themuseumofmodernart Ari Seth Cohen often searches the streets surrounding MoMA for stylish subjects for his photo blog, @advancedstyle. We asked him to help us launch Prime Time, MoMA’s new initiative for older adults. See more of his fabulous images, and learn more about Prime Time events, at the link in our profile. [Image by Ari Seth Cohen] 18h

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themuseumofmodernart "Sometimes even at a distance / I know what unsettles this country can also unsettle me / Sometimes fear tells us exactly where we are heading." Poet Terrance Hayes reads his new work "Another Great Ravager of the Crops Was the Boll Weevil," inspired by Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series. Watch tonight's event live now on YouTube via the link in profile. #MoMAOneWayTicket 5d

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themuseumofmodernart Watch now: Celebrated poets read work inspired by Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series. Link in profile. [Image: Poet Elizabeth Alexander] #MoMAOneWayTicket 5d

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themuseumofmodernart Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture: “Now that the reinstallation is complete, I’ll spend lots of time walking through the galleries, seeing how visitors respond to the new layout. I hope to see you at MoMA soon!” See more behind-the-scenes images of the collection galleries in our profile. [Installation view of the galleries in The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries, Fifth Floor. The Museum of Modern Art, New York] 7d

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themuseumofmodernart Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture: “A new installation means lots of new wall labels!” See our profile for more behind-the-scenes images of the collection galleries. 7d

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themuseumofmodernart Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture: “We use the lift you see here to adjust the track lighting on the gallery ceiling. Every time we reinstall, it implies new lighting, spackling and repainting walls, new labels, and many other details of this sort. Proper lighting makes all the difference!” See more behind-the-scenes images of the collection galleries in our profile. [Installation view of Pablo Picasso’s "Interior with a Girl Drawing.” Paris, February 1935. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nelson A. Rockefeller Bequest. 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York] 7d

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themuseumofmodernart Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture: “I’m on the left; on the right is my colleague Cara Manes. We spend what would seem to many people an absurd amount of time debating whether a work of art looks best in a certain spot, or a few inches to its left or its right.” See more behind-the-scenes images of the collection galleries in our profile. [Installation view of the galleries in The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries, Fifth Floor. The Museum of Modern Art, New York] 7d

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themuseumofmodernart Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture: “When we decided to devote a room on the 5th Floor to Matisse’s ‘The Swimming Pool,’ we had to rethink the placement of the other rooms currently on view. Surrealism ended up moving one gallery over from its former location. Here you see a rare quiet moment, as we finish readying the gallery to open to the public.” See more behind-the-scenes images of the collection galleries in our profile. [Installation view of the Surrealist galleries in The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries, Fifth Floor. The Museum of Modern Art, New York] 7d

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themuseumofmodernart Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture: “When this work by Salvador Dalí was first exhibited in 1933, Pablo Picasso's dog is said to have eaten the original loaf of bread. We’ll be covering the sculpture with a Plexiglas vitrine to avoid any such mishaps. This replacement loaf is preserved chemically. In this image, the sculpture is missing two husks of corn, which will be draped around the figure’s neck, as well as two fountain pens which will be placed on the ink wells atop her head. Those will be added before we place the sculpture on a new white base with a vitrine on top.” See more behind-the-scenes images of the collection galleries in our profile. [Installation view of The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries, Fifth Floor. Shown: Salvador Dalí. “Retrospective Bust of a Woman.” 1933 (some elements reconstructed 1970). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest and gift of Philip Johnson (both by exchange) 2015 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York] 7d

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themuseumofmodernart Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture: “The impetus for this latest reinstallation of a section of the 5th Floor collection galleries was the addition of Henri Matisse’s ‘The Swimming Pool,’ which was recently on view in the exhibition ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.’ Our conservation team spent several years restoring this work, which entered the museum's collection in 1975. While we were installing in the adjacent gallery, ‘The Swimming Pool’ served as a staging area.” See more behind-the-scenes images of the collection galleries in our profile. [Installation view of Henri Matisse’s “The Swimming Pool” (1952) in The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries, Fifth Floor. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Bernard F. Gimbel Fund, 1975 2015 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York] 7d

