Constantin Brancusi. *The Cock*. 1924. Cherry, 47 5/8 x 18 1/4 x 5 3/4" (121 x 46.3 x 14.6 cm). Gift of LeRay W. Berdeau. © Succession Brancusi - All rights reserved (ARS) 2018

Constantin Brancusi was instrumental in changing the way New Yorkers define sculpture. When his work was displayed at the Armory Show in 1913, some viewers considered the work too abstract, but by the late 1920s many people had come to appreciate his ability to distill a subject’s essence. Together we will explore the artist’s innovative approach to direct carving, interchangeable pedestals, and streamlined representation.

This session is led by Lauren Kaplan.

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

Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required. Groups meet in the Marron Atrium, Floor 2.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Monday, February 11,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  2. Thursday, February 7,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  3. Friday, January 25,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
This event accompanies Constantin Brancusi Sculpture.
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.