In 1913 the artist Marcel Duchamp affixed a bicycle wheel to a kitchen stool, creating his first “readymade” sculpture. With this act, Conceptual art was born and all notions about conventional art-making were forever changed. Today Conceptual artists work in myriad mediums, including performance, installation, photography, and video. All that is required to make a conceptual work is an idea and a way to make it visible. In this session, explore the history of Conceptual art and then create your own.

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.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Tuesday, October 7, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 2, Exhibition Galleries
    The Museum of Modern Art
  2. Friday, September 26, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1966
    The Museum of Modern Art
  3. Wednesday, August 20, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1966
    The Museum of Modern Art
  4. Wednesday, August 6, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, 1966
    The Museum of Modern Art
  5. Wednesday, July 30, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.