Traditionally the sixth wedding anniversary is a time for gifts of iron (or, apparently, in the United Kingdom, sugar). In December 2006, Doug Aitken handed us a trailer for his site-specific exhibition Sleepwalkers, and we launched a YouTube channel to support that. Unbeknownst to any of us, within six years we would have uploaded over 1,000 videos to YouTube and MoMA.org. Read more
We are very proud to announce that MoMA has acquired a selection of 14 video games, the seedbed for an initial wish list of about 40 to be acquired in the near future, as well as for a new category of artworks in MoMA’s collection that we hope will grow in the future. This initial group, now installed for your delight in the Applied Design exhibition the Museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries, features: Read more
Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 >> 2013, published to accompany the latest exhibition in The Museum of Modern Art’s ongoing collaboration with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, details six significant moments in art history since the beginning of the 20th century. Read more
These notes accompany a series of short films about New York City in the 1950s on November 28, 29, and 30 in Theater 3.
Cinematic New York street scenes date back to the very beginnings of the medium, in the 1890s. Read more
We’ll be back on Monday, November 26.
Have a great holiday.
In the video interview above, filmmaker Raja Amari talks about the making of Buried Secrets, her second feature film set in Tunisia, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2009. Read more
In 1949 The Museum of Modern Art acquired a modest-sized landscape painting from the Macbeth Gallery on 57th Street in New York City for $1,800—then considered a hefty sum for an artwork. The painting would go on to become one of the most recognized images in American art, Read more
This summer I served as a curatorial intern assisting curator Ron Magliozzi on the exhibition Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets. My first brush with the Quay brothers, perhaps like most visitors to the Museum’s new retrospective, was entirely tangential. Read more
These notes accompany screenings of Robert Aldrich’s Attack! on November 21 and 23 in Theater 3.
In the video below, take a tour of multimedia artist Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt’s studio. His mixed-media constructions, collages, and installations—marked by a trashy opulence concocted from household items and dollar stores—are the subject of the exhibition Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt: Tender Love Among the Junk, on view at MoMA PS1 through April 1, 2013. Read more