LaToya Ruby Frazier. Grandma Ruby and Me. 2005. Gelatin silver print, 18 3/8 × 23 5/16" (46.7 × 59.2 cm). The Photography Council Fund. © 2018 LaToya Ruby Frazier

Pay Attention

MoMA staff share works in the collection that force us to take notice of the world around us.
Cortney Cleveland Dec 11, 2018

Staff Picks: Pay Attention

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Disappearing Acts, our retrospective of conceptual artist Bruce Nauman’s tremendous five-decade career, currently fills our galleries with works that challenge our understanding of our place in the world and compel viewers to question the familiar. Few things have the ability to change how we look at the world the way a work of art can. This month’s Staff Picks celebrate the many ways in which art pushes us to pay attention to the world around us—from works that spark new modes of thinking, to compositions that demand we slow down and literally look closer.