DO YOU KNOW YOUR MoMA? 10/22/2010

October 22, 2010  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 10/22/2010

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view in the Museum’s fourth floor Painting & Sculpture galleries—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers—along with some information about each work—in two weeks (on Friday, November 5), along with the next Do You Know Your MoMA? challenge.


Congratulations to Noelle, who correctly identified all six of last week’s Abstract Expressionist masterpieces!

1. Hans Hofmann. Cathedral. 1959

2. Jackson Pollock. Stenographic Figure. c. 1942

3. Adolph Gottlieb. Blast, I. 1957

4. Richard Pousette-Dart. Fugue Number 2. 1943

5. Grace Hartigan. Shinnecock Canal. 1957

6. Robert Motherwell. Pancho Villa, Dead and Alive. 1943


1. Franz Kline, Chief.
2. Jasper Johns, Flag.
3. Claes Oldenburg, Red Tights With Fragment 9.
4. Edward Ruscha, OOF.
5. Andy Warhol, Gold Marilyn Monroe.
6. David Smith, Australia.

What a fantastic selection of works! Thanks!!

~ Robin Hernandez

1 emilio vedova
2 jasper jones
3 robert rauschenberg
4 (I don’t know )
5 andy warhol
6 alexander calder

1. Chief, Franz Cline
2. Jasper Johns, Flag
3. Claes Oldenburg, Red Tights with Fragment 9
4. Ed Ruscha, OOF
5. Andy Warhol, Gold Marilyn Monroe
6. David Smith, Australia

I think Robin is Right

A beautiful building and a wonderful collection of pictures – but why do you allow people to take photographs of the art? I don’t think I have been in any other major art gallery in the world where this is allowed. It means that peole are continually wanting you to get out of the way while they either take pictures of the art, or of members of their family standing in front of the pictures . They can get very impatient of people who simply want to look at the art. I thinknyou need to decide whether you are a major ray gallery or a photo opportunity – I don’t think you can be both.

Dear John Stephens in previous Blog

As one who took photos at MOMA yesterday, I understand what you write about allowing people to take photographs of the art. I was very surprised that it was allowed, in particular in this special event. I did try to take photos without disrupting the views of others. But perhaps my presence in a certain spot may have bothered some other people. If so, I offer an apology. Perhaps MOMA can allow photos of art at certain non-peak times, and prohibit it more generally, especially on weekends when MOMA services many tourists.


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