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We were thrilled to host @girlswhocode last week! Members from our Digital Media, Education, @momateens and IT teams spoke about how they use digital technology to support the Museum’s mission and enhance our visitor experience. Thanks for spending the day with us!

@MoMAPS1 is saying goodbye to #YAP2018 by @DreamTheCombine with a closing party on Thursday, August 23, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Illuminated by moonlight and a multi-hued lighting program, don't miss one of the final chances to experience this interactive, mirrored playground at night with DJ @br0nz3_g0dd3ss, performances by the Brooklyn group Dynamic Diplomats of Double Dutch, frozen cocktails, and small bites. Tickets available at

Social media host for the night, Jaé Joseph (@jaejoseph), will be taking over the MoMA PS1 account to give you a behind-the-scenes look at Hide & Seek from his perspective. 👁️📱

The buildings designed to house Yugoslavia’s “social standard” services—including free public education, health care, and cultural programming—offered opportunities for architectural experimentation. Almost thirty years after the collapse of Yugoslavia, these buildings are still key elements of the region’s social service infrastructure. Take a closer look in #ConcreteUtopia.
📷: Stanko Kristl. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Wing of the University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 1967–1976. Interior view of entrance hall, 2016. Photo: Valentin Jeck, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, 2016

“Here is what we have to offer you in its most elaborate form—confusion guided by a clear sense of purpose.” –Gordon Matta-Clark
Submitted by Allison (@alispang), our Media Conservation Initiative Project Coordinator. Explore #MoMACollection works that shape and challenge ideas of utopia, handpicked by our Museum staff: #MoMApicks
What artwork embodies the world you want to live in?

[Gordon Matta-Clark. “Splitting.” 1974. Collage of gelatin silver prints. Acquired through the generosity of Walter J. Brownstone and The Family of Man Fund. © 2018 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

“I look back on those early paintings as history. They are not really what I am now, or want, but it was a way to begin.” –Dorothea Tanning

What artwork embodies the world you want to live in? Talia (@tquartz), curatorial assistant in our Department of Painting & Sculpture, chose American painter #DorotheaTanning’s evolving artistic vision. This month's staff picks are inspired by our current exhibitions “Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams” and “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980.” Explore more #MoMAcollection works that shape our visions of utopia at #MoMApicks

[Artwork details: Dorothea Tanning. “On Time Off Time.” 1948. Oil on canvas. Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds, and The Modern Women's Fund. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris]

🌞🌜Scenes situated in both the reality of everyday life and unreal, dreamlike scenarios (like the sun and moon taking a walk together down a dusty lane) come together in artist #GauriGill's photography, now on view at @MoMAPS1. “Acts of Appearance” features papier-mâché artists and local community members wearing handmade, whimsical masks against the backdrop of their home and culture in rural India.
Swipe for a selection of works and see them in person before the exhibition closes on September 3. Learn more at

Artistry inspires artistry. Remembering the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Aretha Franklin with this 1986 #MoMACollection album cover by Andy Warhol.

[🎨: Aretha Franklin with (cover) Andy Warhol. “Aretha.” 1986. 12-inch vinyl record. Committee on Prints and Illustrated Books Fund. © 2017 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

This Friday, our experimental studio art program for NYC high school students, “In the Making,” culminates with the opening night of our Teen Art Show! Join @MoMATeens at our Cullman Education Center at 5pm to celebrate the artwork and community created this summer. SWIPE to see what they’ve been working on this week! #MoMALearning

Photos: Kaitlyn Stubbs

“That climax when the brain acknowledges the world,
all values extended into the blood awake.
Moment of proof. And as they say Brancusi did,
building his bird to extend through soaring air,
as Kafka planned stories that draw to eternity
through time extended. And the climax strikes.”
–From Muriel Rukeyser’s poem “Reading Time: 1 Minute 26 Seconds” (1939)
Constantin Brancusi’s “Bird in Space” (1928), now on view in #BrancusiMoMA, is our assistant director of international funding, Sylvia’s pick for a #MoMACollection artwork that embodies the world she wants to live in. What’s yours? See more MoMA staff picks inspired by our current exhibitions “Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams” and “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980” exploration of utopia at #MoMApicks

[Artwork details: Constantin Brancusi. “Bird in Space.” 1928. Bronze. Given anonymously. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Denis Doorly]

“...she was able to take this personal narrative of things that are happening to her—but she takes it and she manages to reflect it back into these much broader issues that are still relevant today.”
Tessa Ferreyros spent over four years working as a curatorial assistant on “Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016.” During the final days of the exhibition she shared one of her favorite works, “Decide Who You Are #15: You Don't Want Me Here” (1992), with Museum visitors for #ArtSpeaks. Full gallery talk at
Relive our #AdrianPiper exhibition with the exhibition catalogue, now available at @MoMADesignStore:

☀️ Summer mood: taking in #MoMAGarden enveloped in Franz West’s “Maya’s Dream”— one of nearly 20 outdoor sculptures on view in Peter Fischli’s #ArtistsChoice exhibition, “If Everything Is Sculpture Why Make Sculpture?”

[Artwork details: Franz West. “Maya's Dream.” 2006. Polyester. Scott Burton Fund. © 2018 Estate of Franz West. Photo: Carly Gaebe/Steadfast Studio]

“I designed these projects as if they had been proposed by someone else—someone far removed from the trajectory of thought concerned with the city...the city has, up to now, only projected...the insane, sick, dangerous and aggressive idea that men must live only to work and must work to produce and then consume.” –Ettore Sottsass
What artwork embodies the world you want to live in? Andrew (@gardnerae), curatorial assistant in our Department of Architecture & Design, chose Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass’s fantastical, technological world designed for human pleasure. This month's staff picks are inspired by our current exhibitions “Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams” and “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980”. Explore #MoMAcollection works that shape our visions of utopia at #MoMApicks

[Artwork details: Ettore Sottsass. “The Planet as Festival: Study for Rafts for Listening to Chamber Music, project (Perspective).” 1972–1973. Graphite on paper. Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation. © 2018 Ettore Sottsass]

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