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INSIDE/OUT: A MoMA/MoMA PS1 BLOG

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July 29, 2011  |  I Went to MoMA and
“I Went to MoMA and…”: So…Much…Art…

Many people respond to our “I went to MoMA and…” prompt with words, whether they’re deep thoughts about the meaning of life or stories about time spent with family. But it’s only fitting that at an art museum, visitors would also react with images! Read more

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Foreclosed: Constructing an Exhibition Narrative

The five multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream passed the halfway mark of the workshop phase last week. Here they talk about the varied resources they are using to help make decisions on model scales and project narratives as they choose what to include in the exhibition. Read more

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July 26, 2011  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis. 1944. USA. Directed by Vincente Minnelli

These notes accompany the screenings of Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me in St. Louis on July 27, 28, and 29 in Theater 2.

Over the years, I have had three close friends who were so devoted to Vincente Minnelli (1903–1986) that they wrote extensively about the Meet Me in St. Louis director. Read more

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July 25, 2011  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Mark Gonzales + MoMA Teens!
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Artist Mark Gonzales rides his Circle Board during an In the Making teen workshop

One of the best and most influential street skaters of all time, and one of the first professional skaters to make the transition to professional artist, Mark Gonzales has long been respected as a singular talent across multiple fields. The teens in this summer’s Shred, Thrash, Carve: The Visual Language of Skateboard Culture were given the chance to meet, work, and skate with him last week when he dropped into our Education and Research Building with his amazing Circle Board. Read more

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Spotlight: Norman Catherine in Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now

I was born in 1949 in the small coastal town of East London in South Africa. Other than two years of formal art training at high school, I am for the most part self-taught. I live at the Hartbeespoort Dam, which is about one hour’s drive northwest of Johannesburg. During the 1980s I spent time in Los Angeles and New York, and I held an exhibition at Area-X gallery in the East Village in 1986. Besides printmaking I also work in various other media, including painting, sculpture, mixed media, and bronze. Read more

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Foreclosed: The Halfway Mark

The five multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream are halfway through the workshop phase this week. Here they share how they are moving from the research phase into the implementation phase. Read more

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July 20, 2011  |  Film, Library and Archives
Film Special Collections, Now 100% More Findable!

"Those Pictures at the 'Movies' started all my troubles," from a postcard series published by the SAS Company, 1914. The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film Special Collections

Okay, they were previously 0% findable. Still, by adding the MoMA Film Department Special Collections inventory to the MoMA website, film researchers can now discover over 100 primary-source collections on film-related figures and topics.  Read more

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July 19, 2011  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Otto Preminger’s Laura

Laura. 1944. USA. Directed by Otto Preminger

Laura. 1944. USA. Directed by Otto Preminger

These notes accompany the screenings of Otto Preminger’s Laura on July 20, 21, and 22 in Theater 2.

Last week I mildly berated Andrew Sarris for pretty much ignoring Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger in his auteurist bible, The American Cinema. This week, with Laura by Otto Preminger (1905–1986), we have an example of just how influential Sarris was and is. Read more

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Foreclosed: Title and Model Scenarios

The five multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream have refined their project titles and models based on feedback from last week’s group critique at MoMA PS1. Here they share how their projects have evolved over the past week. Read more

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July 15, 2011  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Cy Twombly: Sculpture

Installation view of Cy Twombly: Sculpture at MoMA (May 20–October 3, 2011). Photo: Jonathan Muzikar.

On July 5, the art world lost one of its key figures when Cy Twombly passed away. A remarkably innovative and deeply influential artist, Twombly left an important legacy that resonates in a broad range of contemporary work. Read more