“In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting,” MoMA’s newest free online course, begins today. It’s not too late to sign up at mo.ma/inthestudio to dive into the processes, materials, and minds of seven New York School artists, including Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt, and Yayoi Kusama. In the first week, learners will become acquainted...
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Juan Gris was born #onthisday in 1887. Gris favored the papier collé technique invented by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. In “Breakfast,” the artist combines abstract collage with tromp l’oeil drawing, calling the perception of reality into question. Learn more at mo.ma/2nOzQRS

[Juan Gris. “Breakfast.” 1914. Gouache, oil, and crayon on cut-and-pasted printed paper on canvas with oil and...
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#tbt to 1981, when MoMA held the first retrospective of the Swiss avant-garde artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Consisting of more than 40 works from multiple periods of the artist’s mature work, the exhibition aimed, according to curator Carolyn Lanchner, “to present a small, selective retrospective that will demonstrate the quality, originality, and importance of her work.” This motivation stemmed...
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What’s one thing you want to know about MoMA? If you're visiting the Museum tomorrow between 12:30–3:30 p.m., come visit the Art Barr on the 4th floor, where associate curators Michelle Fisher and Sean Anderson will be answering any questions about MoMA and it's collection and exhibitions.

Find more information about #LetsTalkArt at mo.ma/letstalkart

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Happy Birthday Agnes Martin and Yayoi Kusama, both pioneering artists, both born on this day, and both featured in MoMA’s newest free online course, “In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting”. It wasn’t easy for these women to make a place for themselves in the male-dominated postwar New York art world. But they persisted—with Kusama claiming that she wanted nothing less than to “start a new...
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Ever wondered how Agnes Martin balanced perfection and imperfection in her gridded compositions, why Jackson Pollock was dubbed “Jack the Dripper,” how Mark Rothko sought to make viewers cry, or what a Willem de Kooning painting sounds like? Sign up for “In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting,” MoMA’s newest free online course—now open for enrollment at mo.ma/coursera.

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“To sense the invisible and to be able to create it — that is art.”

Hans Hofmann was born #onthisday in 1880. The abstract expressionist was also an influential modern art teacher, whose students included Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell. mo.ma/2nWENaH

[Hans Hofmann. "Cathedral." 1959. Oil on canvas. Fractional and promised gift of Agnes Gund in honor of William Rubin. ©...
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Warm Up is back! It’s the 20th season of MoMA PS1's innovative and experimental outdoor music series, bringing NYC the best in live and electronic music from around the globe every Saturday from July 1 to September 2. To celebrate Warm Up’s founding year, MoMA PS1 is offering a “1998” ticket package for a limited time only, bringing you an entire summer of music for only $98!...
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If you're visiting MoMA tomorrow between 12:30–3:30 p.m. and have any questions about what's on view, look for one of our #LetsTalkArt roving educators on our 5th and 6th floors. They'll be there to answer any questions you may have about our collection, exhibitions, or modern art in general. Or visit the Art Barr on the 4th floor where an educator will be discussing art conservation.

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This Wednesday at 9 p.m., we'll be screening Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's tense nocturnal thriller "Sexy Durga" as part of #NewDirectors. The film was a main competition winner at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film will also be screened at Film Society of Lincoln Center on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. More info at mo.ma/2nyKtvj

["Sexy Durga." 2017. India. Directed by Sanal Kumar...
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At last week's opening celebration for "Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection," we were lucky to be joined by Yesomi Umolu (Curator, Logan Center, University of Chicago), Danielle Jackson (Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow in Performing Arts, Walker Art Center), Thelma Golden (Director, Studio Museum of Harlem), and artist Cameron Rowland. They are shown here with MoMA associate...
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Happy first day of Spring!

"Spring Angel C" is one of eight screenprints from Gary Hume's “Spring Angels” series, in which imagery is based on the artist's photographs of concrete angels on the ceiling of the Catholic Cathedral in Brasilia. The spring color palette is based on leaves and cuttings he brought into his print workshop from the countryside. mo.ma/2mE2tj2 #MoMACollection

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Installation view of "Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection." The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 19, 2017-July 30, 2017. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo by Martin Seck.

For more information about the exhibition, visit mo.ma/unfinishedconversations.
“Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection” opens today in our 6th floor galleries. Works by more than a dozen artists from around the world, including Kara Walker, Iman Issa, Samuel Fosso, and Wolfgang Tillmans explore intertwining themes of social protest, the effect of history on the formation of identity, and how art juxtaposes fact and fiction. The exhibition title is...
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Join us tomorrow at MoMA PS1 for a first look at choreographer Moriah Evans's new work-in-progress, "Figuring," which examines how the contemporary landscape shapes our movement, what we watch, and how our values are constructed. Part of MoMA PS1's #SundaySessions program.

Moriah Evans, 'Figuring'

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We're now live at tonight's sold-out program celebrating Stuart Hall, featuring John Akomfrah, with Cameron Bailey, Tina Campt, Kobena Mercer, and David Scott. Watch live at mo.ma/2mRpctC

Presented by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, and part of #UnfinishedConversations

An Evening Celebrating Stuart Hall — with John Akomfrah and Friends

Join us for an evening program organized on the occasion of John Akomfrah's recently acquired installation "The Unfinished Conversation" (2012), featured in ...

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MoMA joins museums across the country to urge the House of Representatives and Senate to ensure the continuation of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. These agencies bring the arts to all Americans, fostering creativity, innovation, and a shared sense of values and understanding of our society, and provide a vital stimulus and catalyst for living...
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Join us at 6 p.m. tonight for a live stream of our program celebrating Stuart Hall. The evening, featuring John Akomfrah and ​special guests, has been organized on the occasion of Akomfrah's recently acquired installation "The Unfinished Conversation" (2012), which centers on the ongoing importance of Stuart Hall, the Jamaican-born public intellectual and cultural theorist. Akromfrah's work is...
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An Evening Celebrating Stuart Hall — with John Akomfrah and Friends

Join us for an evening program organized on the occasion of John Akomfrah's recently acquired installation "The Unfinished Conversation" (2012), featured in ...

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Sometime in 1935, Francis Picabia painted a portrait of Dr. Gaston Raulot-Lapointe (image 1), a friend famous for his research into radiation and X-rays. For years, this painting was thought to have been lost or destroyed, but an X-ray of Picabia's "Portrait d’un docteur" (1935/c. 1938) (image 2) revealed the original portrait to be hiding beneath its surface (image 3).

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"This series of animations was inspired by finding solace in celebrating traditionally dismissed feminine objects, the act of creating a world that mirrors my desires, and Eiichi Yamamoto’s dark psychedelic fantasy tale ‘Belladonna of Sadness’ (1973).” - Grace Miceli

For #PopRallyxPetra, artists Madelyne Beckles, Aleia Murawski, and Grace Miceli have created a series of original, short...
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