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Museum of Modern Art

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

'The Shawati' Interviews': When I Saw You Filmmaker Annemarie Jacir

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"Listen to your heart. If my films can touch one person and maybe give them the feeling that they don't have to be swallowed up by this world."

Contradictions in Art, Architecture

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

An upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan is a sad metaphor for the perennial contradictions between art, architecture and the people who love them both.

Migrations Real and Ideal: The Cultural Nomads We're Becoming (10 New York Shows in 2013 That Explored Nomadic Terrains)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Few works of art embody the spirit of contemporary nomadism more than the projected Orbit Rosse videoscapes of Grazi Toderi (2009-2013), composed from nocturnal aerial views of glittering cities around the world.

Happy Birthday, Rene Magritte!

Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. Born on this day 115 years ago, the clever painter pulled off bowler hats and painterly dec...

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hostess

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, it seems like everyone has made plans to visit family, friends and other loved ones for this quintessen...

Touch(ed)

Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Emily Sloan-Pace

The experience of being moved to tears by art is not entirely foreign to me. I will tell you, in all honesty, that I can feel a van Gogh in the room. His art exudes an emotional quality, at times a frenzied desperation.

Handcuffed Madonna Covers Elliott Smith As Performance Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

Performance art is to celebrities what YouTube videos are to adorable cat owners -- neither parties are forced to partake in their respective activiti...

Modernism Unmoored

Michael Busch | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Michael Busch

American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe, is a show in search of a purpose. Had it been given more careful curatorial consideration the exhibition could have been one of the most important of the year. Disappointingly, it falls short.

About Sound Art With Barbara London

MutualArt | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

Barbara London, Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art spoke to MutualArt on the occasion of the opening of her exhibition, Soundings: A Contemporary Score.

MoMA Makes An Adorable Storybook About Architecture

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts

(Read original story here) By Karissa Rosenfield Inspiring builders of all ages, MoMA has released their first storybook, following the advent...

Listen / Hear / Create: A Short History

MutualArt | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

The genre of sound art is still a relatively intimidating one, with even art and art history enthusiasts shying away from the topic, if only for their lack of knowledge. Generally, it is still a young art form, having only been first acknowledged by the Futurists in the early 20th Century.

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Gladys Knight & The O'Jays, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

MoMA's Poet Laureate Spars With Colbert

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

If you didn't already know, the Museum of Modern Art has a resident poet of sorts. His name is Kenneth Goldsmith, author of "Seven American Deaths and...

Now Maine's Largest Museum

Henry Miller | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Henry Miller

With 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, it's small by museum standards. The Colby Museum's significance comes from both the outsized role that Maine has played in the history of American art.

MoMA Inspires Chef's Works of Art

Zester Daily | Posted 08.24.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

With a dining room view of MoMA's sculpture garden, Chef Kreuther lets his food take its cue from the art. His plates are mini-sculptures, animated with color, contrasts and meticulous detailing.

How to Make the Art World Bearable Again

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

The art world is swept up by artists who are eager to "make a difference." I like to think of them as drone artists. They swarm the art world with killer-bee tactics to saturate it with their "socially engaged" art, co-opting real and risky political activism to further their careers.

Meet The Man Who Wants To Print The Internet

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology

Think of all the paper jams. Artist and the Museum of Modern Art’s first poet laureate Kenneth Goldsmith has rented out a 500-square-meter space ...

Architects Take A Stand Against MoMA

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

A number of well-known architects have banded together to oppose the Museum of Modern Art's decision to demolish the former American Folk Art Museum b...

The Zany Universe of Pop Art King Claes Oldenburg

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts

Claes Oldenburg is best known for his absurd, cheeky depictions of everyday objects. The pop art king takes melting ice cream sundaes, safety pins and...

Thinking Inside The Arts Box With Tilda

Howard Sherman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

For a certain breed of relatively cultured wags (including the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay Abaire and, less exaltedly, me), Tilda ...

'It's Socially Unacceptable..It's Kinda Creepy'

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — It's not the kind of performance that will win her another Academy Award, but Tilda Swinton certainly has them buzzing at the Museum ...

Armory Show Legacy Benefits Museum of Modern Art

Liz Goldner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Liz Goldner

The 100-year anniversary of the 1913 New York Armory Show on February 17th brings new light to the history of modern art in this country and to the creation of MoMA. The exhibition's goal was to bring before the public art "usually neglected by current shows."

Women in the Arts

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

The women we look up to in the arts -- from New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan soaring above the stage at Lincoln Center to action hero Elizabeth Streb scaling a building in London -- have their own inspiring heroines, some famous and others less known.

Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Shouldn't the most authoritative of our cultural institutions, certainly those renown globally, be so sensitive as to represent the history of international art with the like mindedness of diplomats to mitigating the injuries historically wrought by political and cultural colonizations?