May 31, 2012  |  Artists, Events & Programs
An Invitation to See

MoMA educator Larissa Bailiff leads an Art inSight program. Photo: Kirsten Schroeder

At MoMA we strive to enable all visitors to find meaning and pleasure in modern and contemporary art. This includes people who are blind or have low vision, who are able to enjoy the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions via touch and visual description through Touch Tours Read more

May 29, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess

I Confess. 1952. USA. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

These notes accompany the screenings of Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess on May 30 and 31 and June 1 in Theater 3.

Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) has thus far been represented in our series by Blackmail (1929) and Notorious Read more

May 25, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII

In the video interview above, American photographer Taryn Simon talks about her powerful four-year project A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII (2008–11), currently on view at The Museum of Modern Art. Read more

May 24, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Prayer Companion: Keeping Prayer Pertinent in the Digital Age

Market Buzz: Digesting Euro Turmoil……….Monsters laughed during gang rape……….Regime bulldozers pave space for Euro vision……….I feel everything will be okay……….EU to cash in on Libya………..Somali radio reporter murdered………..Dancers urge action on anorexia……….. Read more

MoMA and MoMA PS1 Present: The Cross-Museum Collective

The Cross-Museum Collective hanging out in their natural environment—the galleries at MoMA PS1

This spring, MoMA and MoMA PS1 joined forces to create a cross-museum educational program for teen alumni of previous MoMA courses. Called the Cross-Museum Collective, Read more

May 22, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Federico Fellini’s I Vitelloni (The Young and the Passionate)

I Vitelloni (The Young and the Passionate). 1953. Italy. Directed by Federico Fellini

These notes accompany the screenings of Federico Fellini’s I Vitelloni (The Young and the Passionate) on May 23, 24, and 25 in Theater 3.

For many Americans, Federico Fellini (1920–1993) is the very definition of foreign filmmaker. Read more

May 21, 2012  |  Intern Chronicles, Viewpoints
A Seamless Whole: New Conceptions of Time and Space in Japan

“The world is one, a seamless whole, for those who can see it; for those who can learn to observe, to regard, to understand.”—Donald Richie

The hallway leading into Kurenboh, a "meditation gallery" attached to the Chohouin Buddhist Temple of Kuramae, Tokyo

As I emerged from Kurenboh, a gallery tucked away in the Kuramae area of Tokyo, the words of Donald Richie, former Curator of Film at MoMA (1969–72), resonated in my mind. Read more

May 18, 2012  |  Behind the Scenes, Film
Casablanca: A Case Study in the Best Surviving Original Film Material

Poster for Casablanca. 1943. USA. Directed by Michael Curtiz

There is no more beloved American film than Casablanca (1943). In 1989 Casablanca was selected for inclusion on the National Film Registry, a designation reserved for films considered to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Read more

May 16, 2012  |  Tech
What Do You Want from

A view of the home page

I just came back from Museums and the Web 2012, an annual conference about the intersection of museums and technology. Museum staff from around the world presented case studies on innovative technology projects in their institutions. Read more

May 15, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon

High Noon. 1952. USA. Directed by Fred Zinnemann

These notes accompany the screenings of Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon on May 16, 17, and 18 in Theater 3.

Fred Zinnemann (1907–1997) fits comfortably into a group with such directors as Rouben Mamoulian (Applause), Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front) Read more