The Museum of Modern Art - Past Events

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

  • poster for “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive” Exhibition

    “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2017-06-12 - 2017-10-01

    Floor Three, The Robert B. Menschel Galleries Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive is a major exhibition on Frank Lloyd Wright that critically engages his multifaceted practice. Wright was...More »

  • poster for “Projects 106: Martine Syms” Exhibition

    “Projects 106: Martine Syms” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2017-05-27 - 2017-07-16

    The Museum of Modern Art presents Projects 106: Martine Syms, the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Martine Syms (b. 1988). A part of The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series,...More »

  • poster for “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends” Exhibition

    “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2017-05-21 - 2017-09-17

    Major Retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg Foregrounds the Artist’s Collaborative Practice. Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, a retrospective spanning the six-decade career of this defining figure...More »

  • poster for Louise Lawler “Why Pictures Now”

    Louise Lawler “Why Pictures Now”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-04-30 - 2017-07-30

    With Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now, The Museum of Modern Art presents the first major survey in New York of Louise Lawler (American, b. 1947), spanning the 40-year creative output of one of the most...More »

  • poster for “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” Exhibition

    “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Installation - Ceramics
    • 2017-04-15 - 2017-08-13

    Floor Three, Exhibition Galleries Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around...More »

  • poster for “Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection” Exhibition

    “Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2017-03-19 - 2017-07-30

    Floor Six, The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Gallery Unfinished Conversations brings together works by more than a dozen artists, made in the past decade and recently acquired by...More »

  • poster for “A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde” Exhibition

    “A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Film
    • 2016-12-03 - 2017-03-12

    South Gallery, third floor The Museum of Modern Art presents A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde, an exhibition that brings together 260 works from MoMA’s collection, tracing...More »

  • poster for “One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers” Exhibition

    “One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2016-11-23 - 2017-04-02

    The Museum of Modern Art announces the release of One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers, the first publication to reproduce all 70 photocollages created by Josef Albers at the...More »

  • poster for “One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers” Exhibition

    “One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-11-23 - 2017-04-02

    Floor 5 Josef Albers (American, born Germany, 1888–1976) is a central figure in 20th-century art, both as a practitioner and as a teacher at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale University....More »

  • poster for Francis Picabia “Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction”

    Francis Picabia “Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-11-21 - 2017-03-19

    The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction is the first major exhibition in the U.S. to encompass the...More »

  • poster for “The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel” Exhibition

    “The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-10-29 - 2017-05-07

    The Paul J. Sachs Galleries, second floor The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel presents an engaging survey of The Museum of Modern Art’s multifaceted collection of photography. Borrowing...More »

  • poster for “Making Faces: Images of Exploitation and Empowerment in Cinema” Exhibition

    “Making Faces: Images of Exploitation and Empowerment in Cinema” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-10-14 - 2017-04-30

    The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater Lobby Making Faces presents a selection of images from the Department of Film’s extensive collection of film stills that explore the representation of historical “otherness”...More »

  • poster for “How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior” Exhibition

    “How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2016-10-01 - 2017-04-23

    Third Floor Galleries With How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, The Museum of Modern Art examines a range of environments—domestic interiors, exhibition displays, and retail spaces—with...More »

  • poster for “Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito” Exhibition

    “Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-09-23 - 2016-10-30

    Third Floor Gallery and other Interventions throughout the Museum The Museum of Modern Art presents Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito, the artist’s first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum. Projects 104,...More »

  • poster for Bruce Conner “It’s All True”

    Bruce Conner “It’s All True”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Installation - Film - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2016-07-03 - 2016-10-02

    The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE is the first monographic museum exhibition in New York of the artist Bruce Conner, the first large survey...More »

  • poster for Tony Oursler “Imponderable”

    Tony Oursler “Imponderable”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-06-18 - 2017-04-16

    Yoshiko and Akio Morita Gallery and Contemporary Galleries, second floor Beginning in June 2016, The Museum of Modern Art is reinstalling its second-floor contemporary galleries with three large-scale,...More »

  • poster for “Dadaglobe Reconstructed” Exhibition

    “Dadaglobe Reconstructed” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints
    • 2016-06-12 - 2016-09-18

    Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, second floor Dadaglobe Reconstructed, on view at The Museum of Modern Art from June 12 through September 18, 2016, will reunite over 100 works by...More »

  • poster for Teiji Furuhashi “Lovers”

    Teiji Furuhashi “Lovers”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-06-11 - 2017-04-16

    Contemporary Galleries, second floor Beginning in June 2016, The Museum of Modern Art is reinstalling its second-floor contemporary galleries with three large-scale, single-work installations by contemporary...More »

  • poster for Nan Goldin “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”

    Nan Goldin “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2016-06-11 - 2017-04-16

    Contemporary Galleries, second floor Beginning in June 2016, The Museum of Modern Art is reinstalling its second-floor contemporary galleries with three large-scale, single-work installations by contemporary...More »

  • poster for Bouchra Khalili “The Mapping Journey Project”

    Bouchra Khalili “The Mapping Journey Project”

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2016-04-09 - 2016-08-28

    The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor Bouchra Khalili: The Mapping Journey Project is an installation comprising the artist’s complete set of eight videos produced from 2008 to...More »

  • poster for Edgar Degas “A Strange New Beauty”

    Edgar Degas “A Strange New Beauty”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2016-03-26 - 2016-07-24

    Focusing on Process and Experimentation, the Exhibition Shows Degas at His Most Modern and Innovative The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Gallery, sixth floor With the major exhibition...More »

  • poster for “From the Collection: 1960–1969” Exhibition

    “From the Collection: 1960–1969” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2016-03-26 - 2017-03-12

    The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries, fourth floor With From the Collection: 1960–1969, MoMA reinstalls its fourth-floor collection galleries with works from all six of its curatorial...More »

  • poster for Rachel Harrison “Perth Amboy”

    Rachel Harrison “Perth Amboy”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-03-19 - 2016-09-05

    Dunn Gallery, second floor Named after a town in New Jersey where an apparition of the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared on the window of a two-story house, Rachel Harrison’s room-sized work Perth...More »

  • poster for “A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond” Exhibition

    “A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2016-03-13 - 2016-07-04

    Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond focuses on the work of architects and designers orbiting Pritzker Prize winners Toyo Ito and SANAA....More »

  • poster for “Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa” Exhibition

    “Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-06-12

    The Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Lobby Gallery, fourth floor The Museum of Modern Art presents the work of Neïl Beloufa, an emerging artist who deftly combines sculpture and moving-image media to create...More »

  • poster for Maria Hassabi “Plastic”

    Maria Hassabi “Plastic”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2016-03-01 - 2016-03-20

    Artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi’s PLASTIC is a commissioned live installation in which dancers perform throughout MoMA continuously during opening hours. They move between poses at a barely perceptible...More »

  • poster for Marcel Broodthaers “A Retrospective”

    Marcel Broodthaers “A Retrospective”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-02-14 - 2016-05-15

    The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to take place in New York, bringing together...More »

  • poster for “Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954” Exhibition

    “Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-22 - 2016-05-01

    The Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, second floor This concentrated survey of the work of Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956) tracks the evolution of the artist’s work from...More »

  • poster for “Soldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War” Exhibition

    “Soldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2015-11-21 - 2016-03-20

    The years surrounding World War II posed a creative and existential crisis, as artists struggled to respond to human, social, and cultural conditions in the wake of the horrors of combat, images of concentration...More »

  • poster for Ernie Gehr “Carnival of Shadows”

    Ernie Gehr “Carnival of Shadows”

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation
    • 2015-11-21 - 2016-04-30

    Ernie Gehr’s large-scale, multiscreen video installation CARNIVAL OF SHADOWS is simultaneously a reflection on early animation and genre cinema, a playful exercise in moving-image graphics, and an extension...More »

  • poster for Barbara Bloom “Framing Wall” Exhibition

    Barbara Bloom “Framing Wall” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2015-11-20 - 2015-12-20

    Floor 1, Gund Lobby Over the past four decades, Barbara Bloom (American, born 1951) has engaged in a Conceptual practice centered on photography and intricate image-based installations featuring diverse...More »

  • poster for “Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015” Exhibition

    “Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-11-07 - 2016-03-20

    New Photography, MoMA’s longstanding exhibition series of recent work in photography, returns this fall in an expanded, biannual format. On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, New Photography is expanding...More »

  • poster for Joaquín Torres-García “The Arcadian Modern”

    Joaquín Torres-García “The Arcadian Modern”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2015-10-25 - 2016-02-15

    This major retrospective of Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan, 1874–1949) features works ranging from the late 19th century to the 1940s, including drawings, paintings, objects, sculptures, and original...More »

  • poster for Walid Raad Exhibition

    Walid Raad Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2015-10-12 - 2016-01-31

    Over 200 Works from the last 25 Years Ask Urgent Questions about the Construction of History within the Context of War and the Emergence of New Infrastructures for the Visual Arts in the Arab World The...More »

  • poster for Pablo Picasso “Picasso Sculpture”

    Pablo Picasso “Picasso Sculpture”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-09-14 - 2016-02-07

    Picasso Sculpture offers a broad survey of Pablo Picasso’s work in three dimensions, spanning the years 1902 to 1964. The largest museum presentation of Picasso’s sculptures to take place in the United...More »

  • poster for “Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980” Exhibition

    “Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980” Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2015-09-05 - 2016-01-03

    The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980 focuses on the parallels and connections among an international scene...More »

  • poster for “Take an Object” Exhibition

    “Take an Object” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-08-22 - 2016-02-28

    Special Exhibitions Gallery, second floor In 1964, Jasper Johns wrote himself a note in his sketchbook: “Take an object / Do something to it / Do something else to it. [Repeat.]” Since then, art historians,...More »

  • poster for Harry Shunk and János Kender “Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971”

    Harry Shunk and János Kender “Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-05-17 - 2015-10-04

    The photographers Harry Shunk (German, 1924–2006) and János Kender (Hungarian, 1937–2009) worked together under the name Shunk-Kender from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, based first in Paris and then...More »

  • poster for Gilbert & George “The Early Years”

    Gilbert & George “The Early Years”

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation
    • 2015-05-09 - 2015-09-27

    The Paul J. Sachs Drawing Galleries, third floor Since the beginning of their collaboration, in the late 1960s, British sculptors Gilbert & George have aimed to become the work of art—elevating...More »

  • poster for Andy Warhol “Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967”

    Andy Warhol “Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2015-04-25 - 2015-10-18

    Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans is the signature work in the artist’s career and a landmark in MoMA’s collection. The 1962 series of 32 paintings is the centerpiece in this focused collection exhibition...More »

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    Björk Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-03-08 - 2015-06-07

    The Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective of the multifaceted work of composer, musician, and singer Björk. The exhibition draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and innovative projects...More »

  • poster for “Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection” Exhibition

    “Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2015-03-08 - 2016-03-31

    Contemporary Galleries, second floor. Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection is a sweeping reinstallation of MoMA’s Contemporary Galleries. This cross-medium selection of works,...More »

  • poster for “This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good” Exhibition

    “This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Furniture - Fashion
    • 2015-02-14 - 2016-01-31

    Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor This exhibition takes its title from the Twitter message that British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) used to light...More »

  • poster for “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” Exhibition

    “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-12-14 - 2015-04-05

    Forever Now presents the work of 17 artists whose paintings reflect a singular approach that characterizes our cultural moment at the beginning of this new millennium: they refuse to allow us to define...More »

  • poster for “Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949” Exhibition

    “Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-12-13 - 2015-04-19

    The creative possibilities explored through photography were never richer or more varied than in the years between the First and Second World Wars, when photographers approached figuration, abstraction,...More »

  • poster for “Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye” Exhibition

    “Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye” Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2014-11-15 - 2015-11-15

    Music and design­—art forms that share aesthetics of rhythm, tonality, harmony, interaction, and improvisation—have long had a close affinity, perhaps never more so than during the 20th century. Radical...More »

  • poster for Sturtevant “Double Trouble”

    Sturtevant “Double Trouble”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Film
    • 2014-11-09 - 2015-02-22

    MoMA presents the first comprehensive survey in the U.S. of the 50-year career of Sturtevant (American, 1924–2014), and the only institutional presentation of her work organized in the U.S. since a solo...More »

  • poster for “100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History” Exhibition

    “100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-10-24 - 2015-03-01

    The Museum of Modern Art announces the discovery of previously unidentified, 101-year-old film footage, the earliest known surviving feature film with a cast of black actors. The unedited daily rushes—multiple...More »

  • poster for Jean Dubuffet “Soul of the Underground”

    Jean Dubuffet “Soul of the Underground”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-18 - 2015-04-05

    Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985) maintained a rebellious attitude toward prevailing notions of high culture, beauty, and good taste, and was a relentless innovator from the time he committed himself to...More »

  • poster for Henri Matisse “The Cut-Outs”

    Henri Matisse “The Cut-Outs”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-12 - 2015-02-08

    In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out....More »

  • poster for “Cut to Swipe” Exhibition

    “Cut to Swipe” Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2014-10-11 - 2015-06-21

    Cut to Swipe highlights a selection of recent acquisitions by MoMA’s Department of Media and Performance Art, ranging from Dara Birnbaum’s landmark 1982 installation PM Magazine to recent works by Kevin...More »

  • poster for Robert Gober “The Heart Is Not a Metaphor”

    Robert Gober “The Heart Is Not a Metaphor”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-10-04 - 2015-01-18

    “The Heart Is Not a Metaphor,” is the first large-scale survey of Robert Gober’s career to take place in the United States. Robert Gober (American, b. 1954) rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and was...More »

  • poster for Christopher Williams “The Production Line of Happiness”

    Christopher Williams “The Production Line of Happiness”

