Richard Hamilton was born on this day in 1922. A pioneer of Pop Art, the British artist used collage to critique consumer culture and mass media. A prime example of this is "Interior," which incorporates advertisements from mass-circulation magazines.

View other work of Hamilton's in the #MoMACollection at mo.ma/richardhamilton.

[Richard Hamilton. "Interior." 1964. Screenprint. Dorothy...
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“Color is the essence of painting, which the subject always killed.”

Kazimir Malevich was born on this day in 1878. As the founder of Suprematism, Malevich rejected figurative representation and pioneered pure abstraction. The revolutionary artist considered his planes of color on white backgrounds a form of realism as they used the most basic elements of visual vocabulary.

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#tbt in honor of the 50th anniversary of 1967’s “New Documents.” This modestly scaled exhibition, featuring work by three (then) young and relatively unknown photographers named Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand, had a lasting influence on modern photography. As curator John Szarkowski explained in his introduction to the exhibition, the three represented a new generation of...
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The checklist for upcoming MoMA exhibition "Items: Is Fashion Modern?" centers upon 111 items of fashion design, from high fashion to humble masterpieces. One of these items is the versatile and much-loved ballet flat. As part of our research into the shoe, we spoke with fashion historian Julie Eilber who was gracious enough to share her expertise, archive, and enthusiasm for the American...
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Happy President's Day!

In "President Collage: 1," Sherrie Levine cut out an image of a fashion model to form the profile of George Washington seen on the quarter, drawing attention to the relationships between power, gender, and consumption. Learn more about Levine's work: [ Mo.ma Link ] #MoMACollection

[Sherrie Levine. "President Collage: 1." (1979). Cut-and-pasted printed paper on paper....
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"Matter, color and sound in motion are the phenomena whose simultaneous development makes up the new art."

Lucio Fontana was born on this day in 1899. He is the father of the Italian postwar movement Spazialismo, which aimed to bring art and science together. "Portrait of Antonin Artaud" is on view in our 4th floor Collection Galleries. It is an "illustration" for a book by Otto Hahn, for...
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"Simplicity is not an end in art, but we usually arrive at simplicity as we approach the true sense of things."

Constantin Brancusi, pioneer of modern sculpture, was born on this day in 1876. "Fish" is an embodiment of an idea, depicting a fish's movements through water and the moving water itself. Brancusi described the sculpture as the fish's "speed, its floating, flashing body seen...
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"I really believe in the power of the subconscious, in a way. I always find the best work comes when...I'm not consciously thinking about what I'm doing. Everything comes out together. Sometimes I write a song and I'll think, ‘This is the best song I've ever written!’ I'll take it home and Patti will be like, ‘Uh, it's OK.’” – Jean-Philip Grobler, St. Lucia

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German Symbolist artist, Max Klinger, was born on this day in 1857.

"March Days II" is part of a three-print sequence in the "Dramas, Opus IX" portfolio depicting the uprisings in 1848, where Germans fought for democracy, unification, and social change. Learn more about Max Klinger's work: [ Mo.ma Link ]

[Max Klinger. "March Days II (Märztage II) from Dramas, Opus IX (Dramen, Opus IX)"...
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"My process is to throw as much stuff against the wall. Eventually stuff will stick or it might not. Sometimes it takes time, but you have to be [in the studio] to be the dreamcatcher and catch the ideas that are coming to you." – Jean-Philip Grobler, St. Lucia

For the latest installment of #CreativeNewYork, PopRally sat down with Jean Grobler and Patti Beranek of St. Lucia ahead of their...
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The 2017 Young Architects Program winner has been announced--congratulations to @JennySabinStudio for their winning design, 'Lumen.' Providing a cooling mist by day and a luminescent glow by night, this structure of "knitted light" will open in @MoMAPS1's courtyard on June 29. It will also serve as a temporary urban landscape for the 20th season of #WarmUp, MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music...
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Who will be the winner of this year's Young Architects Program? See the five finalists present their architectural models to the jury, and stay tuned for the announcement—coming soon! #YAP2017 #YAP

Architectural models unwrapped at 2017 Young Architects Program Jury Review

Shortlisted finalists of the 2017 Young Architects Program (YAP) present their proposed designs for MoMA PS1's courtyard to the jury panel. Architects must o...

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#tbt to a retrospective of the work of the Anglo-Irish designer Eileen Gray, which opened in February 1980, four years after her death. Gray had often been left out of design histories in spite of her extraordinary career, which ranged from experiments in furniture to groundbreaking architecture. One of her greatest achievements in the latter field was E-1027, a late-1920s seaside house on the...
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Doc Fortnight, our annual international festival of nonfiction film, opens tonight! This year’s selection includes several works by award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori, as well as an unusual 3-D collaboration between Open-Ended Group’s Paul Kaiser and Marc Downie and acclaimed experimental filmmakers Ken and Flo Jacobs.

Watch trailers of this year's films, including tonight's opening...
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Happy ❤'s Day!

[Shigetaka Kurita. Emoji (from the original set of 176). 1999. Digital image. Gift of NTT DOCOMO, Inc. © 2017 NTT DOCOMO]
Happy Valentine's Day!

With a couple posed in a loving embrace, encircled by large pink hearts, a reference to the frivolity that characterizes French Rococo painting, Kerry James Marshall's "Study for Vignette" meditates on beauty, love, romance, and harmony in the black experience. Learn more about the work at mo.ma/2k4inSm

[Kerry James Marshall. "Study for Vignette." 2004. Crayon,...
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