Made at MoMA

Nov 20, 2004


The Museum of Modern Art has been a highly visible New York City location for many American films, as memorable a cinematic geographic locus as San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) or Fifth Avenue’s quintessential luxury store in Blake Edwards’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). This series features films from the 1930s through the 1970s that reveal the ever-evolving appearance of the Museum, demonstrating how brick, mortar, and steel can function as a compelling on-screen character.

Organized by the staff of the Department of Film and Media.


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