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    • Media: Photography - Film
    • 2014-07-27 - 2014-11-02

    The first retrospective ever mounted of Christopher Williams (American, b. 1956)—spans the impressive 35-year career of one of the most influential cinephilic artists working in photography. Williams studied...More »

  • poster for “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters” Exhibition

    “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints
    • 2014-07-26 - 2015-03-22

    A preeminent artist of Belle Époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations...More »

  • poster for “Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions” Exhibition

    “Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2014-06-11 - 2014-09-28

    The title of this exhibition is adapted from the phrase “the sight of a reason,” a line in Gertrude Stein’s groundbreaking prose work Tender Buttons (1914). In her collection of “portraits” of everyday...More »

  • poster for “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010” Exhibition

    “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-08-03

    The Museum of Modern Art presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Sigmar Polke (German, 1941–2010), encompassing Polke’s work across all mediums, including painting, photography, film, drawing,...More »

  • poster for Robert Heinecken “Object Matter”

    Robert Heinecken “Object Matter”

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    • Media: Photography - Prints
    • 2014-03-15 - 2014-09-07

    This is the first retrospective of the groundbreaking work of Robert Heinecken since his death in 2006. Heinecken dedicated his life to making art and teaching, establishing the photography program at...More »

  • poster for “Gauguin: Metamorphoses” Exhibition

    “Gauguin: Metamorphoses” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-03-08 - 2014-06-08

    This exhibition focuses on Paul Gauguin’s rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and their relationship to his better-known paintings and his sculptures in wood and ceramic. Comprising approximately...More »

  • poster for “A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio” Exhibition

    “A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Film - Video installation
    • 2014-02-08 - 2014-11-02

    A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and other artists using photography have worked and experimented within their studios, from photography’s...More »

  • poster for “Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal” Exhibition

    “Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Film
    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-06-01

    Celebrating the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Through an initial selection of drawings,...More »

  • poster for “Artist/Novelist” Exhibition

    “Artist/Novelist” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Product
    • 2014-01-08 - 2014-03-31

    This exhibition presents a selection of experiments with novels from throughout the past hundred years. Early in the 20th century, modern artists illustrated canonical novels, while others conceived works...More »

  • poster for “Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New” Exhibition

    “Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Performance Art
    • 2013-12-21 - 2014-04-21

    During a career spanning half a century, Ileana Sonnabend (1914–2007) helped shape the course of postwar art in Europe and North America. A gallerist and noted collector, Sonnabend discovered and championed...More »

  • poster for Isaac Julien “Ten Thousand Waves”

    Isaac Julien “Ten Thousand Waves”

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2013-11-25 - 2014-02-17

    Ten Thousand Waves (2010) is an immersive film installation projected onto nine double-sided screens arranged in a dynamic structure. Especially conceived for The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium,...More »

  • poster for Isa Genzken Exhibition

    Isa Genzken Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Film - Performance Art
    • 2013-11-23 - 2014-03-10

    Isa Genzken (German, b. 1948) is arguably one of the most important and influential female sculptor of the past 30 years. Epically diverse, Genzken’s oeuvre has been inspired by two grand themes: modernity...More »

  • poster for “Designing Modern Women 1890–1990” Exhibition

    “Designing Modern Women 1890–1990” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Ceramics - Performance Art
    • 2013-10-05 - 2014-10-01

    Modern design of the twentieth century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women–as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers and educators....More »

  • poster for Dante Ferretti “Design and Construction for the Cinema”

    Dante Ferretti “Design and Construction for the Cinema”

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    • Media: Installation - Product - Film
    • 2013-09-28 - 2014-02-09

    Held in conjunction with the film exhibition Dante Ferretti: Designing for the Big Screen. Since 1969 Dante Ferretti has served as the production designer on over 50 feature films, 24 opera productions,...More »

  • poster for “Reading List: Artists’ Selections from the MoMA Library Collection” Exhibition

    “Reading List: Artists’ Selections from the MoMA Library Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Product
    • 2013-09-25 - 2014-01-06

    The Museum of Modern Art Library is frequented by artists who use the collection for research and inspiration. For this exhibition, a group of artists were asked to select a favorite item from the library...More »

  • poster for "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938" Exhibition

    "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Other
    • 2013-09-22 - 2014-01-12

    This exhibition, organized in collaboration with The Menil Collection, Houston, and The Art Institute of Chicago, is the first to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte,...More »

  • poster for Dorothea Rockburne “Drawing Which Makes Itself”

    Dorothea Rockburne “Drawing Which Makes Itself”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-09-21 - 2014-01-20

    “How could drawing be of itself and not about something else?” Dorothea Rockburne’s 1973 exhibition at the Bykert Gallery in New York, a touchstone in modern drawing practice, aimed to address the artist’s...More »

  • poster for “New Photography 2013” Exhibition

    “New Photography 2013” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Other - Sculpture
    • 2013-09-14 - 2014-01-06

    “New Photography 2013” presents recent works by eight international artists who have expanded the field of photography as a medium of experimentation and intellectual inquiry. Their porous practices—grounded...More »

  • poster for “Images of an Infinite Film” Exhibition

    “Images of an Infinite Film” Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2013-09-07 - 2014-03-02

    “Images of an Infinite Film” brings together works that, through structural or material intervention, emulate processes of human knowing or thought, function as scores for imagined films, or take form...More »

  • poster for “American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe” Exhibition

    “American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints
    • 2013-08-17 - 2014-01-26

    Drawn from MoMA’s collection, American Modern takes a fresh look at the Museum’s holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American...More »

  • poster for “Soundings: A Contemporary Score” Exhibition

    “Soundings: A Contemporary Score” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Other
    • 2013-08-10 - 2013-11-03

    The MoMA’s first major exhibition of sound art, “Soundings,” presents work by 16 of the most innovative contemporary artists working with sound. While the artists in “Soundings” approach sound from a variety...More »

  • poster for Carol Bove “The Equinox”

    Carol Bove “The Equinox”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-07-20 - 2014-01-12

    The Equinox is an arrangement of seven sculptures by the Swiss-born American artist Carol Bove. The ensemble, created specifically for The Museum of Modern Art, brings together sculptures that represent...More »

  • poster for Walker Evans “American Photographs”

    Walker Evans “American Photographs”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-07-19 - 2014-01-26

    This installation celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first one-person photography exhibition at MoMA, and the accompanying landmark publication that established the potential of the photographer’s...More »

  • poster for “Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City” Exhibition

    “Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Prints
    • 2013-07-10 - 2013-12-01

    The ethos of collage shapes every aspect of contemporary culture, from the glut of signs and images to the many layers of digital information to the art of sampling. This installation revisits early uses...More »

  • poster for Le Corbusier "Landscapes for the Machine Age"

    Le Corbusier "Landscapes for the Machine Age"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Architecture
    • 2013-06-09 - 2013-09-23

    MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and...More »

  • poster for Ellsworth Kelly “Chatham Series”

    Ellsworth Kelly “Chatham Series”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-05-23 - 2013-09-08

    In celebration of Ellsworth Kelly’s 90th birthday in May 2013, The Museum of Modern Art presents an exhibition of the first series of paintings the artist made after leaving New York City for Spencertown,...More »

  • poster for Random International “Rain Room”

    Random International “Rain Room”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-05-12 - 2013-07-28

    Random International’s immersive environment Rain Room (2012), a major component of the MoMA PS1 exhibition EXPO 1: New York, is presented in the lot directly adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art. A field...More »

  • poster for “Projects 100: Akram Zaatari” Exhibition

    “Projects 100: Akram Zaatari” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-05-11 - 2013-09-23

    Working in photography, film, video, installation, and performance, Beirut-based artist Akram Zaatari has built a complex, compelling body of work that explores the state of image-making today. One of...More »

  • poster for “XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography” Exhibition

    “XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-05-10 - 2014-01-06

    This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial works. Presented at MoMA for the first time,...More »

  • poster for “Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960–1980)” Exhibition

    “Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960–1980)” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Other
    • 2013-05-08 - 2013-07-15

    Since its beginnings, the MoMA Library has housed several collections of artists’ files and subject files, which contain assorted printed ephemera like announcement cards, press clippings, posters, and...More »

  • poster for Claes Oldenburg "The Street and The Store"

    Claes Oldenburg "The Street and The Store"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-04-14 - 2013-08-05

    Claes Oldenburg’s audacious, witty, and profound depictions of everyday objects have earned him a reputation as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. This exhibition examines the beginnings...More »

  • poster for “Hand Signals: Digits, Fists, and Talons” Exhibition

    “Hand Signals: Digits, Fists, and Talons” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints
    • 2013-04-05 - 2013-09-08

    Hands—a part of the human body through which we communicate, sense, measure, and interact with the material world—are explored in this selection of 20th-century posters and graphic ephemera drawn from...More »

  • poster for “A Trip from Here to There” Exhibition

    “A Trip from Here to There” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Installation
    • 2013-03-15 - 2013-07-30

    Over the course of two years, from 2008 to 2010, the artist Mateo López traveled through his native Colombia, from Bogotá to Cali to Medellín. Crisscrossing vast expanses of territory via Vespa, López...More »

  • poster for Henri Labrouste "Structure Brought to Light"

    Henri Labrouste "Structure Brought to Light"

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Architecture
    • 2013-03-10 - 2013-06-24

    Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light will be the first solo exhibition of Labrouste’s work in the United States and will highlight his work as a milestone in the modern evolution of architecture....More »

  • poster for Bill Brandt "Shadow and Light"

    Bill Brandt "Shadow and Light"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-03-06 - 2013-08-12

    "Shadow and Light," is a major critical reevaluation of the heralded career of Bill Brandt (British, b. Germany, 1904-1983). A founding figure in photography's modernist traditions, Brandt ranks among...More »

  • poster for “Applied Design” Exhibition

    “Applied Design” Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Digital
    • 2013-03-02 - 2014-01-20

    There are still people who think that design is just about making things, people, and places pretty. In truth, design has spread to almost every facet of human activity, from science and education to politics...More »

  • poster for "Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth" Exhibition

    "Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Sculpture
    • 2013-02-17 - 2013-06-24

    The artistic practice of Dieter Roth (Swiss, b. Germany, 1930–1998) encompassed everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned works—prints, books, and...More »

  • poster for Wolfgang Laib Exhibition

    Wolfgang Laib Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-01-23 - 2013-03-11

    In early 2013, Wolfgang Laib’s "Pollen from Hazelnut" will inhabit the Museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, infusing the space with a yellow luminosity. Laib perceives the Marron Atrium as...More »

  • poster for "Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi" Exhibition

    "Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-01-09 - 2013-05-06

    Working in video and performance, Meiro Koizumi (Japanese, b. 1976) has built a compelling body of work that deals with power dynamics on scales from the familial to the national, and examines questions...More »

  • poster for "Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925" Exhibition

    "Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2012-12-23 - 2013-04-15

    In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists—Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Robert Delaunay—presented the first abstract pictures to the public. "Inventing Abstraction,...More »

  • poster for Christian Marclay "The Clock"

    Christian Marclay "The Clock"

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2012-12-21 - 2013-01-21

    The Museum will show Christian Marclay's groundbreaking video installation "The Clock" (2010). Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, "The Clock" is a cinematic tour de force that...More »

  • poster for Pier Paolo Pasolini Film Exhibition

    Pier Paolo Pasolini Film Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2012-12-13 - 2013-01-05

    More than two decades after its 1990 retrospective of Pier Paolo Pasolini, MoMA once again joins with Luce Cinecittà and Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini/Cineteca di Bologna to present a full retrospective of...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde" Exhibition

    "Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2012-11-18 - 2013-02-25

    From the mid-1950s through the 1960s, Tokyo transformed itself from the capital of a war-torn nation into an international center for arts, culture, and commerce, becoming home to some of the most important...More »

  • poster for Martha Rosler "Meta-Monumental Garage Sale"

    Martha Rosler "Meta-Monumental Garage Sale"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2012-11-17 - 2012-11-30

    For her first solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York–based artist Martha Rosler presents her work "Meta-Monumental Garage Sale," a large-scale version of the classic American garage sale,...More »

  • poster for “Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly” Exhibition

    “Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2012-11-09 - 2013-07-28

    Trisha Donnelly (American, b. 1974) is the tenth artist to participate in the Artist’s Choice series, for which contemporary artists are invited to organize an exhibition drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection....More »

  • poster for Edvard Munch "The Scream"

    Edvard Munch "The Scream"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2012-10-24 - 2013-04-29

    Edvard Munch’s iconic "The Scream" (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. Of the four versions of...More »

  • poster for "Some sweet day" Exhibition

    "Some sweet day" Exhibition

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    • Media: Art Talk - Performance Art
    • 2012-10-15 - 2012-11-04

    "Some sweet day" is a three-week program of dance performances in the Museum's Marron Atrium by contemporary choreographers. The series, which pairs six internationally renowned choreographers engaged...More »

  • poster for Alina Szapocznikow "Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972"

    Alina Szapocznikow "Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-10-07 - 2013-01-28

    A sculptor who began working during the postwar period in a classical figurative style, Alina Szapocznikow radically reconceptualized sculpture as an imprint not only of memory but also of her own body....More »

  • poster for "Goldfinger: The Design of an Iconic Film Title" Exhibition

    "Goldfinger: The Design of an Iconic Film Title" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Film
    • 2012-10-05 - 2013-03-18

    This small focus installation features the first film title sequence to enter MoMA’s collection as a design work in its own right, along with related preparatory material. As memorable as the film itself,...More »

  • poster for "New Photography 2012" Exhibition

    "New Photography 2012" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-10-03 - 2013-02-04

    New Photography 2012 presents five artists—Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi—whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity...More »

