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We are entering our final weekend of “bruce nauman: disappearing acts” at moma. trace one artist’s relentless experimentation with unexpected experiences of time, space, movement, and language that challenge our understanding of our place in the world. #brucenauman closes at moma on february 18, and continues at @momaps1 through february 25: mo.ma/brucenauman

2 days ago comment 98 star 8,149

The nominee for best depiction of governmental dysfunction is…”duck soup” (1933)! 👏 👏 👏
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“‘i will not stand for anything that’s crooked or unfair / i’m strictly on the up-and-up, so everyone beware / if any man’s caught taking graft, and i don’t get my share / we stand him up against the wall and pop! goes the weasel,’ sings rufus t. firefly (groucho marx) in the marx brothers’ sidesplitting 1933 classic, directed by leo mccarey. firefly is prime minister of the corrupt, bankrupt state of freedonia. by the end of ‘duck soup,’ he leads the country into a nonsensical war against neighboring sylvania, culminating in a visionary, madcap battle sequence. after the film was released, the mayor of the village of fredonia, new york, complained about the film tainting the town’s reputation. the marx brothers’ response? ‘our advice is that you change the name of your town. it is hurting our picture.’” –giampaolo bianconi (@giampaolobianconi ), curatorial assistant in our department of media and performance

this awards season we’re celebrating the rich film history preserved in #momacollection. liven up your watchlist with our staff’s #momapicks: mo.ma/picks

[🎥: “duck soup.” 1933. usa. directed by leo mccarey. acquired from paramount pictures]

2 days ago comment 63 star 8,493

How does an artist capture a day at moma? we invited illustrator and new yorker joana avillez (@joanaavillez ) to come to the museum and document her experience however she saw fit. ↖️ check out our story for a glimpse of moma through her eyes, and see the first installment of our “drawn to moma” series at mo.ma/drawn (link in bio)

2 days ago comment 81 star 15,023

The nominee for best pursuit of greatness is…“the wrestler” (2008)! 👏 👏 👏

“my parents loved wrestling, and when i was growing up we watched together as fans, thinking it was real. as i began to realize it was all staged, i stopped watching, not thinking of all the real punishment the wrestlers’ bodies took. and very few wrestlers even make it to the big time. ‘the wrestler,’ with mickey rourke, captures the struggle, sacrifice, and passion of a profession which isn’t usually taken seriously.” –tania toro, assistant manager of merchandise planning

this awards season we’re celebrating the rich film history preserved in #momacollection. liven up your watchlist with our staff’s #momapicks: mo.ma/picks

[🎥: darren aronofsky. “the wrestler.” 2008. usa. 35mm film (color, sound). gift of the artist]

3 days ago comment 58 star 5,671

Spread a little love today. 😘 #valentinesday inspiration courtesy of #nicoleeisenman's “untitled (bird love)” (2014) #momacollection ...
[details: woodcut monotype. acquired through the generosity of peter hess friedland. © 2019 nicole eisenman]

3 days ago comment 83 star 18,006

Curvaceous and glamorous, benjamin bowden's “‘spacelander’ bicycle” (1946) was inspired by the utopian worlds of science-fiction films. want to take it for a spin? 🌀 unfortunately, the prototype—launched at the britain can make it exhibition organized by the council of industrial design in 1946–was admired, but couldn't be bought due to materials and labor shortages after world war ii. “britain can’t have it” became the show’s popular nickname, and the bike of the future became a rare collector's item. explore more iconic designs in #valueofgooddesign: mo.ma/gooddesign
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[credit: benjamin bowden. "’spacelander’ bicycle.” 1946. fiberglass, chrome-plated steel, leather, and rubber. gift of the george r. kravis ii collection. photo: john wronn]

4 days ago comment 251 star 28,073

The nominee for best documentary is...“!women art revolution – a secret history” (2010)!
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“‘!women art revolution’ is an inspiring documentary about the history of feminist art, poignantly told through the perspectives of artists, curators, and critics, including the guerrilla girls, lucy lippard, adrian piper, yvonne rainer, martha rosler, betye saar, carolee schneemann, nancy spero, and marcia tucker. mixing multiple visual strategies, lynn hershman leeson filmed her subjects over 40 years, overlaying her footage with political events such as the vietnam war, the civil rights movement, the black panthers, women’s liberation, and the free speech movement. the film acquires further urgency in light of today’s #metoo movement.” –#roxanamarcoci (@roxanamarcoci ), senior curator in our department of photography

this awards season we’re celebrating the rich film history preserved in #momacollection. liven up your watchlist with our staff’s #momapicks: mo.ma/picks

