Beaded bags, embroidered cushion covers, puppets, stained-glass windows, paintings on canvas—Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s short but vibrant career spanned such a broad range of creative disciplines that it remains difficult to define her as an artist. In this video, senior curator Anne Umland, organizer of the exhibition Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction, guides us through Taeuber-Arp’s multifaceted work, revealing a shapeshifting artist whose language of abstraction defied categorization.

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction, organized by Anne Umland, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art; Walburga Krupp, independent curator; Eva Reifert, Curator, Nineteenth-Century and Modern Art, Kunstmuseum Basel; and Natalia Sidlina, Curator, International Art, Tate Modern; with Laura Braverman, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, is on view at MoMA through March 12, 2022.