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Join us at @momaps1's fall open house celebrating the opening of our joint exhibition #brucenauman: disappearing acts this sunday, october 21. spend the day exploring nauman’s works at ps1, and plan a trip to moma to see the rest of the exhibition. free and open to the public from noon to 6 p.m., the open house will also feature performances by jeremy toussaint-baptiste to kick off the #vwsundaysessions season. more at mo.ma/openhouse
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[image: bruce nauman. "green horses (still)." 1988. © 2018 bruce nauman/artists rights society (ars), new york.]

2 hours ago comment 16 star 3,487

Simone forti’s dance constructions activate the #judsondance galleries again this saturday. don’t miss performances of “see saw” at 1:30pm and 3:30pm today. free with museum admission. mo.ma/judsondance

[simone forti. see saw. 1960. performance. performed in judson dance theater: the work is never done, the museum of modern art, new york, september 16, 2018–february 3, 2019. performers: alexandro segade and malik gaines. committee on media and performance art funds. digital image © 2018 the museum of modern art, new york. photo: denis doorly]

2 days ago comment 116 star 8,933

It's alive! halloween comes early with #momafilm's hammer horror series celebrating the wrathful monsters of mary shelley’s “frankenstein” as depicted by hammer films. tickets and showtimes for oct 12–18 screenings at mo.ma/hammerhorror
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continue your descent into this masterpiece of horror at “it’s alive! frankenstein at 200,” a visual history of shelley’s “frankenstein,” on view at @themorganlibrary through january 27.

[“the curse of frankenstein.” 1957. great britain. directed by terence fisher. courtesy of warner bros. pictures/photofest]

2 days ago comment 50 star 8,802

"the citroën ds is a product of a team of designers and engineers coming together to create one of the most iconic cars of the century. the citroën ds featured not only a beautiful, futuristic shape, but also a host of innovative features like the first hydro-pneumatic suspension and, later, directional headlights.

the ds was also a favorite of french politicians. in 1962 charles de gaulle credited the sturdy ds in which he and his wife were riding for their survival of an assassination attempt. despite being riddled with bullets and having all four tires shot out, the improbably still-operable ds transported de gaulle and his wife to safety." –paul galloway, collection specialist, department of architecture and design
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explore #momacollection with moma staff! inspired by the collaborative spirit documented in our current exhibition “judson dance theater: the work is never done,” this month’s #momapicks spotlight our favorite artist collaborations. see more at mo.ma/picks

[credit: flaminio bertoni, andré lefèbvre, paul magès, robert opron. “ds 23 sedan.” designed 1954-1967 (this example 1973). citroën, france. steel body with fiberglass top. gift of christian sumi zürich]

2 days ago comment 353 star 35,059

Step into a surreal setting inspired by the films of cult-classic director and #momacollection artist david lynch. the latest @momadesignstore pop-up at our soho location offers an immersive experience of the new b**g & olufsen x david lynch speakers collection. limited quantities of the special designs featuring artwork by lynch are available at 81 spring street and on store.moma.org. @davidlynchfoundation #bangolufsen #davidlynch

3 days ago comment 28 star 8,131

Camp (noun) \ˈkamp\ - a sensibility of failed seriousness
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imagine sitting in judson memorial church and seeing choreographer david gordon emerge in burlesque-inspired drag for his performance of “random breakfast.” it was, in part, in response to #judsondance performances like this that cultural critic susan sontag crafted her definition for the deliberate exaggeration and deadpan humor known as camp in 1964.
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explore more of gordon's work with this month's program of live performances and iconic films: mo.ma/davidgordon

[credit: al giese’s photograph of david gordon in gordon’s “random breakfast.” performed at concert of dance #7, judson memorial church, june 24, 1963. © estate of al giese/licensed by vaga, new york, ny.]

3 days ago comment 73 star 11,876

“about seven people stand close together and form a structure together for about 10 minutes as different individuals climb over the top and join it again never really breaking away from the form. it’s a physical action and it’s a sculpture.” –simone forti
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inspired by the collaborative spirit documented in our current exhibition “judson dance theater: the work is never done,” this month’s staff member #momapicks spotlight artist collaborations in #momacollection. the #judsondance curatorial team kicks things off with simone forti’s “huddle” (1961), on view during in-gallery performances of the artist’s dance constructions on tuesdays, thursdays, and saturdays. see more picks at mo.ma/picks

[credit: committee on media and performance art funds. © 2018 the museum of modern art, new york. photo: paula court] #momacollection

4 days ago comment 52 star 7,070

“through color, i have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness, rather than on man’s inhumanity to man.” –alma woodsey thomas
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now known for her joyful abstract paintings, thomas taught art for 35 years in a segregated junior high school in washington, d.c., but didn’t focus on her artistic career until after she retired in 1960 at the age of 69. drop in #thelongrunmoma’s rampant abstraction gallery to see her rhythmic, pulsing “fiery sunset,” now on view alongside late-career work by willem de kooning, ken price, elizabeth murray, and more.

[credit: #almawoodseythomas. “fiery sunset.” 1973. synthetic polymer paint on canvas. committee on painting and sculpture funds]

4 days ago comment 143 star 31,094

#judsondance returns home to @judsonchurchnyc—the socially engaged protestant congregation that originally housed the dance collective—this saturday! join us for a full day of programs highlighting urgent and persistent questions about creative expression and community organizing including a screening of shirley clarke’s “the connection” (1961), a discussion about the mutual influence of art and religion, and performances co-organized with @movementresearch and @stuffedarts. free and open to the public. learn more: mo.ma/jdt

[photo: judson arts wednesdays' bailout theater, featuring stuffed: dinner + dance. february 2018. photo: michelle y. thompson]

5 days ago comment 31 star 11,501

“each one of us has a different way of perceiving the world...acknowledging everybody’s potential to have their own personal way of creative looking, that to me is the greatest revolution of modern art.” –sara torres, a research assistant at the museum, shares what artist #josefalbers’s work teaches us about color and about life.
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#artspeaks is a day of community and conversation led by museum staff on the last tuesday of every month. watch her gallery talk on “homage to the square: two whites between two yellows” (1958) on our facebook page at mo.ma/fb.

5 days ago comment 130 star 7,788

Few stars from the golden age of the hollywood studio system valued looking—and being looked at—more than #jerrylewis did. and in no other lewis film is the experience of being seen so central as in “the nutty professor” (1963), in which he treats his audience as a main character.
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look at the film in a new way with john lauris jensen’s storyboards for “the nutty professor,” a recent gift to #momacollection, now on view in our #momafilm theater galleries. reserve your tickets to our current film series celebrating lewis’s singular eye as a director at mo.ma/jerrylewisfilm

[nutty professor storyboards. directed by jerry lewis. storyboards by john jensen. the museum of modern art, new york. gift of chris lewis.]

1 weeks ago comment 44 star 8,623

Trace #brucenauman’s relentless experimentation with unexpected experiences of time, space, movement, and language that challenge our understanding of our place in the world. members see “bruce nauman: disappearing acts” first at moma and @momaps1 on october 17—open to the public october 21. mo.ma/brucenauman

2 weeks ago comment 95 star 8,086