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INSIDE/OUT: A MoMA/MoMA PS1 BLOG

September 18, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Orson Welles’s Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report)

These notes accompany screenings of Orson Welles’s Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report) on September 19, 20, and 21 in Theater 3.

By the time Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report) finally arrived in America in 1962, the career of Orson Welles (1915–1985) had undergone more highs and lows than a roller coaster constructed across the expanse of the Himalayas. Read more

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September 17, 2012  |  Family & Kids, Videos
VIDEO: The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries! (Part 1)

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

If there was an Oscar given out for “Best Teen-Created Educational Guide for Visiting Modern and Contemporary Arts Institutions” I think we would have a serious contender for the prize right here. However (as the Academy continues to ignore us) I guess we’ll just have to present it to you, the dedicated Inside/Out readers, and let you make up your own mind about its merits.

Some background: for the final project of our 2012 season, the MoMA + MoMA PS1 Cross-Museum Collective wanted to create something that would allow them to share what they had discovered about the world of modern and contemporary art with their NYC teen community. Figuring out a way to do this was no easy task. The group had spent months together, working on projects with artists like Darren Bader and Rashaad Newsome, meeting with MoMA and MoMA PS1 staff, exploring art at our two institutions, and traveling around the city to visit other exhibitions and museums. With just a few weeks to go in our season, the Collective came up with an amazing idea—we would create a short video about all of the things that we felt teens struggle with when coming into contact with the daunting world of galleries and museums. Everybody sprang into action: an outline was made, scripts produced, props constructed, and scenes rehearsed. We called Plowshares Media and booked their crew. Matthew Evans and Chris Lew reserved us space at MoMA PS1, and the artist Max Brand gave us permission to film inside his exhibition. In true guerrilla DIY-style, we acted the scenes out ourselves and shot the whole thing over the course of a single afternoon. Presented here is the first part of the series, with the other three parts to follow over the next couple of weeks. Check it out. Share it with anyone (young or old) who might appreciate what we’re trying to do. And if anyone knows Jerry Bruckheimer’s number, please pass it along!

Special thanks to Chris Lew, Matthew Evans, Max Brand, Plowshares Media, and everybody on the Cross-Museum Collective who made this video possible.

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September 17, 2012  |  Events & Programs, MoMA Stores
The MoMA Design Store in Soho and Lomography Team Up
A few of our friends showed us what they LoVE and now it's your turn!

A few of our friends showed us what they “LoVE” and now it’s your turn!

From September 21 to 23, the MoMA Design Store in Soho is teaming up with Lomography to help you “Find Something You LoVE.” Lomography, creator of unique analogue cameras that have captured the imagination of people around the world, will have a photographer in the store to snap pictures of shoppers of all ages showing off their favorite products. Read more

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September 14, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Material Lab Volunteer Stories

Material Lab volunteer Diana Rudner. Photo by Ruth Nordenbrook

Material Lab, MoMA’s popular interactive space for families, recently closed after a year-and-a-half run with over 72,000 visitors. Material Lab was staffed by fantastic facilitators and a rotating roster of 65 dedicated volunteers. Read more

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September 13, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions, Videos
Manufacturing Poetry: The Toys of Libuše Niklová

Libuše Niklová. Sound-producing animals in their original packaging. 1963–65. Hand-painted polyethylene, paper, PVC. Manufactured by Fatra, Napajedla, Czechoslovakia (est. 1935). Archive Fatra, Napajedla, Czech Republic. © From the book Libuše Niklová by Tereza Bruthansová, published by Arbor vitae societas in 2010. Photograph by Studio Toast

The plastic toys designed by Libuše Niklová—original, artistically conceived, and technically ingenious—are a firm favorite with visitors to MoMA’s Century of the Child exhibition. They remind us that many toys manufactured in Soviet Bloc countries like Czechoslovakia during the 1960s and 1970s were anything but pedantic and dreary. Read more

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September 12, 2012  |  Family & Kids, MoMA Stores
The MoMA Design Store in Soho Launches New Children’s Author Series

Children engage with art at a MoMA family program.

The magic of books is coming to life this fall at the MoMA Design Store in Soho. In celebration of our newly expanded children’s area, we are inviting families to meet and engage with authors whose works ignite the imaginations of young people around the world. Read more

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September 11, 2012  |  Events & Programs
Pop-Up Play @ MoMA

Pop-Up Play @ MoMA. Photo: Kirsten Schroeder

How often do kids get to hear, “You can do whatever you want with any of the materials you see”? Well that was the case one Friday in August for visitors to Pop-Up Play @ MoMA. Read more

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September 11, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Robert Aldrich’s Vera Cruz

Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster in Vera Cruz. 1954. USA. Directed by Robert Aldrich

These notes accompany screenings of Robert Aldrich’s Vera Cruz on September 12, 13, and 14 in Theater 3.

Robert Aldrich (1918–1983) brought an extraordinary pedigree to his directorial career. Read more

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September 10, 2012  |  Behind the Scenes, Collection & Exhibitions
On Loan: Claes Oldenburg’s Profile Airflow

MoMA is one of a network of museums in New York City and around the globe that often collaborate and support one another to facilitate scholarly and engaging exhibitions. One way that we do this is by loaning artworks to other institutions. Read more

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September 7, 2012  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 9/7/12

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view in the Painting and Sculpture and Contemporary galleries—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, October 12). Read more