Museum of Modern Art

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On the heels of a desultory interpretation of a prolific artist’s life (looking at you, Björk), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) dedicated a retrospective to one of the foremost subversive queer filmmakers of our time.

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Post image for The New Urgency of Jacob Lawrence

The discussion used MoMA’s current Jacob Lawrence exhibition as a jumping-off point for considering a plethora of intersections between art, politics, and social justice.

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The Art Newspaper published the results of research that found that artists from five of the world’s biggest galleries accounted for nearly a third of solo museum shows in the US between 2007 and 2013.

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Post image for Sketches for First Mac Icons Acquired by MoMA

When Susan Kare sketched the icons for the first Macintosh computer back in the early 1980s, she only had basic black-and-white pixels to create a universal user language.

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Post image for False Facts and Anti-Curator Hysterics Won’t Fix the Museum of Modern Art

I generally stay out of public arguments about the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). I feel too close, yet I’m not an insider.

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Post image for Who’s Really to Blame for MoMA’s Björkgate?

On Tuesday, artnet News posted an article by Christian Viveros-Fauné with the attention-grabbing and self-explanatory title, “MoMA Curator Klaus Biesenbach Should Be Fired Over Björk Show Debacle.”

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As news of art fairs and Bjork took the spotlight earlier this month, I lingered on the Museum of Modern Art’s The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, up through early April.

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When Shulamith Firestone wrote in 1970, “Feminism, when it truly achieves its goals, will crack through the most basic structures of our society,” she couldn’t have predicted she was referring to Wikipedia.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on March 10, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: selfie-taking vandals at the Colosseum, former Vatican worker holds stolen Michelangelo letter ransom, and ISIS mounts cyber attack on Midwestern crafts museum.

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Post image for What Just Happened? The Björk Experience at MoMA

This morning, three Hyperallergic editors — Elisa Wouk Almino, Jillian Steinhauer, and Benjamin Sutton — ventured out to see the Museum of Modern Art’s latest foray into avant-garde pop star curating: Björk (an exhibition that needs no subtitle).

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