How do you preserve a work of live art that—more than written instructions—relies on a way of thinking, learning and activating to be performed correctly? Curator Ana Janevski drops in the #JudsonDance galleries to share the story behind the creation and acquisition of Simone Forti’s “Dance Constructions.” ... #ArtSpeaks is a collection of stories told in the galleries by Museum staff. Watch Ana’s full gallery talk on our Facebook page at mo.ma/fb.
Rarities of African American cinema are on view at #MoMAFilm this holiday weekend. Take in a collection of brilliantly restored film treasures including a rare 1966 TV newsfilm of Martin Luther King Jr., and “the earliest depiction of black intimacy on film”: “Something Good—Negro Kiss” (1898) on Monday. The weekend kicks off with screening of Horace Jenkins’ love story “Cane River” (1982) on Friday, and the experimental films of Edward Owens on Sunday. Tickets and showtimes at mo.ma/film ... Presented as part of our film preservation festival #ToSaveAndProject … [🎥: “Something Good—Negro Kiss.” 1898. Selig Polyscope Co.; “Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts.” 1968-70. USA. Directed by Edward Owens. Courtesy The Film-Makers’ Cooperative; “Cane River.” 1982. USA. Written and directed by Horace Jenkins.]
Sir Sidney Poitier takes center stage for #MoMAFilm's Modern Matinees series. Revisit the actor, director, author, diplomat, and humanitarian’s unparalleled filmography. Now playing through February 28. Tickets: mo.ma/matinees ... What’s your favorite Poitier performance? … [🎥: “In the Heat of the Night.” 1967. USA. Directed by Norman Jewison. Courtesy United Artists/Photofest]
For the final weeks of #JudsonDance, @movementresearch (MR)—one of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and other movement-based forms—transforms our Marron Atrium into a space for the creative process and education. Register online to join MR for free classes, workshops, and conversations: mo.ma/movementresearch ... [Photos by: Ian Douglas and Quentin Burley]
Our “Charles White: A Retrospective” closes today! If you missed the exhibition, make sure to watch the latest episode of “How To See,” with #CharlesWhite exhibition curator Esther Adler, artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (@toyinojihodutola), and MoMA staff. Watch the full episode at mo.ma/hts_charleswhite (link in bio)