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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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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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March 5, 2012  |  Cindy Sherman, Videos
My Favorite Cindy Sherman

Some of Cindy Sherman’s characters bring an immediate context to mind. You gaze at the picture, and there’s the flood of a specific time and place. A scene forms and the figure becomes the protagonist of a narrative. Others are, at first take, more obscure or bizarre. Read more

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February 21, 2012  |  Artists, Behind the Scenes, Cindy Sherman
Installing Cindy Sherman’s New Photographic Mural at MoMA

One of the most exciting features of the Cindy Sherman exhibition is Sherman’s photographic mural, which is making its North American premiere at MoMA. Read more

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Eugène Atget: Black Smoke and White Shadows

From left: Eugène Atget. Marchand de paniers en fil de fer. 1899–1900. Albumen silver print, printed 1978 by Chicago Albumen Works. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden; Eugène Atget. Marchand de paniers en fil de fer. 1899–1900. Gelatin dry plate negative. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden

Berenice Abbott. Eugène Atget. 1927. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Maria Morris Hambourg

For the first time in more than 25 years, Museum visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a generous selection of work by the extraordinarily prolific and inventive photographer Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Read more

December 26, 2011  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Happy Holidays! Back on January 2

Tod Papageorge. New Year's Eve at Studio 54. 1978

Happy Holidays and happy New Year!

We’ll be back on January 2.

Hope you enjoy the holiday season to the fullest.

October 26, 2011  |  New Photography 2011, Publications
Reading Photography

MoMA’s current New Photography 2011 exhibition has inspired me to revisit the Museum’s books on photography. John Szarkowski’s monograph on Eugène Atget, titled Atget, has been particularly useful Read more

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October 17, 2011  |  Behind the Scenes, Library and Archives
The Edward Steichen Archive: The Collection in Context

Edward Steichen Photography Study Center. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1967. Reports and Pamphlets, 1960s. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York

The Edward Steichen Archive processing project is now complete. The collection’s finding aid is available and searchable online from any Internet-enabled device, along with MoMA’s other archival collections. Read more

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October 6, 2011  |  Artists, New Photography 2011
New Photography 2011: A Multitude of Voices

George Georgiou. Mersin. 2007. Pigmented inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist. © 2011 George Georgiou

In January of this year, when we first began discussing artists to include in New Photography 2011, I outlined my hopes for the exhibition to my colleagues in the Department of Photography. Read more

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Edward Steichen Archive: The Photographer in Front of the Lens

Unknown White House photographer. "For Edward Steichen with memories of a gay afternoon, Lady Bird Johnson." From left, Edward Steichen, Lynda Bird Johnson, First Lady Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson, Carl Sandburg. Rose Garden, The White House, Washington, DC, (April 10, 1964). Chromogenic color print. Edward Steichen Archive, VIII. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York

Among his many contributions to photography in a long and productive life, Edward Steichen (1879-1973) was a master portraitist, capturing, in now-iconic images, sitters as diverse as Gloria Swanson,  Winston Churchill, and Walt Disney (and friends). Read more