Who Wants to Be a Critic?
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
The Mercedes T. and Sid R. Bass Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 1, fifth floor
The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 2, fifth floor
The John Hay and Betsey Whitney Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 3, fifth floor
Many of the works in MoMA’s collection were criticized as ugly or deformed when they were first exhibited. And it is true: Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Boccioni deliberately altered the shapes and colors of what they depicted. By carefully describing what’s “wrong” with their paintings, we explore the specific choices and idiosyncrasies of each artist.
Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.
Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.