Post image for Beyond Drips: Investigating Jackson Pollock’s Many Artistic Phases

“Come over here to the drips,” a visitor at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) advised friends.

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Smeary Smeary Edgar Degas

by Thomas Micchelli on April 16, 2016

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The first picture that caught me up short was “Factory Smoke” (1877–79), hanging alone on a freestanding wall in the middle of the gallery.

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Post image for Only Abandoned: The Poetry of Marcel Broodthaers

Midway through the retrospective of Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers currently at the Museum of Modern Art, the visitor comes across the witty short film La Pluie (Projet pour un texte) [The Rain (Project for a text), 1969].

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Post image for MoMA’s New Japanese Architecture: A Vision for the Future That’s Already Here

What if modern architecture could do it all over again?

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Post image for Testing the Possibilities of Online Education with Museum MOOCs

MOOCs (massive open online courses) have been both hailed as a possible solution to providing low-cost, high-quality education and derided as a destructive reallocation of resources from public education to private corporations.

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Post image for MoMA Unveils Unfun Revision of Its $400 Million Redesign

In disappointing news for those excited for a futuristic new Museum of Modern Art with retractable glass walls and moving floors, the museum has just unveiled scaled-back plans for its upcoming renovation.

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Post image for Joaquín Torres-García: A Global Modernist Before His Time

Progress is one of the key myths to the reception, assessment, assimilation, and display of modernist art.

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Post image for The Precarious Lives of Freelance Museum Educators

Museum educators are crucial to museums’ long-term public engagement, but these freelancers lack the job security of a full-time, salaried position.

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Post image for The Freelance Educators Who Teach Children to Love Museums

Museum education is a significant aspect of the way museums interface with their audiences, and freelance educators have made themselves crucial to the operation of many of New York’s main art institutions.

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Post image for The Art of Anxiety and Anticipation from the Backyards of Cold War Superpowers

As Cold War politics began to heat up along the peripheries of US and Soviet control, aesthetic preoccupations slowly started to give way to explicit engagement with the prevailing orders of power.

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