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December 31, 2012  |  Learning and Engagement
MoMA Learning – Evolving to Meet the Needs of its Users

MoMA Learning was launched with great excitement in October, and user feedback has already helped the site evolve, prompting tweaks to design and informing additional content and features.   Read more

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December 25, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
An Auteurist History of Film: Independent Animation, 1947–60
The Tender Game. 1958. Directed by John Hubley animated film

The Tender Game. 1958. USA. Directed by John Hubley

These notes accompany a program of independent animated films screening on December 26, 27, and 28 in Theater 3.

The departure of many animation artists from Disney as a result of labor troubles and a desire for freer expression led to a diffusion of talent and styles in the animation field. Read more

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December 24, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Back on January 2
Christian Marclay. Video stills from The Clock. 2010. Single-channel video with sound, 24 hours. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Christian Marclay. Video stills from The Clock. 2010. Single-channel video with sound, 24 hours. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  Hope you enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and we’ll be back on January 2.

If you are in New York City for New Year’s Eve, come to MoMA for a special showing of Christian Marclay’s cinematic tour de force The Clock in its entirety, which is the first opportunity for the public to view all 24 hours of the piece at MoMA. The Clock will go on view at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 31, and will run continuously until 5:30 p.m. on January 1. In conjunction with this showing, the Museum’s Cafe 2 restaurant offers a special menu of wines, cheeses, salumi, and desserts on New Year’s Eve from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., along with an all-night espresso bar. We hope you will join us!

 

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December 21, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Exhibiting Fluxus: Keeping Score in Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde
Installation view Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde

Installation view of “Sogetsu Art Center and Fluxus” display in Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde at The Museum of Modern Art, November 19, 2012–February 25, 2013. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

This is the first post in a new blog series entitled Exhibiting Fluxus, showcasing works from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift that are currently on view. Read more

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December 20, 2012  |  Behind the Scenes, Film
The Provenance of the Montgomery Clift Film Collection at MoMA
Montgomery Clift film cans. Photo by Art Wehrhahn, Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center manager

Montgomery Clift collection film cans. Photo by Art Wehrhahn, Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center manager

The provenance of a work of art is an important part of the acquisition process. What is a provenance? By definition, the noun provenance—with respect to art and archeological specimens—is a place or source of origin. Read more

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December 19, 2012  |  Publications
Digging Deeper: The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism

Pablo Picasso. Boy Leading a Horse. 1905-06. Oil on canvas, 7′ 2 7/8″ x 51 5/8″ (220.6 x 131.2 cm). The William S. Paley Collection. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

History and progress—two seemingly diametrically opposed concepts. Yet, both are expertly realized in Pablo Picasso’s Boy Leading a Horse, one of the masterpieces featured in The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism. Read more

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December 18, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
An Auteurist History of Film: Hollywood Animation, 1944–59
Bugs Bunny Rabbit of Seville 1950 Charles M. (Chuck) Jones film

Rabbit of Seville. 1950. USA. Directed by Charles M. (Chuck) Jones

These notes accompany a program of animated films from Hollywood screening on December 19, 20, and 21 in Theater 3.

The Disney and Fleischer studios had been the predominant forces in American animation in the 1920s and into the 1930s (when Warner Brothers entered the market). Read more

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December 17, 2012  |  Learning and Engagement
MoMA In the Making: Free Art Classes for NYC Teens
Summer 2012 In the Making teens learn woodworking techniques during a weeklong residency at Tri-Lox Studios in Brooklyn

Summer 2012 In the Making teens learn woodworking techniques during a weeklong residency at Tri-Lox Studios in Brooklyn

A few weeks ago I sat down to interview Sean Vegezzi, an emerging 22-year-old artist and an alumnus of our MoMA Teen programs. Read more

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December 17, 2012  |  Behind the Scenes
Art/Work: MoMA’s Creative Minds: Harvey Tulcensky
Harvey Tulcensky. Untitled detail from Notebook Drawing. Ballpoint on paper.

Harvey Tulcensky. Untitled detail from Notebook Drawing. Ballpoint on paper

Sitting in MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, Harvey Tulcensky answered my queries, and as he did so, a dragonfly buzzed by and a butterfly landed on his shoulder. These were clearly good signs of the positive conversation to come. Read more

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December 13, 2012  |  Publications
Picasso’s Girl before a Mirror: The Science Behind Art History

Cover of Picasso: Girl before a Mirror

More and more, art historians are turning to science and technology to help solve the mysteries laid in paint by artists throughout the centuries. Chemical analysis of paint chips has been used to explain the discoloration of cadmium yellow in a van Gogh still life. “Emotion recognition” computer software has been applied to the Mona Lisa to try to decipher that ever-inscrutable smile. Read more