Tag: Museum of Modern Art

Inside Hushed Museum Hallways, a Rumble Over Pay Grows Louder

The art handlers at the Guggenheim work under some unusual conditions, having to hang paintings slightly askew and tilted to account for the museum’s sloped floors and curved walls. But this spring, the handlers mounted something never before seen at the Guggenheim: a successful union drive. With their rarefied spaces and lofty missions, museums and […]

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The Best of Couture Week, in Pictures

Our favorite images from the shows, as captured by T’s photographers. The fall 2019 couture shows brought everything from the designer Daniel Roseberry’s debut at Schiaparelli in Paris to Fendi’s tribute to Karl Lagerfeld in Rome — and T’s photographers were there to capture it all. Below, our notes on the collections and favorite images. […]

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Peter Selz, an Art Museum Force on Two Coasts, Dies at 100

Peter Selz, who as a leading curator at the Museum of Modern Art staged wide-ranging exhibitions of Mark Rothko’s paintings and Auguste Rodin’s sculptures before leaving to become the founding director of the University Art Museum, Berkeley, died on June 21 in Albany, Calif. He was 100. His daughter Gabrielle Selz confirmed the death, at […]

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What 7 Visitors (and One Guard) Cherished on MoMA’s Closing Day

Walking around the Museum of Modern Art on Saturday afternoon, you could be forgiven for not realizing that it was the end of one era and the dawn of another. In the galleries tourists and locals mingled with artists and art buffs, just like usual. “This one’s good,” one visitor offered, pointing to Piet Mondrian’s […]

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Will the Renovated MoMA Let Folk Art Back In?

What I’ll miss during the Museum of Modern Art’s four-month public shutdown is something I’ve already been missing for five years and will probably continue to miss when the expanded museum reopens in October. I’m talking about the presence on West 53rd Street of the American Folk Art Museum, which was physically demolished in 2014, […]

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Designing Democracy: The Nut Dish and Other Populist Gems at MoMA

Before MoMA shuts down next week to reboot for its expansion, you can still catch “The Value of Good Design.” I joined a crowd the other day, toting up an imaginary shopping list. Covetousness is partly the show’s point. Not that most of us can swing the needed cash for, say, Eero Saarinen’s vintage womb […]

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Last Call: MoMA’s Closing, and Changing

The Museum of Modern Art is slouching toward a shutdown starting June 15, in order to complete its latest expansion — which is really an attempt to fix the last one. With the museum on the brink of change, the art and architecture critics of The New York Times took the occasion to revisit favorite […]

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A Noisy Half-Hour With van Gogh’s Masterpiece

The Museum of Modern Art owns only three paintings by Vincent van Gogh, but they include its biggest crowd-pleaser: “The Starry Night,” which the Dutchman completed in 1889, shortly after having checked into a psychiatric hospital. It has hung in the first gallery on the fifth floor since 2004, when MoMA opened its expansion by […]

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Under a Monet Painting, Restorers Find New Water Lilies

THE HAGUE — The pioneering French Impressionist Claude Monet spent the final decades of his life obsessed with his gardens in Giverny, France, painting hundreds of images of water lilies and Japanese footbridges there. In 1918, he announced to the French state that he would donate some of those images for a major installation that […]

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