  • poster for "New Photography 2012" Exhibition

    "New Photography 2012" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-10-03 - 2013-04-21

    Michele Abeles’s (American, b. 1977) elegant studio constructions combine common objects, such as potted plants, printed fabrics, and wine bottles, with nude males whose bodies are often truncated by the...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Studio: Common Senses" Interactive Exhibition

    "MoMA Studio: Common Senses" Interactive Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Art Talk
    • 2012-09-24 - 2012-11-19

    Organized in conjunction with the exhibition "Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000" (July 27–November 5, 2012), "MoMA Studio: Common Senses" is a multisensory environment at the intersection...More »

  • poster for “Performing Histories: Live Artworks Examining the Past” Exhibition

    “Performing Histories: Live Artworks Examining the Past” Exhibition

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2012-09-12 - 2013-08-05

    The Department of Media and Performance Art presents a series of performances under the title “Performing Histories: Live Artworks Examining the Past.” Held in collaboration with the exhibitions “Performing...More »

  • poster for "9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design" Exhibition

    "9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Architecture
    • 2012-09-12 - 2013-03-25

    The political potential of architecture was one of the founding credos of the avant-garde in the early 20th century. Yet today it is commonly believed that this potential has been overwhelmed by economic...More »

  • poster for "Performing Histories (1)" Exhibition

    "Performing Histories (1)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2012-09-12 - 2013-03-11

    Performing Histories (1) is the first part of a two-part exhibition of media artworks that engage with history in various ways. These works, which have all recently entered the Museum’s Media and Performance...More »

  • poster for Bruce Nauman "White Anger, Red Danger, Yellow Peril, Black Death"

    Bruce Nauman "White Anger, Red Danger, Yellow Peril, Black Death"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-08-22 - 2013-02-18

    Bruce Nauman began his career in the mid-1960s, joining other artists of his generation in abandoning traditional forms of painting and sculpture. Instead, he and his peers reinvented artistic processes...More »

  • poster for "Projects 98: Slavs and Tatars" Exhibition

    "Projects 98: Slavs and Tatars" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-08-15 - 2012-12-10

    Founded in 2005, Slavs and Tatars is an international collective of artists, designers and writers active in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East, dealing directly with history and...More »

  • poster for "Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings" Exhibition

    "Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-08-09 - 2013-01-28

    Over the second half of the 1960s, drawing was taken apart as a discipline and put to multiple uses. Highlighting concepts of process, participation, and protest, the three series of work presented in...More »

  • poster for Quay Brothers "On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets"

    Quay Brothers "On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets"

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Calligraphy - Installation - Film
    • 2012-08-08 - 2013-01-07

    This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers’ work in all their fields of creative activity. Internationally renowned moving image...More »

  • poster for "Artists’ Alphabets" Exhibition

    "Artists’ Alphabets" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Prints
    • 2012-08-01 - 2012-10-22

    Literacy begins with the alphabet. From the early 20th century to today, modern artists have used the familiar ABC book as a point of departure for diverse themes. In this exhibit, each letter of the alphabet...More »

  • poster for ''Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000'' Exhibition

    ''Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000'' Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Digital
    • 2012-07-29 - 2012-11-05

    The Museum of Modern Art's ambitious survey of 20th–century design for children, is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive...More »

  • poster for Alighiero Boetti "Game Plan"

    Alighiero Boetti "Game Plan"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-07-01 - 2012-10-01

    This retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Tate Modern in London, will be the largest presentation outside of Italy of works by Italian artist Alighiero...More »

  • poster for "Young Architects Program (YAP) 2012" Exhibition

    "Young Architects Program (YAP) 2012" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-06-28 - 2012-09-03

    This exhibition features proposals from the five finalists of the MoMA/MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP), and the five finalists from each of our affiliated programs in Rome at the National Museum...More »

  • poster for "New to the Print Collection: Matisse to Bourgeois" Exhibition

    "New to the Print Collection: Matisse to Bourgeois" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2012-06-13 - 2013-01-07

    This exhibition, which showcases some 80 prints and artists’ books the Museum has acquired over the past two years, reveals how an art collection is always a work in progress. On view for the first time...More »

  • poster for "How to Make Good Pictures: Manuals and the Popularization of Amateur Photography" Exhibition

    "How to Make Good Pictures: Manuals and the Popularization of Amateur Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Product
    • 2012-05-16 - 2012-07-29

    Amateur photography is integral to the history of the medium. Beginning in photography’s early years, handbooks, manuals, and instructional films played a key role in its popularization. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Werner Schroeter Film Exhibition

    Werner Schroeter Film Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2012-05-11 - 2012-06-11

    The Museum of Modern Art, in association with the Munich Film Museum and the Goethe-Institut, presents the most comprehensive retrospective ever assembled in North America of the German film, theater,...More »

  • poster for "Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language" Exhibition

    "Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Performance Art
    • 2012-05-06 - 2012-08-27

    "Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language" is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and...More »

  • poster for Taryn Simon "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII"

    Taryn Simon "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-05-02 - 2012-09-03

    This exhibition is the U.S. premiere of Taryn Simon's (b. 1975, New York) photographic project "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII." The work was produced over a four-year period (2008–11),...More »

  • poster for "The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook" Exhibition

    "The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Film
    • 2012-04-16 - 2013-04-29

    This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements—with a special emphasis on the medium's relation...More »

  • poster for "The Amusement Project: Disappearing Sites of Cinema Exhibition in New York" Exhibition

    "The Amusement Project: Disappearing Sites of Cinema Exhibition in New York" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Film
    • 2012-04-02 - 2012-07-16

    Between 2001 and 2004, The Museum of Modern Art’s Film Study Center mounted a project to document the architectural evidence of 20th-century motion picture exhibition as it survived in the five boroughs...More »

  • poster for "Electric Currents, 1900–1940" Exhibition

    "Electric Currents, 1900–1940" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Product
    • 2012-03-28 - 2012-09-30

    Electricity—a source of clean, efficient power and brilliant, reliable light—epitomized the very spirit of modernism in the early 20th century. After decades of research and competitive experimentation...More »

  • poster for "Projects 97: Mark Boulos" Exhibition

    "Projects 97: Mark Boulos" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2012-03-19 - 2012-07-16

    Boulos’s installation "All that Is Solid Melts into Air" (2008), comprised of two large-scale videos, presents two communities on opposite ends of the world, each locked in a struggle to control oil. Oil...More »

  • poster for "Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration" Exhibition

    "Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2012-03-14 - 2012-07-09

    In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures....More »

  • poster for "Born Out of Necessity" Exhibition

    "Born Out of Necessity" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Product
    • 2012-03-02 - 2013-01-28

    Showcasing objects that adhere to the traditional view of design as a tool for problem-solving, Born out of Necessity offers close examination of the problems themselves—whether urgent, foreseen, or imagined....More »

  • poster for Cindy Sherman Exhibition

    Cindy Sherman Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-02-26 - 2012-06-11

    Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative...More »

  • poster for "Millennium Magazines" Exhibition

    "Millennium Magazines" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Other
    • 2012-02-20 - 2012-05-14

    This survey of experimental art and design magazines published since 2000 explores the various ways in which contemporary artists and designers utilize the magazine format as an experimental space for...More »

  • poster for "Printin'" Exhibition

    "Printin'" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Video installation
    • 2012-02-19 - 2012-05-14

    Organized in conjunction with the exhibition "Print/Out," "Printin’" takes as its starting point "DeLuxe" (2005), a tour de force portfolio of 60 works by Ellen Gallagher (American, b. 1965) that challenged...More »

  • poster for "Print/Out" Exhibition

    "Print/Out" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2012-02-19 - 2012-05-14

    Over the last two decades, the art world has broadened its geographic reach and opened itself to new continents, allowing for a significant cross-pollination of post-conceptual strategies and vernacular...More »

  • poster for "Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream" Exhibition

    "Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Installation
    • 2012-02-15 - 2012-07-30

    Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary...More »

  • poster for Eugène Atget “Documents pour artistes”

    Eugène Atget “Documents pour artistes”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-02-06 - 2012-04-09

    This exhibition presents six fresh and highly focused cross sections through the career of master photographer Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927), drawn exclusively from the Museum’s unparalleled holdings...More »

  • poster for "9 Scripts from a Nation at War" Exhibition

    "9 Scripts from a Nation at War" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2012-01-25 - 2012-08-06

    "9 Scripts from a Nation at War" (2007), a 10-channel video installation recently acquired by MoMA, marks the first work for which artists Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander, and David...More »

  • poster for James Rosenquist "F-111"

    James Rosenquist "F-111"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-01-25 - 2012-07-30

    James Rosenquist began to paint the 86-foot-long "F-111" in 1964, in the middle of one of this country’s most turbulent decades. Inspired by advertising billboards and by earlier mural-scaled paintings,...More »

  • poster for "Print Studio" Exhibition

    "Print Studio" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Art Talk
    • 2012-01-23 - 2012-03-09

    Organized in conjunction with the exhibition "Print/Out," Print Studio is an interactive space that explores the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print. The studio offers a series...More »

  • poster for Sanja Iveković "Sweet Violence"

    Sanja Iveković "Sweet Violence"

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    • Media: Video installation - Media Arts
    • 2011-12-18 - 2012-03-26

    The first museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Sanja Iveković (b. 1949, Zagreb) covers four decades of the artist's remarkable career. A feminist, activist, and video pioneer, Iveković...More »

  • poster for "Scenes from Zagreb: Artists' Publications of the New Art Practice" Exhibition

    "Scenes from Zagreb: Artists' Publications of the New Art Practice" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Performance Art
    • 2011-12-12 - 2012-02-17

    The New Art Practice was a term created for a generation of artists in the former Yugoslavia active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. These artists shifted their practice to spaces outside the...More »

  • poster for "Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda" Exhibition

    "Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-11-23 - 2012-02-20

    Berlin-based artist Haris Epaminonda (b. 1980, Nicosia, Cyprus) is internationally known for her photo-collages and assemblages constructed from books and magazines from the 1950s and 1960s, and for her...More »

  • poster for "Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda" Exhibition

    "Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2011-11-17 - 2012-02-20

    The museum presents the first solo exhibition in the United States of Berlin-based artist Haris Epaminonda. Epaminonda is internationally known for her photographic assemblages constructed from found...More »

  • poster for Diego Rivera "Murals for The Museum of Modern Art"

    Diego Rivera "Murals for The Museum of Modern Art"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-11-13 - 2012-05-14

    Diego Rivera was the subject of MoMA’s second monographic exhibition (the first was Henri Matisse), which set new attendance records in its five-week run from December 22, 1931, to January 27, 1932. MoMA...More »

  • poster for "Gifted: Collectors and Drawings at MoMA, 1929–1983" Exhibition

    "Gifted: Collectors and Drawings at MoMA, 1929–1983" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-10-19 - 2012-02-13

    This exhibition examines the history of MoMA’s drawings collection through key gifts from donors whose connections with the Museum helped shape the institution from its earliest days. Lillie P. Bliss and...More »

  • poster for "New Photography 2011" Exhibition

    "New Photography 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-09-28 - 2012-01-16

    This year, MoMA's annual New Photography series expands to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work. New Photography...More »

  • poster for "Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962–1978" Exhibition

    "Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962–1978" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Media Arts
    • 2011-09-21 - 2012-01-16

    From the outset of Fluxus during the early 1960s, artist editions were central among the formats explored by the network of individuals who embraced this movement’s experimental practices. Among them,...More »

  • poster for "De Kooning: A Retrospective" Exhibition

    "De Kooning: A Retrospective" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-09-18 - 2012-01-09

    This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition,...More »

  • poster for "ContemporAsian: Aditya Assarat's Hi-So" Film Exhibition

    "ContemporAsian: Aditya Assarat's Hi-So" Film Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2011-09-08 - 2011-09-14

    Upon returning to Thailand from San Francisco, Ananda gets a starring role in a film shot off-season at a desolate vacation spot in the countryside. His American girlfriend, Zoe, comes to visit, but as...More »

  • poster for Roman Polanski Film Exhibition

    Roman Polanski Film Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2011-09-07 - 2011-09-30

    Roman Polanski (b. Paris, 1933) has, over the course of a half century, become recognized as one of the great modern masters of the cinema. Many of his films are infused with a mysterious, difficult-to-define...More »

  • poster for Carlito Carvalhosa "Sum of Days"

    Carlito Carvalhosa "Sum of Days"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-08-24 - 2011-11-14

    Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa (b. 1961) conceived "Sum of Days" as an environmental and participatory sound installation—a monumental, voluminous construction made of soft, white, translucent material...More »

  • poster for "Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects" Exhibition

    "Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects" Exhibition

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2011-07-24 - 2011-11-07

    "Talk to Me" explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers...More »

  • poster for Grand Openings "Return of the Blogs"

    Grand Openings "Return of the Blogs"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2011-07-20 - 2011-08-01

    MoMA’s Performance Program resumes with a new commission by the New York–based artist collective Grand Openings. In collaboration with musicians, performance art scholars, sound artists, filmmakers, writers,...More »

  • poster for "194X–9/11: American Architects and the City" Exhibition

    "194X–9/11: American Architects and the City" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2011-07-01 - 2012-01-02

    In 1943—shortly after the U.S. entered World War II—Architectural Forum magazine commissioned a group of architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to design projects for a hypothetical postwar American...More »

  • poster for Harun Farocki "Images of War (at a Distance)"

    Harun Farocki "Images of War (at a Distance)"

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2011-06-29 - 2012-01-02

    "Harun Farocki: Images of War (at a Distance)" marks the first comprehensive solo exhibition of Berlin-based artist Harun Farocki (b. 1944, German-annexed Czechoslovakia) in a U.S. museum, and features...More »

