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Now kids can create their own artwork inspired by the materials and techniques of modern artists with our new Art Making with MoMA Kits. Designed by MoMA educators, the kits are based on art workshops and activities for families at the Museum. Choose between Storytelling Art, Cut-Out Art, Action Painting, or the Brushstroke and Color-Mixing Kit—or get all four!—now available at @MoMAStore and Target! 👦👧🎨 (link in bio) #ArtMakingwithMoMA #MoMADesignStore
Charles White’s “Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man)” is the only other work sharing the gallery with the first Leonardo da Vinci drawing on view at MoMA. The works hang on opposite walls with over 450 years separating their creation. But, what do they share? Both artists were clearly devoted to drawing, and have had a lasting influence on generations of artists, but artist David Hammons, the curator of this exhibition, hints at something more. For Hammons, White’s and Leonardo da Vinci’s destinies may be intertwined in the stars, as both artists were born in the first half of April. What connections do you see between the two artists?
[Charles White. “Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man)”. 1973. Oil wash on board. Richard S. Zeisler Bequest (by exchange), The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, Committee on Drawings Fund, Dian Woodner, and Agnes Gund. © 2017 The Charles White Archives] #MoMAArtistsChoice
Louise Bourgeois may be best known for her monumental spider sculptures, but when she first started making art she was primarily a printmaker and a painter. Sewon Kang, curatorial assistant for the exhibition “#LouiseBourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait,” stops by the galleries to share the inspiration and process behind “Thompson Street,” a work sparked by a chance sighting outside a brothel on Thompson Street in New York and the artist’s own feelings of loneliness in a new city.
MoMA staff members return to the galleries to share their favorite works on October 31. View the day’s schedule at #ArtSpeaks!
Louise Bourgeois's art © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Polish your tiara, break out your spookiest prom attire, and join #PopRally for a HallowSCREENing of the classic horror film, "Carrie" (1976) on Friday night, October 27. Admission includes open bar, film screening, dancing, and access to Louise Bourgeois’s “Spider” installation in the Marron Atrium. Visit for details (link in bio)

“Carrie.” 1976. USA. Brian De Palma. Image courtesy of Photofest.
Last week, an 8 ⅜ × 6 ¼ inch drawing quietly went up in our fifth floor galleries and made history—for the first time, a work by Leonardo da Vinci is on view at the Museum of Modern Art. Of course, there are questions: Why here? Why now? Is Leonardo da Vinci modern?
Artist David Hammons selected the brush and ink drapery study to be placed on display with just one #MoMACollection work of his choosing. What do you think he chose? If you were given the keys to our galleries, what work or artist would you pair with Leonardo da Vinci? #MoMAArtistsChoice

Image Credit: #LeonardodaVinci. “The drapery of a kneeling figure.” c. 1491–94. Brush and black ink with white heightening on pale blue prepared paper. The Royal Collection/HM Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017
A single pair of jeans requires nearly 1,000 gallons of water in the production process. See how the world's largest denim company is re-imagining denim thanks to new system-based design principles that help create a more sustainable and durable denim jean in this master class by Paul Dillinger, VP, Global Head of Product Innovation, Levi Strauss & Co. Watch the full video on (direct link in bio)

The next session of #FashionAsDesign, starts October 16 on Coursera. Enroll now at to start exploring fashion from a design perspective with our growing community of learners.
Late hours come alive this Saturday night, with artist/saxophonist Matana Roberts’s sound happening starting at 7p.m. Don’t miss Matana’s improvisational response to the work of #LouiseBourgeois with a performance in and around Bourgeois’s “Spider” installation in our Marron Atrium.
Our newly open Hess Lounge Bar will be serving specialty cocktails across from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Visit to see what’s on view.
Recent events have spurred heated conversations about how identity is represented and how images are used. Who has the authority to speak for whom? How is that authority acquired and arbitrated? How do these issues play out in the democratic imagination? On Tuesday, MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry moderates a conversation with Homi Bhabha, Alondra Nelson, Charles Taylor, exploring how difference and dissent function in democracy.
Please join us on October 17 at 6:30pm. This event will be live-streamed on
Explore the Levi's archives where the world's best collection of vintage Levi's denim are kept, including the oldest pair of blue jeans in the world, a pair of 501s—✔️ Item No. 1 on the #ItemsMoMA checklist—with Levi's historian, Tracey Panek. Watch the full video on YouTube at

