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INSIDE/OUT: A MoMA/MoMA PS1 BLOG

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April 17, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Max Ophuls’s Le Plaisir

Le Plaisir. 1952. France. Directed by Max Ophuls

These notes accompany the screenings of Max Ophuls’s Le Plaisir on April 18, 19, and 20 in Theater 3.

Le Plaisir, like Charles Chaplin’s The Circus, has suffered neglect over the years because it happens to be sandwiched in between two of its director’s most famous films. Read more

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Daredevils DO what others DON’T!

Shaping molten glass in Art for Daredevils

One of the more viscerally exciting In the Making courses that we’re offering our teens this season is Art for Daredevils: Pranks, Tricks, and Death-Defying Stunts. Read more

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April 13, 2012  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 4/13/12

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 Painting and Sculpture, Architecture and Design, and Contemporary galleries—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, May 11). Read more

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April 12, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Marcel Jean, Witness and Sometime Actor

Currently on view in the third-floor drawings galleries, Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration includes five works that belong to this titular category of collaborative creation. The “exquisite corpse” was a parlor game played by Surrealist artists and poets in Paris in the 1920s. Read more

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April 11, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Come Out and Play: Material Bingo and Games for Learning

Games are a hot topic in museums at the moment. Yet the intersection between art and games is old news. From Marcel Duchamp’s chess obsession to Surrealist parlor games in the 1920s (see: Exquisite Corpse), to more contemporary projects Read more

April 10, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Jean Renoir’s The River

These notes accompany the screenings of Jean Renoir’s The River on April 11, 12, and 13 in Theater 3.

The River is the eighth Jean Renoir film I have shown in this series—more than any other director. Read more

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April 9, 2012  |  MoMA PS1
From The Records of MoMA PS1: Illuminating Ephemera

It was as if I had walked into the middle of a professional cliché: crouched in the musty attic of MoMA PS1, I sifted through beaten-up boxes of institutional flotsam. I was attempting to survey the remaining materials to be included in The Records of MoMA PS1, which will open to the public at the end of 2012. Read more

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April 6, 2012  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday (Plus One): MoMA’s Car Collection

Installation view of AUTObodies: speed, sport, trasport, MoMA QNS, June 2002. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Image © 2002 David Allison

Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection. Read more

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Print/Out: Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres. “Untitled.” 1991. Billboard, dimensions vary with installation. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Werner and Elaine Dannheisser. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, New York. Installation view at 11th Avenue and 38th Street, Manhattan (February 20–March 18, 2012), as part of Print/Out, The Museum of Modern Art, February 19–May 14, 2012. Photo by David Allison

Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones to stumble across these billboards in New York City over the last several weeks?

Felix Gonzalez-Torres. “Untitled.” 1991. Billboard, dimensions vary with installation. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Werner and Elaine Dannheisser. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, New York. Installation view at Neptune Avenue and Guider Avenue, Brooklyn (February 20–March 18, 2012), as part of Print/Out, The Museum of Modern Art, February 19–May 14, 2012. Photo by David Allison

Between February 20 and March 18, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (1991) peppered the New York skyline, on six billboards throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Read more

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April 3, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Joseph Losey’s The Lawless

The Lawless. 1950. USA. Directed by Joseph Losey

These notes accompany the screenings of Joseph Losey’s The Lawless on April 4, 5, and 6 in Theater 3.

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