Museum of Modern Art

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“The art context is one of the few places where speculative thought and disinterested observation can still happen,” the artist and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf professor Christopher Williams has said. This is a useful delusion.

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Post image for Matisse’s “Swimming Pool” Goes on View for the First Time in Two Decades

When Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs opened this past Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the artist’s only site-specific cut-out piece went on public view for the first time in over 20 years.

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Theaters

Turning Manifestos into Music

by Megan N. Liberty on October 8, 2014

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The premiere live performance of conceptual artist Charles Gaines’s “Manifestos 2” (2013) at the Museum of Modern Art on September 27 was nothing short of synesthetic.

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Post image for Newly Unearthed Feature Is Oldest Film with Black Cast

A 101-year-old film discovered by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the oldest known feature film starring a cast of black actors.

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Lygia Clark in her studio, 1969

As the visitor to the Museum of Modern Art walks across a swarming fifth floor this summer, she will find Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988, the first comprehensive retrospective of the Brazilian artist’s career in America.

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Essays

Silence Is Enough: On Emily Jacir

by Cynthia Cruz on August 7, 2014

Detail of work in Emily Jacir, 'ex libris' (2010–12)

Silenced, erased, censored — how then to represent this loss, this nothingness?

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Magician Matthew Holtzclaw at Decoding Alibis

Last Wednesday, the Museum of Modern Art’s latest PopRally, Decoding Alibis, filled the galleries of the institution’s massive Sigmar Polke retrospective. Sponsored by Hyperallergic, the event offered a new and interactive way to view Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010.

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The soothing piano music and soulful singing of Marian Anderson’s “Trampin’” filled the auditorium as artist Adam Pendleton began his performance at the Museum of Modern Art.

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An exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A seven-day schedule inaugurated last year at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art brought a 7% increase in attendance at the former but no change at the latter, Crain’s New York reported.

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Post image for China’s Buried Past and Submerged Future: Patty Chang and David Kelley’s ‘Flotsam Jetsam’

In the opening moments of the film, Flotsam Jetsam (2007) by Patty Chang and David Kelley, currently playing at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, a bridge-like structure is seen in the distance, partially traversing what seems to be a wide river.

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