  • poster for "Young Architects Program 2011" Exhibition

    "Young Architects Program 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2011-06-22 - 2011-09-19

    This exhibition features the proposals of the five finalists in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and the five finalists from our new affiliated program at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Presents: DocPoint" Film Exhibition

    "MoMA Presents: DocPoint" Film Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2011-06-08 - 2011-06-13

    Finnish documentary filmmakers are pointing their cameras at the lives of their countrymen, simultaneously providing a portrait of contemporary Finland and a new vision of the nation's past. This weeklong...More »

  • poster for "Drama Queens: The Soap Opera in Experimental and Independent Cinema" Film Exhibition

    "Drama Queens: The Soap Opera in Experimental and Independent Cinema" Film Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2011-06-04 - 2011-06-19

    “Melodrama is a combination of kitsch, and craziness, and trashiness,” Douglas Sirk once observed. “There is a very short distance between high art and trash, and trash that contains the element of craziness...More »

  • poster for "Projects 95: Runa Islam" Exhibition

    "Projects 95: Runa Islam" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-19

    British artist Runa Islam (b. 1970, Dhaka, Bangladesh) primarily works in film and video. Ostensibly austere and minimal, her works are marked by a rigorous logic of conception and a highly poetic style,...More »

  • poster for Boris Mikhailov "Case History"

    Boris Mikhailov "Case History"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-05

    Ukrainian-born Boris Mikhailov (b. 1938) is one of the leading photographers from the former Soviet Union. For over 30 years, he has explored the position of the individual within the historical mechanism...More »

  • poster for “Figure in the Garden” Exhibition

    “Figure in the Garden” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-05-20 - 2013-07-17

    This summer’s Sculpture Garden installation brings together figurative works from the late 19th century to the present day. Making its debut in the Sculpture Garden is Figurengruppe/Group of Figures, by...More »

  • poster for Cy Twombly "Sculpture"

    Cy Twombly "Sculpture"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2011-05-20 - 2012-01-02

    This installation, located outside the entrance to the fourth-floor Painting and Sculpture Galleries, highlights seven sculptures by Cy Twombly, all recent additions to the collection. Though best known...More »

  • poster for "Crafting Genre: Kathryn Bigelow" Exhibition

    "Crafting Genre: Kathryn Bigelow" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Film
    • 2011-05-18 - 2011-10-03

    Known for such viscerally evocative films as "Near Dark" (1987) and "Point Break" (1991), Kathryn Bigelow (American, b. 1951) received widespread critical distinctions for her most recent film, "The Hurt...More »

  • poster for David Medalla "Cloud Canyon no. 14"

    David Medalla "Cloud Canyon no. 14"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-05-13 - 2011-07-11

    Designed by David Medalla (b.1943) for the New Museum, "Cloud Canyon no. 14" (1963/2011) is one of the London-based artist’s signature “bubble machines.” These works are described by Medalla as the first...More »

  • poster for Neil Beloufa "Kempinski"

    Neil Beloufa "Kempinski"

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    • Media: Film
    • 2011-05-12 - 2011-06-25

    Shot in Mali, Neil Beloufa’s "Kempinski" (2007) is a science fiction documentary featuring interviews with local inhabitants as they imagine their visions of the future. Through a series of striking tableaux,...More »

  • poster for Francis Alÿs "A Story of Deception"

    Francis Alÿs "A Story of Deception"

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2011-05-08 - 2011-08-01

    Francis Alÿs (Belgian, b. 1959) uses poetic and allegorical methods to address social and political issues, such as national borders, localism and globalism, areas of conflict and community, and the benefits...More »

  • poster for "Access to Tools: Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog, 1968–1974" Exhibition

    "Access to Tools: Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog, 1968–1974" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Installation
    • 2011-04-18 - 2011-07-26

    In 1968, Stewart Brand founded an alternative information service and distribution system within a single publication, called the Whole Earth Catalog. Influenced by the work of Buckminster Fuller, the...More »

  • poster for "German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse" Exhibition

    "German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2011-03-27 - 2011-07-11

    From E. L. Kirchner to Max Beckmann, artists associated with German Expressionism in the early decades of the twentieth century took up printmaking with a collective dedication and fervor virtually unparalleled...More »

  • poster for "I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing" Exhibition

    "I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-03-23 - 2011-09-19

    This exhibition that brings together recently acquired works dating from the 1950s to today that exemplify expressions of a personal existence in the world with decidedly conceptual, ephemeral, even opaque...More »

  • poster for "Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now" Exhibition

    "Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other - Installation
    • 2011-03-23 - 2011-08-14

    The exhibition is drawn entirely from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, and brings together nearly 100 prints, posters, books, and wall stencils by approximately 30 artists and collectives that...More »

  • poster for "Standard Deviations: Prototypes, Archetypes, and Families in Contemporary Design" Exhibition

    "Standard Deviations: Prototypes, Archetypes, and Families in Contemporary Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Product
    • 2011-03-02 - 2012-01-30

    Since the late 19th century and throughout much of the 20th, designers have celebrated the socially uplifting promise of industrial production, believing the true path to modernity lay in standardization....More »

  • poster for "Material Lab" Exhibition

    "Material Lab" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Product - Other
    • 2011-02-19 - 2012-08-31

    Explore a multitude of materials in our latest interactive space. In the lab, visitors of all ages can touch, assemble, and create. Experiment with painting techniques using a new digital painting program...More »

  • poster for "Looking at Music 3.0" Exhibition

    "Looking at Music 3.0" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation - Media Arts
    • 2011-02-16 - 2011-06-06

    Looking at Music 3.0, the third in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focuses on New York in the 1980s and 1990s. In this dynamic period, imaginative...More »

  • poster for "Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914" Exhibition

    "Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2011-02-13 - 2011-06-06

    "Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914" will focus on Pablo Picasso's cardboard and sheet-metal Guitar sculptures, and the incandescent period of material and structural innovation these sculptures bracket in the...More »

  • poster for "Projects 94: Henrik Olesen" Exhibition

    "Projects 94: Henrik Olesen" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2011-02-09 - 2011-05-23

    In his conceptually rigorous and often witty work, Berlin-based artist Henrik Olesen (b. 1967, Esbjerg, Denmark) investigates structures of power and systems of knowledge to reveal inherent logics and...More »

  • poster for "Seeing Red: Hungarian Revolutionary Posters, 1919" Exhibition

    "Seeing Red: Hungarian Revolutionary Posters, 1919" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Prints
    • 2011-02-02 - 2011-08-01

    In the wake of the First World War many artists and writers were seized by a new sense of political purpose. It is widely recognised that the events of 1917 and after galvanised revolutionary aspirations...More »

  • poster for “Plywood: Material, Process, Form” Exhibition

    “Plywood: Material, Process, Form” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Furniture - Product
    • 2011-02-02 - 2013-09-08

    “Plywood,” explained “Popular Science” in 1948, “is a layercake of lumber and glue.” In the history of design, plywood is also an important modern material that has given 20th-century designers of everyday...More »

  • poster for "Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960" Exhibition

    "Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-01-28 - 2011-05-09

    Performance art is generally experienced live, but what documents it and ensures its enduring life is, above all, photography. Yet photography plays a constitutive role, not merely a documentary one, when...More »

  • poster for "Performance 14: On Line/Ralph Lemon" Exhibition

    "Performance 14: On Line/Ralph Lemon" Exhibition

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2011-01-26 - 2011-01-30

    MoMA’s Performance Exhibition Series presents a program of live performance and dance in conjunction with the group exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century. The dancing body has long...More »

  • poster for Andy Warhol "Motion Pictures"

    Andy Warhol "Motion Pictures"

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    • Media: Film
    • 2011-01-19 - 2011-03-21

    Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures focuses on the artist's cinematic portraits and non-narrative, silent, and black-and-white films from the mid-1960s. Warhol's Screen Tests reveal his lifelong fascination with...More »

  • poster for "Performance 10: Alison Knowles" Exhbition

    "Performance 10: Alison Knowles" Exhbition

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2011-01-13 - 2011-02-04

    Knowles conceived of "The Identical Lunch" in the late 1960s, when her friend and fellow Fluxus artist Philip Corner noticed that she ate the same lunch every day: “a tuna fish sandwich on wheat toast...More »

  • poster for Allora & Calzadilla "Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano"

    Allora & Calzadilla "Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2010-12-08 - 2011-01-10

    For the ninth installment of the Performance Exhibition Series, the artists Jennifer Allora (b. 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971) present Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared...More »

  • poster for "On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century" Exhibition

    "On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Film
    • 2010-11-21 - 2011-02-07

    "On Line" explores the radical transformation of the medium of drawing throughout the twentieth century, a period when numerous artists subjected the traditional concepts of drawing to a critical examination...More »

  • poster for Paula Hayes "Nocturne of the Limax Maximus"

    Paula Hayes "Nocturne of the Limax Maximus"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2010-11-17 - 2011-04-18

    Since the 1990s, New York–based artist and landscape designer Paula Hayes (b. 1958) has produced botanical sculptures—organically shaped vessels made from blown glass, silicone, or acrylic and filled with...More »

  • poster for "Weimar Cinema, 1919–1933: Daydreams and Nightmares" Exhibition

    "Weimar Cinema, 1919–1933: Daydreams and Nightmares" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-11-17 - 2011-03-07

    During the period from the end of World War I to Hitler’s becoming Chancellor, German filmmaking was rich in stylistic and narrative innovation, and internationally influential. This show celebrates the...More »

  • poster for Sharon Lockhart "Double Tide"

    Sharon Lockhart "Double Tide"

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-11-11 - 2010-11-17

    MoMA presents the New York premiere of Sharon Lockhart’s "Double Tide" (2009), a luminous and meditative portrait of a woman digging clams in the mudflats of the Atlantic Ocean. Filmed in Seal Cove, Maine,...More »

  • poster for "Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture" Exhibition

    "Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Architecture
    • 2010-11-10 - 2011-05-30

    "Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture," highlights the great variety of important acquisitions made by the Department of Architecture and Design since 2005, juxtaposing, in several...More »

  • poster for "Abstract Expressionist New York" Exhibition

    "Abstract Expressionist New York" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Film
    • 2010-10-03 - 2011-04-25

    Marking the Museum's largest and most comprehensive presentation of Abstract Expressionist art, this wide-ranging survey brings together some 250 works across a variety of mediums, including painting,...More »

  • poster for "Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement" Exhibition

    "Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture
    • 2010-10-03 - 2011-01-03

    This exhibition presents eleven architectural projects on five continents that respond to localized needs in underserved communities. These innovative designs signal a renewed sense of commitment, shared...More »

  • poster for "New Photography 2010" Exhibition

    "New Photography 2010" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-09-29 - 2011-01-10

    New Photography 2010 presents four artists—Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, and Amanda Ross-Ho—whose photographs mine the inexhaustible reservoir of images found in print media and cinema. Ethridge...More »

  • poster for "On to Pop" Exhibition

    "On to Pop" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Other
    • 2010-09-29 - 2011-04-25

    In 1955 the influential critic Clement Greenberg published the essay, “American-Type Painting,” hailing the anti-mimetic and monumental canvases of Abstract Expressionist artists as the most advanced form...More »

  • poster for "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen" Exhibition

    "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Film
    • 2010-09-15 - 2011-05-02

    "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen," is an exhibition that examines the kitchen and its continual redesign as a barometer of changing ideologies and technologies, and explores the twentieth-century...More »

  • poster for "The Original Copy: On Photography and Sculpture" Panel Discussion

    "The Original Copy: On Photography and Sculpture" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Photography - Art Talk
    • 2010-09-14 - 2010-09-14

    Moderated by Roxana Marcoci, curator of the exhibition, this panel discussion features George Baker, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Vice-Chair, UCLA Department of Art History; Mark...More »

  • poster for "Experimental Women in Flux" Exhibition

    "Experimental Women in Flux" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other - Product
    • 2010-08-04 - 2010-11-01

    n the spirit of MoMA’s publication of "Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art" in June 2010, the Museum Library features experimental works by women that form part of the newly acquired...More »

  • poster for "The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today" Exhibition

    "The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-08-01 - 2010-11-01

    Since its birth in the first half of the nineteenth century, photography has offered an unprecedented way to analyze works of art for further study. Through crop, focus, angle of view, degree of close-up,...More »

  • poster for "Underground Gallery: London Transport Posters 1920s–1940s" Exhibition

    "Underground Gallery: London Transport Posters 1920s–1940s" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-07-28 - 2011-01-11

    After World War I, striking modern posters began to trans­form the stations of London’s underground railway system into public art galleries. The posters, designed by significant artists like László Moholy-Nagy,...More »

  • poster for "Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917" Exhibition

    "Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2010-07-18 - 2010-10-11

    In the time between Henri Matisse's (1869–1954) return from Morocco in 1913 and his departure for Nice in 1917, the artist produced some of the most demanding, experimental, and enigmatic works of his...More »

  • poster for "Young Architects Program 2010" Exhibition

    "Young Architects Program 2010" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Sculpture
    • 2010-06-30 - 2010-08-23

    This exhibition features the proposals of the five finalists in the MoMA/MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. Each year five teams, chosen among emerging design talents, enter project proposals for a temporary...More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Art from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Contemporary Art from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation
    • 2010-06-30 - 2011-09-19

    The works selected for this installation highlight the debates around economics, politics, gender, and ethnicity that have permeated artistic practices since the late 1960s. Including approximately 130...More »

  • poster for "Projects 93: Dinh Q. Lê" Exhibition

    "Projects 93: Dinh Q. Lê" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2010-06-30 - 2011-01-24

    Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnamese American, b. 1968) weaves together—both literally and figuratively—personal recollections with larger histories and mythologies often related to the Vietnam War, also known as the...More »

