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A painting of a house, created by artist Maureen Gallace.

Maureen Gallace Exhibit Receives Rave Reviews

Maureen Gallace, of Connecticut and New York, has probably always been an artist, but she was thirty when she began exhibiting her works. She paints on small canvases, little portraits of beaches, hillsides, and houses from her native New England, but no people. In fact, her houses seem people-less, often missing doors and windows in […]

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A photo taken from the outside of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York, NY.

Museum of Modern Art Gets Political

The Museum of Modern Art has, on occasion, touted itself as apolitical. While the art they house is often far from neutral, they have tried to do so from a so-called unbiased perspective. But they, like much of America, do not feel they can remain in a fictional ivory tower in these days. When President […]

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A hand drawn image of a camera, a reel, and a clapperboard.

How Social Roles Have Changed Throughout Film History

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is examining the effect that film has on social, political, and cultural norms. The exhibit is titled Making Faces: Images of Exploitation and Empowerment in Cinema and is on display now through April 30, 2017. The exhibit will feature films from the silent era and juxtapose those against films […]

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Flags of many nations

The Risk of Feeding a Cultural Food Chain

A few months back, we discussed the importance of cultural heritage and taking ownership of your own culture, while educating yourself about those around you. Cultural pride can help one to cultivate one’s own identity, which can be difficult to do in large cities, for example, where it’s easy to feel lost among so many […]

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MoMA PS1

Cultivators of Culture: MoMA PS1

What we know today as MoMA PS1 is not the same institution as it was when it first began as an entity of the Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc.–over forty years ago. Founded by Alanna Heiss in 1971, PS1’s first major exhibition at its Queens location opened in 1976. For two decades after […]

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rain

Control The Rain This Summer At MoMA

Although rainy days may be the farthest thing from your mind during New York City’s sunny summer, you’re not going to want to miss Rain Room at the Museum of Modern Art. Presented by Random International as part of the MoMA PS1 exhibition, EXPO 1: New York, Rain Room is an interactive, cutting edge art […]

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Miranda July

Miranda July Transforms an Inbox into a Canvas

Miranda July is most known for her filmmaking and writing, which capture provocative and unusual portrayals of humanity. Her first independent feature-length film, You and Me and Everyone We Know, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, won critical acclaim and multiple prizes at the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals for its artful examination of human relationships. […]

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Museum of Modern Art

The Best of Friends: Ellsworth Kelly and MoMA

Ellsworth Kelly and the Museum of Modern Art—MoMa for short—go way back. Mr Kelly, who celebrated his 90th birthday on May 31st, has had a friend in the museum since the 1959, when curator Dorothy Miller organized the “Sixteen Americans” exhibit, the first to feature his work there. Miller was one of the fist curators […]

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Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly, A Legend Among Artists

Ellsworth Kelly is turning ninety years old. As an artist, that means he’s had plenty of time to create a sizeable collection of work. Painting, sculpture, drawing, posters—none of it falls outside his realm. He’s literally done it all. And no one’s a bigger fan of Mr. Ellsworth’s work than the MoMA, and especially its […]

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MoMA Digital Member Lounge

MoMA Takes Collections Online With Digital Member Lounge

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is working to extend its reach by creating a new “Digital Member Lounge.” Many museums today have struggled for the simple reason that visitors must come on-site to view collections. But as we’ve entered into the digital age, MoMA has realized that it must follow suit. The MoMA Digital […]

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