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Challenging our assumptions about the social structures that shape the world around us, Adrian Piper has consistently produced groundbreaking work exploring the full potential of Conceptual art since the mid-1960s.
Don’t miss the chance to experience her work. Our #AdrianPiper exhibition closes tomorrow, July 22. mo.ma/adrianpiper
“Many of the artists in 'Studio Visit' are, or were, great friends personally of Aggie Gund. This is certainly true of Ellsworth Kelly whose work she loved long before he achieved the great recognition that he now has. 'Orange Green' from 1964 is exuberant even by Kelly’s own standards. With its curved bright orange shape in play with the vibrant green surround, this work seems to me all about the joy of life.” –Chief Curator Ann Temkin (@ann.temkin)
Don’t miss this work and more in #GundStudioVisit—our celebration of philanthropist and longtime Museum trustee #AgnesGund’s contributions to #MoMACollection. The exhibition closes this Sunday!
[Artwork details: Ellsworth Kelly. “Orange Green.” 1964. Oil on canvas. Promised gift of Agnes Gund in honor of Jack Shear. 2018 Ellsworth Kelly. Photo: Josefina Santos]
Join us for “The Future of Film is Female,” a film series spotlighting contemporary films directed by women early in their careers, July 26–August 2. Tickets and showtimes at mo.ma/filmisfemale (link in bio)
 “Looking for Oum Kulthum.” 2017. Germany/Austria/Italy/Morocco. Directed by Shirin Neshat, in collaboration with Shoja Azari. Courtesy of Razor Film
 “To-Do.” 2018. USA. Directed by Efe. Courtesy of the artist
 “Bar Bahar (In Between)”. 2017. Israel. Written and directed by Maysaloun Hamoud. Courtesy of Film Movement #Film
Join #PopRally this Saturday, July 21 for an evening of artist activations, open bar, and a musical performance by Yatta and friends sending off #GundStudioVisit. See the exhibition before it closes, and explore the rituals and labor of art making view with contemporary artists like choreographer Jonathan González. His performance of “black MoMA” in #MoMAGarden will build upon Richard Serra’s “Promenade Notebook Drawing for Obama” (2008) to unearth the artist’s hand.
Tickets available at mo.ma/poprally (link in bio) ️
 Photo: Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera. 2018 Jonathan González
 Richard Serra. “Promenade Notebook Drawing for Obama from Artists for Obama.” 2008. Etching from a portfolio of two screenprints, six lithographs (one with screenprint), three etchings (one with aquatint), and two drypoints with chine collé. Acquired through the generosity of Agnes Gund. 2017 Richard Serra / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
“Alice Neel painted this portrait of Benny and Mary Ellen Andrews when she was 72 years old and at the peak of her career. After laboring for many years in near obscurity, the women’s movement helped to vault her to unexpected celebrity. She often painted her fellow artists and friends, as is the case in this painting. The couple's casual poses reflect Neel's desire to reveal her subjects' everyday character. ” –@ann.temkin
We’re exploring works on view in #GundStudioVisit—our celebration of philanthropist and longtime Museum trustee #AgnesGund’s contributions to #MoMACollection— with chief curator Ann Temkin this week. Don’t miss out! The exhibition closes this Sunday.
[Artwork details: Alice Neel. “Benny and Mary Ellen Andrews.” 1972. Oil on canvas. Gift of Agnes Gund, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Arnold A. Saltzman Fund, and Larry Aldrich Foundation Fund (by exchange).]
Discover sculptures that “altered the attitude...towards a whole branch of art” with iconic works on view together for the first time in “Constantin Brancusi Sculpture.” Members see it now! Open to the public this Sunday, July 22. mo.ma/brancusi #BrancusiMoMA
[Artwork details: Constantin Brancusi. “Mlle Pogany.” Version I, 1913 (after a marble of 1912). Bronze with black patina on limestone base. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (by exchange). 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris]
Curator Michelle Kuo visits Robert Breer’s roving “Osaka I” (1970) in #MoMAGarden for #ArtSpeaks. One of Breer’s slow-moving sculptures—affectionately called ‘creepies’ by the artist—the work can move about 2.5 feet per hour, and up to a mile per day. If it bumps into something (like a curator!) it pivots slightly and moves away.
#ArtSpeaks, a day of community and conversation led by Museum staff, will return this fall. Full gallery talks are on our Facebook page at mo.ma/fb.
Artist @cindysherman’s Oops Phone Pool Float is sure to cause a stir at your next pool party! The metallic gold #MoMAExclusive features an enlarged selfie taken by Sherman that accidentally morphed with another photo in her device. Designed by Sherman for Third Drawer Down, your purchase at @momadesignstore benefits + POOL (@pluspoolny), a nonprofit building a river-water filtering floating swimming pool in New York.
“‘Children’ is a painting by William H. Johnson that was once owned by the great singer Paul Robeson. The three girls in the painting gave Johnson the opportunity to play with color and design in terms of their hats and their clothes. Although this looks like a simple composition it is important to realize that Johnson came to this style after years of academic training and painting conventionally realistic figures. I especially love the way the six almond shaped eyes make a straight line across the three girls’ faces.” –@ann.temkin
Explore works on view in #GundStudioVisit—our celebration of philanthropist and longtime Museum trustee #AgnesGund’s contributions to #MoMACollection— with chief curator Ann Temkin this week before the exhibition closes on Sunday.
[Artwork details: William H. Johnson. “Children.” 1941. Oil and pencil on wood panel. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (by exchange), Agnes Gund, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, and the Hudgins Family]
Can a country build a new identity through architecture? Explore the extraordinary work on view in "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980” and judge for yourself. Open this Sunday, July 15–January 13, 2019. mo.ma/concreteutopia #ConcreteUtopia
[Image: Berislav Šerbetić and Vojin Bakić. Monument to the Uprising of the People of Kordun and Banija. 1979–81. Petrova Gora, Croatia. Exterior view. Photo: Valentin Jeck, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, 2016]
Many directors and actors have been associated with the kung fu genre, Hong Kong cinema’s most unique creation, but no one compares to Lau Kar-leung (1937–2013), aka Liu Chia-liang, as a purist of the genre and the kung fu form. Lose yourself in Lau’s intricately choreographed and performed fight scenes now through July 17. Tickets and showtimes at mo.ma/thegrandmaster (link in bio)
Check our Story for a deep dive into kung fu films with associate curator La Frances Hui, and watch the full episode of HOW TO SEE Martial Arts Films at mo.ma/kungfu