Although the word “modern” will always spark some debate over its definition, The Museum of Modern Art has been committed since its founding in 1929 to collecting and sharing with the public the most compelling art of our time. Our curators’ dynamic approach to building the Museum’s collection has allowed MoMA to evolve as definitions and perspectives of modern and contemporary art have shifted throughout the decades.
In the spirit of self-renewal, the Museum has just released a new and completely updated edition of MoMA Highlights: 350 Works from the Museum of Modern Art, an essential guide to the most significant artworks in the Museum’s unparalleled collection.
Readers will be sure to recognize some of the classic masterpieces like Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Henri Matisse’s Dance (I), Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, and Meret Oppenheim’s Object [Lunch in Fur]. But they’ll also find 115 new works that reflect MoMA’s ongoing dedication to the art of our time, including typefaces, films, and conceptual performances from a international range of artists, many of them new to the collection since the previous edition of MoMA Highlights.
Here are just a few of the new highlights that reflect the fresh perspectives and approaches of the current generation of MoMA curators.
To see more of MoMA’s newest highlights, download a free sample of MoMA Highlights: 350 Works from the Museum of Modern Art. For an interactive reading experience, download the previous edition of MoMA Highlights for your iPad, available on the iBookstore.