To date, The Museum of Modern Art’s film and media archive comprises nearly 25,000 individual titles. The Department of Film and Media deems these materials essential to moving-image history, and preserves and stores them in the climate-controlled Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center, in Hamlin, Pennsylvania, a facility offering ample space for the care and cataloguing of future acquisitions. From Hollywood feature productions and independent works that explore social issues to experimental works that reframe vintage footage and foreign films that examine cultural values, the works in this exhibition illustrate the diversity of MoMA’s notable film and media collections.
This program is part of the Museum-wide New Works/New Acquisitions exhibition.
Organized by Anne Morra, Assistant Curator, Department of Film and Media.