The Museum of the Moving Image - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Museum of the Moving Image. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact” Exhibition

    “Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Film - Video installation
    • 2015-11-07 - 2016-04-10

    The reimagining and recycling of Hollywood iconography in contemporary art, and the way that movies live on in our personal and cultural memories, are explored in the exhibition Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives...More »

  • poster for “How Cats Took Over the Internet” Exhibition

    “How Cats Took Over the Internet” Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2015-08-07 - 2016-01-31

    That cats “rule the Internet” is an undisputed truism. Internet users have created and viewed millions of images and videos of cats, delighting in media that dwell on the cat’s many paradoxes: its independence...More »

  • poster for “Uncanny Valley Archives” Exhibition

    “Uncanny Valley Archives” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-05-13 - 2015-09-13

    Artist and animator Scott Gelber uses stock 3-D models, rich digital textures, and artifacts of contemporary computing to construct elaborate tableaux that are both familiar and inexplicable. For Uncanny...More »

  • poster for “Sensory Stories: An Exhibition of New Narrative Experiences” Exhibition

    “Sensory Stories: An Exhibition of New Narrative Experiences” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-04-18 - 2015-07-26

    Sparked by recent developments in digital technology, companies and creators are exploring ways to extend storytelling beyond traditional screens. Sensory Stories invites visitors to encounter new immersive...More »

  • poster for “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” Exhibition

    “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2015-03-14 - 2015-06-14

    This new major exhibition explores the creative process behind Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television series of all time, now launching its final seven episodes on AMC. Featuring large-scale sets...More »

  • poster for Sabrina Ratté “Common Areas”

    Sabrina Ratté “Common Areas”

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2015-01-09 - 2015-05-10

    Organized by Jason Eppink, Associate Curator of Digital Media, and presented as part of First Look 2015. With support from The Cultural Services of the Québec Government Office in New York Sabrina...More »

  • poster for “Plymptoons: Short Films and Drawings by Bill Plympton” Exhibition

    “Plymptoons: Short Films and Drawings by Bill Plympton” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2014-09-13 - 2015-01-04

    In the gently surreal, endlessly inventive cartoons of New York-based animator Bill Plympton, the artist’s unique imagination can be felt in every frame. Plympton is an independent filmmaker in the truest...More »

  • poster for “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” Exhibition

    “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2014-07-19 - 2015-01-19

    Animation director and artist Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones (1912–2002) made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy...More »

  • poster for “American Meshuggana” Installation

    “American Meshuggana” Installation

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation - Digital
    • 2014-05-16 - 2014-09-21

    In the lobby YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, formed in 1999 and based in Seoul, South Korea, is a two-artist collective composed of Young-hae Chang (South Korea) and Marc Voge (U.S.). The artists use...More »

  • poster for “The World Comes to Queens: Films from the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs” Screening

    “The World Comes to Queens: Films from the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs” Screening

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2014-04-30 - 2014-08-31

    In the Video Screening Amphitheater Nearly 100 million people came to Queens for two World’s Fairs that opened 25 years apart, in 1939 and 1964. On the eve of World War II, the 1939–1940 fair looked to...More »

  • poster for Jim Campbell “Rhythms of Perception”

    Jim Campbell “Rhythms of Perception”

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2014-03-21 - 2014-06-15

    Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception is the first solo museum exhibition in New York of the San Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell (b.1956), who is best known for his evocative low resolution works. This...More »

  • poster for “Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games” Exhibition

    “Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games” Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation - Digital
    • 2013-12-14 - 2014-03-02

    ndieCade the International Festival of Independent Games and Museum of the Moving Image present a playable exhibition of more than two dozen games that represent the breadth and depth of the “indie” video...More »

  • poster for Will Carlough and Richard Boenigk “Translation Party”

    Will Carlough and Richard Boenigk “Translation Party”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-11-06 - 2014-01-04

    Translation Party (2009, 2013) by Will Carlough and Richard Boenigk uses machine translation to convert an English phrase into Japanese, then convert that result back into English, continuing this process...More »

  • poster for “Lights, Camera, Astoria!” Exhibition

    “Lights, Camera, Astoria!” Exhibition

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2013-10-26 - 2015-03-29

    Organized by Barbara Miller, Curator of the Collection and Exhibitions, and Richard Koszarski, author of Hollywood on the Hudson This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio...More »

  • poster for Joseph O. Holmes “The Booth: The Last Days of Film Projection”

