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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

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November 28, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Publications
Duchamp, Rauschenberg, and Assemblage: A Preview of Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 >> 2013
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Cover of Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913>>2013

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

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November 21, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions, Publications
A Closer Look at Christina’s World
Andrew Wyeth, <i>Christina's World</i> (1948). The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Purchase. © 2012 Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth. Christina’s World. 1948. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. © 2012 Andrew Wyeth

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

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October 18, 2012  |  Artists, Publications
Celebrating 75 Years of Walker Evans’s American Photographs

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Walker Evans’s American Photographs is a touchstone for modern photography—a remarkable collection of photographs that shows a “poetics of editing and sequencing,” according to MoMA’s former Chief Curator of Photography Peter Galassi, that “helped to establish the photographer’s book as an indivisible unit of artistic expression.” Read more

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Space-Hoppers in Glasgow: Century of the Child Book

Cover of the Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 publication

On the cover of MoMA’s new book, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, two boys decked out in astronaut suits hold onto their Space Hoppers. Read more

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July 31, 2012  |  Century of the Child, Publications
MoMA’s First Enhanced Digital Publications

From left: cover of the digital edition of Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000; cover of the digital edition of MoMA Collection Highlights

The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Publications has launched its first two enhanced digital books for the iPad, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 and MoMA Collection Highlights, both now available on Apple’s iBookstore. Read more

May 14, 2012  |  Artists, Cindy Sherman, Publications
Cindy Sherman and John Waters: A Conversation

Cover of the publication Cindy Sherman by Eva Respini. 2012. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

As an admirer of both Cindy Sherman and John Waters, I was happy to see a conversation between the artists included in Cindy Sherman, the exhibition catalogue accompanying the Museum’s major retrospective of the artist’s work. Read more

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May 3, 2012  |  Print/Out, Publications
Reading Print/Out: 20 Years in Print

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Reading Print/Out: 20 Years in Print is a bit like browsing the Internet while strolling through a crowded urban intersection, overhearing many conversations at once and witnessing the same (but different) red stop sign again, on the next corner Read more

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A Word with Eugène Atget

Cover of the publication Atget. John Szarkowski. 2000. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

In concert with the current photography exhibition Eugène Atget: “Documents pour artistes”, MoMA has republished Atget, a richly illustrated title first published by the Museum in 2000. Read more

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What Is a Print? An Interactive Website is Now a Book

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What Is a Print? (2011), by Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, is a publication that grew out of The Museum of Modern Art’s interactive website of the same name. Read more