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See how #MoMAConservation restored a concrete “sprite” statue from Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost Midway Gardens, a Chicago dancehall and biergarten demolished in 1929. Watch the full episode in youTube.com/moma (direct link in bio) #FLW150

We’re open late until 9pm tomorrow! Come check out new additions to #MoMAGarden like Dan Graham’s "Child’s Play." ☀️😎🎨

[Dan Graham. “Child's Play.” 2015–16. Two-way mirror glass, stainless steel and perforated steel. Gift of the Committee on Painting and Sculpture in honor of Cora Rosevear. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Robert Gerhardt]

A virtuoso of the most difficult piano music sitting on stage in silence. Fluorescent lights repurposed as instruments. Pulitzer prize-winning composer #DavidLang looks back on how Robert Rauschenberg’s “relentlessly collaborative” spirit impacted pioneering experimental musicians of the New York School including #DavidTudor, #JohnCage, and Christian Wolff. Watch the full episode now on youtube.com/moma #RauschenbergAmongFriends

The word buscabulla is Puerto Rican slang for “troublemaker.” @buscabulla is currently bringing their brand of trouble to MoMA―an original blend of funk, salsa, R&B, electronica, and pop. Follow the evening with #PopRally on Twitter, and find out who is performing next week at mo.ma/summerthursdays.

The musical component of Summer Thursdays 2017 is presented in conjunction with Citizens and Borders, a series of projects at MoMA related to works in the collection that offer critical perspectives on histories of migration, territory, and displacement.

For “The Photographer’s Eye,” John Szarkowski, director of MoMA’s Department of Photography, selected works by more than 100 photographers, ranging from early 19th-century masters such as Eugène Atget to recent work by younger photographers like Lee Friedlander. In his introduction to the catalogue, Szarkowski wrote that "The Photographer’s Eye" was “an investigation of what photographs look like, and of why they look that way.” The exhibition thus sought to evaluate the ways in which photography had changed, or stayed the same, since its invention. It was divided into five sections, each one emphasizing a central aspect of photographic language; Szarkowski called these “The Thing Itself,” “The Detail,” “The Frame,” “Time Exposure,” and “Vantage Point.” The exhibition was part of a larger series presented in the summer of 1964 called Art in a Changing World: 1884–1964, staged to celebrate MoMA’s 35th anniversary and inaugurate its newly renovated building at 11 West 53 Street.
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See the press releases, images of the installation, and more at mo.ma/52exhibitions. 45 of #52exhibitions #MoMAhistory #tbt

In the years following Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, the Nazis removed over 20,000 artworks from its once progressive state-owned museums. Today marks the 80th anniversary of the defamatory show “Degenerate Art,” held in Munich in 1937 to “educate” the public on the “art of decay.” The exhibition proclaimed that modern art concepts, such as abstraction, were the result of genetic inferiority and society’s moral decline. Some of the works were later destroyed; others found new homes in museum collections abroad.
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Explore banned works from Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and more at mo.ma/degenerateart (link in bio)

[People queueing for the Degenerate Art (Entartete Kunst) exhibition in Munich, which opened on July 19, 1937. © The Image Works]

“This gargantuan cinephilic treat is of almost irresponsible scope: How, during its run, are we supposed to get anything done?” -@villagevoice
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Find out why the Village Voice is raving about #FutureImperfect, our new science fiction exhibition from the Department of Film― screening 70 films from over 20 countries, now through August 31. Tickets and showtimes at mo.ma/futureimperfect
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[“*Corpus Callosum.” 2002. Canada. Written and directed by Michael Snow]

Today on #APieceofWork, listen to @abbijacobson​'s mind explode while visiting a home illuminated by the works of #DanFlavin, and lying on the floor in #JamesTurrell’s “Meeting,” now on view at @MoMAPS1​. PS1 Chief Curator Peter Eleey joins to explain how artists manipulate our perceptions with experiments in light.
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Listen and browse works from the episode on mo.ma/apieceofwork. Subscribe wherever podcasts are found.
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[Dan Flavin. “untitled (to the "innovator" of Wheeling Peachblow).” 1968. Fluorescent light and metal fixtures. Helena Rubinstein Fund. © 2017 Estate of Dan Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.] #podcast #light

How did the works in #MakingSpace get made? Follow MoMA educator Corey D'Augustine on a walk-through of the exhibition that focuses on the materials and working methods of artists #YayoiKusama, Hedda Sterne, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Nevelson. Our new episode of “How to See,” is now playing on youtube.com/moma (direct link in bio)
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“Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” is on view through August 13. mo.ma/makingspace

As a young boy, Frank Lloyd Wright had a letterpress print shop in his basement, and his early experiments with printing and typography fueled a lifelong interest in two-dimensional design. Throughout his career, Wright designed extraordinary lettering, books, posters, architectural ornaments, and stained glass windows. Explore the architect’s approach to graphic design in a new workshop at the People’s Studio this Thursday. Free with museum admission. mo.ma/2td35mQ #FLW150 #MoMAmakers
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[Frank Lloyd Wright. Triangles in Color/September. c. 1929. Tile mosaic. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)] #graphicdesign

On #MandelaDay, marking 99 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, we reflect on a remarkable life and all that it inspired. David Hammons’s “Free Nelson Mandela” stencil was spray-painted on both indoor and outdoor sites while Mandela was still in prison after more than twenty years. The stencil was then sprayed on torn billboard papers to create this print. mo.ma/2uzhiv0
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[1987. Stencil on versos of torn and layered billboard papers. John B. Turner Fund. © 2017 David Hammons.] #MoMACollection #DavidHammons #NelsonMandela

What does Yves Klein’s “Blue Monochrome” sound like? For @questlove​, B Flat. In #APieceofWork episode 3, he joins @abbijacobson for a visit to the #MoMAConservation lab with Ellen Davis to find out how and why Klein devoted so much time to producing this hue of blue. Then, Abbi explores the feelings of uneasiness stirred up by Kazimir Malevich’s minimalist paintings in the galleries with curator Anne Umland.
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Listen and browse works from the episode on mo.ma/apieceofwork. Subscribe wherever podcasts are found.
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[Yves Klein. “Blue Monochrome.” 1961. Dry pigment in synthetic polymer medium on cotton over plywood. The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.] #YvesKlein #KazimirMalevich #monochrome

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