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OTHER EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

Artifact or Idea? Photography in MoMA Exhibition Design, 1937–1979

November 10, 2010–April 15, 2011

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine

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In its early decades the Museum played a significant role in establishing photography as a modern art form. At the same time MoMA was integrating photography into innovative installation designs, blurring distinctions between photographs as art objects and as communications media. In this exhibit, books, periodicals, installation photographs, and examples of actual exhibition design illustrate how diverse developments in twentieth-century photography were mobilized to explain, disseminate, and promote modernism.

Organized by Jennifer Tobias, Librarian, Reader Services.