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What do you think this work represents? if you see a rooster, you view the world a lot like sculptor constantin brancusi. brancusi changed the course of sculpture forever with works that evoked “the essence of things” rather than serving as literal depictions. this simplified form and base, now on view in #brancusimoma, was carved from a single piece of wild cherry wood.
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[credit: constantin brancusi. “the cock.” paris 1924. cherry. gift of leray w. berdeau. © succession brancusi - all rights reserved (ars) 2018]

2 hours ago comment 25 star 3,740

“art must be an integral part of the struggle. it can’t simply mirror what’s taking place... it must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” –#charleswhite, now on view.
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on #humanrightsday, we celebrate artists who, like charles white, believe art has a role to play in changing the world. through his paintings, drawings, and prints white advocated for justice for everyone, for workers, for women. for oppressed peoples everywhere. whose work inspires you today? share artists that continue this tradition of advocacy in the comments below.

[credit: charles white. “nat turner, yesterday, today, tomorrow” (detail). 1968. drybrush and ink on board. national center of afro-american artists. © the charles white archives]

5 hours ago comment 43 star 6,387

The monument to the revolution on mount kozara, designed by dušan džamonja from 1970-72, evokes the harrowing experience it was built to commemorate—an intense 1942 battle where axis troops laid siege to communist-led resistance units and local civilians. visitors enter through slits in the tower’s concrete fins to a dark, cramped interior space where light penetrates through an opening at the top, accentuating the tense atmosphere.
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have you visited this monument? share your experience, tagging your photo or video with #concreteutopia. next week we’ll repost a few perspectives from our instagram community.
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submission rules: tag photos and videos you’ve taken with #concreteutopia. please do not tag images of people you have not received permission to document. any tagged photo or video is eligible to be featured on the museum’s channels.
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[photo: selma banich (flickr) [public domain], via wikimedia commons]

3 days ago comment 115 star 19,897

Join the stephen petronio company for performances paying tribute to steve paxton’s experimental approach to movement at #judsondance. starting this sunday, december 9 through december 15, you can drop in our marron atrium to see live dance, in addition to our ongoing installation of iconic films of paxton’s work, all free with museum admission. visit mo.ma/stevepaxton for more information.

performance schedule: dec 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 at 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00 p.m.
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[credit: steve paxton. "the goldberg variations by j.s. bach played by glenn gould improvised by steve paxton" (1986–92), performed at the painted bride, philadelphia, 1987. video by cathy weis. performer: steve paxton. video (color, sound). courtesy of cathy weis]

3 days ago comment 79 star 5,560

Across all five boroughs of new york city, art is being made. our community partnership program supports the missions of our partner organizations, making the arts more accessible through programming for incarcerated youth, post-incarcerated adults, homelessness initiatives, hiv/aids services, lgbtq shelters, refugee groups, adult education and ell programs, immigration services, early childhood programs, and more. we’re honored to host artwork from this diverse group of organizations in our cullman education building. titled “showing up,” this show is a testament to all the different things that #momalearning is showing up for at this moment. ↖️ check out more artwork in our instagram story.

[🎨: participants in the #nationaldomesticworkersalliance (ndwa) create posters based on portraits of participants and their demand for sufficient value for their labor.
🎨: jamel shabazz-o-saurus, a papier-mache dinosaur named after photographer jamel shabazz, created by participants from @fortunesociety whose mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration.
🎨: fathers in midtown community court’s upnext program—which supports non-custodial fathers—created coloring books for their children @courtinnovation.]

4 days ago comment 43 star 8,613

Ready for more warhol? don’t miss our final screening of #andywarhol’s collaborations with the artists of #judsondance this saturday, december 8—from newly digitized film reels to screen tests featuring the likes of choreographer lucinda childs, lighting designer billy linich, and warhol muse and american ballet theater school–trained dancer fred herko. get tickets: mo.ma/warholjudson

[andy warhol. “screen test: billy linich [st194].” 1964. 16mm film, black and white, silent. ©2018 the andy warhol museum, pittsburgh, pa, a museum of carnegie institute. all rights reserved. film still courtesy the andy warhol museum]

4 days ago comment 26 star 6,115

What’s it like working at moma? find out as slate's “working” podcast goes inside life at the museum for its third season. our photography curator sarah meister (@themomameister ) joins the show for episode two to share all that goes into her job—from pitching exhibits, tracking down and acquiring pieces, to writing those words on the wall that let you know what makes a work special. 🔊 listen on mo.ma/working, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!

[pictured: sarah meister handles a work in the department of photography’s cold storage.]

4 days ago comment 33 star 7,709

Explore the “stone flower” of jasenovac, croatia with our instagram community. thank you to everyone who shared photos with us! like many of the monuments featured in our #concreteutopia exhibition, the jasenovac memorial complex was built to serve as a site of collective remembrance—it sits on the site of a razed concentration camp— and highlights how yugoslavia viewed architecture as a tool for crafting a new national identity.

featured 📷: @erikbouwer, @dju_na, @analogwoodenbox, @pernillemjoergensen, @sartori_riccardo

5 days ago comment 126 star 22,279

Join our celebration of the folly and melancholy of #ugotognazzi, a pioneer of the tragicomic "commedia all'italiana." twenty-five films spanning the great italian actor, director, and screenwriter’s four-decade career are now on view at the museum through december 30. reserve your seat: mo.ma/tognazzi #momafilm ...
presented in collaboration with luce cinecittà, rome.
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[credits: "the magnificent cuckold." courtesy continental distributing inc./photofest; "venga a prendere il caffe da noi (come have coffee with us)." courtesy cinecittà luce/minerva; "la grande bouffe (the big feast)." courtesy american genre film archive; "i mostri(the monsters)" [original italian release version]. courtesy cinecittà luce/surf film]

5 days ago comment 46 star 3,622

Charles white + frenetic jazz + civic-minded art = an evening only #poprally could create. celebrate white’s vision of art as a vital force, as cross-disciplinary collectives respond to his creative and social ideals on saturday, december 15. contribute to a new mural with @forfreedoms, follow the sounds of @onyxcollective1 through the galleries, and enjoy exclusive access to our #charleswhite exhibition, plus open bar. for tickets visit mo.ma/poprally
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admission is $25. you must be 21 or older to attend this event.
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[📷: titus kaphar. “behind the myth of benevolence.” courtesy of for freedoms and the 50 state initiative in collaboration with 21c museum hotels. photo: clifford pickett and alyssa meadows; onyx collective. photo: thomas welch; installation view of “charles white: a retrospective” at moma. photo: austin donohue]

6 days ago comment 26 star 9,273

“that’s a really unique ability...to look at a work of art and feel it seeing you. and in this room, i feel seen.” –nectar knuckles, a curatorial fellow in our department of drawings & prints, shares how it feels to enter the #charleswhite galleries at the museum.
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#artspeaks is a day of community and conversation led by museum staff. watch nectar’s gallery talk on “spiritual” (1941) on our facebook page at mo.ma/fb.

6 days ago comment 70 star 5,401

Step into the utopian vision of #kingelezcitydreams without the crowds of the day at #quietmornings this wednesday, december 5 at 7:30 a.m. join us for exclusive access to #momacollection and #brucenauman galleries and close the morning with guided meditation. tickets: mo.ma/quiet

[installation view of “bodys isek kingelez: city dreams,” the museum of modern art, new york, may 26, 2018–january 1, 2019. © 2018 the museum of modern art. photo: carly gaebe]

1 weeks ago comment 61 star 8,402