Atmosphere Creation Station

fbbanner2 Modern Art presents the ATMOSPHERE CREATION STATION: a collection of beautiful objects from the 20th century and beyond including ceramics, hand-crafted furniture, glass, jewelry & fine art popping up in Modern Art one weekend only. Piloted by artist Christopher Ness with navigation by fellow artist, David Jones

Join us for a little party to bask in the created atmosphere on Saturday, December 17 from 4pm - 6pm. or pop in at any or all of the times below: Friday, December 16: 4pm - 8pm Saturday, December 17: 10am-6pm Sunday, December 18: 11am-5pm And be sure to come to the casual reception on Saturday, from 4pm-6pm.

NEW DATE!! LAVACAVE on Friday September 16.

MA_EVENT_ANNOUNC_lava cave Look at these crazy, multi-talented musicians! Not only can they rock a pedicab (its very challenging), they can also rock our little stage. Come on out this Friday, September 16 to see what other things they might be able to rock. (babies? a man bun? the casbah?)

Doors open at 7pm. If you get here early, you one whole extra hour to enjoy the evening's special quaff, shoot the shit with us, make a haiku, peruse our book collection and browse some of our items having to do with the state of Lancaster's weirdness. 

Music starts at 8. (Get here late and risk watching the show from the back of The Common Wheel's office.)

$5-$10 , pay whachu can at the door Friday, September 16 (NOTE THE NEW DATE!!!) door: 7pm/ show at 8pm All ages Modern Art: 529 W. Chestnut St. 17603

See you Friday!


Tiny Modern Concert: DIMESTORE DOLLS


FRIDAY, JUNE 24 $5-10, All Ages, BYO Presented by Series 42

Music comes second nature to these ladies. Donna Volles has spent years laying the bass groove for Lavacave. Songwriter Liz Fulmer, a regular on the local music scene, makes her Lancaster debut on drums. Singer/guitarist Kelly Buchanan has toured nationally with her powerhouse vocals and critically acclaimed songs – songs that have been covered by the likes of Sara Bareilles, Fountains of Wayne, Nada Surf and others.

The Dolls are finding new horizons in this lineup! Old songs, penned by Buchanan and Fulmer, are being reinvented and new songs are being added to the group’s riot grrrl grit-pop arsenal as well.

For more info, check out our event page here.

A(n almost) Tiny Modern Concert











Come and enjoy the alluring sounds of Health Club, a very loud band of professors, doctors and a guidance counselor cloaked in mystery and intrigue. You will have fun.

FRIDAY, MAY 20th, 2016 HEALTH CLUB at Modern Art (529 W. Chestnut St. Lancaster 17603)

Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm $5 at the door, all ages, BYOB

TIny Modern Concert: Cory McAbee's Small Star Seminar

McAbee_Album_Cover_red Cory McAbee's Small Star Seminar Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm $10, tickets available at the door (first come, first served) Visit our facebook event here.

The Small Star Seminar is a genre-twisting performance like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Part concert, part self-help, part comedy, part avant-guard art, part movie, part musical theater: a singing motivational speaker urges people to give up their goals, stop reaching for the stars and to start looking for the stars within their own minds. The performance features optimistic songs about quitting, accepting one’s own limitations, the power of sitting quietly.

Throughout the performance, writer, director and actor Cory McAbee will address the theory of “Deep Astronomy” and answer questions from the audience.

This project has been featured and developed in part through the Sundance Film Festival, NY Film Festival, Lincoln Center Film Society, Reykjavik Film International Festival, 36th Stage Songs Review and Marfa Film Festival. All performances are being documented for use in an upcoming feature film, written and directed by Cory McAbee. Audience participation is welcome.

Cory McAbee is best known as writer, director, songwriter and composer for the award-winning feature films, The American Astronaut (nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, 2001) Stingray Sam (2009), Crazy and Thief (2012) and as singer/songwriter for the internationally acclaimed musical group The Billy Nayer Show.

For more info, you should definitely visit But if you like being surprised, just come on out. Trust us on this.


Haiku Slam Champ!

IMG_2509 Congratulations 2015 Haiku Slam Champ Hunter! You wowed us with your perfectly-syllabled bits of spontaneous poetics about our boob-like hanging lights. Taking a tip from your winning poem: We are not worthy.

Here we see our finalists (Tim, Dave and Hunter) challenged to Haiku-Off by the audience to determine the


And a big thanks to all our brave participants. Your abilities to slam, both with syllables and tequila shots, was inspiring.


HaikuSlamEMAIL Just when you thought you've seen it all...behold the brand new Haiku Generating Machine of Magic™! The HGMoM will make its debut this Saturday night at Modern Art's very first and very special Haiku Slam! with music by the Schenlie's. Come one, come all. Bring a Haiku or generate one from the machine. A trophy will be awarded to the slamin'ist haiku and a gorilla will serve drinks by donation or you can BYOB. Starts at 7:30pm / $5 at the door.

Friday Live Lancaster











Come join us this Friday for Friday Live Lancaster : Lancaster, PA's live, online radio show about all the neat stuff happening in our lil city. Laura Kendall, Director of the Ware Center at Millersville University, and Joe Devoy, the owner of Tellus360 host this .

The show takes place at The Rabbit & The Dragonfly (51 N. Market Street in Place Marie), Fridays at 11am. If you can't make it down there, you can listen here.

To all those folks. You know who you are.

thanksBIKESWe had a fantastic time at F & M's Writers House last night talking about failure, energy and community. There was audience participation, a traveling space machine, men fumbling with tampons and lots of good cheer. Thanks a million to all of those folks that came out to support us and hear our story. An especially big thanks to Kerry Sherin Wright and Joanna Underhill for the invitation. talkTHanks