Visitors often ask if they are looking at the original, particularly in front of many of MoMA’s iconic collection works on the fifth floor. What do we gain from looking at an original work of art in a museum, and why is that important? In this session, we discuss the significance of the original, and how this very idea was challenged beginning in the early 20th century.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

Learn more about Adult Programs

  1. Saturday, October 4, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1

  2. Monday, September 15, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1

  3. Friday, August 22, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1

  4. Thursday, July 24, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1

This event is part of Gallery Sessions.