  • poster for "From Line to Plane" Exhibition

    "From Line to Plane" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-06-08 - 2010-11-01

    This summer’s Sculpture Garden installation features a selection of abstract geometric works dating from the early 1960s to the late 1980s. Highlights include Tony Smith’s minimalist sculptures "Free Ride...More »

  • Bruce Nauman "Days"

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts
    • 2010-06-02 - 2010-08-23

    A recent addition to the Museum’s collection, Bruce Nauman’s "Days" (2009) was created for, and debuted at, the 2009 Venice Biennale, where the artist represented the United States with the solo exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Maya Deren’s Legacy: Women and Experimental Film" Film Program

    "Maya Deren’s Legacy: Women and Experimental Film" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-05-14 - 2010-10-18

    Maya Deren (American, 1917–1961) was a visionary of American experimental film in the 1940s and 1950s. A precocious student, she studied poetry and literature at New York University and Smith College,...More »

  • poster for "Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography" Exhibition

    "Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2010-05-07 - 2011-03-21

    For much of photography’s 170-year history, women have expanded its roles by experimenting with every aspect of the medium. "Pictures by Women" presents over two hundred photographs by women artists, charting...More »

  • poster for "Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now" Exhibition

    "Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Other
    • 2010-05-05 - 2010-08-16

    This exhibition presents a dozen international artists whose abstract work features idiosyncratic, organic forms, materials that appear to be malleable and pliable, craft-based techniques, and, in many...More »

  • poster for "Filmmaker in Focus: Yasmin Ahmad" Film Program

    "Filmmaker in Focus: Yasmin Ahmad" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-05-05 - 2010-05-12

    This retrospective pays a special tribute to the late Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad (1958–2009), who was a discovery of MoMA’s ongoing ContemporAsian film series in 2008. By popular demand, MoMA presents...More »

  • poster for "Creative Capital" Film Program

    "Creative Capital" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-04-30 - 2010-06-06

    Political, subversive, wickedly funny, wildly imaginative—this doesn’t even begin to describe the films and videos that Creative Capital has supported and nurtured over the past eleven years. Recognizing...More »

  • poster for Lee Bontecou "All Freedom in Every Sense"

    Lee Bontecou "All Freedom in Every Sense"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2010-04-21 - 2010-08-30

    Featuring three sculptures and more than a dozen works on paper by American artist Lee Bontecou (b. 1931), this intimate installation spans four decades of the artist’s career, from 1958 to 1998. Known...More »

  • poster for "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century" Exhibition

    "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-04-11 - 2010-06-28

    Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) is one of the most original, accomplished, influential, and beloved figures in the history of photography. His inventive work of the early 1930s helped define the creative...More »

  • "Lost and Found: The Work of Bern Porter from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art Library" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Other
    • 2010-04-07 - 2010-07-05

    Bern Porter contributed to some of the most important scientific innovations of the past century, including the cathode ray tube, the Manhattan Project, and NASA’s Saturn V Rocket. He was also an artist,...More »

  • poster for "Picasso: Themes and Variations" Exhibition

    "Picasso: Themes and Variations" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-03-28 - 2010-03-30

    Featuring approximately one hundred works, this exhibition explores Picasso’s creative process through the medium of printmaking, tracing his development from the early years of the twentieth century,...More »

  • poster for "Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront" Exhibition

    "Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2010-03-24 - 2010-10-11

    In order to provide the context for understanding the problems and issues that the teams were required to address during the workshop phase of "Rising Currents," the exhibition will begin with a background...More »

  • poster for Marina Abramović "The Artist Is Present"

    Marina Abramović "The Artist Is Present"

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    • Media: Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2010-03-14 - 2010-05-31

    This performance retrospective traces the prolific career of Marina Abramović (Yugoslavian, b. 1946) with approximately fifty works spanning over three decades of her early interventions and sound pieces,...More »

  • poster for "The Modern Myth: Drawing Mythologies in Modern Times" Exhibition

    "The Modern Myth: Drawing Mythologies in Modern Times" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-03-10 - 2010-08-30

    Throughout history, mythologies have provided explanations for humankind’s existential surroundings through collective beliefs and shared verbal and visual narratives. Representational visual artists have...More »

  • poster for "Performance 8: William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine"

    "Performance 8: William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2010-03-04 - 2010-03-04

    In this solo performance, South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955) combines narration, video projection, and a vocal and instrumental soundtrack. Part lecture, part theatrical monologue, part installation,...More »

  • poster for William Kentridge "Five Themes"

    William Kentridge "Five Themes"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Video installation
    • 2010-02-24 - 2010-05-17

    This large-scale exhibition surveys nearly three decades of work by William Kentridge (b. 1955, South Africa), a remarkably versatile artist whose work combines the political with the poetic. Dealing with...More »

  • poster for "Projects 92: Yin Xiuzhen" Exhibition

    "Projects 92: Yin Xiuzhen" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2010-02-24 - 2010-05-24

    A leading figure in contemporary Chinese art, Yin Xiuzhen has worked primarily in site-specific installation and sculpture since the early 1990s. Her work addresses issues on both an environmental scale...More »

  • poster for "Shape Lab" Exhibition

    "Shape Lab" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2010-02-10 - 2010-06-14

    Come explore! Make discoveries about shape and art in our newest interactive space. In Shape Lab, families can experiment, build, draw, read, and create with a variety of kid-friendly materials and activities....More »

  • poster for "Action! Design over Time" Exhibition

    "Action! Design over Time" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Furniture - Product
    • 2010-02-05 - 2011-01-31

    Objects are not still. And yet design is often considered in terms of static aesthetic and functional qualities, without much consideration of trajectory in time or relationships with people. The objects...More »

  • poster for "9 Screens" Exhibition

    "9 Screens" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2010-02-03 - 2010-08-30

    In 2008 The Museum of Modern Art invited artist Nicolas Guagnini to examine the institution’s inner workings, share his comments, and design a project based on his critique. Guagnini observed that MoMA...More »

  • poster for "Paul Rosenberg and Company: From France to America" Exhibition

    "Paul Rosenberg and Company: From France to America" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Other
    • 2010-01-27 - 2010-04-05

    The French art dealer Paul Rosenberg (1881–1959) is renowned for his role in representing such artists as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, and his archives have long been of use to museum professionals...More »

  • poster for Ernesto Neto "Navedenga"

    Ernesto Neto "Navedenga"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2010-01-22 - 2010-04-05

    On view for the first time at the Museum, Ernesto Neto's "Navedenga," is an important early example from an ongoing body of work. Since the late 1990s, Neto has been creating enveloping sculptural environments...More »

  • poster for Frederick Wiseman Film Program

    Frederick Wiseman Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2010-01-20 - 2010-12-31

    To celebrate the recent acquisition of newly struck prints of thirty-six films by Frederick Wiseman (b. 1930, Boston), The Museum of Modern Art presents a comprehensive retrospective of the director’s...More »

  • poster for "The New Typography" Exhibition

    "The New Typography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints
    • 2009-12-23 - 2010-07-12

    In the 1920s and 1930s, the so-called New Typography movement brought graphics and information design to the forefront of the artistic avant-garde in Central Europe. Rejecting traditional arrangement of...More »

  • poster for “Shaping Modernity: Design 1880–1980” Exhibition

    “Shaping Modernity: Design 1880–1980” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Furniture - Product
    • 2009-12-23 - 2010-07-25

    The new installation of the Architecture and Design Galleries features a selection of visionary objects, graphics, architectural fragments, and textiles from the Museum’s collection that reveal the attempts...More »

  • poster for "Performance 7: Joan Jonas: Mirage" Exhibition

    "Performance 7: Joan Jonas: Mirage" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2009-12-18 - 2010-05-31

    Inspired by a trip the artist took to India, Joan Jonas’s Mirage (1976/2005) was originally conceived as a 1976 performance for the screening room of New York’s Anthology Film Archives. In it, Jonas carried...More »

  • Gabriel Orozco "Samurai Tree Invariants"

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    • Media: Prints - Digital
    • 2009-12-13 - 2010-03-01

    On the occasion of the exhibition Gabriel Orozco, the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books presents the artist’s "Samurai Tree Invariants", an animation and digital print installation acquired for...More »

  • poster for Gabriel Orozco Exhibition

    Gabriel Orozco Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2009-12-13 - 2010-03-01

    Since the early 1990s, Gabriel Orozco has forged a career marked by constant surprise and innovation, roaming freely and fluently among drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, and painting, creating...More »

  • poster for "Irving Penn, 1917–2009" Exhibition

    "Irving Penn, 1917–2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-11-25 - 2010-06-03

    Irving Penn’s unbroken stream of creative invention spanned seven decades and established an indelible standard of clarity, grace, wit, and elegance. The Museum of Modern Art has collected and exhibited...More »

  • poster for Tim Burton Exhibition

    Tim Burton Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Video installation
    • 2009-11-22 - 2010-04-26

    This major career retrospective on Tim Burton consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series, considers Burton's career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated...More »

  • poster for "Tim Burton" Film Program

    "Tim Burton" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-11-18 - 2010-04-26

    A director of fables, fairy tales, and fantasies, with an aesthetic that incorporates the Gothic, the Grand Guignol, and German Expressionism, Tim Burton has created a body of films—fourteen features released...More »

  • "Best Years: Going to the Movies, 1945–46" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-11-18 - 2009-12-30

    The years 1945 and 1946 were among the most momentous in American history, and nowhere were the period’s out-sized dreams and nightmares better documented than in the movies. The studios had contributed...More »

  • poster for "Bauhaus Lounge" Exhibition

    "Bauhaus Lounge" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture
    • 2009-11-09 - 2010-01-25

    Furnished with Bauhaus chairs, tables, couches, and other furniture, this lounge offers visitors a relaxing space to further explore the creative processes of Bauhaus artists. Visitors may consult a wide...More »

  • poster for "Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity" Exhibition

    "Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Furniture
    • 2009-11-08 - 2010-01-25

    This retrospective, presented in collaboration with a consortium of the three Bauhaus collections in Germany (Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin; Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau; and Klassik Stiftung Weimar), is the first...More »

  • poster for "Nuts and Bolts: Machine Made Man in Films from the Collection" Film Program

    "Nuts and Bolts: Machine Made Man in Films from the Collection" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-11-01 - 2010-01-02

    In his essay "The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism," published February 20, 1909, in the French newspaper "Le Figaro," Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876–1944) called for a mass cultural movement...More »

  • poster for "The Contenders, 2009" Film Program

    "The Contenders, 2009" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-10-31 - 2010-01-13

    The Museum of Modern Art presents "The Contenders, 2009," an end-of-the-year program of screenings that offers filmgoers the opportunity to see, on the big screen, a survey of studio pictures and film...More »

  • poster for "Projects 91: Artur Zmijewski" Exhibition

    "Projects 91: Artur Zmijewski" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Film
    • 2009-10-28 - 2010-02-01

    In his films and photographs, Artur Zmijewski (Polish, b. 1966) investigates social norms by observing unusual or invented situations. Seeing his role as "inducing the field," the artist often adapts the...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Starts: An 80th Anniversary Exhibition" Exhibition

    "MoMA Starts: An 80th Anniversary Exhibition" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Other - Installation
    • 2009-10-28 - 2010-01-25

    The Museum has always been at the forefront of exhibiting and collecting modern art, but equally important to its mission is educating and engaging the public. MoMA has constantly created new programs—from...More »

  • "In Conversation: An Evening with John Cale" Art Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-10-19 - 2009-10-19

    John Cale (Welsh, b. 1942), artist, musician, sonic innovator, and a founding member of the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground, reflects upon the liaison between music and art. The evening includes...More »

  • "Slow Art New York" Program

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    • Media: Art Party - Art Talk
    • 2009-10-17 - 2009-10-17

    This live event is designed to help participants see art in a new way - to exercise their seeing, thinking and listening muscles. We suggest that participants look at pieces of art for between 10 minutes...More »

  • poster for "Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years" Film Program

    "Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-10-08 - 2009-10-18

    Continuing its "Filmmaker in Focus" series, MoMA’s Department of Film presents the first-ever retrospective of Spike Jonze (b. 1969, Rockville, Maryland), celebrating his work as a director, producer,...More »

  • "Fluxus Preview" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Installation
    • 2009-10-02 - 2010-10-02

    An international art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, Fluxus— whose name was based on the Latin word flux, meaning constant flow or change— brought together artists working in music, poetry, film, theater,...More »

  • "Visual Arts Workspaces and Contemporary Art Making" One-Day Conference

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-10-02 - 2009-10-02

    The New York State Artist Workspace Consortium (NYSAWC), in collaboration with the New York State Council on the Arts and The Museum of Modern Art, presents a conference, "Visual Arts Workspaces and Contemporary...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Presents: Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s 'Where Is Where?'" Film Program

    "MoMA Presents: Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s 'Where Is Where?'" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-10-01 - 2009-10-07

    Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. Finland, 1959), an artist celebrated for her often interrelated moving image installation pieces and 35mm films, returns to MoMA with the New York premiere of her film Where Is Where?,...More »

  • poster for "New Photography 2009" Exhibition

    "New Photography 2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-09-30 - 2010-01-11

    "New Photography 2009" is a thematic presentation of significant recent work in photography that examines and expands the conventional definitions of the medium. Although the six artists in this installation—...More »

  • poster for Paul Sietsema Exhibition

    Paul Sietsema Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Film
    • 2009-09-30 - 2010-02-15

    Paul Sietsema’s ethereal drawings, sculptures, and films explore combinations of color, space, and movement through subjects spanning a broad geographic and temporal range. For his third and most recent...More »