[🎥: “!women art revolution – a secret history.” 2010. usa. directed by lynn hershman leeson. purchase from the artist, 2011. funded in part by the modern women's fund committee. purchase from zeitgeist films, 2015]

4 days ago comment 82 star 12,049

“the future of film is female” returns to #momafilm this thursday! join us february 14–21 for independent films—narrative to documentary, genre features to short films—all directed by women early in their careers. tickets and showtimes: mo.ma/filmisfemale
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highlights of the second season include a special presentation from the touring punk rock tv show “the eyeslicer,” a preview screening of nia dacosta’s “little woods,” bridey elliott’s family-centered debut “clara’s ghost,” and kate novack’s debut “the gospel according to andre.”
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[📽️ credits: “takako vs. nine lives.” 2018. usa. directed by lauren wolkstein. courtesy jen schneider; “little woods.” 2018. usa. directed by nia dacosta. courtesy neon; “clara’s ghost.” 2018. usa. directed by bridey elliot. courtesy orion classics; "the gospel according to andre." 2018. usa. directed by kate novack. courtesy magnolia pictures]

5 days ago comment 61 star 9,675

While hollywood recognizes the best films of the year, this awards season we’re celebrating the rich film history preserved in #momacollection. our first nominee in the category of best collaboration is josef von sternberg and marlene dietrich in “the blue angel” (1930)!
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“‘the blue angel’ claims multiple firsts in cinematic history: it’s the first of six collaborations between director josef von sternberg and marlene dietrich, the introduction of dietrich’s trademark song 'falling in love again,' and germany’s first feature-length 'talkie.' charting the transformation and downfall of a strait-laced professor (emil jannings) as he falls in love with the cabaret singer lola lola (dietrich), 'the blue angel' is a haunting exploration of morality, possessiveness, and corruption at the end of the weimar republic.” –isabel custodio (@itslookwhoitiz ), content producer

liven up your watchlist with our staff’s #momapicks: mo.ma/picks

[📽️: “der blaue engel (the blue angel).” 1930. germany. directed by josef von sternberg. acquired from la cinémathèque française and twentieth century-fox]

5 days ago comment 71 star 11,701

“is there art in a broomstick? yes, says manhattan's museum of modern art, if it is designed both for usefulness and good looks.” this quote, from a 1953 time magazine review of one of moma’s mid-century good design exhibitions, gets to the heart of a question the museum has been asking since its inception: what is good design and how can it enhance everyday life? join our search for good design and judge for yourself with a range of iconic and unexpected objects in #valueofgooddesign, now open to the public: mo.ma/gooddesign

6 days ago comment 110 star 12,703

A walk through “days” (2009)—on view for its final week at moma—invites you to reflect on time and how we spend it.
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like so much of #brucenauman’s work, “days” was born of a certain frustration: “i was having a hard time working, but still i would go into the studio every day,” he recalls. “day after day i kept thinking, what am i going to do, it’s monday, it’s tuesday, and then i thought: o.k., i’ll do something about the days of the week.” 🔊volume on for sound from the galleries.
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[installation view of the exhibition "bruce nauman: disappearing acts" october 21, 2018 - february 25, 2019. photo: martin seck]

6 days ago comment 76 star 7,313

“we were interested in introducing everyday actions and movements to the formal theatrical space. i like to call it opening up the palace gates of high art, which had previously been closed.” –#yvonnerainer ...
it wouldn’t be #judsondance, if it didn’t challenge and redefine notions of what counts as dance. in the early 1960s, judson dance theater approached dance in a spirit of ongoing investigation rather than as a set of defined techniques. explore the inner workings of live performance works like “diagonal”—"part of it was follow the leader but it was a ragbag of possibilities”—with rainer, one of judson’s key figures, along with dancers and collaborators patricia hoffbauer and pat catterson and the exhibition’s curators in a new episode of how to see: moma.org/magazine (link in bio)

2 weeks ago comment 226 star 9,979