MoMA Starts: An 80th Anniversary Exhibition

Oct 28, 2009–Jan 25, 2010

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Guided talk by lecturer Ruth Olson at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. c. 1937–1939. Photographic Archive. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. Photo: Beaumont Newhall
  • Education Center, Mezzanine, Classrooms and Theater 3 Lobby The Celeste Bartos Theater Lobby

The Museum has always been at the forefront of exhibiting and collecting modern art, but equally important to its mission is educating and engaging the public. MoMA has constantly created new programs—from children’s art classes to concerts in the Sculpture Garden—to supplement and enrich its exhibitions. This installation features photographs and unique documents drawn from the Museum Archives, celebrating MoMA’s founding in 1929, as well as the initiation of a range of educational and cultural offerings that together have created a rich eighty-year legacy.

Organized by Michelle Harvey, Associate Archivist

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