  • poster for "MoMA MiXX" Party

    "MoMA MiXX" Party

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    • Media: Art Party
    • 2009-09-26 - 2009-09-26

    The inaugural MoMA MiXX event pairs artists Mickalene Thomas and Derrick Adams with Hercules and Love Affair, the musical project of New York based DJ Andy Butler. New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas...More »

  • poster for "The Art and Technique of the American Commercial: The AICP Show at MoMA, 2009" Film Program

    "The Art and Technique of the American Commercial: The AICP Show at MoMA, 2009" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-09-25 - 2009-09-26

    The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) is a national organization, headquartered in New York, of makers of commercials in various media. This seventeenth edition of the AICP’s annual...More »

  • poster for "British Television Advertising Awards, 2009: Award-Winning British Commercials" Film Program

    "British Television Advertising Awards, 2009: Award-Winning British Commercials" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-09-24 - 2009-09-27

    Now in its thirty-first year, this annual exhibition presents approximately one hundred British television, Internet, and cinema commercials selected by British advertising professionals for excellence...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Presents: Michael Almereyda’s 'Paradise'" Film Program

    "MoMA Presents: Michael Almereyda’s 'Paradise'" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-09-24 - 2009-09-30

    “I am enthralled by Paradise,” Jonathan Lethem writes, “a film whose documentary eye wanders while seeming to have great fixity of purpose just below the level of conscious apprehension.” The artistic...More »

  • "Looking at Music: Side 2" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-09-21 - 2009-11-30

    In the early 1970s New York was a haven for young, renegade artists, many of whom doubled as musicians and poets. Art and music cross-fertilized with a vengeance, following a stripped-down, hard-edged,...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Presents: Bob Byington’s Harmony and Me" Film Program

    "MoMA Presents: Bob Byington’s Harmony and Me" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-09-18 - 2009-09-24

    One of the highlights of 'New Directors/New Films 2009,' Bob Byington’s hilariously deadpan slacker film for the cell phone generation takes place in independent film capital Austin, Texas, where a voluble...More »

  • poster for "Monet’s Water Lilies" Exhibition

    "Monet’s Water Lilies" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-09-13 - 2010-04-12

    The Museum of Modern Art presents an installation that will, for the first time since the Museum's reopening in 2004, feature the full group of Claude Monet's late paintings in the collection. These include...More »

  • poster for "Elevated" Film Performance

    "Elevated" Film Performance

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    • Media: Film - Performance Art
    • 2009-09-09 - 2009-09-09

    The Museum of Modern Art presents MoMA Premiere: Elevated, a collaborative event that blurs the boundaries between film, music, and performance. Making its New York premiere, Elevated pairs five recent...More »

  • poster for "Elevated" Film Performance

    "Elevated" Film Performance

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    • Media: Film - Performance Art
    • 2009-09-09 - 2009-09-09

    The Museum of Modern Art presents MoMA Premiere: Elevated, a collaborative event that blurs the boundaries between film, music, and performance. Making its New York premiere, Elevated pairs five recent...More »

  • poster for "An Auteurist History of Film" Film Program

    "An Auteurist History of Film" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-09-09 - 2009-12-31

    This two-year screening cycle is intended to serve as both an exploration of the richness of the Museum’s film collection and a basic introduction to the emergence of cinema as the predominant art form...More »

  • Georgia Krantz "Ron Arad" Lecture

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-08-29 - 2009-08-29

    Museum lecturers, educators, graduate students, and occasionally curators lead talks in the collection and special exhibitions daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Audiences learn about the historical context...More »

  • Marianne Eggler "Ron Arad" Lecture

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-08-23 - 2009-08-23

    Museum lecturers, educators, graduate students, and occasionally curators lead talks in the collection and special exhibitions daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Audiences learn about the historical context...More »

  • Marianne Eggler "Ron Arad" Lecture

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-08-22 - 2009-08-22

    Museum lecturers, educators, graduate students, and occasionally curators lead talks in the collection and special exhibitions daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Audiences learn about the historical context...More »

  • Larissa Bailiff "Mexican Modernism at MoMA" Gallery Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-08-21 - 2009-08-21

    Museum lecturers, educators, graduate students, and occasionally curators lead talks in the collection and special exhibitions daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Audiences learn about the historical context...More »

  • poster for "PopRally Presents 'The Last Days of Disco'" Film Program

    "PopRally Presents 'The Last Days of Disco'" Film Program

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    • Media: Film - Art Talk
    • 2009-08-05 - 2009-08-05

    PopRally presents a rare screening of "The Last Days of Disco" (1998), writer/director Whit Stillman's clever, comic paean to the nighttime party scene of early-1980s Manhattan. At the center of the film's...More »

  • poster for "Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum" Film Program

    "Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-08-05 - 2009-09-07

    Founded in 1935 as the Film Library, the Department of Film’s collections now constitute the strongest international film collection in the United States, with more than 22,000 films representing all periods...More »

  • poster for Ron Arad "No Discipline"

    Ron Arad "No Discipline"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Product
    • 2009-08-02 - 2009-10-19

    Among the most influential designers of our time, Arad (British, b. Israel 1951) stands out for his adventurous approach to form, structure, technology, and materials in work that spans the disciplines...More »

  • poster for "In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976" Exhibition

    "In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Film
    • 2009-07-19 - 2009-10-05

    This exhibition examines approximately 120 works by artists of different nationalities relating to travel and the city of Amsterdam, which was the nexus of intense art activities in the 1960s and 1970s,...More »

  • poster for "Cézanne to Picasso: Paintings from the David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection" Exhibition

    "Cézanne to Picasso: Paintings from the David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-07-17 - 2009-08-31

    This intimate installation highlights a group of ten exceptional early modern European paintings given or promised to MoMA by David and Peggy Rockefeller. Featuring superb examples of Post-Impressionist,...More »

  • poster for "Premiere Brazil 2009" Film Program

    "Premiere Brazil 2009" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-07-16 - 2009-08-03

    MoMA presents the seventh annual Premiere Brazil film exhibition, which introduces New York audiences to accomplished, original films by Brazilian filmmakers, from July 16 through August 3, 2009. This...More »

  • poster for "In & Out of Amsterdam: Art & Project Bulletin, 1968–1989" Exhibition

    "In & Out of Amsterdam: Art & Project Bulletin, 1968–1989" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other
    • 2009-07-15 - 2009-11-09

    From its inception, Art & Project, an Amsterdam gallery active between 1968 and 1989, supported an international group of artists associated with Conceptual art, both through the organization of exhibitions...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Presents: Nollywood Babylon" Film Program

    "MoMA Presents: Nollywood Babylon" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-07-03 - 2009-07-09

    Nigeria claims to have the third-largest film industry in the world, remarkable for a country that for many years had no movie theaters. Home to over 125 million people, many of them avid consumers of...More »

  • poster for "Critical Favorites: The New York Film Critics Circle at 75" Film Program

    "Critical Favorites: The New York Film Critics Circle at 75" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-07-03 - 2009-09-23

    The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC), the nation’s oldest and most prestigious association of film critics, turned seventy-five this year. From the beginning, the Circle has given annual awards to...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Thursday Nights: Forró in the Dark" Performance

    "MoMA Thursday Nights: Forró in the Dark" Performance

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    • Media: Art Party
    • 2009-07-02 - 2009-07-02

    Forró in the Dark starts with the dance form of forró, digs deep into the sounds of northeastern Brazil, and draws on other musical currents from the world over. Whether singing about Rastafarianism, Robin...More »

  • poster for "Carte Blanche: Marcus Hu and Jon Gerrans" Film Program

    "Carte Blanche: Marcus Hu and Jon Gerrans" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-07-01 - 2009-07-06

    Propelled by a confluence of art-house and sexual-identity films (particularly the New Queer Cinema), the American independent film movement took root in the late 1980s, and its profound influence upon...More »

  • poster for James Ensor Exhibition

    James Ensor Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2009-06-28 - 2009-09-21

    The Museum of Modern Art presents James Ensor— the first exhibition at an American institution to feature the full range of his media in over 30 years. James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949) was a major figure...More »

  • poster for "Abderrahmane Sissako" Film Program

    "Abderrahmane Sissako" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-06-26 - 2009-07-02

    Abderrahmane Sissako (b. 1961, Kiffa, Mauritania) was raised in his father's homeland of Mali; in 1980 he rejoined his mother in Nouakchott, Mauritania. A scholarship to study Russian literature enabled...More »

  • "Young Architects Program 2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2009-06-26 - 2009-09-14

    This exhibition features the proposals of the five finalists of the MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program. The program calls on emerging architectural talents to design a temporary installation for P.S.1’s...More »

  • poster for "The Erotic Object: Surrealist Sculpture from the Collection" Exhibition

    "The Erotic Object: Surrealist Sculpture from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-06-24 - 2010-01-04

    Surrealist artists, writers, and poets placed persistent emphasis on the power of the imagination to transform the everyday. Beginning in the early 1930s, the production of elliptically erotic, sexually...More »

  • poster for Roman Ondák "Performance 4: Measuring the Universe"

    Roman Ondák "Performance 4: Measuring the Universe"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2009-06-24 - 2009-09-14

    The Museum of Modern Art presents the fourth installment of its Performance Exhibition Series with Roman Ondák’s (Slovakian, b. 1966) Measuring the Universe (2007). The work, a recent acquisition by MoMA,...More »

  • poster for "Projects 90: Song Dong" Exhibition

    "Projects 90: Song Dong" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2009-06-24 - 2009-09-07

    Beijing-based artist Song Dong (b. 1966) explores notions of transience and impermanence with installations that combine aspects of performance, video, photography, and sculpture. Projects 90, his first...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Presents: DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation" Film Program

    "MoMA Presents: DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-06-22 - 2009-06-28

    Nearly one hundred years after the release of D. W. Griffith's epic "The Birth of a Nation," performance artist and musician Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, has applied a "DJ mix" to...More »

  • poster for "Looking at Music: Side 2" Exhibition

    "Looking at Music: Side 2" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Other - Video installation
    • 2009-06-10 - 2009-11-30

    In the mid-1970s, right on the heels of Conceptual art and Minimalism, many visual artists turned to making raw, hard-edged work that addressed urban blight and bad economies. With an ear set to punk,...More »

  • poster for "PopRally: Stars Like Fleas at MoMA Monday Nights" Party

    "PopRally: Stars Like Fleas at MoMA Monday Nights" Party

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    • Media: Art Party
    • 2009-06-08 - 2009-06-08

    PopRally presents an evening of site-specific performances at MoMA by the unpredictable Brooklyn music collective Stars Like Fleas. Music begins at 6:00 p.m. in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture...More »

  • poster for "The New India" Film Program

    "The New India" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-06-05 - 2009-06-18

    Following on the success of MoMA's 2007 India Now exhibition, The New India presents sixteen contemporary Indian feature and short-length films, including eight New York theatrical premieres. The selection...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Presents: Veiko Ounpuu’s 'Autumn Ball'" Film Program

    "MoMA Presents: Veiko Ounpuu’s 'Autumn Ball'" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-06-03 - 2009-06-08

    "Autumn Ball," directed by Veiko Ounpuu (Estonian, b. 1972), is the first Estonian fiction film to be shown at The Museum of Modern Art, making its New York premiere with this week-long run. "Autumn Ball"...More »

  • "Artists Speak: Conversations on Contemporary Art with Glenn D. Lowry: Eat, Sleep, and Pray" Panel

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-28 - 2009-05-28

    Artists Tino Sehgal and Lee Mingwei talk about incorporating everyday rituals—kissing, cooking, teaching, talking—into their performances. Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art, moderates....More »

  • poster for "MoMA Presents: Rashid Masharawi's 'Laila's Birthday'" Film Program

    "MoMA Presents: Rashid Masharawi's 'Laila's Birthday'" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-05-27 - 2009-06-01

    Rashid Masharawi (b. 1962, Gaza), known to MoMA audiences for his 2003 New Directors/New Films debut, "Ticket to Jerusalem," returns with his most recent feature, "Laila's Birthday." Set in the filmmaker's...More »

  • "5 x 20 x 20" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-21 - 2009-05-21

    A special series of talks in the format of "Pecha Kucha," an informal Japanese lecture style. In each session, approximately five artists who are represented in MoMA's collection discuss twenty slides...More »

  • "Cuban Artists' Books" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-20 - 2009-05-20

    On the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and in conjunction with "Cuban Artists' Books and Prints," an exhibition at the Grolier Club (May 20–August 1, 2009), experts discuss the imaginative...More »

  • poster for "Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film" Film Program

    "Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-05-20 - 2009-06-01

    This series examines how silent-era slapstick comedy treats social, cultural, and political topics that continue to be central concerns in America today. Rude forms of comedy have long used incendiary...More »

  • poster for "Modern Mondays: Muratbek Djumaliev and Gulnara Kasmalieva" Screening and Discussion

    "Modern Mondays: Muratbek Djumaliev and Gulnara Kasmalieva" Screening and Discussion

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    • Media: Film - Art Talk
    • 2009-05-18 - 2009-05-18

    A screening and discussion of selected videos by Kyrgyz artists Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev, including their recent five-channel video "A New Silk Road," a nearly hypnotic panorama of exquisitely...More »

  • "5 x 20 x 20" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-18 - 2009-05-18

    A special series of talks in the format of "Pecha Kucha," an informal Japanese lecture style. In each session, approximately five artists who are represented in MoMA's collection discuss twenty slides...More »

  • "An Evening with Gulnara Kasmalieva and Murtabek Djumaliev" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-18 - 2009-05-18

    Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and trained in both film and visual art, Gulnara Kasmalieva and Murtabek Djumaliev produce video installations that encapsulate everyday life in Central Asia. Shot along the...More »

