Current & Upcoming

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Past Exhibitions

32030 Performance 7: Mirage by Joan Jonas
Inspired by a trip the artist took to India, Joan Jonas’s Mirage (1976/2005) was originally conceived as a 1976 performance for the screening room of New York’s Anthology Film Archives. More Arrow-blue
Women artists in this exhibition:

40060 Lee Bontecou: All Freedom in Every Sense
Featuring three sculptures and more than a dozen works on paper by American artist Lee Bontecou (b. 1931), this intimate installation spans four decades of the artist’s career, from 1958 to 1998. More Arrow-blue
Women artists in this exhibition:

41614 Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now
This exhibition presents a dozen international artists whose abstract work features idiosyncratic, organic forms, materials that appear to be malleable and pliable, craft-based techniques, and, in many cases, an engagement with gender and sexuality. More Arrow-blue

38898 Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography
For much of photography’s 170-year history, women have expanded its roles by experimenting with every aspect of the medium. Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography presents a selection of outstanding photographs by women artists, charting the medium’s history from the dawn of the modern period to the present. More Arrow-blue

40368 Iris Barry: Re-View
At the time of The Museum of Modern Art’s founding in 1929, there were no dedicated film programs in U.S. cultural institutions, film societies and festivals were few and far between, and American film culture consisted almost entirely of new studio releases. More Arrow-blue

40326 Maya Deren’s Legacy: Women and Experimental Film
Maya Deren (American, 1917–1961) was a visionary of American experimental film in the 1940s and 1950s. A precocious student, she studied poetry and literature at New York University and Smith College, where she became interested in the arts. More Arrow-blue
Women artists in this exhibition:

42818 Sally Potter
British director Sally Potter (b. 1949) is possessed of a distinct, independent vision. From the early 1970s to the present she has kept her radical edge, beginning with avant-garde short films before moving on to experimental dramatic features that incorporate music, literature, dance, theater, and performance. More Arrow-blue

41782 Experimental Women in Flux
In the spirit of MoMA’s publication of More Arrow-blue

42832 Ida Lupino: Mother Directs
Ida Lupino (American, b. Great Britain, 1918–1995) was branded the “English Jean Harlow” when she arrived in Hollywood in 1932, but as part of a distinguished British theatrical dynasty, she aspired to be more than an ingénue or femme fatale. More Arrow-blue

50378 Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
Counter Space explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen and highlights MoMA’s recent acquisition of an unusually complete example of the iconic “Frankfurt Kitchen,” designed in 1926–27 by the architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky. More Arrow-blue

41754 Lillian Gish
American film actress Lillian Gish (1893–1993) enjoyed a seventy-five-year career with roles in over one hundred films—about half of which are included in the Museum's collection—including such landmark works as her debut film, An Unseen Enemy, a Biograph short made in 1912 by D. W. Griffith; and her last silent picture, The Wind (1928). More Arrow-blue