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Watch Home Movies Starring Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Igor Stravinsky, Gertrude Stein, Colette & Other Early 20th Century Luminaries

Léonide Massine may not be not the most famous name to grace socialite Elizabeth Fuller Chapman’s home movies. In terms of 21st century name brand recognition, he definitely lags behind art world heavies Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brâncu?i, Henri Matisse, composer Igor Stravinsky, novelist Colette, playwright Thornton Wilder, the ever-formidable poet and collector Gertrude Stein, and her longtime companion Alice B. Toklas. Such were the luminaries in Mrs. Chapman’s circle....
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, Life, History, Museums, Museum of Modern Art, Gertrude Stein, Picasso, Colette, Moma, Matisse, Chapman, Facebook Twitter, Dali


MoMA Slashes Budgets, Staff, Exhibitions

Before the shutdown, the museum had around 960 staff members, director Glenn Lowry said. Through a combination of voluntary retirement packages and general attrition, the new staff count will be about 800. “We will learn to be a much smaller institution,” he said. The museum administration also took what Lowry described as a “chainsaw” to its exhibition budget, cutting it from $18 million to $10 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2021.  It also cut its publ...
Tags: Art, Lowry, Visual, Moma, Glenn Lowry, 05.07.20


MoMA Now Offers Free Art Classes Online

While New York’s Museum of Modern Art is closed to the public right now, its virtual doors are open in the form of a few free classes from the museum.Read more...
Tags: Art, Free, Lifehacks, Classes, Moma, Online Classes, New York 's Museum of Modern Art


An Art Gallery for Gerbils: Two Quarantined Londoners Create a Mini Museum Complete with Gerbil-Themed Art

London-based couple Filippo and Marianna's self-isolation project calls to mind artist (and museum curator) Bill Scanga's At the Met, exhibited nearly 20 years ago as part of the group show Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (now known as MoMA PS1). Scanga's installation involved hanging mini-replicas of works from the Metropolitan Museum's American collection on extremely long wires that traveled from under-ceiling picture rail to the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Comedy, London, College, Life, Creativity, Museums, Reddit, Moma, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Beatrix Potter, Gustav Klimt, Pearl Earring, Paris Museums


MoMA Has Canceled All Educator Contracts, Saying It May Not Need Educators For Years

The email was grim, and employees who had done all of the prep work for April tours aren’t being paid for that work. On the other side of things for educators – though not for 76 other staff members who were laid off – “MoMA’s email to educators came only days before New York City’s Whitney Museum sent its own freelance education staff a hopeful message: it hopes to launch a new online teaching initiative that could keep them employed.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, New York City, Visual, Moma, Whitney Museum, 04.03.20


Pornhub Releases Its First-Ever Non-Porn Film — A High-Art Documentary, No Less

“The movie in question is the documentary Shakedown, from filmmaker and conceptual artist Leilah Weinraub. It hails from the upper echelons of the art world, where the project enjoyed a prestige rollout in exhibits at the Whitney Museum and MoMA over the last three years.” And what’s it about? Lesbian strip clubs in L.A. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Moma, Whitney Museum, 03.03.20, Leilah Weinraub


An Interactive Social Network of Abstract Artists: Kandinsky, Picasso, Brancusi & Many More

Who's your favorite abstract artist? Some of us, if we like early abstraction, might name a painter like Wassily Kandinsky, some a composer like Arnold Schoenberg, some a poet like Guillaume Apollinaire, and some, even, a photographer like Alfred Stieglitz. When we answer a question like this, we tend to consider each artist, and each artist's body of work, in isolation. But when we talk about artistic movements, especially one overarching and influential as abstraction, all names, all painting...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, College, History, Moscow, Steve Martin, Pablo Picasso, Cia, Paul Klee, Seoul, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Moma, Manet, Facebook Twitter


The Many Moods and Pleasures of Judd’s Objects

There is a beautifully complex language of materials to savor in MoMA’s Donald Judd exhibition, the artist’s first U.S. survey in over 30 years.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, Moma, Donald, Donald Judd, Judd Foundation, Judd, Nineteen Hundred Sixties


Haegue Yang Profiled in NYT

Artist Haegue Yang is profiled in the NYT, discussing recent work at MoMA and her busy work schedule. “What comes along with the intensity of the work is you almost lose yourself,” she says. “I think the confusion is good to have.” Read more at NYT
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Moma, Haegue Yang


Experience Neri Oxman's Futuristic Approach to Ecology at MoMA

A new show dedicated to Neri Oxman's pioneering material explorations opened this week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The MIT Media Lab professor and director of The Mediated Matter Group is known for coining the phrase "material ecology" to describe the way her work brings together materials science, digital fabrication, and organic design to produce techniques and objects informed by nature. The exhibition includes seven major projects created over the past 20 years in a mid-career r...
Tags: New York, Design, Exhibitions, Museum of Modern Art, Moma, MIT Media Lab, Museum of Modern Art New York, Neri Oxman, Oxman, Mediated Matter Group, Eric de Broche des Combes Luxigon


