Museum of Modern Art

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As we sat in a circle, Aaron Hughes began Tea by describing where he was in February 2003: watching the snow fall in his barracks while his fellow American troops were being deployed to Kuwait for the Iraq war.

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Seeing the current retrospective of Picasso’s sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art reminded me of a graduate school experience, because as I wandered through the show I saw work that cleverly illustrated problems that sculptors would need to solve and questions they might have to answer in the course of plying their practice.

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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 In a Performance, Walid Raad Playfully Probes His MoMA Survey

A note of hysteria begins to creep into Walid Raad’s voice as he concludes his hour-long monologue performance, “Scratching on things I could disavow: Walkthrough,” at the Museum of Modern Art.

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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 Men Behind MoMA’s Taste for Modernist Design

Long before it became a cultural juggernaut, MoMA was helmed by a young intellectual named Alfred H. Barr Jr. who, from 1929 to 1934, worked in close collaboration with architect Philip Johnson to make the museum an influential platform for modernism.

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EssaysWeekend

The Pursuit of Art, 2015

by Thomas Micchelli on December 26, 2015

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2015 was the Year of the Whitney.

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Articles

Best of 2015: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows

by Hyperallergic on December 15, 2015

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Occasionally, we are forced to venture beyond Brooklyn to see art.

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Post image for Bodies at War: ‘Soldier, Spectre, Shaman’ at MoMA

World War II signaled the death of figurative art, or so the High Modernist narrative once contended.

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The Atlas Group/Walid Raad,

The survey exhibition dedicated the work of Walid Raad, which opens to the public on Monday at the Museum of Modern Art, is a rich and compelling point of entry for anyone seeking a handle on this sly and elusive artist.

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