Marcel Duchamp. Box in a Valise (From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy). 1935–41. Leather valise containing miniature replicas, photographs, color reproductions of works by Duchamp, and one “original” drawing [Large Glass, collotype on celluloid, 7 1⁄2 × 9 1/2″ (19 × 23.5 cm)]; 16 × 15 × 4″ (40.7 × 38.1 × 10.2 cm). James Thrall Soby Fund. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp

The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect

MoMA March 14–June 1, 1999
  • The Museum of Modern Art

This exhibition is a survey of works in which artists, mostly of the present century, have addressed the museum, confronting its concept and function, commenting on its nature, drawing from its methods, and examining its relationship to the art it contains.

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