August 9, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Spectacle and Spirit: 1930s Photographs of Olympians

They don’t call it a “photo finish” for nothing! There is something energizing about the most tightly contested races, something captivating in the physical strength and strain of athletes competing at the limits of their ability. I’ll admit I’ve caught Olympics fever. Read more

August 8, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Century of the Child: Firsts for a Young Artist

Imagine you have never been to a museum. Any museum. Now imagine that you are visiting your first museum, and it’s MoMA; it’s also your first visit to New York, to the United States, and—most importantly—you are visiting to see your own art work on display. Read more

Foreclosed: Re-examining Possibilities

As we prepare for the closing and de-installation of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream next week, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect further on the underpinnings of the project and its implications at both the national and local levels. Read more

August 7, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Films by Albert Lamorisse and Edmond Sechan

White Mane. 1953. France. Directed by Albert Lamorisse. Cinematography by Edmond Sechan

These notes accompany a program of films by Albert Lamorisse and Edmond Sechan on August 8, 9, and 10 in Theater 2.

In my description of this week’s program, I referred to the films as “quasi-documentaries.” Read more

August 6, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Connecting Collections Teacher Institute 2012

Teachers in the MoMA galleries, July 13, 2012. Photo: Tiffany Oelfke

On July 13, 40 teachers from around the globe came to MoMA to begin a weeklong Summer Teacher Institute. This year marked the 10th year of Connecting Collections Summer Teacher Institute Read more

August 3, 2012  |  Warm Up
Rain Down, Warm Up: MJ Cole, Sinkane, Van Rivers, Slava, and Oneman Bring the Beats

Warm Up

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, July 28, 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl

Rain doesn’t stop a NYC crowd. When last Saturday morning arrived, the skies were grey and ominous, with occasional downpours through the next few hours that threatened to make Warm Up a very soggy affair. Read more

August 2, 2012  |  Behind the Scenes, Library and Archives
MoMA Library Explores Photography Manuals

Kids, animals, and pretty girls: amateur photography publications are full of them.

I recently discovered that it’s been that way since the earliest years of photography Read more

August 1, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Design, Videos
The Spirit of Play—a Czech Collaboration

MoMA’s Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 exhibition includes objects from across the 20th century and from around the world.  Read more