Posts by David Hart
October 25, 2013  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Art Proves that Cats Are the Best Thing Ever

Scientists have recently offered up a theory that the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis, which is carried by cats, affects human brain chemistry in creepy ways

November 30, 2012  |  Five for Friday, Videos
Five for Friday: MoMA Videos Turns Six—I Want (Eye) Sweets

Traditionally the sixth wedding anniversary is a time for gifts of iron (or, apparently, in the United Kingdom, sugar). In December 2006, Doug Aitken handed us a trailer for his site-specific exhibition Sleepwalkers, and we launched a YouTube channel to support that. Unbeknownst to any of us, within six years we would have uploaded over 1,000 videos to YouTube and

Century of the Child Online

Screenshot of Century of the Child exhibition website

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 is an exploration and celebration of modern design for children in the 20th century, bringing together designers and artists from around the world.

March 23, 2012  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Bracketology and Art

Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection.

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is underway, and the even the President has weighed in with his choices for “the bracket.”

February 17, 2012  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: In the Days of Downton Abbey

Though we enjoy the futuristic music of Kraftwerk and the photographs of Cindy Sherman, employees at MoMA are also enjoying the delicate, antique charms of Downton Abbey. In many ways, the themes of the series reflect a lot of the wild beginnings of modern art.

April 29, 2011  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Basketball and Art

Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection.

Jocks and nerds don’t mix, in theory, but sports and art overlap more often than one might think. In the case of basketball, players such as Bill Russell paved the way by attending beat poetry readings and collecting art. Many current and recent players boast impressive art collections and are becoming more involved with the art world.

February 21, 2011  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Counter Space, Tech
Today: A Live-Streaming Walkthrough of the Counter Space Exhibition

Nathaniel Longcope and Aidan O’Connor test out the live stream

As video-streaming technology becomes more ubiquitous, we’ve been antsy to try a walkthrough of an exhibition at MoMA. Department of Architecture and Design curator Juliet Kinchin and curatorial assistant Aidan O’Connor have been brave enough to be the first.

Warhol Is Boring, and That’s Great

“I like boring things.” – Andy Warhol

As we prepared for the Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures exhibition, we struggled with how to create an online experience for the exhibition. Our colleagues in Graphic Design came up with a simple and elegant idea: a site where people could submit their own “screen tests” in the style of Warhol’s iconic works, and view others’ submissions. The site is live at

August 20, 2010  |  Five for Friday
Five (and a Few) for Friday: I LEGO MoMA

The design collection at MoMA has some great items of cultural significance, including the beloved Lego brick. A while back, Christoph Niemann created a memorable version of iconic New York items in Lego. Niemann also created an illustration for last fall (here’s the blog post). The Lego has grown up quite a bit in the past few decades, and you can even get a Lego version of Fallingwater at the MoMA Design Store.

June 11, 2010  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions, Tech
Analyzing Abramović

As is the case with most Web designers, producers, and graphic designers, I have an unhealthy attraction to infographics, whether it be the work of the Almighty Edward Tufte, the non-stop hit factory of The New York Times (here’s my all-time favorite), or the rich annual reports of Nicholas Feltron.