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January 28, 2011  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Mad for Design

With negotiations for Mad Men season five underway and the return date still unknown, I’m getting antsy for a little Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in my life. One of the many reasons this arty gal has sparked to the show is the impeccable art direction. And I’m not talking about the advertising, though the show’s pretty good at that, too. No, I’m talking about those gorgeous design objects that define the modern work space of the 1950s and 60s. So on this Friday, I thought I’d take a step into the corner office of Don Draper with some of the works from our architecture and design collection.

 

FROM THE DESK OF DON DRAPER Read more

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January 21, 2011  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 01/21/2011

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view throughout the Museum—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers—along with some information about each work—in two weeks (on Friday, February 4), along with the next Do You Know Your MoMA? challenge.

ANSWERS TO THE JANUARY 7 CHALLENGE: Read more

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January 14, 2011  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: This One Goes to 11

“I went to my friend’s house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume up to 10 and I hit one chord, and I said, I’m in love.” – Ace Frehly (Kiss)

“The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.” – Lou Reed

Despite several abortive attempts over the years, I never learned to play the guitar. At every turn I’ve been thwarted by laziness, a lack of dedication, and a set of 10 thumbs. This has made finding work in my chosen vocation—globe-trotting rock megastar—rather difficult. Read more

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January 7, 2011  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 1/7/2011

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view in the Contemporary Art from the Collection exhibition in the second floor Contemporary Galleries—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers—along with some information about each work—in two weeks (on Friday, January 21), along with the next Do You Know Your MoMA? challenge.

ANSWERS TO THE DECEMBER 17 CHALLENGE: Read more

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December 23, 2010  |  Five for Friday
Five for the Holidays: “Snow,” a Poem in Five Pictures

Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection. Since this Friday is a holiday for many, we’re publishing a day early. Inside/Out will return with new posts on Monday, January 3.

A poem in five pictures… Read more

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December 17, 2010  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 12/17/2010

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view in the Abstract Expressionist New York installations Ideas Not Theories and Rock Paper Scissors (on the third and second floors, respectively)—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers—along with some information about each work—in two weeks (on Friday, December 31), along with the next Do You Know Your MoMA? challenge.

ANSWERS TO THE DECEMBER 3 CHALLENGE: Read more

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December 10, 2010  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me

Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection.

I was out enjoying a few drinks recently when a friend informed me a sitcom had stolen my running gag. “[Popular network show],” he said, “had an episode where all the characters competed to see how many things they could touch at [uptown museum]…that’s totally your bag!” Read more

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December 3, 2010  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 12/03/2010

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view in the exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers—along with some information about each work—in two weeks (on Friday, December 17), along with the next Do You Know Your MoMA? challenge.

ANSWERS TO THE NOVEMBER 19 CHALLENGE: Read more

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November 19, 2010  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 11/19/2010

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view in the Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture exhibition—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers—along with some information about each work—in two weeks (on Friday, December 3), along with the next Do You Know Your MoMA? challenge.

ANSWERS TO THE NOVEMBER 5 CHALLENGE: Read more

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November 5, 2010  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 11/05/2010

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view in the Museum’s fifth-floor Painting and Sculpture Galleries—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers—along with some information about each work—in two weeks (on Friday, November 19), along with the next Do You Know Your MoMA? challenge.

ANSWERS TO THE OCTOBER 22 CHALLENGE: Read more