October 6, 2010  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Tech
Fall Harvest Online

MoMA variety pack

The end of summer often means time to go back to school. For those of us at MoMA, it also means a slew of new exhibitions. And this fall we have quite a bounty, many of which are accompanied by a special online feature. For today, we present five websites for five exhibitions:

First, Roxana Marcoci’s fascinating exhibition The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today. The accompanying site was designed and developed internally, and was our first foray into developing an exhibition site that gets reconfigured based on the device you are using.

Next up was Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, organized by Juliet Kinchin and Aidan O’Connor. If you’ve grown up with some of the objects featured, it’s a great trip down memory lane, as well as an opportunity for new discoveries. In addition to highlights and information about the different themes in the exhibition, the site features several great archival videos, as well as a blog that will be added to throughout the run of the exhibit. (The posts will also be featured here on INSIDE/OUT.)

And just open are the triumvirate New Photography 2010; Small Scale, Big Change; and Abstract Expressionist New York. Three highly varied exhibitions with something for everyone—and three very different sites.

New Photography 2010: Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, Amanda Ross-Ho, also curated by Roxana Marcoci, features the work of four photographers. For the technically minded, this is our first non-blog site driven by WordPress.

Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement, organized by Andres Lepik and Margot Weller, features eleven architectural projects—spanning multiple continents—that focus on addressing issues in underserved populations. For this project, we worked with Method on the exhibition site, which includes the eleven projects as well as three projects beyond the exhibition.

And finally, Abstract Expressionist New York. This comprehensive installation, curated by Ann Temkin, draws from the Museum’s own collection. Covering the fourth floor, the exhibition also extends to the Drawings Galleries on the third floor and the Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries on the second floor. The accompanying site brings together featured works from the exhibition, as well as all the other AB EX NY happenings at MoMA this fall. The Education Department has developed some great resources to support the collection, including A Closer Look essays and Know More terms, which feature text, images, and short videos. And stay tuned for more AB EX NY related features rolling out this fall.

Check out everything online, and if you’re in the area, come on by. We hope you enjoy the fall harvest.