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Many people recognize names like Pollock and de Kooning, but far fewer know of women abstract artists like Lee Krasner, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Lee Bontecou who made their own space in an often resistant art world. MoMA curator Starr Figura introduces MoMA's new exhibition #MakingSpace which shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II and the start of the Feminist movement in the late 1960s. Watch the full tour on YouTube (link in bio)
#LeeKrasner #MagdalenaAbakanowicz #LeeBontecou #abstraction

Described as an “electronic pilot project,” the website for 1995’s "Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design" was MoMA’s first foray into the Internet. Organized by Paola Antonelli, now senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, the exhibition was a survey of experiments in material design and usage in contemporary industrial design, from innovative applications of traditional materials to the development of compound materials. "Mutant Materials" included some 200 forward-thinking designs developed within the previous decade, from swimming fins made from liquid resin to ceramic turbine rotors. The exhibition website, which predated by a year, was created by Antonelli, who taught herself code in order to develop it. Over the past 20 years, MoMA has created more than 200 websites for specific projects; they are collected in an archive created by the New York Art Resources Consortium to document and preserve online art-related projects. MoMA’s websites can be found at
Read numerous out-of-print publications associated with the 1995 exhibition, see images of the installation, and more at 37 of #52exhibitions #MoMAhistory #tbt

German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger sets the stage for disparate cultures to collide and find common ground in her tale of pampered Western women taken hostage by a fierce Mongolian princess. Don’t miss “Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia,” screening at MoMA Film through May 30.
Visit (link in bio) for showtimes and ticket information.

[Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia. 1989. West Germany/France. Written and directed by Ulrike Ottinger]

“What if you were to assume that you’re being constantly recorded, which in our contemporary moment of widespread surveillance is more or less true? You could say that there’s just a giant film production happening at all times. What happens to you and your being or identity within that reality?”
Martine Syms discusses the politics of migration, surveillance, and presentation in “Projects 106: Martine Syms,” her first solo museum exhibition, in @artforum
Syms’ immersive installation—incorporating photography, film, and mobile technology—opens at MoMA this Saturday. Learn more at

[Incense, Sweaters, and Ice. 2017. USA. Directed by Martine Syms. Courtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York] #Projects106 #MartineSyms

Giorgio de Chirico’s enigmatic paintings bring an air of mystery to the #MoMACollection galleries. Learn more about the dreamlike imagery that characterized de Chirico’s Metaphysical Art movement, and his influence on Surrealist artists like Salvador Dalí and René Magritte tomorrow with Museum educator Elisabeth Bardt-Pellerin:
Lively conversations and engaging activities are happening all the time at the Museum. Check our calendar for free gallery experiences on before your next visit. See you in the galleries!
[Giorgio de Chirico. “The Duo” (1914-15). Oil on canvas. James Thrall Soby Bequest. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome] #GiorgiodeChirico #surrealism

Just announced: @KAYTRANADA will join @JamesBlake and KLAUS (#1800Dinosaur) for the #PartyInTheGarden After-Party! Don’t miss these special live performances in our Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden—tickets are now on sale at
This year’s after-party is hosted by special committee of emerging female artists including: Zoë Buckman (@zoebuckman), Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple), Teresita Fernández (@teresita.fernandez), LaToya Ruby Frazier, Anna Rose Holmer (@b_arfh), Steffani Jemison (@steffanijemison), Jing Liu, Jumana Manna, Mika Rottenberg, Emily Roysdon, Erin Shirreff, Xaviera Simmons (@xavierasimmons), Taryn Simon, Avery K. Singer, Sable Elyse Smith (@sable_elyse), Martine Syms, and Anicka Yi.

Are you an aspiring artist in NYC working towards receiving your high school equivalency diploma? Apply for Night Studio, our new free art course that leverages the Museum as a classroom, laboratory, discussion space, and art studio! Explore new ideas, learn about the range of careers within the arts, participate in art making, and develop your art portfolio with help from the @MoMAteens staff. Application deadline is June 19.
Learn more and apply at

Works now on view in #UnfinishedConversations —including Anna Boghiguian’s “Untitled,” one drawing in a series documenting the 2011 Egyptian revolution—grapple with themes of protest and identity.
Join associate curator Yasmil Raymond for evening classes that explore these themes and unravel the layers of meaning and questioning woven into the exhibition’s works. Register online for May 23 & May 30 sessions:

[Anna Boghiguian. “Untitled.” 2011. Gouache and crayon on paper. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2017 Anna Boghiguian] #MoMACollection #AnnaBoghiguian

Two evenings of music inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s boundary-pushing, collaborative spirit kick off tomorrow at 7pm.
Pulitzer prize–winning composer #DavidLang and the celebrated music collective #BangOnACan sonically explore Rauschenberg’s idea of the Combine (incorporating ordinary objects and materials into paintings) on May 23, and celebrate the artist’s avant-garde musical collaborations with John Cage and David Tudor on May 24. Tickets are available at (link in bio)
[Photo: © Peter Serling]

Artist Eric Gottesman and art historian Michelle Woo, both members of the artist-run initiative @ForFreedoms, will host an "Art and Practice" open discussion about art as a tool for influencing culture and stimulating political engagement, next Thursday at 6pm. RSVP to attend this free seminar for emerging and experienced artists at
Preview the June 28 installment of our "Art and Practice" series, focusing on the creative potential of failure with poet and artist Cecilia Vicuña at

[For Freedoms. “Make America Great Again.” 2016. Billboard. Photo: Wyatt Gallery]

​Today is the day! #RauschenbergAmongFriends, the first 21st-century retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg’s six-decade long career is now open. Now through September 17, our galleries are brimming with over 250 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and sound and video recordings resulting from the friendships and exchanges that characterized his work. Don’t miss this celebration of curiosity and collaboration.

#RauschenbergAmongFriends opens in just two days! Watch our Instagram Story for an up-close look at the exhibition. ↖️
[Installation view of Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 21-September 17, 2017. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo by Carly Gaebe.]

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