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Take a closer look at the Monument to the Revolution on Mount Kozara through the eyes of our Instagram community. Thank you to everyone who shared their photos with us! Designed by Dušan Džamonja from 1970-72, 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. Learn more about this architectural feat in our exhibition, “Toward a #ConcreteUtopia : Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980.” … Featured 📷: @edinsart , @vitali_gio , @fast_moving_kid
We remember Charles “Chuck” Harrison (1931-2018) who passed away on November 29. A visionary industrial designer, Harrison joined Sears, Roebuck and Company in 1961 where he was the first African American executive in the company’s headquarters. Throughout his thirty-three year tenure at Sears, Harrison was responsible for designing staple every day items such as the first-of-its-kind plastic trash can and the reimagined plastic View-Master, a stereoscopic device that was sold as a toy along with thin cardboard disks, each of which containing seven 3-D pairs of small Kodachrome color photographs on film (termed“View-Master reels”). … In 2008 the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum honored Harrison with a Lifetime Achievement Award for improving “the quality of life of millions of Americans through the extraordinary breadth and innovation of his product designs.” A 1962 model of the View-Master has been part of #MoMAcollection since 2016. … [Credit: #CharlesHarrison . “View-master (model G).” 1962. Injection molded plastic. Anonymous gift.]
“I really wanted to treat him as though he were a living artist.” –Paulina Pobocha, associate curator, shares how the #BrancusiMoMA team stayed true to how sculptor Constantin Brancusi wanted his work to be seen. ... #ArtSpeaks is a day of community and conversation led by Museum staff. Watch Paulina’s full gallery talk on selected works from our exhibition “Constantin Brancusi Sculpture” on our Facebook page at mo.ma/fb.
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. ... [Credit: Constantin Brancusi. “The Cock.” Paris 1924. Cherry. Gift of LeRay W. Berdeau. © Succession Brancusi - All rights reserved (ARS) 2018]
“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. ... 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]
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. ... 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. ... 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. ... [Photo: Selma Banich (Flickr) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]
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. ... [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]
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. ]
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]
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.]
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
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. ... [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]
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