In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Alex Halberstadt, senior writer on MoMA’s Creative Team, looks at Janet Sobel’s 1945 canvas Milky Way and imagines the artist in her Brighton Beach apartment, painting for the pure joy of it.

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