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February 28, 2013  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Watching the Wind: Viégas and Wattenberg’s Wind Map
Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg. Wind Map. 2012

Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg. Wind Map. 2012. Interactive software

What’s more poetic than the wind? The moon comes close I suppose, but I wonder if even the moon can hold a candle to the wind. Read more

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February 27, 2013  |  Events & Programs
How to Make Online Courses for Museums
Pablo Helguera and Eva Respini discuss the work of Cindy Sherman. Shown: Cindy Sherman. Untitled #474. 2008

Pablo Helguera and Eva Respini discuss the work of Cindy Sherman in a MoMA online course. Shown: Cindy Sherman. Untitled #474. 2008. Chromogenic color print. Acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Michael Lynne, Charles Heilbronn, and the Carol and David Appel Family Fund. © 2013 Cindy Sherman

As Director of Digital Learning in the Department of Education, I answer many questions about how MoMA makes online courses. Here are my top six thoughts, aka The Six Ts: Read more

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February 27, 2013  |  Events & Programs, Videos
Things We Carry: Art, Identity, and Value within MoMA’s Community Partnership Program

As an artist and educator, Kerry Downey has been running programming for MoMA’s Community Partnership program for the past three years–offering free art making experiences across a number of non-profit and community-based audiences. For this blog post, she explores her work with our long-term partners at Abyssinian Development Corporation’s YouthBuild program, Read more

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February 26, 2013  |  Events & Programs
The Uncontested Space of Poetry
Catalog cover from 1969 Stockholm Moderna Musset's exhibition, "Poetry must be made by all! Transform the world!"

Catalogue cover from 1969 Stockholm Moderna Musset’s exhibition Poetry must be made by all! Transform the world!

 

“I’ve come to free the words.” — Brion Gysin, 1960

Poetry is like a perfume—or body odor—slithering between cracks in the wall, wafting under shut doorways, stealthily sneaking in the back door unnoticed. Read more

February 26, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Experimental French Documentaries, 1947–58

These notes accompany screenings of Experimental French Documentaries on February 27 and 28, and March 1 in Theater 3.

As indicated on MoMA’s film calendar, the films in this program represent a kind of hybrid nature, suspended somewhere between experimental/poetic and documentary. Read more

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February 25, 2013  |  Artists, Events & Programs, Videos
Archive as Impetus: Xaviera Simmons

What treasures do think you’d find if you spent months digging through MoMA’s Library collection?  Just ask artist Xaviera Simmons! Xaviera is mining MoMA to trace the Museum’s history with political action through gesture. What does this mean? Read more

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February 22, 2013  |  Artists, Conservation, Jackson Pollock Project
MoMA’s Jackson Pollock Conservation Project: One: Number 31, 1950—Characterizing the Paint Surface Part 1
MoMA Assistant Conservator Jennifer Hickey inspects the paint surface of One: Number 31, 1950 under magnification

MoMA Assistant Conservator Jennifer Hickey inspects the paint surface of One: Number 31, 1950 under magnification

In our last post, we took a closer look at the variety of visual effects Pollock was able to achieve with his painting technique. We also observed some passages of paint that don’t appear to fit the typical characteristics of poured house paint. So we set out to investigate this seeming inconsistency. Read more

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February 21, 2013  |  Film
Discovering No Time for Sergeants (1958)
film Nick Adams and Andy Griffith in No Time for Sergeants. 1958. USA. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy

Nick Adams and Andy Griffith in No Time for Sergeants. 1958. USA. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy

I may be a film curator, but I certainly haven’t seen every film ever made. First, such an aspiration is impossible. When do you do the laundry? Second, discovering a film one has not yet seen is too much fun to give up. Read more

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February 20, 2013  |  Behind the Scenes, Events & Programs
From Idea to Pilot to Program: Roving Gallery Guides at MoMA

Back in the fall of 2012, I wrote a post highlighting the Roving Gallery Guide initiative piloted by the Department of Education staff last summer. Recently, MoMA’s freelance educators completed their own interventions. Read more

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February 19, 2013  |  Events & Programs
Sometimes a Person and Sometimes a Concept: Kelly Nipper debuts Tessa Pattern Takes A Picture
Kelly Nipper with Japanther. Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture.  2013. Performed at The Museum of Modern Art, 2013. © 2013 Paula Court/The Museum of Modern Art

All images: Kelly Nipper with Japanther. Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture. 2013. Photograph © The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Paula Court

On January 30, Kelly Nipper debuted her piece, Tessa Pattern Takes A Picture, in MoMA’s Titus 2 Theater. The performance featured Japanther (Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly), and Marissa Ruazol (dancing in characteristic Nipper attire [pictured]).

Leora: I want to tell you how much has stayed with me since last week’s performances. It feels like I can access the entire duration in my memory, which is not altogether typical of my experience of either rock shows or dance performance. Since our space is limited, I’d like to jump in, describe what I saw, and ask you a related question. Read more