    Joseph O. Holmes “The Booth: The Last Days of Film Projection”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-10-05 - 2014-02-02

    “For most of us who love going to the movies, the projection booth and what goes on in there is a bit of a mystery, if we even think about it at all. I, for one, am glad that Joe Holmes not only thinks...More »

  • poster for “From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in Breaking Bad” Exhibition

    “From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in Breaking Bad” Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2013-07-26 - 2013-10-27

    The highly acclaimed dramatic series Breaking Bad ends this summer after five seasons on AMC. At the heart of the series is a truly remarkable performance by Bryan Cranston, who won three consecutive Emmy...More »

  • poster for ”PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film” Exhibition

    ”PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film” Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2013-07-11 - 2013-11-10

    The third and final installation in a series of three exhibitions, PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film, uncovers ten powerful stories of obsessive workmanship within filmmaking....More »

  • poster for “Single Stream” Exhibition

    “Single Stream” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-07-03 - 2013-11-03

    SINGLE STREAM (2013), by Paweł Wojtasik, Toby Lee, and Ernst Karel, explores a materials recovery facility in Charlestown, Massachusetts where hundreds of tons of refuse are sorted and processed daily...More »

  • poster for “Cut Up” Exhibition

    “Cut Up” Exhibition

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2013-06-29 - 2013-09-15

    From supercuts to mashups to remixes, Cut Up celebrates the practice of re-editing popular media to create new work, presenting contemporary videos by self-taught editors and emerging artists alongside...More »

  • poster for “Sonos Playground Deconstructed” Installation

    “Sonos Playground Deconstructed” Installation

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    • Media: Video installation - Digital - Media Arts
    • 2013-04-03 - 2013-06-16

    Sonos Playground Deconstructed (2013) is a site-specific installation, designed by Aramique, Red Paper Heart, and Fake Love, that aims to bring minimalist art to life as an immersive music video environment....More »

  • poster for “Spectacle: The Music Video” Exhibition

    “Spectacle: The Music Video” Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2013-04-03 - 2013-06-16

    Spectacle: The Music Video is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video. From early examples of music in film to the work of music video masters such as David Bowie...More »

  • poster for Evan Roth “A Tribute to Heather”

    Evan Roth “A Tribute to Heather”

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    • Media: Video installation - Media Arts
    • 2013-02-27 - 2013-06-30

    Artist Evan Roth (b. 1978) reappropriates public space, popular culture, and digital techniques to create surprising and illuminating works both on and off the Internet. A Tribute to Heather consists of...More »

  • poster for "Film After Film" Exhibition

    "Film After Film" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2012-08-25 - 2012-10-28

    This installation of moving image works demonstrates some of the ways that film lives beyond the walls of the movie theater—by inhabiting our hand-held devices, television screens, monitors, and walls....More »

  • poster for Aram Bartholl “DVD Dead Drop”

    Aram Bartholl “DVD Dead Drop”

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2012-08-16 - 2013-11-26

    Museum of the Moving Image will open DVD Dead Drop, a new, unique installation by Berlin-based artist Aram Bartholl (b. 1972). The Museum-commissioned work features an inconspicuous, slot-loading DVD burner...More »

  • poster for We Tripped El Hadji Diouf "The Story of a Photoshop Thread"

    We Tripped El Hadji Diouf "The Story of a Photoshop Thread"

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    • Media: Video installation - Media Arts
    • 2012-06-15 - 2012-09-23

    On February 5, 2011, T. Finn, a member of the comedy website Something Awful, posted a doctored animated GIF of Senegalese soccer player El Hadji Diouf being clobbered by an invisible opponent. His challenge...More »

  • poster for "PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS:  30 stories of craftsmanship in film" Exhibition

    "PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2012-06-14 - 2012-08-19

    The second installation of a three-exhibition series, PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film, uncovers ten powerful stories of obsessive workmanship within filmmaking. It offers...More »

  • poster for Caroline Martel "INDUSTRY/CINEMA"

    Caroline Martel "INDUSTRY/CINEMA"

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2012-05-17 - 2012-10-28

    Apart from the familiar world of feature films, there exists a lesser-known world of industrial films, instructional and informational sponsored short films that were shown in schools, at corporate events,...More »

  • poster for Caroline Martel "Industry/Cinema"

    Caroline Martel "Industry/Cinema"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-05-17 - 2012-08-12