#FashionAsDesign is our our new Coursera course that explores what we wear, why we wear it, how it’s made, and what it means through the lens of garments and accessories from around the world. Enroll at
Hear from the silent partners that shape the contemporary fashion industry at Fashion is Kale, our one-day event celebrating fashion’s hidden heroes. Inspired by Elizabeth Hawes’s “Fashion is Spinach,” a 1938 insider’s critique of the fashion scene, the program will provide insight into the ways fashion items are designed, manufactured, marketed, distributed, worn, and discarded today.
Get tickets at or join us via live-stream. Presented in conjunction with #ItemsMoMA.
Image: Pencil Skirt interpreted for “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” by Bobby Doherty. © 2017 Bobby Doherty. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
We're very excited about today's opening of "Etre moderne: Le MoMA à Paris" ("Being Modern: MoMA in Paris") at the @fondationlv in Paris! Over 200 works from the #MoMACollection and our archives will be shown at the Fondation ‪through March 5, 2018‬. The exhibition features masterworks by Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, Gustav Klimt, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Yvonne Rainer, and Frank Stella, along with works being shown in #Paris for the first time by Constantin Brancusi, Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus, Romare Bearden, Barbara Kruger, and others.
For more info about the exhibition, visit #FLVMoMA
“To me, it says something about truth. About what a painting can give us, and what it can’t give us.”—Oliver Shultz, curatorial assistant at @MoMAPS1, talks with Museum visitors about the many messages conveyed in one of René Magritte’s most enigmatic paintings, “The Menaced Assassin” (1927).
MoMA staff members return to the galleries to share their favorite works on October 31, Have a personal connection to a work at MoMA? Share your story and tag #ArtSpeaks!
Tonight, our “Black Intimacy” film series continues with a double feature of Cheryl Dunye’s “The Watermelon Woman” (1996), and Master of None’s award-winning “Thanksgiving” (2017) episode. Writer Lena Waithe joins for Q&A. Tickets:
[Image: Master of None, courtesy of Netflix]
Textiles are among the most ancient human #design pieces. In this short film, New York-based #fashion collective @threeASFOUR reimagines fabric manipulation and textile design using #3Dprinting to create dresses that transform based on the ergonomics and movement of the human body. Watch the full video at

FASHION AS DESIGN is our new @Coursera course that explores a selection of garments from around the world—ranging from Kente cloth to jeans to 3D-printed dresses. Each week begins with a conversation between the course instructors—@paolantonelli, @michellemillarfisher, and Stephanie Kramer—that introduces the themes, items, and questions they will explore. Sign-up at (link in bio) #fashionasdesign
Max Ernst is often described in textbooks as a key #Dada or #Surrealist artist, but throughout his long career, he worked across many mediums transforming everyday images into visionary dreamscapes. MoMA curator Anne Umland (@anne_umland) explores his life and works as a painter, sculptor, collage maker, and poet in MoMA's new exhibition, “Max Ernst: Beyond Painting.”
Watch “How to See” on (direct link in bio) #beyondpainting
Join artist Shikeith Cathey and poet Rickey Laurentils on Monday, October 16 for a discussion on vulnerability and notions of masculinity, and alternative means of defining and speaking about the self. Cathey’s experimental documentary “#blackmendream” (2014) will be screened, followed by “The Black Boy and the Tree” (2016), and the premiere of his newest short film, “A Drop of Sun Under the Earth” (2017). Tickets:
[“The Black Boy and the Tree. 2016. USA. Directed by Shikeith Cathey. Courtesy of the artist]
In celebration of the the 80th anniversary of the Museum’s formal commitment to museum education, Wendy Woon, our Deputy Director for Education, shares the stories of our early experimentation with spaces for creative learning. Visit to learn more.

[Student at work, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, (c. 1944–48). Photo: Victor D’Amico Papers, III.A.4. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York]
Follow the making of a bespoke three-piece suit as three Savile Row tailors receive their bundles of fabric and set about deciphering the cutter’s notes in our #FashionAsDesign course. Watch the full video on YouTube at, and enroll in “Fashion As Design” on Coursera to join our growing community of learners:
Presented in conjunction with #ItemsMoMA
Given the legacy of American racial politics, can black love be portrayed onscreen without "making a statement" about race, or is it impossible for the personal to be separated from the political? Now through October 16, MoMA film series “Black Intimacy” explores the ways in which black familial, romantic, and platonic relationships have been portrayed onscreen through 16 films, two shorts, and a television episode. Visit for tickets and showtimes.
Image Credits:
“Killer of Sheep.” 1977. USA. Directed by Charles Burnett. Courtesy of Milestone Film & Video/Photofest. © Milestone Film & Video
“Crooklyn.” 1994. USA. Directed by Spike Lee. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures/Photofest. © Paramount Pictures
“Straight Out of Brooklyn.” 1991. USA. Directed by Matty Rich. Courtesy of The Samuel Goldwyn Company/Photofest. © The Samuel Goldwyn Company
“The Watermelon Woman.” 1996. USA. Directed by Cheryl Dunye. Courtesy of First Run Features/Photofest. © First Run Features
Go behind the curtain with master cutters at British tailor @andersonandsheppard on the famed Savile Row. Exemplifying the meaning of couture, 27 measurements are taken to craft bespoke suits custom-made for each client. Watch the full video on (direct link in bio), and enroll in our #ItemsMoMA-inspired online course #FashionAsDesign at