  • "An Evening with Aernout Mik" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-11 - 2009-05-11

    On the occasion of the MoMA exhibition "Aernout Mik," the first U.S. museum survey of the artist’s work, "Modern Mondays" presents a virtual tour of the eight works spread throughout the Museum. Mik designs,...More »

  • poster for Kim Longinotto Film Program

    Kim Longinotto Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-05-07 - 2009-05-23

    "Kim Longinotto," a two-week exhibition showcasing 14 documentaries made over a 30-year span by one of today‘s preeminent documentary filmmakers. The series opens with the New York premiere of "Rough Aunties"...More »

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    Aernout Mik Exhibition

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    • 2009-05-06 - 2009-07-27

    "Aernout Mik," is the first North American survey of the artist’s work. Mik (Dutch, b. 1962) is distinguished for his ability to combine, shift, and transform artistic practices by creating installations...More »

  • poster for "The West: Myth, Character, and Reinvention by Andy Warhol" Film Program

    "The West: Myth, Character, and Reinvention by Andy Warhol" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-05-06 - 2009-06-26

    In June 1963 Andy Warhol acquired his first silent 16mm Bolex movie camera. Three months later, the artist and a few friends embarked on a road trip from New York to Los Angeles to attend the opening of...More »

  • poster for "What Was Good Design? MoMA's Message 1944–56" Exhibition

    "What Was Good Design? MoMA's Message 1944–56" Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Other
    • 2009-05-06 - 2011-01-31

    At mid-century MoMA played a leading role in the definition and dissemination of so-called Good Design, a concept that took shape in the 1930s and emerged with new relevance in the decades following World...More »

  • poster for "Polish Posters 1945-89" Exhibition

    "Polish Posters 1945-89" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-05-06 - 2009-11-30

    In the Cold War era the vitality of the Polish Poster School attracted international attention and admiration. Although state controlled, the posters—which are characterized by sophisticated imagery and...More »

  • "An Evening with Péter Forgács" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-04 - 2009-05-04

    Budapest-based avant-garde media artist and film director Péter Forgács (Hungarian, b. 1950), the recipient of the 2007 Erasmus Award for exceptional contribution to European culture, is widely acclaimed...More »

  • poster for Julien Duvivier Film Program

    Julien Duvivier Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-05-01 - 2009-05-28

    Jean Renoir once proclaimed, "If I were an architect and I had to build a monument to the cinema, I would place a statue of [Julien] Duvivier above the entrance….This great technician, this rigorist, was...More »

  • poster for "Kino! at Thirty: New Cinema from Germany" Film Program

    "Kino! at Thirty: New Cinema from Germany" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-04-22 - 2009-04-30

    The Museum of Modern Art celebrates its thirtieth annual survey of recent German film with a screening of Laurens Straub and Dominik Wessely's "Reverse Shot – Rebellion of the Filmmakers," an illuminating...More »

  • poster for "Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection" Exhibition

    "Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-04-22 - 2010-01-04

    The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, acquired by the Museum in 2005, is an extraordinary collection of over 2,500 contemporary works on paper. Through a selection of more...More »

  • "An Evening with Michel Auder" Film Event

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    • Media: Film - Art Talk
    • 2009-04-20 - 2009-04-20

    For over forty years Michel Auder (French, b. 1945) has compulsively recorded the events of his life. Embracing a variety of roles-including silent participant, obsessive voyeur, discreet accomplice, and...More »

  • poster for "Mike Nichols" Film Program

    "Mike Nichols" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-04-14 - 2009-05-01

    This survey encompasses the scope of Nichols's directing career, from staggering early successes like "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Graduate," which propelled him to the top of the field when...More »

  • "An Evening with Sterling Ruby" Program

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    • Media: Film - Art Talk
    • 2009-04-13 - 2009-04-13

    Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby (German, b. 1972) is known for totemic resin forms, intentionally defaced Minimalist sculptures, and membrane-like ceramics. He also works with video and photography,...More »

  • "Free Teen Nights at MoMA: In Your Dreams" Teen Program

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    • Media: Art Party - Art Talk
    • 2009-04-10 - 2009-04-10

    Visit The Museum of Modern Art for free art events that bring together teens from all over New York City to make art, watch films, and discuss the art and artists of the past 125 years.More »

  • "Cinéfondation, Cannes, 2008" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-04-09 - 2009-04-11

    Ten years ago the Cannes International Film Festival established Cinéfondation, a nonprofit organization that promotes the work of student filmmakers. In 2008, an international jury headed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien...More »

  • poster for "In Situ: Architecture and Landscape" Exhibition

    "In Situ: Architecture and Landscape" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints
    • 2009-04-08 - 2010-01-18

    In recent decades "landscape" has taken on an expanded definition in architecture. In the first half of the twentieth century, the architectural avant-garde celebrated autonomy from nature, and architects...More »

  • poster for "MoMA Presents: The Pope's Toilet" Film Program

    "MoMA Presents: The Pope's Toilet" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-04-08 - 2009-04-13

    It is 1988 in the impoverished town of Melo, Uruguay, and Pope John Paul II is about to pay a visit. Expecting hordes of Brazilian visitors from across the nearby border, the townspeople anticipate a material,...More »

  • "MoMA Monday Night Goes Green" Party

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    • Media: Art Party
    • 2009-04-06 - 2009-04-06

    The Museum of Modern Art will stay open until 8:45 p.m. on Monday, April 6, and is encouraging visitors that night to "go green." -Visitors who ride their bikes to the Museum will receive half-price...More »

  • "An Evening with Carter" Film Event

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    • Media: Film - Art Talk
    • 2009-04-06 - 2009-04-06

    New York-based artist and filmmaker Carter (b. 1970) introduces the U.S. premiere of his most recent film, "Erased James Franco" (2008), and takes part in a post-screening conversation with its star, James...More »

  • poster for León Ferrari and Mira Schendel "Tangled Alphabets"

    León Ferrari and Mira Schendel "Tangled Alphabets"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-04-05 - 2009-06-15

    "Tangled Alphabets" is the first major museum retrospective in the United States to survey work of León Ferrari (Argentine, b. 1920) and Mira Schendel (Brazilian, b. Switzerland, 1919-1988), and to explore...More »

  • poster for "The Old West: Myth, Character, and Reinvention" Film Program

    "The Old West: Myth, Character, and Reinvention" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-04-01 - 2009-05-01

    A national epic is a story that illuminates (and invents) a people's prevailing history and national identity, giving a sense of essential connection across different epochs. The Italians have The Divine...More »

  • poster for "Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West" Exhibition

    "Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-03-29 - 2009-06-08

    The development of photography coincided with the exploration and settlement of the American West, and this simultaneous growth fostered a complex relationship that has shaped the perception of the region's...More »

  • "An Evening with Mel Chin" Film Event

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    • Media: Film - Art Talk
    • 2009-03-27 - 2009-03-27

    Mel Chin (b. 1951) is an internationally celebrated and socially engaged conceptual artist whose work encompasses several disciplines. Already well known for interventions, earthworks, drawings, and works...More »

  • poster for "New Directors/New Films 2009" Film Festival

    "New Directors/New Films 2009" Film Festival

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-03-25 - 2009-04-05

    Now in its thirty-eighth year, the renowned New Directors/New Films festival, presented jointly by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art, introduces New York audiences to the...More »

  • poster for "ContemporAsian" Film Program

    "ContemporAsian" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-03-19 - 2009-04-20

    In a new monthly exhibition, "ContemporAsian," MoMA showcases films that get little exposure, but which engage the various styles, histories, and changes in Asian cinema. Presented in special weeklong...More »

  • poster for "Stage Pictures: Drawing for Performance" Exhibition

    "Stage Pictures: Drawing for Performance" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-03-11 - 2009-08-25

    "Stage Pictures" presents a selection of designs for dance, theater, and opera from MoMA's drawings collection. The exhibition highlights set and costume studies, as well as more abstract suggestions of...More »

  • poster for "Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded" Exhibition

    "Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Prints
    • 2009-03-11 - 2009-06-23

    This exhibition focuses on works on paper, including prints, illustrated books, and selected drawings, that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself. Many of the featured artists emerged...More »

  • "Performance 2: Simone Forti" Performance Exhibition Series

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2009-03-07 - 2009-03-07

    The second and third installments of MoMA's new Performance Exhibition Series consist of live performances dedicated to early choreographic works by Simone Forti (American, b. Italy 1935) and Yvonne Rainer...More »

  • "Performance 3: Trio A by Yvonne Rainer" Performance Exhibition Series

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2009-03-07 - 2009-03-07

    The second and third installments of MoMA's new Performance Exhibition Series consist of live performances dedicated to early choreographic works by Simone Forti (American, b. Italy 1935) and Yvonne Rainer...More »

  • poster for Martin Kippenberger "The Problem Perspective"

    Martin Kippenberger "The Problem Perspective"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2009-03-01 - 2009-05-11

    One of the most significant and influential artists of our time, Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) produced a complex and richly varied body of work from the mid-1970s until his untimely death at the age...More »

  • poster for "Projects 89: Klara Liden" Exhibition

    "Projects 89: Klara Liden" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2009-02-25 - 2009-06-08

    Klara Liden (Swedish, b. 1979) creates architectural interventions and installations by cannibalizing existing structures and materials, such as cardboard, corrugated metal, drywall, wood, and carpet remnants....More »

  • poster for "Words in Freedom: Futurism at 100" Exhibition

    "Words in Freedom: Futurism at 100" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Other
    • 2009-02-13 - 2009-04-06

    The “Manifesto of Futurism,” written by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and published on the front page of the French newspaper Le Figaro on February 20, 1909, proclaimed the burning desire of the author and...More »

  • poster for Paul Graham "a shimmer of possibility"

    Paul Graham "a shimmer of possibility"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-02-04 - 2009-05-18

    In August of 2004 Paul Graham (British, b. 1956), who had moved from London to New York in 2002, set out on the first of many trips around the United States to see and photograph the country for himself....More »

  • poster for "Performance 1: Tehching Hsieh" Exhibition

    "Performance 1: Tehching Hsieh" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Performance Art
    • 2009-01-21 - 2009-05-18

    Tehching Hsieh is best known for his five "One Year Performances"-- between 1978 and 1986, the artist spent one year locked inside a cage, one year punching a time clock every hour, one year completely...More »

  • "Global Lens 2009" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-01-14 - 2009-01-31

    The films presented in this annual collaboration between MoMA and the Global Film Initiative (GFI) are part of the touring film exhibition Global Lens, a project conceived to encourage filmmaking in countries...More »

  • "British Television Advertising Awards 2008: Award-Winning British Commercials" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-12-31 - 2008-12-31

    Now in its thirtieth year, this annual exhibition presents approximately one hundred British television, Internet, and cinema commercials selected by British advertising professionals for excellence in...More »

  • poster for "Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus" with Georgia Krantz Gallery Talk

    "Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus" with Georgia Krantz Gallery Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-12-21 - 2008-12-21

    The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, 2nd floor. Museum lecturers, educators, graduate students, and occasionally curators lead talks in the collection and special exhibitions. Audiences learn...More »

  • poster for Marlene Dumas "Measuring Your Own Grave"

    Marlene Dumas "Measuring Your Own Grave"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-12-14 - 2009-02-16

    This exhibition of the work of the acclaimed painter Marlene Dumas, the first of its scale to be mounted in the United States, is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in association...More »

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    "Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2008-12-14 - 2009-02-23

    Vik Muniz (Brazilian, b. 1961) is the ninth artist to participate in Artist's Choice, a series of exhibitions in which an artist serves as curator, selecting works from MoMA’s vast collection to create...More »

  • poster for "Agnieszka Holland: Europa/America" Film Program

    "Agnieszka Holland: Europa/America" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-12-10 - 2009-01-05

    Turned down by the famous Lodz film school because of her Jewish surname, at seventeen Agnieszka Holland (b. 1948, Warsaw) made her way to film school in Prague, where she was exposed to the work of Milos...More »

  • "British Television Advertising Awards 2008: Award-Winning British Commercials" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-12-10 - 2008-12-10

    Now in its thirtieth year, this annual exhibition presents approximately one hundred British television, Internet, and cinema commercials selected by British advertising professionals for excellence in...More »

  • "True Cinema: Vlada Petric on Slavko Vorkapich" Event

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-12-08 - 2008-12-08

    Slavko Vorkapich (1894-1976) was both a major film theoretician and a distinguished Hollywood practitioner of his own famous theory of montage editing. His forty-year career in Hollywood included providing...More »

  • poster for "Focus: Sol LeWitt" Exhibition

    "Focus: Sol LeWitt" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-12-05 - 2009-04-06

    Over the course of his prolific, influential career, Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) produced more than 1,200 wall drawings. This installation, which fills a single large gallery, features one of LeWitt's...More »

  • "Focus: Jasper Johns" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2008-12-05 - 2009-02-16

    To celebrate the acquisition of a new series of works on paper by Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), a selection of his paintings, drawings, and prints, all from the Museum's collection, will be on view...More »

  • poster for "Filmmaker in Focus: Ferzan Ozpetek" Film Program

    "Filmmaker in Focus: Ferzan Ozpetek" Film Program

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2008-12-04 - 2008-12-14

    One of the most successful and award-winning contemporary Italian filmmakers, Ferzan Ozpetek (b. 1959, Istanbul) creates films that display a unique thematic focus while remaining ambitious in scope and...More »

  • Melvin Van Peebles "A Salute from MoMA and IFP" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-12-01 - 2008-12-06

    On December 2, IFP will present Melvin Van Peebles with a Gotham Award for his contribution to American independent cinema. As IFP executive director Michelle Byrd put it, "Without Melvin, there would...More »

