It's the end of the fourth annual #MuseumInstaswap and we had a blast at @nypl today! Visit their #Stonewall50 and #WaltWhitman200 exhibitions, check out the rainbow flags at the 42nd Street location, and stop by their #NYPLAfterHours: Pride event tonight (discount code in story). And, and if you live, work, or attend school in New York, make sure you get a free library card!
2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. @nypl’s free exhibition, "Love & Resistance: #Stonewall50," takes a look at this pivotal moment in LGBTQ history and the emergence of the modern LGBTQ movement. The exhibition highlights photographs by Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies—pioneering photojournalists who captured the pivotal events of this era and change the ways LGBTQ people perceived themselves—alongside items from the Library’s vast archival holdings in LGBTQ history. More at nypl.org/stonewall50 #museuminstaswap
Check out our story to see what's new at The New York Public Library, and make sure to visit @nypl to see what's caught their eye at MoMA. Follow #MuseumInstaswap to see all the institutions participating today.
"On the front lines of the feminist art movement, Spero...pushed against patriarchal conventions and art-world exclusion." – @newyorkermag … This weekend is your last chance to visit @momaps1's expansive exhibition on #NancySpero and stroll through more than 100 works made over six decades: mo.ma/spero. See the work of an icon at the first #UNIQLOFreeFridayNights of the summer. Admission is free this evening 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. … Photo by @wlodarczyk
#MoMAhistory begins with three women with a vision. Over lunch, Abby Rockefeller, Lillie P. Bliss, and Mary Quinn Sullivan had the radical idea to found a museum devoted to exhibiting and collecting art of the day. Less than a year later, The Museum of Modern Art opened in rented quarters on the twelfth floor of an office building at 730 Fifth Avenue with an exhibition approved by the three women, devoted to the modern masters. … Discover over 100 groundbreaking, controversial, and wild MoMA and MoMA PS1 stories: moma.org/momathroughtime (link in bio) #TBT … [Credit: Lillie P. Bliss, c. 1924. Rona Roob Papers, II.C.3; Mary Quinn Sullivan. n.d. Photographic Archive; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr.) seated at her desk, 1922. Photographic Archive. All images from The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York]
The “Refugee Flag” represents the symbolic nation of over 65 million people currently displaced worldwide. Christina Eliopoulos, a fellow in our department of library and archives, shares the story behind the flag’s design. #WorldRefugeeDay#MoMACollection
Discover over 100 groundbreaking, controversial, and wild MoMA and @MoMAPS1 stories—from the Museum’s 1929 founding by three visionary women to the opening of the #newMoMA this October. #MoMAhistory comes alive in our MoMA through Time website. Start exploring moments with FDR, James Baldwin, Marina Abramović, James Turrell, and more: moma.org/momathroughtime (link in bio)
This month, the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Show your #Pride with @momadesignstore designs inspired by Gilbert Baker’s Rainbow Flag, acquired by #MoMAcollection in June 2015, on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country: mo.ma/pridecollection (link in bio) ... Proceeds benefit the Museum’s programs, including Open Art Space, a free weekly drop-in program offering art-making activities and experiences for LGBTQ+ teens and their allies.
“What makes a safe space? Exchange.” –Theo … Celebrate #Pride with @momateens of Open Art Space—our drop-in program for LGBTQ teens and their allies—sharing their thoughts on art and what it means to create safe, celebratory spaces for LGBTQ communities: mo.ma/comeasyouare (link in bio) … [Photos by Néstor Pérez-Molière]
The first of four films co-presented by #MoMAFilm and @rooftopfilms will be screened at the Brooklyn Army Terminal next Saturday, June 29. “Midnight Family” focuses on a family’s dramatic struggle running a private ambulance service in Mexico City. Admission is free with RSVP: mo.ma/midnightfamily (link in bio) … If you are a #MoMAmember you get 50% off admission to see Rooftop Films’ outstanding program of over 30 outdoor screenings across New York City all summer long! Check your inbox for the discount code.