Artist’s Choice

Trisha Donnelly

Nov 9, 2012–Jul 28, 2013

MoMA

Eliot Porter. Blue-throated Hummingbird, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, May 1959 [Lampornis clemenciae]. 1959. Dye transfer print, 9 5/16 × 7 3/4″ (23.7 × 19.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of David H. McAlpin. © 1990 Amon Carter Museum of American Art
  • MoMA, Floor 4, Collection Galleries The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries
  • MoMA, Floor 5, Collection Galleries The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries

Trisha Donnelly (American, b. 1974) is the tenth artist to participate in the Artist’s Choice series, for which contemporary artists are invited to organize an exhibition drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection. Donnelly is an artist whose oeuvre takes on many different forms, and she intentionally complicates the way we typically apprehend and classify a work of art, not to confuse, but to change and fundamentally enhance the ways in which we experience it. For this exhibition, on view in three of The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries on the fourth and fifth floors, she has selected rarely seen 20th-century photographs, films, design items, architectural renderings, prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures, organizing them into three discrete presentations that together create fresh portals through which to discover MoMA’s collection.

Organized by Trisha Donnelly with Laura Hoptman, Curator, and Cara Manes, Collection Specialist, Department of Painting and Sculpture.

  • This exhibition is part of Artist’s Choice.
  • Major support for the exhibition is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

    The Artist's Choice exhibition series is made possible through The Agnes Gund Artist's Choice Fund endowed by Iara Lee and George Gund III, Lulie and Gordon Gund, Ann and Graham Gund, and Sarah and Geoffrey Gund.

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