Join us for a day of community and conversation with a program of gallery talks. Staff members choose artworks of special meaning for them, and speak about the ways that art makes a difference in the world. Talks will take place every 30 minutes from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. Our next #ArtSpeaks session is on June 27.

  1. Tuesday, May 30,
    11:00 a.m.

    Floor 3
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Ksenia Nouril, C-MAP Fellow for Central and Eastern Europe, Department of Photography, speaks about Magdalena Abakanowicz's Yellow Abakan (1967–68)
  2. Tuesday, May 30,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 18
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Glenn Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, speaks about Robert Rauschenberg's Canyon (1959)
  3. Tuesday, May 30,
    12:00 p.m.

    Floor 2, Marron Atrium
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, and Thomas Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, speak about Steve McQueen's Static (2009)
  4. Tuesday, May 30,
    12:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Wendy Woon, The Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education, and Sara Torres, Researcher, Department of Education, speak about Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled (John Cage, Black Mountain) (1952)
  5. Tuesday, May 30,
    1:00 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 7
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, speaks about Constantin Brancusi's Endless Column (1918)
  6. Tuesday, May 30,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 11
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Pablo Helguera, Director, Adult and Academic Programs, speaks about José Clemente Orozco's Dive Bomber and Tank (1940)
  7. Tuesday, May 30,
    2:00 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 12
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Willem de Kooning's Woman I (1950–52)
  8. Tuesday, May 30,
    2:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 24
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Alex Rudinski, Preparator, speaks about Robert Rauschenberg's Poster for ROCI USSR (1989)
  9. Tuesday, May 30,
    3:00 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 3
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Talia Kwartler, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Umberto Boccioni's The Farewells (1911)
  10. Tuesday, May 30,
    3:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Gregory Putkowski, Security Supervisor, speaks about Marcel Duchamp's In Advance of the Broken Arm (August 1964) (fourth version, after lost original of November 1915)
  11. Tuesday, April 25,
    3:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 12
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Oliver Berkman, Lead Preparator, Department of Collection Management and Exhibition Registration, speaks about Clyfford Still’s 1944-N No. 2 (1944)
  12. Tuesday, April 25,
    3:00 p.m.

    Floor 1
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Yasmil Raymond, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Jack Whitten’s Atopolis: For Édouard Glissant (2014)
  13. Tuesday, April 25,
    2:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 9
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Tunji Adeniji, Director of Facilities and Safety, speaks about Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (1914–26)
  14. Tuesday, April 25,
    2:00 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Jenna Madison, Assistant Director, Department of Interpretation, Research, and Digital Media, speaks about Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel (1951; third version, after lost original of 1913)
  15. Tuesday, April 25,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 1
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Michelle Fisher, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, speaks about Gilbert Baker’s The Rainbow Flag (1978)
  16. Tuesday, April 25,
    1:00 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 10
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Anne Umland, The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Joan Miró’s The Birth of the World (Late summer–fall 1925)
  17. Tuesday, April 25,
    12:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 13
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Heidi Hirschl, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, speaks about Marcos Grigorian’s Untitled (1963)
  18. Tuesday, April 25,
    12:00 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 10
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Kayla Dalle Molle, Collection Specialist, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory (1931)
  19. Friday, January 20,
    4:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Alethea Rockwell, Assistant Educator, Department of Education, speaks about Josef Albers's Day and Night: Homage to the Square (1963)
  20. Friday, January 20,
    4:00 p.m.

    Floor 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Esther Adler, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, and Ashley James, Mellon Research Consortium Fellow, Department of Drawings and Prints, speak about Edward Hopper's House by the Railroad (1925) and Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World (1948)
  21. Friday, January 20,
    3:40 p.m.

    Floor 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Chet Gold, Supervisor, Department of Security, speaks about Claude Monet's Water Lilies (1914–26)
  22. Friday, January 20,
    3:40 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Thomas Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, speaks about Faith Ringgold's American People Series #20: Die (1967)
  23. Friday, January 20,
    3:20 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Akili Tommasino, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about David Hammons's Pray for America (1969)
  24. Friday, January 20,
    3:20 p.m.

    Floor 1
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Michelle Fisher, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, speaks about Gilbert Baker's LGBT Flag (1978)
  25. Friday, January 20,
    3:00 p.m.

