March 2014 at MoMA
Just in time to offer a break from the long winter season, new exhibitions this month highlight the experimental sides of iconic artists. Opening on March 8, Gauguin: Metamorphoses features an in-depth look at the master modernist’s evolution through printmaking, and on March 15 the first exhibition of Jasper Johns’s most recent body of work explores the artist’s process of manipulating imagery through a range of mediums, from sketches to large-scale paintings. Also on March 15, Robert Heinecken: Object Matter presents a major survey of the pioneering photographer’s highly original work, which borrowed from advertising and studio photography to subvert and redefine the medium of photography.
The annual New Directors/New Films festival, presented jointly with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, showcases the very best from emerging filmmakers, with screenings at MoMA and the Walter Reade Theater beginning March 19. Visit newdirectors.org for details. Also this month, Vienna Unveiled, our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Austrian Film Museum, continues with a world premiere presentation of Der Mandarin, a rediscovered silent film—newly scored by Martin Siewart and Burkhard Stangl, two of Austria’s most innovative contemporary musicians—along with a robust program of films that span the history of that city from the late 19th century to today.
Want to share your love of art with the youngest members of your family? This month, take advantage of MoMA's many free programs for kids. There are drop-in gallery talks, a monthly film program of classic animated and live-action shorts, studio workshops exploring art techniques and themes, activity guides for independent exploration, and our latest interactive space, MoMA Art Lab: Movement. It's a great way for children and adults to experience the Museum together.