<h1 class="page">MEDIA AND PERFORMANCE ART</h1> <div id="main"> <div class="column-a"> <ul id="menu"> <li class="first"><a href="/collection">The Collection</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/collection/works?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=&amp;classifications=">All Works</a></li> <li><a href="/collection/works?utf8=✓&amp;q=&amp;classifications=&amp;on_view=1">On View</a></li> <li><a href="/collection/works?utf8=✓&amp;q=&amp;classifications=&amp;recent_acquisitions=1">Recent Acquisitions</a></li> <li><a href="/collection/about">About</a></li> </ul></li> <li class=" selected"><a href="/explore/collection/departments">Curatorial Departments</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/architecture_design">Architecture & Design</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/drawings">Drawings</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/film">Film</a></li> <li class="selected"><a href="/explore/collection/departments/media">Media & Performance Art</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/painting_sculpture">Painting & Sculpture</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/photography">Photography</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/prints_illustrated_books">Prints & Illustrated Books</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation">Conservation</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/recovery">Hurricane Sandy: Conservation Resources</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/media_art">Matters in Media Art</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/faq">Conservation FAQ</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="/collection/provenance">Provenance Research Project</a></li> <li><a href="/licensing">Licensing</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/explore/CollectionsMgmtPolicyMoMA_Oct10.pdf">Collections Management Policy</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="column-bc"> <div class="introduction"> <img alt="Media_in2032" height="280" longdesc=" Installation view of the exhibition &lt;i&gt;Geometry of Motion, 1920s/1970s&lt;/i&gt;, The Museum of Modern Art, March 19–June 23, 2008. Photo by Thomas Griesel. © The Museum of Modern Art" src="/images/explore/departments/media_IN2032.4.jpg?1487025647" width="725" /> </div> <div class="column-b"> <div class="box"> <p class="top">The Department of Media and Performance Art collects, exhibits, and preserves time-based art. The department's focus includes moving images, film installations, video, performance, motion- and sound-based works, and other works that represent time or duration and are made for and presented in a gallery setting. Media-specific preservation needs, like securing equipment, updating exhibition-mode technology, and developing ways to re-create duration-based presentations, are part of the department's mission. The Museum began to pioneer the collection and exhibition of time-based art in the 1960s, and established the Department of Media in September 2006. Its holdings date from approximately 1960 to the present. The department and its study center are located on the third floor of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, in the southern wing overlooking The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. </p> <p><a href="http://press.moma.org/images/press/PRESS_RELEASE_ARCHIVE/Media.pdf">The Museum of Modern Art Creates New Curatorial Department</a></p> <h2>Online Exhibitions and Projects</h2> <ul><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2013/soundings/">Soundings </a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/projects/akram-zaatari/">Projects 100: Akram Zaatari</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2012/inventingabstraction/"><i>Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925</i></a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2012/garagesale/">Meta-Monumental Garage Sale</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2011/francisalys/">Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/marinaabramovic/">Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present</a></li><li> <a href="http://moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/williamkentridge/">William Kentridge: Five Themes</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2009/joanjonas/">Performance 7: <i>Mirage</i> by Joan Jonas</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2009/lookingatmusic2/">Looking at Music: Side 2</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1997/hubley/">The Hubley Studio</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2007/automatic_update/">Automatic Update</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2008/lookingatmusic/">Looking at Music</a></li><li> </li></ul> </div> </div> <div class="column-c"> <div class="JS_Widget"> <a href="/widgets/collection/media_and_performance_art" rel=""></a> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div>