Museum of Modern Art

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I am only one generation removed from the history of African American migrants who, between 1917 and 1970, travelled North seeking economic opportunity, education, and respite from the strictures of Jim Crow South.

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Essays

Ingrid Bergman at 100: An Appreciation

by Michael Blum on August 28, 2015

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Bergman was a vital, daring force both in the films in which she starred and — through her bold initiative, forging collaborations and instigating projects time and again — in the course of the history of cinema as a whole.

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Post image for A Catalogue of Violent Design in the 21st Century

MoMA’s online initiative Design and Violence was an 18-month experiment in addressing the brutality of 21st-century design.

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Post image for Yoko Ono Finally Gets the Solo She Deserves

When Beatle John Lennon, artist Yoko Ono’s third husband, was shot and killed in 1980, Ono went into deep mourning.

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Essays

Pierre Huyghe and the Art of the Rupture

by Cynthia Cruz on August 10, 2015

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The tank is a lens through which we can better see Pierre Huyghe’s overall project.

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Post image for A Peek at Martin Scorsese’s Movie Poster Collection

The premise of the Museum of Modern Art’s current exhibition Scorsese Collects is twofold: to present 34 posters from the director’s personal collection and to act as a visual companion to the upcoming film program Scorsese Screens.

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Post image for Daily Life as Art in Gilbert & George’s Early Works

The melodies of British composers Grieg and Elgar mixed with chatter and voices repeating “Gordon’s makes us drunk” can be heard faintly as you enter Gilbert & George: The Early Years.

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Post image for The Exuberant Postcard Art of the First Bauhaus Exhibition

In 1923, a flurry of colorful postcards heralded the first major Bauhaus school exhibition.

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Jacob Lawrence, “The Migration Series” (1940-41), panel 52

Spring, 1968. All my students were black, and I wasn’t. Jacob Lawrence, who was teaching a course down the hall from me at Pratt Institute, was a famous artist and a real teacher; I wasn’t either of those things.

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Post image for Tania Bruguera Will Help NYC Provide Services to Undocumented Workers

In the past few days, Tania Bruguera has made numerous headlines once more, following the lifting of her travel ban and return of her passport in Havana, as well as major announcements supporting her work in New York.

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