    Floor 3
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Leah Dickerman, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Kazimir Malevich's Suprematist Composition: White on White (1918)
  26. Friday, January 20,
    3:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Giampaolo Bianconi, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance Art, speaks about Carolee Schneemann's Meat Joy (1964)
  27. Friday, January 20,
    2:40 p.m.

    Floor 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, speaks about Alexandra Bachzetsis's Massacre: Variations on a Theme (2017)
  28. Friday, January 20,
    2:40 p.m.

    Floor 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Jenny Harris, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, and Mack Cole-Edelsack, Design and Production Manager, speak about Robert Rauschenberg's Canyon (1959)
  29. Friday, January 20,
    2:20 p.m.

    Floor 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, speaks about Josef Albers's Untitled (Bullfight, San Sebastian) (1929/32)
  30. Friday, January 20,
    2:20 p.m.

    Floor 6
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Talia Kwartler, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Francis Picabia's Le Fratellini Clown (1938)
  31. Friday, January 20,
    2:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about James Rosenquist's F-111 (1964–65)
  32. Friday, January 20,
    2:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Jessica Bell Brown, Mellon Research Consortium Fellow, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Sam Gilliam's 10/27/69 (1969)
  33. Friday, January 20,
    1:40 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Christophe Cherix, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, speaks about Ed Ruscha's OOF (1962, reworked 1963)
  34. Friday, January 20,
    1:40 p.m.

    Floor 3
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Modern Design, Department of Architecture and Design, speaks about Grete Lihotzky's Frankfurt Kitchen (1926–27)
  35. Friday, January 20,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, and Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1, and Chief Curator at Large, MoMA, speak about the exhibition Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
  36. Friday, January 20,
    1:20 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Yasmil Raymond, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Dan Flavin's untitled (to the "innovator" of Wheeling Peachblow) (1968)
  37. Friday, January 20,
    1:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Erik Patton, Director, Exhibition Planning and Administration, speaks about Kenneth Anger's Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965)
  38. Friday, January 20,
    1:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    David Platzker, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, speaks about Elizabeth Catlett's Sharecropper (1952, published 1968–70) and George Maciunas's U.S.A. Surpasses All the Genocide Records (1966)
  39. Friday, January 20,
    12:40 p.m.

    Floor 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Katie Campbell, Cataloger, Department of Drawings and Prints, speaks about Louise Bourgeois's Quarantania, I (1947–53)
  40. Friday, January 20,
    12:40 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Tamar Margalit, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Donald Judd's Relief (1961)
  41. Friday, January 20,
    12:20 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Ana Janevski, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, speaks about Harun Farocki's Inextinguishable Fire (1969)
  42. Friday, January 20,
    12:20 p.m.

    Floor 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Anny Aviram, Conservator, speaks about Henri Matisse's The Red Studio (1911)
  43. Friday, January 20,
    12:00 p.m.

    Floor 5
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Samantha Friedman, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, speaks about Henri Matisse's The Piano Lesson (1916)
  44. Friday, January 20,
    12:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Emily Liebert, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Nikki de Saint Phalle's Shooting Painting American Embassy (1961)
  45. Friday, January 20,
    11:40 a.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Bobby Kean, Associate Director, Exhibition and Program Funding, speaks about NASA's untitled photographs from the Apollo missions (1969–71)
  46. Friday, January 20,
    11:40 a.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Paul Galloway, Collections Specialist, Department of Architecture and Design, speaks about Mies van der Rohe's New National Gallery, Berlin, Germany (1962–68)
  47. Friday, January 20,
    11:20 a.m.

    Floor 1
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, speaks about Gilbert Baker's LGBT Flag (1978)
  48. Friday, January 20,
    11:20 a.m.

    Floor 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography, speaks about Charles Harry Jones's Peapods (c. 1900) and Onions (c. 1900)
  49. Friday, January 20,
    11:00 a.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Center
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Wendy Woon, The Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education, and Jennifer Tobias, Librarian, Reader Services, speak about the Education installation Dear Mr. President
  50. Friday, January 20,
    11:00 a.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Laura Hoptman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, speaks about Yayoi Kusama's Accumulation No. 1 (1962)
  51. Friday, January 20,
    10:40 a.m.

    Floor 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, speaks about Tiffany Chung's finding one's shadow in ruins and rubble (2014)
  52. Friday, January 20,
    10:40 a.m.

    Floor 4
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Kathy Halbreich, Associate Museum Director and Laurenz Foundation Curator, and Taylor Walsh, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, speak about Bruce Nauman's Untitled (1965)