January 28, 2015
Making Music Modern: Sourcing the Stratocaster

As a curatorial assistant at MoMA, one of the most fun aspects of my job is researching and facilitating new acquisitions for the Museum’s collection. In the Architecture and Design department, we collect a range [...]

January 27, 2015
One Photograph, Two Contexts: Aleksandr Rodchenko’s Dive

On the Museum’s third floor, Aleksandr Rodchenko’s Dive (1934), a gelatin silver print roughly 12 inches high and 10 inches wide, is on display in the exhibition Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949. [...]

January 26, 2015
This Week at MoMA: January 26–February 1

With a storm on the way that may leave New Yorkers snowed in, it’s an ideal time to take the long view on making plans. Here’s what’s on the horizon this week:

January 23, 2015
I Send You This California Redwood: An Interview on Mail Art with Zanna Gilbert and David Horvitz

In advance of The Making of Mail Art, an artist-led MoMA Class taking place on February 21, the instructors—Zanna Gilbert, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints, and David Horvitz, an artist—answered a few [...]

January 22, 2015
Jean Dubuffet: Memories from Nature

In July of 1963 the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) declared of his radical lithographs, “Sometimes I took imprints of every chance element that might even suggest something: the ground, walls, stones, old suitcases, any [...]

January 21, 2015
Contemporary Painting Exhibitions at MoMA: A Brief History

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World has, as the critics have said, been “a long time coming” and “long anticipated.” The art world has been waiting for MoMA to take a position [...]

January 20, 2015
Collecting Alvin Lucier’s I Am Sitting in a Room

In 1969 American composer Alvin Lucier first performed his landmark work I Am Sitting in a Room, conceived for voice and electromagnetic tape. Lucier read a text into a microphone. Attempting to smooth out his [...]

January 19, 2015
This Week at MoMA: January 19–25

We begin this week by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his inspirational legacy. The above photograph by Leonard Freed, drawn from MoMA’s collection, was taken in 1964, on the occasion of King’s return [...]

January 16, 2015
Do You Know Your MoMA? 1/16/15

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 [...]

January 15, 2015
Inbox: Christopher Wool

The artist Christopher Wool is never through with a form just because he’s used it before. Rather, in a perpetual cycle of self-appropriation, he runs the visual elements he creates through numerous incarnations, constantly experimenting with [...]

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