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June 24, 2015  |  Collection & Exhibitions
All In: Gilbert & George’s Art for All

From the onset of Gilbert & George’s career, when they described themselves as “baby artists,” the phrase “Art for All” has served as their motto or mission statement. The artists have made this mantra part of the ideological grounding of their work, and have even included these three words as part of their mailing address and within all of their correspondence. The current exhibition Gilbert & George: The Early Years epitomizes this underlying philosophy by highlighting MoMA’s collection holdings of the artists’ work from the initial period of their practice. Perhaps best known for their brilliantly-colored, wall-sized Pictures of later years, Gilbert & George initially worked with quite a different palette and varied sense of scale, which is on display in this exhibition. Read more

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An event to see the sky through: YOKO ONO MORNING PEACE 2015
Yoko Ono. YOKO ONO MORNING PEACE 2015. Spring 2015. Ink on paper; drawing for the event

Yoko Ono. YOKO ONO MORNING PEACE 2015. Spring 2015. Ink on paper; drawing for the event

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Yoko Ono’s 1965 performance of Morning Piece in New York City. To commemorate Morning Piece and in conjunction with Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971, MoMA and PopRally have organized YOKO ONO MORNING PEACE 2015, a global sunrise celebration on the summer solstice, Sunday, June 21. Read more

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Moving Through the Migration Series: An Interview with Kerry Downey and Shellyne Rodriguez
Participants from Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) viewing the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North

Participants from Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) viewing the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North

How does artwork created within a specific cultural and political context connect with viewers across multiple generations and disparate locations? How can an institution remain relevant to contemporary audiences while maintaining a commitment to preserving and championing artwork from past generations? Shellyne Rodriguez and Kerry Downey are two longtime teaching artists working with MoMA’s Community and Access Programs who, in addition to their work across a wide range of educational groups, both run the majority of the Museum’s Community Partnerships Read more

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June 17, 2015  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Design
MoMA Acquires the Rainbow Flag
The Rainbow Flag waving in the wind at San Francisco's Castro District. Photo: Benson Kua. Image used through Wikimedia Commons

The Rainbow Flag waving in the wind at San Francisco’s Castro District. Photo: Benson Kua. Image used through Wikimedia Commons

We’re thrilled to announce that MoMA has acquired the iconic Rainbow Flag into its design collection, where it joins similarly universal symbols such as the @ symbol, the Creative Commons logo, and the recycling symbol. Artist Gilbert Baker created the Rainbow Flag in 1978 in San Francisco. Just a few days ago, he met Michelle Millar Fisher in MoMA’s offices to record an interview for the MoMA Archives, part of which is transcribed here. Read more

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June 12, 2015  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 6/12/15

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How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works from MoMA’s collection—all currently on view throughout the Museum—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, July 10). Read more

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June 11, 2015  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Amsterdam to NYC: The Tuileries Reinstalled

The histories behind the works in the Museum’s collection are often as engaging as the art itself. We don’t always get to share these stories, but through our collection-based exhibitions we have the opportunity to highlight the previous lives of works on view. One that I was able to see installed for the first time since it formally entered the collection is Gilbert & George’s The Tuileries (1974), which is currently on view in the exhibition Gilbert & George: The Early Years. Read more

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June 9, 2015  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Yoko Ono at MoMA: An Exhibition 50 Years in the Making

Yoko Ono at The Museum of Modern Art. 2015. Photograph by Kishin Shinoyama. Courtesy Lenono Photo Archive, New York. © 2015 Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono at The Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden. 2015. Photograph by Kishin Shinoyama. Courtesy Lenono Photo Archive, New York. © Yoko Ono 2015

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 heralds Ono’s first official solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art. However, it is not her first interaction with the Museum. Ono’s engagement with MoMA dates to her arrival onto the New York art scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Read more

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May 21, 2015  |  Collection & Exhibitions
LP Covers—Music in Your Hand

As a member of a pre-mp3 devices generation, I have fond memories of trips to the record store. Holding a great LP cover is like holding its music in your hand; the best are a visual expression or translation of the music they deliver. Read more

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May 8, 2015  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 5/8/15

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How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works from MoMA’s collection—all currently on view throughout the Museum—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, June 12). Read more

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May 6, 2015  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Videos
Migration Rhapsody: An Aleatoric Exploration of the Journey North
The full lineup of Migration Rhapsody: An Aleatoric Exploration of the Journey North through Music, Poetry, and Personal Narrative, The Museum of Modern Art, April 23, 2015. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

The full lineup of Migration Rhapsody: An Aleatoric Exploration of the Journey North through Music, Poetry, and Personal Narrative, The Museum of Modern Art, April 23, 2015. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Music plays a big role in The Museum of Modern Art’s current exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Songs by a diverse range of musicians—Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington, Josh White and Paul Robeson, Louis Armstrong and William Grant Still, to name a few—fill the exhibition galleries. These artists, like the painter Jacob Lawrence himself, were keenly aware of the impact that the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, had on modern American culture. Read more