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The schedule for this year’s New Directors/New Films festival is up! Find the lineup of #films, screening and ticket info at

Tickets for MoMA and @FilmLinc members go on sale this Monday, February 27, at noon. Tickets available to the public on Thursday, March 2, at noon. #NewDirectors

[“Patti Cake$.” 2017. USA. Directed by Geremy Jasper]

"'Painting for me lies in the pure pleasure of invention,’ Francis Picabia wrote in 1927. Working on the Picabia exhibition even led to my own inventions! Here I am in my hand-painted costume inspired by the artist's designs for his Relâche dancers. Everything is more fun when you're wearing dots!"
#FrancisPicabia curatorial assistant @tquartz shows us just how easy it is to get in the Arty Gras spirit! Join us tomorrow night, Sunday 2/26, when #Poprally brings the ultimate #MardiGras celebration to MoMA with live music by @highmightybrass, custom masks by @damiendavis, open bar, and some good, plain-old fun. Costumes welcome. Get your tickets via the link in our bio. #PartyLikePicabia

Tickets are still on sale for this year's Armory Party on March 1! We are excited to announce a DJ set by @heladonegro!
This year's event will also feature a live performance by @stlucia, and benefits MoMA's exhibition programming. Find more info and tickets today at
#MoMAArmory #TheArmoryShow

This is the final weekend of this year's #DocFortnight nonfiction #film festival! Films include #StanleyNelson's "Tell Them We Are Rising," and the world premieres of #LynneSachs's "Tip of My Tongue" and #LeeBreuer's "The Book of Clarence." Info and tickets at
["Tell Them We Are Rising." 2017. USA. Directed by Stanley Nelson. Courtesy of Firelight Media]

#RichardHamilton was born #otd in 1922. A pioneer of #PopArt, 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

[Richard Hamilton. "Interior." 1964. Screenprint. Dorothy Braude Edinburg Fund. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London]

“Color is the essence of painting, which the subject always killed.”
#KazimirMalevich 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.
Malevich’s “Suprematist Composition: Airplane Flying” is on view in “A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde” through March 12. #RevolutionaryImpulse #MoMACollection
[Kazimir Malevich. "Suprematist Composition: Airplane Flying." 1915. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquisition confirmed in 1999 by agreement with the Estate of Kazimir Malevich and made possible with funds from the Mrs. John Hay Whitney Bequest (by exchange)]

"Picabia exemplifies so many ideals I strive for in my own practice: a diversity in output, design as social critique, and a desire to constantly produce my work in new ways. When #PopRally approached me for this project, I started thinking about the kind of work Picabia would produce today as an immediate inspiration for the Arty Gras masks. I love the idea of celebrating his life and his work by throwing a party like this!"

Artist @damiendavis on his inspiration for his four Arty Gras mask designs, one of which is seen above on event organizers @akilitommasino, @el_jizzle, and @odb83.
Join them, Damien, plus @highmightybrass for PopRally's Mardi Gras meets #FrancisPicabia extravaganza event on Sunday, February 26. Tickets via the link in our bio. #PartyLikePicabia

#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 #DianeArbus, #LeeFriedlander, and #GarryWinogrand, 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 photographers with markedly different aims than those of their hortatory predecessors of the 1930s and 1940s: they had “redirected the technique and aesthetic of documentary #photography to more personal ends. Their aim has been not to reform life but to know it". The exhibition established all three photographers as important voices in American art; their achievements continue to encourage more nuanced understandings of the medium. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, the Museum is publishing "Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand: New Documents, 1967" by curator Sarah Meister (@themomameister), who will also introduce a public conversation between artists Max Kozloff, Tod Papageorge, and Martha Rosler, moderated by Rob Slifkin (@rslifkin) next Monday, February 27th.
See images of the installation and more at 24 of #52exhibitions #MoMAhistory

Come celebrate #MardiGras this Sunday night at #PopRally Presents: Arty Gras 🎭. Inspired by Francis Picabia's infamous 1920's parties, the evening will feature open bar, exhibition viewing of #FrancisPicabia, live tunes with @highmightybrass, and original masks designed exclusively for us by artist @damiendavis. Costumes welcome and encouraged. Grab tickets at (link our bio), and get ready to #PartyLikePicabia!

"I love the visual stimulation of seeing something amazing, and the fact that somebody drew that and there was nothing like this again…. I’ve always loved drawing and painting and just anything artistic." – Patti Beranek, St. Lucia
For the latest installment of #CreativeNewYork #PopRally sat down with Jean Grobler and Patti Beranek of @stlucia ahead of their performance at #MoMAArmory to talk about music, art, and what inspires them. Check out our conversation at
[Photo by Emily Winiker]

Happy #PresidentsDay!
In "President Collage: 1," #SherrieLevine cut out an image of a fashion model to form the profile of #GeorgeWashington seen on the quarter, drawing attention to the relationships between power, gender, and consumption. Learn more about Levine's work: #MoMACollection
[Sherrie Levine. "President Collage: 1." (1979). Cut-and-pasted printed paper on paper. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift. © 2017 Sherrie Levine]

"Matter, color and sound in motion are the phenomena whose simultaneous development makes up the new art."
#LucioFontana 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 #OttoHahn, for which Fontana created punctured sheets of steel, brass, and plexiglass and kept them in a sculptural container. For more info: #MoMACollection
[Lucio Fontana. "Portrait of Antonin Artaud." 1968. Multiple of wood and enamel with one copper die-cut plate, one steel die-cut plate, two plexiglas die-cut plates and one artist's book. Monroe Wheeler Fund. © 2017 Foundation Lucio Fontana]