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#BruceNauman does not offer easy answers, asking instead that his viewers be alert and ever vigilant. This, his work teaches us, is where freedom begins. Follow his five-decade search for new ways of making art. “Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts” opens this Sunday in two parts, just two subway stops apart, at MoMA and @MoMAPS1! On view to the public October 21–February 25, 2019.

[Details: Bruce Nauman. “One Hundred Live and Die.” 1984. Neon tubing with clear glass tubing on metal. Collection Benesse Holdings, Inc./Benesse House Museum, Naoshima. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

“The time has passed for our sensations in painting to be whispered. We wish them in the future to sing and re-echo upon our canvases in deafening and triumphant flourishes.” –Umberto Boccioni, born on this day in 1882
Remind you of your commute? “States of Mind I: The Farewells” is the first in a series of three paintings now on view in #MoMACollection galleries exploring the psychological aspect of the fleeting nature of modern life. In “The Farewells,” Boccioni captures chaotic movement and the fusion of people swept away in waves as the train's steam bellows into the sky.
[#UmbertoBoccioni. “States of Mind I: The Farewells.” 1911. Oil on canvas. Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller]

This Halloween, let your freak flag fly at MoMA! Monsters and mad scientists alike are invited to #PopRally's spooky screening of the 1969 Hammer Films classic “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed.” The festivities begin on Halloween night at 8 p.m. Costumes are highly encouraged! Tickets cover the screening and open bar. Get yours at

[Illustrations by Grace Robinson (@grack7)]

“An artist must bear a special responsibility. He must be accountable for the content of his work. And that work should reflect a deep, abiding concern for humanity.” –Charles White
🔊 SOUND ON: Hear performer and activist Harry Belafonte introduce his friend, influential artist and teacher #CharlesWhite. White dedicated himself to creating art that exposed the lives of African Americans and the hardships of oppressed peoples everywhere with inventive experimentation across mediums. Explore his prolific four-decade career in “Charles White: A Retrospective,” now on view at the Museum thanks to the support of @terraamericanart.

“Everything started with talking, increasingly meeting: in the city, in the bar, wherever it was, and each of us felt that the other was an interesting conversational partner.... Dialogue was the basis of our work together, and that remained so until the end.” –#PeterFischli on his longtime collaborator #DavidWeiss, who died in 2012
When entering “Things from the Room in the Back,” now on view in #TheLongRunMoMA, visitors encounter an uncanny representation of an art installation in progress filled with handmade sculptures resembling tools of the behind-the-scenes work of a museum.
Submitted by associate curator Cara Manes (@cmanes). Explore more #MoMApicks of our staff’s favorite #MoMACollection artist collaborations at

[Artwork Details: Peter Fischli, David Weiss. 1999-2000. Painted polyurethane. Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Douglas S. Cramer Funds. © 2018 Peter Fischli and David Weiss]

“In the mid-1980s, the Canadian art group #GeneralIdea (AA Bronson, Felix Partz, and Jorge Zontal) created a symbol using the acronym AIDS, arranging the letters in a manner that resembled #RobertIndiana's iconic LOVE motif in the form of billboards, stamps, wallpaper, and other prints. The group called it an ‘image virus.’”
–Roxana Marcoci (@roxanamarcoci), senior curator in our Department of Photography
Explore more #MoMApicks of our staff’s favorite #MoMACollection artist collaborations at

[Details: General Idea. “AIDS (Wallpaper).” 1988. Screenprinted wallpaper. Gift of Richard Gerrig and Timothy Peterson in celebration of the Museum's reopening. © 2018 General Idea]

David Gordon’s experimentation with choreography continues with a new version of his evolving work THE MATTER, conceived especially for our #JudsonDance exhibition. Join us in our Marron Atrium for performances on October 18–20 at 3 p.m. A moving image program will be on view everyday through October 21. Free with Museum admission. Learn more at
[Credit: David Gordon. Rehearsal of CLOSE UP/1979 from THE MATTER/plus & minus/1979. Video (black and white, sound). Courtesy Pick Up Performance Co]

Whenever Frida Kahlo’s works are moved in the Museum, our chief facilities and safety officer Tunji Adeniji makes sure he knows exactly where they’re located. Watch his gallery talk on “My Grandparents, My Parents, and I (Family Tree)” (1936) to find out why the artist means so much to him.
#ArtSpeaks is a day of community and conversation led by Museum staff on the last Tuesday of every month. Watch Tunji’s full talk on our Facebook page at

“The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths.”
For more than 50 years, #BruceNauman has interrogated structures of power, questioned accepted values such as “good” and “bad,” and left his work open to multiple, often conflicting understandings. Don’t miss this singular opportunity to experience his tremendous body of work, presented across both MoMA and @MoMAPS1. “Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts” opens October 21. Members see it first starting tomorrow, October 17.
[Details: Bruce Nauman. “The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths (Window or Wall Sign).” 1967. Neon tubing with clear-glass-tubing suspension frame, living template. Collection the artist. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.]

Disfigured, wrathful monsters, lusty characters, mournful music, and overwrought Victorian décor and costumes, all amplified by a gruesome color palette that turns even a glimpse of blood into a horrifying experience...Don’t miss the final days of #MoMAFilm's Hammer Horror series—showcasing Hammer Film’s take on Mary Shelley’s 200-year-old classic, “Frankenstein"—ending October 18:
The celebration of horror continues with “It’s Alive! #Frankenstein at 200,” a visual history of Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” on view at @themorganlibrary through January 27.

🎥 Credits:
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

Join us at @MoMAPS1's Fall Open House celebrating the opening of our joint exhibition #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts this Sunday, October 21. Spend the day exploring Nauman’s works at PS1, and plan a trip to MoMA to see the rest of the exhibition. Free and open to the public from noon to 6 p.m., the Open House will also feature performances by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste to kick off the #VWSundaySessions season. More at
[Image: Bruce Nauman. "Green Horses (still)." 1988. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.]

Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions activate the #JudsonDance galleries again this Saturday. Don’t miss performances of “See Saw” at 1:30pm and 3:30pm today. Free with Museum Admission.

[Simone Forti. See Saw. 1960. Performance. Performed in Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 16, 2018–February 3, 2019. Performers: Alexandro Segade and Malik Gaines. Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. Digital image © 2018 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Denis Doorly]

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