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There’s no better way to kick off the weekend than enjoying #MoMAGarden, and Fridays are free thanks to the support of @UniqloUSA! Stop by, grab a refreshment from the garden bar, and take in #MoMACollection’s iconic sculptures before heading inside to explore collection galleries, #KingelezCityDreams, #AdrianPiper, #NewPhotography2018, and more. #UniqloFreeFridayNights 🌞🌷🎨

Photo: Gus Powell

“...people are no longer familiar with the physical aspect of art, they all work with computers that work out their ideas for them. They can’t work with their hands anymore. They can’t do it anymore because they have lost the skill. If you succeed in building a model…You visualize what’s living inside you, so the outside world can adapt it, study it, discover it, see it.”
–Bodys Isek Kingelez
Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez mapped out his model for a more harmonious society of the future with “extreme maquettes,” audacious sculptures created from an incredible range of everyday materials. Now on view in #KingelezCityDreams

[Artwork details: Bodys Isek Kingelez. “Stars Palme Bouygues.” 1989. Paper, paperboard, and other various materials. van Lierde collection, Brussels. © Bodys Isek Kingelez. Photo: Carly Gaebe / Steadfast Studio]

“My struggle has allowed me to transcend that sense of shame and stigma identified with my being a Black gay man. Having come through the fire, they can't touch me.” –#MarlonRiggs
Submitted by Gianna Collier-Pitts, Friends of Education Fellow, Department of Film, as a #MoMACollection artist to explore and celebrate this #Pride Month. See more staff picks at

[Artwork details: Marlon Riggs. “Tongues Untied.” 1989. Video (color, sound). Purchase. Image courtesy of Signifyin' Works and Frameline Distribution]

“Isn’t it wonderful that you’ve had such a great career, when you had no right to have a career at all?” From a congratulatory—and cheeky—telegram Katharine Hepburn sent to Dorothy Arzner during her 1975 Directors Guild tribute.
Submitted by Ashley Swinnerton (@filmefatale), Collection Specialist in our Department of Film, as a #MoMACollection artist to explore and celebrate this #Pride Month. See more staff picks at

[Artwork details: Dorothy Arzner. “Katharine Hepburn in ‘Christopher Strong.’” 1933. 35mm film (black and white, sound). Produced by RKO Radio Pictures. Gift of Turner Entertainment]

Here’s to the return of long, sunny summer days that make us feel like Jackson Pollock’s “Shimmering Substance” (1946), now on view in our #MoMACollection galleries. Happy #SummerSoltice!

[Artwork details: Jackson Pollock. “Shimmering Substance.” 1946. Oil on canvas. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lewin and Mrs. Sam A. Lewisohn Funds. © 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

“A new kind of relationship (between audience and artwork) seems to be beginning to evolve, [one whose] content is more than the private history of its maker…. It will place itself not in front of but around, behind, underneath (literally) the audience.”
Submitted by Rob Giampietro (@giampietrorob), our Director of Design, as a #MoMACollection artist to explore and celebrate this #Pride Month. See more staff picks at

[Artwork details: Scott Burton. “Pair of Rock Chairs.” 1980–81. Stone (gneiss). Acquired through the Philip Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., and Robert Rosenblum Funds. © 2018 Scott Burton]

🔥 @MoMAPS1's summer music festival Warm Up turns 21 this season. Get your tickets now for a full day of music, dancing, art, and architecture with 75+ artists including A-Trak (@atrak), SOB x RBE (@sobxrbeofficial), Lizzo (@lizzobeeating), Gang Gang Dance (@ganggangdance), and more—every Saturday Jun 30 – Sept 1. Tickets at
#WarmUp2018 is organized by curators Eliza Ryan (@eliza__ryan), Naomi Zeichner (@nomizeichner), Taja Cheek (@turrelljames), Dean Bein (@truepanther), Venus X (@venusxgg), Isabelia Herrera (@jabladora), Jonas Leon (@mrjonasleon), and Matt Werth (@rvngintl). Animation by Topos Graphics (@topos_graphics). Video by Sam Balaban (@sdotbalaban).

Artists who immigrate to the US, often as refugees in search of safe haven, bring with them ideas and talent that drive innovation and creativity. This #WorldRefugeeDay, explore #MoMACollection works by immigrant artists in our digital exhibition: (link in bio) #CitizensBorders
Juan Downey immigrated to the US from Chile in the mid-1960s, and lived and worked in New York until the end of his life, in 1993. With this work, composed of video footage captured during his travels across the Americas, Downey offered an image of the possibilities of a networked world.

[🎨: Juan Downey. “Video Trans Americas.” 1973–76. Fourteen-channel video and vinyl map. Installation view, “Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 5, 2015–January 3, 2016. Acquired through the generosity of the Latin American and Caribbean Fund and Baryn Futa in honor of Barbara London. © 2015 Estate of Juan Downey & Marilys B. Downey. Photo: Thomas Griesel] #juandowney

Phillip Y. Zhang (@philophilia), associate director of our Department of Finance, spends quality time with Jasper Johns’s “Between the Clock and the Bed” (1981), appreciating its subtle system of organization for #ArtSpeaks.

#ArtSpeaks is a day of community and conversation led by Museum staff on the last Tuesday of every month. Full gallery talks are on our Facebook page at

“People often focus on the story of Frida Kahlo cutting off her hair as an act of mourning after divorcing Diego Rivera in this work. But I see her as someone who embraced gender ambiguity and mixed identity. She wore a man’s suit in a family portrait in 1926, documented love affairs with both women and men throughout her life, and accentuated her grown eyebrows and facial hair in her self-portraits. In this painting she rocks an oversized suit, earrings, and a commanding gaze as she sets herself free from social expectations of feminine beauty.”
–Hillary Reeves (@thelightfastness), Development Associate, reflects on #FridaKahlo, a #MoMACollection artist to explore and celebrate this #Pride. More staff picks at

[Artwork details: Frida Kahlo. “Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair.” 1940. Oil on canvas. Gift of Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

Adrian Piper’s “Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features” (1981). Now on view in our #AdrianPiper exhibition.

[Artwork: Pencil on paper. The Eileen Harris Norton Collection. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin]

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
–Francis Bacon, now on view in our #MoMACollection galleries
Submitted by Joshua Young (@totorovsbatman), Audio Visual Technician, as an artist to explore and celebrate this #Pride Month. See more staff picks at

[Francis Bacon. “Painting.” 1946. Oil and pastel on linen. Purchase. © 2018 Estate of Francis Bacon / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London]

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