inception.