September 28, 2012  |  Behind the Scenes, Library and Archives
Of Staples and Context: Adventures in Processing the Seth Siegelaub Papers

Example of an “information packet,” comprised of various related items, that Seth Siegelaub stapled together

One of the challenging and fundamental responsibilities an archivist faces in his or her work is determining the “original order” of a person or organization’s records. Read more

September 27, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Performing Histories (1): Kader Attia’s Open Your Eyes

The author exploring Kader Attia’s Kasbah (2009). Installation view at the 2010 Sydney Biennale

Over 120 emerging and established artists from around the globe descended on New South Wales in 2010 for the 17th edition of the Sydney Biennale. The Biennale sprawled across the city, with works installed not only in the iconic Opera House and Museum of Contemporary Art, but also across the harbor at the former imperial prison of Cockatoo Island. Read more

Welcome to MoMA Studio: Common Senses!

Installation of MoMA Studio: Common Senses

MoMA Studio: Common Senses opened on September 24 in the mezzanine of MoMA’s Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building. Read more

September 25, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
D. W. Griffith’s The Battle at Elderbush Gulch and John Ford’s Straight Shooting

The Battle at Elderbush Gulch. 1914. USA. Directed by D. W. Griffith

These notes accompany screenings of D. W. Griffith’s The Battle at Elderbush Gulch and John Ford’s Straight Shooting on September 26, 27, and 28 in Theater 2. Read more

September 24, 2012  |  Family & Kids, Videos
VIDEO: The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries! (Part 2)

A Cross-Museum Collective teen on the set of The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries!

“Ewww, why is this so special that it needs to be in a museum?” “Like, dude, seriously, my kid could do this.” FREEZE! Read more

September 21, 2012  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: School Desks Do Not a Prison Make

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.

Labor Day is in the rear-view mirror, and millions of children have been forced to say goodbye to the halcyon days of summer and trudge listlessly back to school. Read more

September 21, 2012  |  Events & Programs
Alzheimer’s Action Day: Spotlight on Education Programs for People with Dementia

It’s a universal thing: September is a busy month for students and educators of all kinds, as the relaxed pace of summer makes way for the back-to-school rush. We’re no exception here in MoMA’s Department of Education. Just last week, for example, we kicked off our season of arts engagement programming for people with dementia and their caregivers. Read more

September 20, 2012  |  Library and Archives
The Tyranny of the Alphabet Book

Mary Mills Lyall and Earl Hargvey Lyall. The Cubies’ ABC (New York: Putnam, 1913. Reprint, 2010)

A is for A show I just Assembled About Artists’ Alphabet books. Read more

September 19, 2012  |  Learning and Engagement
From Print to Pixels: Welcome to MoMA Learning!

In my 15 years as a museum educator, I have experienced many transformative moments in teaching. In recent years, technology—notably online resources, webinars and social media—have had a profound influence on how I work with teachers and students. Read more

September 19, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Height of Achievement: Tom Luckey, In Memoriam

A Luckey Climber at Columbus Commons, Columbus, Indiana. Image © Luckey LLC

The name Luckey invites wordplay too tempting to avoid; in the case of Tom Luckey, a Yale-educated architect known for the kind of lofty play structures shown above, the children who ascend his Luckey Climbers could be called just that. Read more