September 7, 2012  |  Warm Up
Warm Up 2012 Closes at an All-Time High

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, September 1, 2012

Last Saturday’s Warm Up—the second-to-last of the 2012 season—went down in superhero style.

After headliner James Holden called from LAX with the heartbreaking news that his flight would be delayed well past performance time, a flurry of phone calls, text messages, and e-mails went out from the Warm Up curator crew to find a last-minute substitute. Read more

September 6, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions
A Sterling Collection: Japanese Tin Toys and Century of the Child

Bruce Sterling with his collection. Photo courtesy of Bruce Sterling

As adults, many of us hold onto a favorite toy or object associated with our childhood—a testament to the power of material objects to trigger memories and feelings. For some people the fascination becomes an obsession. In the case of Bruce Sterling, it was tinplate cars. Read more

September 6, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
MoMA Teens TRASH Our Galleries! In the Making Summer 2012

A house made from recycled materials by the Dumpster Diving teens

The walls are lined with stained strips of cardboard, 40-ounce bottles half-full of malt liquor and cigarette butts hang from plywood structures, a three-foot long plaster condom lays strewn across the marble floor, the words “F*CK IT” stretch across a wall—carved into a pile of SAT test prep books… Read more

MoMA’s Jackson Pollock Conservation Project: One Joins Echo

In our introductory post, we explained that Jackson Pollock’s 1950 painting, One, has been relocated to MoMA’s conservation studio for study and conservation. Read more

September 4, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Federico Fellini’s La Strada

La Strada. 1954. Italy. Directed by Federico Fellini

These notes accompany screenings of Federico Fellini’s La Strada on September 4, 5, and 6 in Theater 3.

When Federico Fellini (1920–1993) followed I Vitelloni with La Strada, he was still in the throes of his neo-realist heritage and hadn’t yet been deified. Read more