July 31, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Publications
MoMA’s First Enhanced Digital Publications

From left: cover of the digital edition of Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000; cover of the digital edition of MoMA Collection Highlights

The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Publications has launched its first two enhanced digital books for the iPad, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 and MoMA Collection Highlights, both now available on Apple’s iBookstore. Read more

July 31, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief

To Catch A Thief. 1955. USA. Alfred Hitchcock

These notes accompany the screenings of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief on August 1, 2, and 3 in Theater 3.

By 1955, Alfred Hitchcock was enjoying a level of celebrity never attained before or since by a movie director, with the possible exception of Cecil B. De Mille when he was hosting Lux Radio Theatre. Read more

Century of the Child Online

Screenshot of Century of the Child exhibition website

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 is an exploration and celebration of modern design for children in the 20th century, bringing together designers and artists from around the world. Read more

July 30, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language: A Q&A with Dexter Sinister, Part 3

Dexter Sinister’s work is currently included in the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language (on view until August 27). Following part one and part two, here is the third part of the Q&A about their contribution to the show: the third issue of their journal Bulletins of The Serving Library doubling as the exhibition catalogue, plus a trailer. Read more

July 27, 2012  |  Warm Up
Matthew Dear, Sepalcure, Le1f, JDH + Dave P, and MikeQ Bring Record-Breaking Crowds to Warm Up

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, July 21, 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl

We had an amazing day on Saturday. Those looking for a diverse and danceable selection of current New York sounds were well satisfied by the third Warm Up of the year. The beautiful weather and NY-centric lineup combined for an incredibly enthusiastic, record-breaking crowd day. Read more

July 26, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Creating Connections/Creating Community: Our Second Biennial Community Partner Art Show

Photography from our Community Partners at Project Luz

Since 2007, MoMA’s Community Partnership program has been working with nonprofit and community-based organizations throughout New York City to create new ways of accessing MoMA’s collection across a variety of educational frameworks. Or at least that’s the nice, compact way that we like to describe the program to others. Read more

Where Is One? MoMA’s Jackson Pollock Conservation Project

Installation view of Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1950. Oil and enamel paint on canvas. Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Fund (by exchange). © 2012 Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Recent visitors to The Museum of Modern Art may have found themselves wandering through the Painting and Sculpture Galleries unable to shake the sense that something is awry. Read more

July 24, 2012  |  Artists, Events & Programs
Masters of Puppets

Soft sculptures by LAND artists. Photo by Kyle Bowen

LAND (League Artists Natural Design) is a unique studio and gallery program of the League Education & Treatment Center in DUMBO, Brooklyn. At LAND, adult artists living with disabilities develop their skills in a nurturing environment, while their work is marketed to the community in a vibrant and inclusive manner. Read more

July 24, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Jacques Tati’s M. Hulot’s Holiday

M. Hulot’s Holiday. 1953. France. Directed by Jacques Tati

These notes accompany the screenings of Jacques Tati’s M. Hulot’s Holiday on July 24, 25, and 26.

When a director acts in his own movie, it’s almost like he’s automatically on third base in his bid to score as an auteur. Read more

Foreclosed: An Urbanist Reflects on Nature-City

The Museum of Modern Art and The Buell Center invited a series of team participants and observers who attended workshops for MoMA’s exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream to reflect on the project. Here are thoughts from James Lima, a member of WORKac’s team. Read more