Posts tagged ‘Modern Women’
March 27, 2014  |  Film
Apple Tree Farm: A Script by Stanley Lupino, with Revisions by Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino with her father, Stanley. c. 1936

Ida Lupino with her father, Stanley. c. 1936

Ida Lupino’s (1918–1995) work as an accomplished actress is acknowledged by many who enjoy classic Hollywood studio films. With well-known movies like The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), They Drive by Night (1940), and the memorable High Sierra (1941) as part of her acting résumé

January 20, 2011  |  Modern Women
Art and Everyday Spaces

While at MoMA, I wrote an essay for the publication Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art entitled “Mind, Body, Sculpture: Alice Aycock, Mary Miss, and Jackie Winsor in the 1970s.”

December 16, 2010  |  Events & Programs, Modern Women
The Raincoats: Shouting Out Loud at MoMA

The Raincoats at MoMA

The Raincoats perform at MoMA, November 20, 2010. Photo by Jason Bergman

In conjunction with the Museum’s Modern Women initiative, on Saturday, November 20, 2010, PopRally presented An Evening with the Raincoats (check out photos from the event), featuring a live performance by the legendary post-punk band and a DJ set by Kathleen Hanna. In this video and in the guest posts below, the Raincoats’ Gina Birch and Ana da Silva shared their thoughts on performing at MoMA…

December 9, 2010  |  Film, Modern Women
Candid Thoughts on Lillian Gish

The Whales of August. 1987. USA. Directed by Lindsay Anderson

The Whales of August. 1987. USA. Directed by Lindsay Anderson

Much has been written about Lillian Gish over the course of her 75-year career, and as the Museum’s retrospective of the actress’s films nears a close (concluding with a screening of the Museum’s newly preserved print of Orphans of the Storm on Monday, December 13), I would like to pay particular attention to the writings of three of Gish’s friends, colleagues, and critics—Anita Loos, Andrew Sarris, and Mike Kaplan—who offered the kind of personal insights that aren’t often evident among all of the written discussion of her career.

November 23, 2010  |  Film
Eternally Grateful: Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish MoMA retrospective reception

The Museum of Modern Art's Lillian Gish retrospective reception, September 18, 1980. From left: Sir John Gielgud, Helen Hayes, Nedda Harrington Logan, Lillian Gish, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Irene Worth. Photo: MoMA Department of Film archives

The inspiration for MoMA’s upcoming Lillian Gish retrospective came about during the planning of the publication Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art. When I was asked to write an essay on a film artist for the book, actress Lillian Gish quickly came to mind. Not only is she integral to the history of film, but also to the history of film collecting at MoMA. She was an early champion of the Department of Film’s preservation efforts, and she was instrumental in getting her frequent collaborator D. W. Griffith to give his films to the Museum.

November 18, 2010  |  Events & Programs, Modern Women, Viewpoints
Discovering a “Fairytale in the Supermarket”

In conjuction with the Museum’s Modern Women initiative, PopRally presents An Evening with the Raincoats at MoMA on Saturday, November 20. Today’s guest blogger, Kathleen Hanna—founding member of Bikini Kill, co-creator of the zine Riot Grrrl, and lead singer of the dance-punk band Le Tigre—will DJ the event.

Kathleen Hanna. Photo by Aliya Naumoff

In 1990 I was given a mixtape with The Raincoats’ “Fairytale in the Supermarket” on it. It was the first time I’d ever heard them, and to this day it remains one of my favorite songs. As a 20-year-old who had just starting touring with a band, the song opened up a whole new world to me—one where I didn’t have to play guitar solos or make music the same way my male peers did.

November 12, 2010  |  Film, Modern Women
Barbara Hammer on Feminist Film

One of the key experimental filmmakers of her generation, Barbara Hammer (American, b. 1939) is renowned for creating the earliest and most extensive body of avant-garde films on lesbian life and sexuality. In this fascinating video interview, she talks about her career as a filmmaker and the development of feminist and queer filmmaking over the last thirty years.

October 13, 2010  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Counter Space
Juliet Kinchin on The Martha Stewart Show: It’s a Good Thing!

Juliet Kinchin with Martha Stewart on the set of The Martha Stewart Show last week (October 6)

Here’s a fun update: Counter Space Curator Juliet Kinchin recently made an appearance on The Martha Stewart Show! The episode that aired on Wednesday, October 6, was dedicated to modern kitchens and kitchen organization, and Juliet starred in a seven-minute segment to discuss the exhibition, with a focus on the Frankfurt Kitchen. You can watch the video on Martha’s website, and read her review of the show in the Observer.

September 29, 2010  |  Modern Women
Modern Women Through MoMA’s History

For the publication Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art, Michelle Elligott, the Museum Archivist, contributed a wonderful essay entitled “Modern Women: A Partial History,” a kind of lexicon comprising historical entries on and capsule biographies of selected noteworthy women throughout the Museum’s history. In this video, she discusses some of these women and their impact both at MoMA and within the museum field in general.

September 24, 2010  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Counter Space, Design
A Counter Space Odyssey

I find that the process of many design jobs is a journey between two extremes, both of which are usually to be avoided, but if you strike the right balance, you end up in some interesting places. Finding the graphic identity for the exhibition Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen</a> was a classic example.