April 30, 2012  |  Intern Chronicles
England Explored: A Visit to London and Nottingham Contemporary

A View of St. Paul's Cathedral in London

A View of St. Paul's Cathedral in London

Outfitted with my heavily detailed itinerary, an exhaustive list of current exhibitions, and at least one pair of “sensible walking shoes,” I boarded my plane to London. As a 12-month intern at MoMA, I had received a travel grant to broaden my understanding of a specific area of the museum world. Read more

April 30, 2012  |  International Program, MoMA Stores
Good Neighbor Policy: The History of a Long Friendship between MoMA and Mexico

Diego Rivera. Agrarian Leader Zapata. 1931. Fresco on reinforced cement in galvanized-steel framework. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Mexican army’s defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, known colloquially today as Cinco de Mayo. It is now commemorated far north of the border, as Americans have embraced the date as a colorful celebration of Mexican art, food, and music. Read more

April 27, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Create Ability: An Opportunity to Be Creative, A Chance to Grow

In a previous post I wrote about our Create Ability program for children and adults with learning or developmental disabilities, and the annual exhibition of work produced by these participants that was about to be installed. Read more

April 26, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions, Videos
Diego Rivera and the Rockefellers

Rivera’s partnership with the Rockefeller family continues to be one of the most intriguing artist/patron relationships of the 20th century. The research we completed for the exhibition Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art offered the chance to take a closer look at this unlikely collaboration Read more

April 25, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
My Fake ID: Teens Creating Art as Invented Characters

Creating personas in this season’s My Fake ID course for teens

Inspired by our current Cindy Sherman retrospective, the My Fake ID course for teens has centered around the development of constructed personas. Read more

April 24, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Charles Chaplin’s Limelight

Limelight. 1951. USA. Directed by Charles Chaplin

These notes accompany the screenings of Charles Chaplin’s Limelight on April 25, 26, and 27 in Theater 3.

If Charles Chaplin‘s Modern Times is a poignantly graceful valediction to the silent cinema, Read more

April 23, 2012  |  Design, MoMA Stores
Student Counsel: Creating Destination: Mexico’s Visual Identity with Centro, University for Design and Media, Mexico

Each of the MoMA Design Store’s Destination: Design projects has a unique visual identity inspired by the character of the region’s product collection. In the past, graphics have been designed in-house or by one of the project’s participating designers. Read more

April 20, 2012  |  MoMA Stores
Discovering Contemporary Mexican Design

Ricardo Salas. Cocktail Glasses. 2010.

Ana Elena Mallet is an independent curator based in Mexico City. She specializes in contemporary design and provided curatorial direction for Destination: Mexico, the latest in the MoMA Design Store’s Destination: Design series, which showcases emerging designers from around the world. Read more

April 19, 2012  |  MoMA Stores
Celebrating 10 Explorations of International Design with the MoMA Design Store

A modern day Silk Road of sorts, the MoMA Design Store’s Destination: Design series will celebrate its 10th exploration this year with a product collection highlighting the best in contemporary Mexican design. Read more

April 18, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions, Print/Out
Print/Out: General Idea

General Idea. Magi© Bullet. 1992. Installation of custom-shaped Mylar balloons, dimensions variable with installation. Edition: three. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mark Krayenhoff. © 2012 General Idea. Installation view of Print/Out at The Museum of Modern Art, 2012. Photo: John Wronn

“Visitors are invited to take balloons that have floated to the ground.”

Now that’s a label you don’t typically see on the walls of a museum! Magi© Bullet (1992), by the Canadian artist’s group General Idea, is an installation of silver helium balloons that fills the ceiling of an exhibition space. Read more