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Is the Western dead? Explore the narrative elements of an all-time classic genre. Curator Dave Kehr takes a close look at films like "Stagecoach" and "Once Upon A Time In the West," and filmmakers John Ford, Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood on the newest episode of HOW TO SEE on (direct link in bio)​


When Tarsila do Amaral had her first solo show in Paris in 1926, she commissioned famous Art Deco designer Pierre Legrain to construct frames that emphasized the exotic-magical nature of her works. Legrain had designed elaborate frames for artists like Picasso and Picabia and his frames for Tarsila—specifically designed for each work—became works themselves, made from lizard skin, corrugated cardboard, polished wood, with mirrors cut at angles, and more. “A Cuca” (1924) is the only one of her works to retain its original frame. #TarsilaMoMA

[Image: Tarsila do Amaral. A Cuca, 1924. Oil on canvas. Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France FNAC 9459. Photography ©️ Cnap / Ville de Grenoble / Musée de Grenoble – J.L. Lacroix. ©️ Tarsila do Amaral Licenciamentos]


The #ItemsMoMA exhibition brought together over 300 objects to represent fashion design typologies that have had a profound impact on modern culture. Curatorial Assistant Kristina Parsons shares some of the items that stayed behind as new #MoMACollection acquisitions—from the Speedo to the Adidas Superstar on the exhibition’s blog:
There are only a few days left to join the current session of #FashionAsDesign, our free online course inspired by our “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” exhibition. Enroll at


NOW STREAMING: Join young performers and veterans of the Downtown scene in exploring the history and legacy of gender expression and performance in 1980’s NYC at our day-long symposium inspired by #Club57nyc. Watch on (direct link in bio)

[Left: Dany Johnson. c. 1980. Right: Gerard Little, also known as Frankie Lymon's Nephew, also known as Mr. Fashion, Pyramid Club. 1985. Photographs by and courtesy April Palmieri]


Robert Colescott’s “Emergency Room” (1989) and Elizabeth Murray’s “Do the Dance” (2005) are currently on view in separate galleries in #TheLongRunMoMA. Thanks to #MoMAhistory machine learning technology, we can easily see that these two works once had a more intimate arrangement, facing each other in our 2007 exhibition, “"What is Painting: Contemporary Art from the Collection." Can you name the work that shared the gallery with them? SWIPE to see if you guessed right!


“In my piece, we were learning about Louise Bourgeois and I got so much from her life and things that she expressed. In my piece I call “Make it Here,” I wanted to express the idea that we should be making everything we do in our hearts. Because it is now important for us to feel love and unity among all of us, all together—regardless of all of the labels that they have labeled us with to keep us apart.” —Lumiere Miller, Actors Fund

“Prime Time: Keeping In Touch,” an exhibition of artworks by participants in our partnership programs for older New Yorkers, is on view in the Cullman Research and Education Building through April 10.


“You dreamed upon the finger of the sky,
Amid the last flakes of night.
The earth was covered with tears of joy.
The day awoke in a crystal hand.”
Many Dadaist and Surrealist artists were practicing poets, but Jean (Hans) Arp is one of the very few whose poetry parallels his artistic contributions. Arp's collages, reliefs, and sculpture share with his poetry an iconography...a gentle whimsy and a feeling of naturalness. Now on view. #WorldPoetryDay #MoMACollection

[Poetry excerpt: “Sophie [Taeuber-Arp] (1946)” from “The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology” edited by Robert Motherwell | Image: Jean (Hans) Arp. “Enak's Tears (Terrestrial Forms).” 1917. Benjamin Scharps and David Scharps Fund and purchase. ©️ 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.]


The Museum will open today at 10:30 a.m. as planned. Check back here and on for updates as we monitor the snow throughout the day. ❄️
[Image: Dargoljub Pavlov, Bora Vitorac. “Playing Cards in the Snow.” 1962. Gelatin silver print. ©️ 2018 Dargoljub Pavlov and Bora Vitorac.]


Celebrate the vitality and promise of cinema with 25 films and 10 shorts showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. Tickets are now on sale for the 47th edition of the New Directors/New Films festival at (link in bio)
Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center (@filmlinc)
and The Museum of Modern Art.


The Macintosh 128K Home Computer (1983) was Diana Pan’s first computer. Now chief technology officer at the Museum, Diana shares how the object, currently on view in #ThinkingMachines, shaped her ideas about design and technology.
#ArtSpeaks—a day of community and conversation in the galleries led by Museum staff—returns on the last Tuesday of every month. Full gallery talks are on our Facebook page!


A nor'easter may be headed our way, but it feels like spring in the Museum lobby thanks to Andy Warhol’s “Ten-Foot Flowers” (1967). Happy #firstdayofspring!

[Image: Silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest Fund, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund (by exchange) and the Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds. ©️ 2018 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.]


In the early 1950’s, American actress and filmmaker Ida Lupino directed and produced films that spoke to issues that movements like #MeToo advocate for today. At a time when Hollywood studios rarely touched on controversial subjects, her films intentionally focused on assault, unwanted pregnancy, economic inequality, and the division of power between genders. Take a closer look at her film “Outrage” (1950), about the rape of a young woman and the aftereffects of the assault, with Associate Curator Anne Morra on

[Image: Mala Powers as Ann Walton in “Outrage.” 1950. USA. Directed by Ida Lupino]