    Apart from the familiar world of feature films, there exists a lesser-known world of industrial films, instructional and informational sponsored short films that were shown in schools, at corporate events,...More »

  • poster for "Aliens, Gadgets, and Guns: Designing the World of Men in Black 3" Exhibition

    "Aliens, Gadgets, and Guns: Designing the World of Men in Black 3" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2012-05-09 - 2012-09-23

    Rick Baker, the master special effects makeup artist who has won seven Academy Awards, created the alien creatures for the Men in Black movies. Baker’s extraterrestrials are among the most memorable visual...More »

  • poster for "We Tripped El Hadji Diouf: The Story of a Photoshop Thread" Exhibition

    "We Tripped El Hadji Diouf: The Story of a Photoshop Thread" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2012-04-17 - 2012-05-22

    On February 5, 2011, T. Finn, a member of the comedy website Something Awful, posted a doctored animated GIF of Senegalese soccer player El Hadji Diouf being clobbered by an invisible opponent. His challenge...More »

  • poster for Jodi "Street Digital: Selected Works"

    Jodi "Street Digital: Selected Works"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2012-03-31 - 2012-05-20

    Working under the moniker JODI, the artist duo Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans rose to prominence in the mid-1990s as pioneers of “net.art,” an artistic movement that explored the nascent World Wide Web...More »

  • poster for Mircea Cantor "Restless: Films and Other Works"

    Mircea Cantor "Restless: Films and Other Works"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2012-03-03 - 2012-05-06

    Seven women dressed in white walk in a circle in the sand, sweeping away their footprints. A young boy attempts to cut a stream of water with scissors. A crowd of Albanian demonstrators march through the...More »

  • poster for Ming Wong "Persona Performa Panorama"

    Ming Wong "Persona Performa Panorama"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-11-10 - 2012-04-15

    As part of his site-specific theatrical event Persona Performa, Ming Wong has created a 50-foot long video panorama for the Museum's lobby, using five projectors and software that seamlessly integrates...More »

  • poster for Jim Campbell "Exploded View (Commuters)"

    Jim Campbell "Exploded View (Commuters)"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2011-08-30 - 2011-11-06

    The artist Jim Campbell (b. 1956) works with LED lights to create extremely low-resolution images, exploring the margins of visual perception and revealing how much or how little information is required...More »

  • poster for Christopher Baker "Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise"

    Christopher Baker "Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-07-18 - 2011-11-06

    Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise (2008) stitches more than 5000 video diaries gathered from MySpace, YouTube, and Facebook into a massive, panoramic crowd of individual...More »

  • poster for Jim Henson "Jim Henson's Fantastic World"

    Jim Henson "Jim Henson's Fantastic World"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-07-16 - 2012-01-16

    Jim Henson's Fantastic World celebrates the internationally known creative genius Jim Henson, whose work encompassed film, television, and puppetry. The exhibition features over 120 artifacts, including...More »

  • poster for Jim Henson "Jim Henson's Time Piece"

    Jim Henson "Jim Henson's Time Piece"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-07-09 - 2011-09-30

    In 1965, Jim Henson made Time Piece, an experimental nine-minute short film that tells what he called “the story of Everyman, frustrated by the typical tasks of a typical day.” The film opens with a man—played...More »

  • poster for Daniel Rozin "Trash Mirror"

    Daniel Rozin "Trash Mirror"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2011-05-24 - 2011-08-15

    Daniel Rozin is an artist, educator, and developer whose installations and sculptures change and respond to the presence and perspective of the viewer. His new kinetic installation, Trash Mirror (Edition...More »

  • poster for "Dolls vs Dictators" Exhibition

    "Dolls vs Dictators" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-01-15 - 2011-05-15

    Martha Colburn is a filmmaker, animator, and multimedia artist who employs a variety of techniques, including puppetry, collage, and paint-on-glass. Many of her works address American history and its relationship...More »

  • poster for Chiho Aoshima "City Glow"

    Chiho Aoshima "City Glow"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-01-15 - 2011-07-17

    City Glow was made by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima in collaboration with New Zealand-based animator Bruce Ferguson. Using a pictorial style derived from traditional and pop sources (Japanese scroll paintings,...More »

  • poster for "Real Virtuality" Exhibition

    "Real Virtuality" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-01-15 - 2011-06-12

    The six installations in this exhibition were created by artists and technologists with backgrounds in architecture, painting, filmmaking, video art, and software engineering. They have in common their...More »

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