The Rainbow Flag waving in the wind at San Francisco’s Castro District. Photo: Benson Kua. Image used through Wikimedia Commons

Staff Picks Celebrating Pride

June 7–August 6, 2018 The Museum of Modern Art

New York is the birthplace of Pride, created in 1970 just one year after the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village. For over three days, the LGBTQ+ community resisted police discrimination outside the Stonewall Inn, jumpstarting the modern gay rights movement. In celebration of Pride Month 2018, MoMA staff members join people around the world in commemorating the impact LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history by selecting works from MoMA’s collection to share. The artists presented here, offering an array of perspectives on queer identity, have left an indelible mark on the culture of our time.


If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA's collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at Motion picture film stills or motion picture footage from films in MoMA's Film Collection cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. For access to motion picture film stills please contact the Film Study Center. More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or, please email If you would like to publish text from MoMA's archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to


This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to