NEW YORK – AMY SILLMAN: “THE SHAPE OF SHAPE” AT MOMA THROUGH APRIL 20TH, 2020

Amy Sillman, The Shape of Shape (Installation View), all images via MoMA The Museum of Modern Art announces a new installment of its Artist’s Choice series: The Shape of Shape by Amy Sillman. In this series, facilitated by the museum’s expanded gallery renovations, a contemporary artist organizes an installation drawn from the Museum’s collection. Recent participants include […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Moma, Amy Sillman, MoMA the Museum of Modern Art


Major Institutions Rushing to Build Contemporary African Art Holdings

The Guardian notes major museum collections are “playing catch up” to build their holdings in Contemporary African Art, as MoMA and the Tate Modern rush to buy works from African artists. “At the Tate the collection was global but they were just missing an entire continent,” says Touria El Glaoui, founder of 1-54. “We know when the Tate gets […]
Tags: Art, News, Tate Modern, Art News, Minipost, Moma, Tate, Touria El Glaoui


Tate and MoMa 'playing catch up' in collections of modern African art

Art fair founder says western institutions belatedly investing in contemporary art from AfricaMajor western culture institutions – including Tate and MoMA – are “playing catch up” to create truly global collections that recognise modern art from the Africa, according to the founder of an influential art fair devoted for contemporary African art.Touria El Glaoui, the director and founder of 1-54, said that only in the last decade have institutions begun to take it seriously. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Moma, Tate, Touria El Glaoui


This quirky anti-minimalism watch tells time twice!

Cool watch designs are always fun. They’re an expression of our style, and well, of course, a means of telling the time. However, Ji Lee’s Redundant Watch is as quirky as it gets! A communication designer at Facebook, Ji Lee collaborated with Anicorn to create a wristwatch version of his Redundant Clock, which had gained immense popularity. And Anicorn just released an exclusive version of the watch for MoMA. What’s so special about it? The quirky timepiece tells time twice! Instead of the conve...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Watch, Watches, Product Design, Moma, Accessories & Fashion, Ji Lee, Anicorn, Redundant Watch


MoMA Hires Top SFMoMA Curator

Clément Chéroux, senior curator of the photography center at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is heading to MoMA’s to serve as the museum’s chief curator of photography. “It was a pleasure to work at SFMOMA for three years and to have the support of a fantastic Bay Area photo community,” Chéroux said in a statement. “I am […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Bay Area, Minipost, Moma, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, MoMA Hires Top SFMoMA, Chéroux


MoMA Acquires 56 Photographs from Gordon Parks’s “The Atmosphere of Crime”

MoMA has acquired 56 prints from Gordon Parks’s series of color photographs for a Life magazine photo essay titled “The Atmosphere of Crime.”  The works will go on view this May as part of the museum’s first seasonal rotation of its collection. Read more at MoMA  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Moma, GORDON PARKS


Empathy and Artistry: Rediscovering Dorothea Lange

Her indelible images came to represent the Great Depression. Now a revelatory exhibition at MoMA confirms her place in the pantheon of American photographers.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Museum of Modern Art, Lange, Moma, Dorothea Lange, Dorothea


MoMA to Show Automobiles in Outdoor Sculpture Garden This Summer

As part of its summer show Automania, MoMA will park a series of cars in its outdoor sculpture park.  The exhibition will include a series of automobiles in the museum collection never shown before. Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Moma


Adam Pendleton Readies Project for MoMA Atrium

Artist Adam Pendleton is readying a new work, Who is Queen? for the atrium of MoMA this summer “It’s looking at blackness as an open-ended idea, not just related to race but in relationship to politics, to art, specifically to the avant-garde,” he says. Read more at NYT  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Moma, Adam Pendleton, MoMA Atrium


NEW YORK – THEATER OF OPERATIONS: THE GULF WARS 1991-2001 AT MoMA PS1 THROUGH MARCH 1ST, 2020

Jamal Penjweny,  Saddam is Here (2010), via MoMA Military engagement in Iraq over the last 30 years has had a unprecedented impact on contemporary culture and society, with American intervention  in the Gulf and Iraq Wars opening a debate on American values and beliefs, in turn influencing the work of artists around the world. Exploring this concept MoMA PS1 presents […]
Tags: Art, New York, Iraq, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Gulf, Moma, Jamal Penjweny Saddam, MoMA Military, Iraq Wars


RIP, Jason Polan, who tried to draw every single person in New York City

12 years ago, I covered the launch of artist Jason Polan's project to sketch every single person in New York City (he'd previously sketched every work of art in the MOMA). Now, via Kottke, I've learned that Polan has died at 37, from colon cancer. Like Kottke, I corresponded fitfully with Polan after I wrote about his work, and he was a delightful correspondent. He was one of the world's delightful weirdos, as his New York Times obit makes clear. Going back through Polan's blog is a sad p...
Tags: Art, Post, Happy Mutants, New York, News, New York City, New York Times, Obits, Fuck Cancer, Moma, Jason Kottke, Kottke, Jason Polan, Polan


This animal-inspired tape dispenser is just elephantastic!

