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“‘Mlle Bourgeois Noire’ is a 1980-1 performance by Lorraine O'Grady. French for "Miss Black Middle-Class", O'Grady created this fictional persona in response to segregation in...

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“When we’re looking at these images, we’re looking at the ways in which Anglo America—white America—saw itself in relationship to the black subject. I wanted to intervene...

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“When there is a struggle with the police and I see, in Brazil, a seventeen-year-old killed (I put his photo on my wall, in my studio), I realize that he dug a place with his body...

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“I work in the space between installation and performance. The performance site is also an installation.”—Joan Jonas, now on view in #TheLongRunMoMA … Selected by Assistant...

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"I began thinking about pieces not having edges: how do you know when a painting ends? I thought, what if it doesn’t end? What if a painting is like a conversation between the elements...

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​Why have there been no great women artists? Meret Oppenheim’s “Object” (1936) captured the art world’s imagination, but she never received the same level of attention as...

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“If I can name the content, then...it's the total absurdity of life...Absurdity is the key word. It is to do with contradictions and oppositions...I was always aware that I should...

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“I had this really beautiful paper cutter and I wanted to make an image with it. I was trying to think about something cinematic and surreal, but that was also quite technical. An...

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Warm Up is back, every Saturday from June 30 to September 1! Celebrate the 21st season of @MoMAPS1’s innovative outdoor music series, bringing you the best in live and electronic...

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"My gesture is addressed to the human body...to its most vague and ephemeral sensations. I want to exalt the ephemeral in the folds of our body, in the traces of our passage."—Alina...

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s "Work/Travail/Arbeid,” presented at MoMA in the spring of 2017, starts with a simple question: Can choreography be performed in the form of an exhibition?...

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"I just got tired of sculpture as a big thing in the middle of a room. I wanted it to go into space." —Lee Bontecou, now on view in #TheLongRunMoMA … Selected by Curatorial Assistant...

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Is the Western dead? Explore the narrative elements of an all-time classic genre. Curator Dave Kehr takes a close look at films like "Stagecoach" and "Once Upon A Time In the West,"...

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When Tarsila do Amaral had her first solo show in Paris in 1926, she commissioned famous Art Deco designer Pierre Legrain to construct frames that emphasized the exotic-magical nature...

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The #ItemsMoMA exhibition brought together over 300 objects to represent fashion design typologies that have had a profound impact on modern culture. Curatorial Assistant Kristina Parsons...

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NOW STREAMING: Join young performers and veterans of the Downtown scene in exploring the history and legacy of gender expression and performance in 1980’s NYC at our day-long symposium...

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Robert Colescott’s “Emergency Room” (1989) and Elizabeth Murray’s “Do the Dance” (2005) are currently on view in separate galleries in #TheLongRunMoMA. Thanks to #MoMAhistory...

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“In my piece, we were learning about Louise Bourgeois and I got so much from her life and things that she expressed. In my piece I call “Make it Here,” I wanted to express the...

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“You dreamed upon the finger of the sky, Amid the last flakes of night. The earth was covered with tears of joy. The day awoke in a crystal hand.” ... Many Dadaist and Surrealist...

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The Museum will open today at 10:30 a.m. as planned. Check back here and on moma.org for updates as we monitor the snow throughout the day. ❄️ ... [Image: Dargoljub Pavlov, Bora...

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Celebrate the vitality and promise of cinema with 25 films and 10 shorts showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. Tickets are now on sale for the 47th edition...

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The Macintosh 128K Home Computer (1983) was Diana Pan’s first computer. Now chief technology officer at the Museum, Diana shares how the object, currently on view in #ThinkingMachines,...

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A nor'easter may be headed our way, but it feels like spring in the Museum lobby thanks to Andy Warhol’s “Ten-Foot Flowers” (1967). Happy #firstdayofspring! … [Image: Silkscreen...

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In the early 1950’s, American actress and filmmaker Ida Lupino directed and produced films that spoke to issues that movements like #MeToo advocate for today. At a time when Hollywood...

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Celebrate the vitality and promise of cinema with 25 films and 10 shorts showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. Tickets are now on sale for the 47th edition...

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How can photography capture what it means to be human? Our biennial New Photography exhibition opens this Sunday, presenting urgent and compelling ideas that investigate this question...

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"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water." Shannon Lee of @bruceleefoundation shares her father Bruce Lee’s philosophy on martial arts and fashion on the #ItemsMoMA blog....

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Artist Joanne Petit-Frère (@joannepetitfrere) models her work for Kwame Brathwaite (@kwamebphoto), the legendary photographer who popularized the phrase "Black is Beautiful" in the...

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Take in @britishfilminstitute restorations of British post-punk films in our new series THIS IS NOW, through March 25. The lineup is chock-full of dreamy Super8, music videos, Scratch...

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On April 3, our first floor will be transformed into a jazz club, hosting performances by vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant (@cecilemclorinsalvant) accompanied by pianist Aaron Diehl...

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#NewPhotography2018, our biennial exhibition of breakthrough ideas in recent photography and photo-based art, is just three days away! Uncover the vanguards of years past in our #MoMAhistory...

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With her iconic work “A Negra” (1923), Tarsila do Amaral takes a bold political position, blending an international form of modern art with an African-Brazilian subject. The painting...

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AV Technician Josh Young admits that working in a museum has made him a bit desensitized to art, but Marcos Grigorian’s “Untitled” (1963) stopped him in his tracks. ... #ArtSpeaks—a...

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Explore the history and legacy of gender expression and performance in 1980’s New York City at Performing Difference, a #Club57nyc-inspired symposium, on March 22: mo.ma/performingdifference...

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Curious about what goes on behind-the-scenes in MoMA’s Conservation Studio? Our conservators, Ellen and Diana, are answering your burning questions in a live Q&A this Wednesday. Leave...

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“NYC ’83,” Mexican artist, filmmaker, and musician #RicardoNicolayevsky’s gritty 1983 portrait of his Lower East Side neighborhood is now streaming on mo.ma/nyc83 (link in bio)....

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​ We are in the final days of Tania Bruguera’s “Untitled (Havana, 2000),” a deeply affecting and sensorial work that “creates an immediacy and an urgency about the vulnerability...

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#MoMAhistory’s art identification technology can identify paintings, and even some works that blur the line between mediums like Lee Bontecou’s wall-mounted sculpture and Robert...

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Cuban Cinema under Censorship, a new Department of Film series conceived by artist #TaniaBruguera, kicks off today with Orlando Jiménez Leal and Sabá Cabrera Infante’s "PM" (1961),...

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How do you make a map that helps all 6 million of New York City’s subway riders get where they are going? “The Great New York Subway Map,” a new MoMA children’s book by @emilianoponzi...