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MoMA’s newest free online course, “In the Studio: Postwar Abstract..

MoMA’s newest free online course, “In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting,” has begun, and registration ends tomorrow! Taught by conservator, art historian, and artist Corey D’Augustine, the course combines studio demonstrations, walkthroughs of MoMA’s galleries, close visual analysis of paintings in the collection, and art historical insight to introduce you to seven New York School artists—Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt, and Yayoi Kusama. Says D’Augustine: “The more you know about how a painting is done, the more you can recreate the artist’s own perspective and intention, the more you can understand it.” Sign up at mo.ma/inthestudio. #paintingabstraction

[Mark Rothko. "No. 16 (Red, Brown, and Black)." 1958. Oil on canvas. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2017 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

De Keersmaeker's "WorkTravailArbeid" - MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

On Wednesday, March 29, our Marron Atrium will come to life with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's continuous dance performance "Work/Travail/Arbeid." De Keersmaeker, along with her dance company Rosas and music ensemble Ictus, will perform for five days through April 2. Dancers from Rosas will lead free movement workshops for Museum visitors every day through April 1. For more information, visit mo.ma/dekeersmaeker

The artist will also join our associate director Kathy Halbreich for a conversation on March 29. Tickets and more info can be found at mo.ma/ATDKconversation #AnneTeresaDeKeersmaeker

[Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. "Work/Travail/Arbeid" (excerpt). 2015. WIELS Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels, March 20–May 17, 2015. © 2016 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker]
Truth Be Told — with Paola Antonelli | MoMA R&D Salon 20 | MoMA LIVE

Truth Be Told — with Paola Antonelli | MoMA R&D Salon 20 | MoMA LIVE

Join us tonight at 6 p.m. to watch the live stream of MoMA's R&D Salon 20: Truth Be Told. The salon, hosted by senior curator Paola Antonelli, will discuss what truth looks like in different fields, from science to poetry, philosophy, design, and even journalism, and how the arts can offer alternative ways to unearth and tell the truth. Speakers include Paul Boghossian (Professor, Philosophy Department, and Director, New York Institute of Philosophy, New York University), Janna Levin (Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University; and Director of Sciences, Pioneer Works), Emily Parker (writer, editor, and digital diplomacy advisor), Maria Popova (writer and founder of Brain Pickings), and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (Emmy-nominated journalist and senior correspondent at AJ+)

Tune into the live stream at 6 p.m. at mo.ma/rdsalon20

Edward Steichen was born on this day in 1879. In addition to being a photographer..

Edward Steichen was born on this day in 1879. In addition to being a photographer himself, Steichen was Director of MoMA's Department of Photography and curated the museum’s popular exhibition "The Family of Man." Steichen took this photo of the Empire State Building a year after its construction ended, and used two separate negatives to create the photograph's dizzying effect: mo.ma/2o1096E

[Edward Steichen. “The Maypole (Empire State Building).” 1932. Gelatin silver print. Gift of the photographer. © 2017 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.]

In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting 2

“In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting,” MoMA’s newest free online course, begins today. It’s not too late to sign up at mo.ma/inthestudio to dive into the processes, materials, and minds of seven New York School artists, including Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt, and Yayoi Kusama. In the first week, learners will become acquainted with the foundations of setting up a studio, preparing a canvas, and the unique properties of oil and acrylic paints. #paintingabstraction

Juan Gris was born #onthisday in 1887. Gris favored the papier collé technique..

Juan Gris was born #onthisday in 1887. Gris favored the papier collé technique invented by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. In “Breakfast,” the artist combines abstract collage with tromp l’oeil drawing, calling the perception of reality into question. Learn more at mo.ma/2nOzQRS

[Juan Gris. “Breakfast.” 1914. Gouache, oil, and crayon on cut-and-pasted printed paper on canvas with oil and crayon. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.]

#tbt to 1981, when MoMA held the first retrospective of the Swiss avant-garde..

#tbt to 1981, when MoMA held the first retrospective of the Swiss avant-garde artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Consisting of more than 40 works from multiple periods of the artist’s mature work, the exhibition aimed, according to curator Carolyn Lanchner, “to present a small, selective retrospective that will demonstrate the quality, originality, and importance of her work.” This motivation stemmed from a widespread misperception of Taeuber-Arp as a minor modernist, despite her foundational role in the Zürich Dada movement and accomplishments as a painter, sculptor, and textile designer. Taeuber-Arp, also a leading practitioner of geometric abstraction, had for many years best been known to a small, admiring fan base; beyond this, she was largely overshadowed by the men in her artistic circles. MoMA's retrospective, which traveled to several venues across the US and Canada, was a major milestone in recuperating Taeuber-Arp as one of the foremost modernists of the early 20th century.

See images of the 1981 installation, read the out-of-print catalogue, and more at http://mo.ma/2nvzfb4. 28 of #52exhibitions #MoMAhistory

What’s one thing you want to know about MoMA? If you're visiting the..

What’s one thing you want to know about MoMA? If you're visiting the Museum tomorrow between 12:30–3:30 p.m., come visit the Art Barr on the 4th floor, where associate curators Michelle Fisher and Sean Anderson will be answering any questions about MoMA and it's collection and exhibitions.

Find more information about #LetsTalkArt at mo.ma/letstalkart

[Photo: Manuel Martagon]