Part stationery part pachyderm, the Elefun is just a fun little tape dispenser that pulls inspiration from the elephant’s trunk. In fact, it treads the line with its abstract form and blue color too, not really being obvious about where its inspiration comes from, but taking enough from the shape of the elephant’s trunk for its user to make that association. Is it life-changing? Probably not. Is it spectacular enough to be inducted into MoMA? I doubt it. Is it a fun exercise that combines creati...
Tags: Design, Stationery, Product Design, Moma, Tape Dispenser, Elefun, Animal Stationery, Taburis Deng


A History Of The Evolution Of MoMA’s Homes

This new MOMA is exhausting—and serene, and thrilling, and, finally, to a degree that only the greatest museums achieve, transcendental. Wandering the vast new spaces, tracing the familiar chronology of modernism through hushed, looming galleries built to a Louvre-like scale, following its sinewy path through sliding-glass portals and brushed-steel apertures that give seamlessly from Pelli to Taniguchi to DS+R (and Nouvel, thanks to the interthreading of the buildings), a visitor is ove...
Tags: Art, Visual, Moma, Taniguchi, Nouvel, Pelli


MoMA & the Nouvel Kid on the Block: Revenge of American Folk Art Museum’s Demolished Building?

It’s been 10 years since I published what seems to have been some prescient commentary about the now (belatedly) completed Jean Nouvel-designed 1,050-foot tower (known to CultureGrrl readers as The MoMA Monster). – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Moma, Jean Nouvel, 01.17.20


Artists Remember John Baldessari in MoMA Magazine

A group of artists are interviewed in MoMA’s magazine this week, discussing their relationships with the late John Baldessari. “It’s taken me about 40 years to realize that Baldessari’s studio was the model I’ve used to structure all of my subsequent studio spaces,” says Christopher Williams. Read more at MoMA
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Moma, Christopher Williams, John Baldessari, Baldessari, MoMA Magazine


Artists’ Open Letter Calls Again for Removal of Board Members at MoMA PS1

A group of 37 artists have sent an open letter to MoMA PS1 calling for the removal of two board members who have been the subject of criticism over war profiteering. “We appreciate the visibility this exhibition gives to the Iraq wars and to the work of Iraqi artists; however, we also wish to make visible MoMA’s […]
Tags: Art, News, Iraq, Art News, Minipost, Moma, MoMA PS1


Artist Ed Ruscha Reads From Jack Kerouac’s On the Road in a Short Film Celebrating His 1966 Photos of the Sunset Strip

In 1956, the Pop artist Ed Ruscha left Oklahoma City for Los Angeles. “I could see I was just born for the job” of an artist, he would later say, “born to watch paint dry.” The comment encapsulates Ruscha’s ironic use of cliché as a centerpiece of his work. He called himself an “abstract artist… who deals with subject matter.” Much of his subject matter has been commonplace words and phrases—decontextualized and foregrounded in paintings and prints made with careful deliberation, against th...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Film, College, America, Los Angeles, Literature, Philosophy, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Ed, Road, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Roy Lichtenstein


UPenn's Integrated Product Design Program Offers A Language of Design

In the heart of the University of Pennsylvania's campus, the Integrated Product Design Program (IPD), is the site of a growing culture for creative problem solving. Standing in the IPD studio you are surrounded by evidence of that culture, the desks and workspaces of students replete with products and prototypes. The IPD studio is immediately tantalizing to anyone with a mind for invention. Everywhere there aren't prototypes, there are students; engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs communicat...
Tags: Design, Milan, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, Penn, Design.edu, Moma, Jarvis, Lia, IPD, Penn Engineering, Rottenberg, Integrated Product Design Program IPD, Sarah Rottenberg, Parker Murray Varun Sanghvi


John Baldessari, US conceptual artist with a sense of humour, dies aged 88

Baldessari saw his work, juxtaposing painting, text, video, sculpture and more, as a counter to the world’s po-facednessJohn Baldessari, the Californian conceptual artist known for his witty and provocative image-making, has died aged 88.Baldessari was known for countering what he saw as a po-faced conceptual art scene with colour and humour. He once videoed himself being forced to write lines in a notebook: “I will not make any more boring art.” Such pieces were devised in the 1970s, after Bald...
Tags: Art, New York, US, Culture, Art and design, San Diego, Moma, LA Times, John Baldessari, Baldessari


YD Talks: (A little more than) Ten Podcasts for Designers to listen to in 2020

I wasn’t really ever a fan of podcasts up until last year. You see, working from home comes with its perks, but also with its fair share of loneliness. I like being the king of my castle and working in my pajamas, but for most of the time I spend working, I stay alone. I’ve been listening to YouTube videos in the background for a while now, but I only installed my first podcast app in 2018. Over the last two years (primarily 2019), podcasts have been my way of surrounding myself with informative...
Tags: Asia, Podcast, Elon Musk, New York, Design, Youtube, India, Time, Nasa, Bbc, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Melvyn Bragg, Leo, Editorial, Harvard Business Review, Bernie Sanders



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