  • poster for "Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge" Exhibition

    "Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Product - Fashion
    • 2008-11-26 - 2009-06-29

    "Rough Cut" presents a selection of bold designs from MoMA's collection, ranging from striking posters to fierce chairs, and from incisive videos to vehicles designed for harsh terrains and unforgiving...More »

  • poster for "The Museum and the War Effort: Artistic Freedom and Reporting for 'The Cause'" Exhibition

    "The Museum and the War Effort: Artistic Freedom and Reporting for 'The Cause'" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Other
    • 2008-11-26 - 2009-01-26

    In the years leading up to and during World War II, The Museum of Modern Art—then in its early days—organized a number of shows intended to elicit public support of the war and to solidify America's image...More »

  • poster for Pipilotti Rist "Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)"

    Pipilotti Rist "Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)"

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2008-11-19 - 2009-02-02

    Pipilotti Rist's lush multimedia installations playfully and provocatively merge fantasy and reality. MoMA commissioned the Swiss artist to create a monumental site-specific installation that immerses...More »

  • poster for "Postwar Japanese Art" Symposium

    "Postwar Japanese Art" Symposium

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-11-13 - 2008-11-13

    This moderated discussion explores the work of artists, collectives, and movements in Japan since the 1940s. Panelists include several Japanese curators currently at MoMA on exchange: Michiko Kasahara,...More »

  • poster for Joan Miró "Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937"

    Joan Miró "Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-11-02 - 2009-01-12

    "Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937" is the first major museum exhibition to identify the core practices and strategies Joan Miró used to attack and reinvigorate painting between 1927 and 1937, a transformative...More »

  • Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese "Conversations with Contemporary Artists"

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-10-30 - 2008-10-30

    With every presidential election beginning in 1984, Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese have compiled and edited Political Advertisement, a historical survey of television campaign spots from 1952 to the...More »

  • poster for "The Printed Picture" Exhibition

    "The Printed Picture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints
    • 2008-10-17 - 2009-07-13

    This October, MoMA will publish "The Printed Picture," a book by Richard Benson that traces the changing technology of picture making from the Renaissance to the present, focusing on the vital role of...More »

  • poster for "Batiste Madalena: Hand-Painted Film Posters for the Eastman Theatre, 1924–1928" Exhibition

    "Batiste Madalena: Hand-Painted Film Posters for the Eastman Theatre, 1924–1928" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2008-10-15 - 2009-04-06

    Batiste Madalena (American, b. Italy, 1902–1988) was hired by George Eastman during the late period of silent cinema to design and hand-paint film posters for his theater in Rochester, NY—at the time the...More »

  • "Canyon Cinema" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-10-06 - 2008-10-06

    The Department of Film presents a book signing and film screening to mark the recent publication of Scott MacDonald's "Canyon Cinema: The Life and Times of an Independent Film Distributor" (University...More »

  • "A Night Reading: An Evening of Poetry Dedicated to Vincent van Gogh"

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-10-06 - 2008-10-06

    Throughout his short career, Vincent van Gogh grappled with the daunting problem of painting light at night. The current exhibition features depictions by the artist of twilight and nocturnal landscapes,...More »

  • "Delwende and Some African Films from the Collection" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-10-05 - 2008-10-13

    The week-long run of S. Pierre Yameogo's "Delwende" is accompanied by a selection from MoMA's collection of works about Africa by African filmmakers: Yamina Bachir-Chouikh's "Rachida," Mehdi Charef's "Daughter...More »

  • poster for "Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night" Exhibition

    "Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-09-21 - 2009-01-05

    Throughout his career, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) attempted the paradoxical task of representing night by light. His procedure followed the trend set by the Impressionists of "translating" visual...More »

  • poster for "Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2008-09-10 - 2009-03-23

    The fifth in a series of installations focusing on MoMA's contemporary holdings, "Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art" maps a chronological path through the art of the recent past. The exhibition...More »

  • poster for "New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky" Exhibition

    "New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-09-10 - 2009-01-05

    "New Photography" is the annual fall showcase of significant recent work in photography. This year's exhibition features the work of Josephine Meckseper (German, b. 1964) and Mikhael Subotzky (South African,...More »

  • poster for "Projects 88: Lucy McKenzie" Exhibition

    "Projects 88: Lucy McKenzie" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2008-09-10 - 2008-12-01

    Combining painting, printmaking, and drawing with public events such as concerts, poetry readings, and performances, Lucy McKenzie (b. 1977, Glasgow) goes far beyond the production of objects in her artistic...More »

  • Gallery Talk "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" with Cari Frisch

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-08-25 - 2008-08-25

    Museum lecturers, educators, graduate students, and occasionally curators lead talks in the collection and special exhibitions daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Audiences learn about the historical context...More »

  • poster for "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" Gallery Talk with Cari Frisch

    "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" Gallery Talk with Cari Frisch

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-08-20 - 2008-08-20

    Museum lecturers, educators, graduate students, and occasionally curators lead talks in the collection and special exhibitions daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Audiences learn about the historical context...More »

  • poster for Gallery Talk "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" with Marianne Eggler

    Gallery Talk "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" with Marianne Eggler

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-08-18 - 2008-08-18

    Museum lecturers, educators, graduate students, and occasionally curators lead talks in the collection and special exhibitions daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Audiences learn about the historical context...More »

  • poster for "Looking at Music" Exhibition

    "Looking at Music" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Video installation
    • 2008-08-13 - 2009-01-05

    In the 1960s, the decade that saw astronauts land on the moon, artists were likewise seeking to expand boundaries of time and space and to have new experiences. At the same time, portable video equipment...More »

  • poster for "Salvador Dalí: Consumer/Consumed" Film Program

    "Salvador Dalí: Consumer/Consumed" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-08-04 - 2008-09-15

    In the natural world, the acts of consuming and being consumed create an inherent tension between organisms; the transfer of energy that links organisms in a specific community creates producers and primary...More »

  • poster for "Kirchner and the Berlin Street" Exhibition

    "Kirchner and the Berlin Street" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2008-08-03 - 2008-11-10

    This exhibition brings together German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's renowned Street Scenes series, created between 1913 and 1915. Considered by many to be the highpoint of Kirchner's career as...More »

  • poster for "Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities" Exhibition

    "Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Prints
    • 2008-07-30 - 2008-11-10

    Wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth-century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects. In essence these collections which combined specimens, diagrams,...More »

  • poster for Gallery Talk "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" with Nader Vossoughian

    Gallery Talk "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" with Nader Vossoughian

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-07-27 - 2008-07-27

    Museum lecturers, educators, graduate students, and occasionally curators lead talks in the collection and special exhibitions daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Audiences learn about the historical context...More »

  • poster for "Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s" Exhibition

    "Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Architecture
    • 2008-07-23 - 2009-03-16

    Rem Koolhaas's watercolor "Plan of Dreamland" (1977), a recent acquisition, is the point of departure for this presentation of selections from the Architecture and Design collection. "Dreamland: Architectural...More »

  • "Young Architects Program 2008" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2008-07-20 - 2008-10-20

    The Young Architects Program, jointly presented by MoMA and P.S.1 each year since 2000, enables emerging architects to design creative interpretations of P.S.1's large entrance courtyard, with the winning...More »

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    "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Product
    • 2008-07-20 - 2008-10-20

    This exhibition surveys the past, present and future of the prefabricated home and displays the process of architectural design and production in equal measure with the actual end result. Within the gallery,...More »

  • poster for "Focus: Picasso Sculpture" Exhibition

    "Focus: Picasso Sculpture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-07-03 - 2008-11-03

    Pablo Picasso is perhaps best known for his paintings, but his sculptures are among the most radical, thought-changing works of art of the modern period. This installation, drawn from the Museum's collection,...More »

  • poster for "Dalí: Painting and Film" Exhibition

    "Dalí: Painting and Film" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Film
    • 2008-06-29 - 2008-09-15

    Bringing together more than 130 paintings, drawings, scenarios, and films by Salvador Dalí (1904–1989), this exhibition explores the role that cinema played in the artist's work. Both an inspiration and...More »

  • poster for "Zeitgeist: The Films of Our Time"

    "Zeitgeist: The Films of Our Time"

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-06-26 - 2008-07-23

    In 1988, in an office the size of an elevator, two women of extraordinary vision launched a distribution company they named Zeitgeist Films. The films and directors that Emily Russo and Nancy Gerstman...More »

  • poster for "Salvador Dalí: Creator/Collaborator" Film Program

    "Salvador Dalí: Creator/Collaborator" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-06-20 - 2008-06-28

    Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, Spain, on May 11, 1904. Sala Edison, the first cinema in Figueres, opened seven months later— a curious convergence that foreshadowed Dalí's enduring relationship with...More »

  • poster for "Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2008-06-11 - 2008-08-18

    This exhibition surveys the widespread and recurring impulse toward geometric abstraction in modern and contemporary art. Artists representing various movements and geographical backgrounds are featured:...More »

  • poster for "Celebrating Summer" Film Series

    "Celebrating Summer" Film Series

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-06-01 - 2008-06-26

    MoMA celebrates the season by delving into the film archives to gather a selection of significant works set during the summer. But rest assured, these features are anything but sunny. Vacations come with...More »

  • poster for Bernd and Hilla Becher "Landscape/Typology"

    Bernd and Hilla Becher "Landscape/Typology"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-05-21 - 2008-08-25

    The German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, who began working together in 1959 and married in 1961, are best known for their "typologies"— grids of black-and-white photographs of variant examples of a single...More »

  • "Dada at MoMA" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Photography
    • 2008-05-21 - 2008-07-28

    To coincide with the launch of the Museum's ambitious publication Dada in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, the ninth volume of MoMA's Studies in Modern Art series, this exhibition provides an...More »

  • "Focus: Joseph Beuys" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2008-05-21 - 2010-02-22

    Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) is widely understood to be the most important German artist of the post–World War II period. Highly provocative and always controversial, he and his peers reinvented a thriving...More »

  • poster for George Lois "The Esquire Covers"

    George Lois "The Esquire Covers"

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography
    • 2008-04-25 - 2009-03-30

    From 1962 to 1972, George Lois changed the face of magazine design with his ninety-two covers for Esquire magazine. He stripped the cover down to a graphically concise yet conceptually potent image that...More »

  • poster for "Ateliers Jean Prouvé" Exhibition

    "Ateliers Jean Prouvé" Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2008-04-25 - 2009-04-13

    With all the excitement surrounding today's digital manufacturing technologies, it is interesting to look at an earlier historical moment of workshop mass-production, as practiced by the great French architect...More »

  • poster for Olafur Eliasson "Take Your Time"

    Olafur Eliasson "Take Your Time"

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2008-04-20 - 2008-06-30

    "Take your time: Olafur Eliasson" is the first comprehensive survey in the United States of works by Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments, sculptures, and photographs elegantly recreate the extremes...More »

  • "Jazz Score" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other - Film
    • 2008-04-16 - 2008-09-15

    The introduction of contemporary jazz to film scoring in the mid-twentieth century brought fresh forms of sophistication and innovation to world cinema. Musicians like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John...More »

  • "Book/Shelf" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-03-26 - 2008-07-07

    Organized by Christophe Cherix, Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, "Book/Shelf" features works that transform books through a variety of mediums and stresses an expanded notion of the...More »

  • "Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-03-26 - 2008-07-07

    Organized by Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, "Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing" features selected works from MoMA's drawings collection. Some artists have always...More »

  • poster for "Projects 87: Sigalit Landau" Exhibition

    "Projects 87: Sigalit Landau" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2008-03-19 - 2008-07-28

    Sigalit Landau has produced several works that explore her native Israeli landscape in a performative way, primarily through a video trilogy that experiments with circular movements and the act of spinning....More »

  • "Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Photography
    • 2008-03-19 - 2008-06-23

    Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator, Department of Media, and Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, "Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s" considers the transformation of the art object...More »

  • poster for "ContemporAsian" Film Program

    "ContemporAsian" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-03-19 - 2009-12-16

    Asian cinema is fast becoming a cinema without borders. Digital filmmaking and international coproductions are rapidly transforming an industry in which the transnational flow of talent and resources,...More »

  • poster for "Focus: Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko" Exhibition

    "Focus: Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-07 - 2008-08-03

    This installation, drawn from the Museum's collection of paintings by Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko, focuses specifically on the fertile years between the late 1940s and the early 1960s, during which each...More »

  • poster for "Focus: Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko" Exhibition

    "Focus: Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-03 - 2008-05-14

    This installation, drawn from the Museum's collection of paintings by Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko, focuses specifically on the fertile years between the late 1940s and the early 1960s, during which each...More »

  • "Machine for Living Color" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Other
    • 2008-03-03 - 2008-05-14

    Concurrent with the exhibition "Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today," this installation of Library and Conservation Department materials documents color charting in twentieth-century publications,...More »

  • poster for "Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today" Exhibition

    "Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Video installation
    • 2008-03-02 - 2008-05-12

    "Color Chart" celebrates a paradox: the lush beauty that results when contemporary artists assign color decisions to chance, readymade source, or arbitrary system. Midway through the twentieth century,...More »

  • poster for "Design and the Elastic Mind" Exhibition

    "Design and the Elastic Mind" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Product - Digital
    • 2008-02-24 - 2008-05-12

    In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Working across several time zones,...More »

  • poster for "Just In: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Just In: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Product
    • 2007-12-21 - 2008-11-30

    Organized by Paola Antonelli, Curator, and Christian Larsen, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, this installation draws from acquisitions made over the past two years by the Department...More »

  • poster for "Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now" Exhibition

    "Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2007-11-21 - 2008-07-21

    Around 1970, a period in which established values and institutions came into question generally, there was also a shift in critical thinking about art. The term "pluralism" came to describe a complicated...More »

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