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February 28, 2014  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: And the Winner Isn’t—Embarrassing Best Picture Whiffs

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 Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film Academy Award. 1978. Gold-plated britannium on a brass base

The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film Academy Award. 1978. Gold-plated britannium on a brass base. Photo: Jason Persse

On Sunday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hand out another batch of gold-plated statuettes, so armchair filmmakers like myself are all in a lather

January 31, 2014  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: The Picture Stays in the Picture

I am a big proponent for slowing down to look more closely at art when visiting museums. Sometimes, instead of scrambling to see as many works as possible (and finding that few stick), that means focusing in on just a small number of works during a visit.

December 20, 2013  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Let It Snow!

You may have heard that in the New York City area we’ve already had our first (and second!) snowfall of the season, and while I’m decidedly not in the “dreaming of a white Christmas” camp, I can appreciate the fleeting beauty of pristine winter scenery. Taking a peek into MoMA’s collection turns up many works befitting the season—some that are arguably better than the real thing, and others that are a reminder of the “joys” of winter weather.

November 22, 2013  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Young, Loud, and Snotty—Punk Posters in the Collection

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.

With the recent death of Lou Reed and the U.K. release of Morrissey’s Autobiography

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

July 19, 2013  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Escape from New York

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.

There are tons of great things about summer in the city, first among them being how the place mellows out.

May 31, 2013  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Gimme Five!

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.

We had a lot of fun selecting hand-related graphics from the collection to display in Hand Signals: Digits, Fists, and Talons.

February 14, 2013  |  Five for Friday
Five for Valentine’s Day: A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

To get everyone in the mood for today’s amorous holiday, I’ve selected some of the best kisses from MoMA’s collection. What’s your favorite?

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 MoMA.org.

October 26, 2012  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: Spooooooky 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.

Walking around the galleries on a Tuesday, when MoMA is closed to the public and virtually empty, is a rare treat Museum employees can enjoy.