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themuseumofmodernart Today we’ll be sharing images from a recent reinstallation in MoMA’s 5th Floor collection galleries. Ann Temkin, the Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, pictured here, is taking over the MoMA account to provide a behind-the-scenes look at her process, and the changes to the galleries. [Installation view of The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries, Fifth Floor. The Museum of Modern Art, New York] 7d
  •   celiagerard_ I hope that beautiful Braque 'Atelier V' is staying up! 7d
  •   kalcausk Where's Cara? 7d
  •   _susiekate 7d
  •   themuseumofmodernart @kalcausk Don't worry, she has a cameo appearance! 7d
  •   noel.mckenna I hope Rosseau's The Sleeping Gypsy is still up.I go to NY once a year to look at it. 7d
  •   theartistmjr Please continue to show these installations. I'm an artist and hope some day to have my work in a museum. This gives me inspiration. Thank you! 7d
  •   mcalarnen Just relax Ann 7d
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themuseumofmodernart Happy birthday to William Kentridge! Here, an installation view of the 2010 MoMA exhibition "William Kentridge: Five Themes." [Installation view of William Kentridge: Five Themes. The Museum of Modern Art, February 24–May 17, 2010. The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Martin Seck] 1w

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themuseumofmodernart This week at MoMA: An evening of poetry inspired by Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series, the architecture documentary "Unfinished Spaces" screens, Bruce LaBruce's MoMA Film retrospective continues, and much more. See what's coming up at the link in our profile. [Tyehimba Jess reading his poem "Another man done…" from the Migration Series Poetry Suite] 1w

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themuseumofmodernart This painting by Cy Twombly, born today in 1928, displays his signature wild scribbles. "It's a style that looks like an absolutely anti-style, and a lot of people might even bring up the question, why is this even painting?" says Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture. "For Twombly and for every other modern artist, what mattered was to come up with something original that did not look like all the painting that came before it." [Installation view. Cy Twombly. "Academy." New York 1955. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mary Sisler bequest, Richard S. Zeisler bequest, and gift of Mrs. Sam A. Lewisohn (all by exchange)] 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Do you know the geological history of New York City? Today Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse of the artist collaborative smudge studio led a walking tour as part of their MoMA Class "Uncovering Deep Time in Midtown." Participants learned about the city's geologic characteristics, such as the glaciers that formerly occupied Central Park, whose shifts left markings in the rocks that are still visible. Using the artists' device shown here, called an "Anthropocene viewer," participants looked at the city through new eyes. ("Anthropocene" is the term for the geological epoch marked by significant human impact on the planet's ecosystems. There is scientific debate over whether or not we have already entered this era.) 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Now on view: "Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967" explores this signature work in the artist's career alongside the art Warhol created before and after. For the first time at MoMA, the 32 "Soup Cans" are shown in a line (rather than a grid), echoing the way they were first exhibited at the Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, in 1962. [Installation view of "Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967" at The Museum of Modern Art, April 25–October 12, 2015. All works by Andy Warhol. 2015 Andy Warhol Foundation/ARS, NY/TM Licensed by Campbell’s Soup Co. All rights reserved. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York] 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Russian painter and designer Lyubov Popova, born today in 1889, brought an architectural sensibility to her art. She referred to her paintings as "constructions." [Lyubov Popova. "Painterly Architectonic." 1917. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Philip Johnson Fund] 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Streaming now on YouTube (link in profile): Alicia Hall Moran sings as part of "Migration Rhapsody," an all-star music and performance event in conjunction with "One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North." #MoMAOneWayTicket 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Watch now (streaming link in profile): "Migration Rhapsody," an all-star music & performance event (Jason Moran! Bill T. Jones!) exploring the Great Migration in conjunction with the current MoMA exhibition "One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North." Here, performers welcome the audience as they arrive. #MoMAOneWayTicket 2w

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themuseumofmodernart One last friendly #EarthDay reminder, courtesy this Neil Jenney painting. ️ [Neil Jenney. "Trash and Trashcan." 1970. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Ruth and Seymour Klein. 2015 Neil Jenney] 2w

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