June 29, 2012  |  Events & Programs
Our Favorite Lunch Poems

Stefania Heim reads at the June 8, 2012, Modern Poets event. Photo: Sarah Kennedy

You may have seen on your computer screen or heard in MoMA’s sunny Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden the lunch poem challenges offered by poets Stefania Heim and Wayne Koestenbaum earlier this month. Read more

June 27, 2012  |  Behind the Scenes, Events & Programs
Lights, Camera, Action: The School Visits Film Shoot

Museum educators often struggle with how to capture the impact of our programs. There are so many incredible programs offered by the MoMA Education Department for many different audiences that take the form of tours, talks, art-making classes, drop-in programs, and digital and analog games, and documenting a visitor’s experience of these ephemeral events is difficult. Read more

June 26, 2012  |  Intern Chronicles, Viewpoints
The Language of Access

The Louvre at sunset

How do you say “accessibility” in French? As the Community and Access Programs Twelve-Month Intern at MoMA, I had the opportunity to venture to Paris and see how museums there provide access for people with disabilities. Read more

June 26, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
William Wyler’s Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday. 1953. USA. Directed by William Wyler

These notes accompany the screenings of William Wyler’s Roman Holiday on June 27, 28, and 29.

How one relates to William Wyler (1902–1981) goes a long way toward delineating how one relates to the auteur theory. Read more

June 25, 2012  |  Events & Programs
Poetry Challenges in the Spirit of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems

From left: Frank O’Hara, photo: Kenward Elmslie; Poet Stefania Heim reads her favorite O’Hara lunch poems in MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden

On June 8 and 15, poet-scholars Stefania Heim and Wayne Koestenbaum shared their favorite “lunch poems” by the beloved poet Frank O’Hara—who worked on and off at MoMA from 1951 to 1966—in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden at lunchtime. Read more

June 19, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu

Ugetsu. 1953. Japan. Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

These notes accompany the screenings of Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsuon June 20, 21, and 22.

My uncle, Albert Green, was an internationally acclaimed ceramicist whose work is primarily in the collection of the Morris Museum in New Jersey. Read more

June 18, 2012  |  Intern Chronicles
Crossovers: A Journey to Paris and London

The garden at Charleston Trust. Photo: Jasmine Helm

While crossing under the East River during my daily train ride on the LIRR, I recalled the train I took from Paris to London, which passed under a much larger body of water: the English Channel. In the weeks since my trip, I attempted to find a word to describe my journey, and I’ve determined that I experienced a series of crossovers Read more

June 15, 2012  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: The Five Stages of Cat Ownership

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.

Our naive little brains all stuffed with visions of cuddling and companionship, my wife and I recently adopted an impossibly adorable pair of kittens. Read more

June 14, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Endless Anagrams: Hans Bellmer and Anna Gaskell’s Imaginary Conversation

Hans Bellmer. The Doll. 1937. White ink on black paper. The Joan and Lester Avnet Collection. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

In organizing the third-floor Drawings collection exhibition Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration, I opted to create groupings based on artists’ common strategies and themes rather than chronology. Read more

June 13, 2012  |  Library and Archives
The Expeditionists: Pioneering Women Who Traveled the World on Collecting Expeditions

As the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) intern for 2012, I am fortunate to be spending time at all three New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) libraries. The Frick Art Reference Library and those of the Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) share many attributes. One of these is the important role that collecting expeditions played in increasing the holdings of each institution. Read more