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themuseumofmodernart: Lobby manager Garrett Smith comes up to the

Lobby manager Garrett Smith comes up to the galleries to share Umberto Boccioni’s obsession with motion and speed, taking form in the sculpture “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” (1913, cast 1931). ... , a day of community and conversation in the galleries, returns Tuesday, January 30.​

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themuseumofmodernart: What if shifted our view of border zones

What if shifted our view of border zones to see them as sites of artistic and political activity? This Saturday, join us for a half-day workshop where we’ll investigate the US-Mexico border, highlighting zones of urban conflict as important laboratories for rethinking citizenship in more inclusive ways. ... Led by Teddy Cruz, architect and Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism, Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego; and Fonna Forman, Founding Director, UCSD Center on Global Justice. Tickets available at mo.ma/unwalling … Teddy Cruz. “Radicalizing the Local: 60 Miles of Trans-Border Urban Conflict, project.” 2008. Print from digital file. dimensions variable. Gift of the PARC Foundation.

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“Gego called this metal and wood sculpture a ‘Drawing without Paper’ because she constructed its weblike wire lines like a drawing in space. It hangs from the ceiling and casts a shadow on the wall behind it, making the room itself part of the work.”—Starr Figura, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints … Visit mo.ma/cisneros to explore more Latin American modern and contemporary works added to thanks to the genorosity of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (). … Image: Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, Venezuelan, born Germany. 1912–1994). 1912–1994. “Drawing without Paper 84/25 and 84/26.” 1984 and 1987. Enamel on wood and stainless steel wire. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Susan and Glenn Lowry. © 2018 Fundación Gego

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themuseumofmodernart: Since the 1970s, #JoanJonas has explored the possibilities

Since the 1970s, has explored the possibilities of combining video and performance, and the spaces they inhabit. As if turning the medium of video inside out, Jonas expanded her artistic explorations in the 1990s, creating room-filling installations that combined video, drawing, sculpture, and audio components. The creation of “Reanimation” began in 2010 as a performance in collaboration with composer and jazz musician Jason Moran. It now exists as both a performance and an installation. ... showcases daring invention sustained by artists long into their careers. Learn more at mo.ma/thelongrun. … Images: Joan Jonas. “Reanimation.” 2010/2012/2013. Multimedia installation. Acquired in part through The Modern Women's Fund. © 2018 Joan Jonas.

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“True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice.”—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s response to an accusation that the Montgomery Bus Boycott—documented here by Dan Weiner—was “disturbing the peace.” ... Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his inspirational legacy with this photograph drawn from . … Image: Dan Weiner. “Martin Luther King.” 1956. Gelatin silver print. Horace W. Goldsmith Fund through Robert B. Menschel. © 2018 Estate of Dan Weiner, courtesy of Sandra Weiner.

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themuseumofmodernart: You’ve shown us your tracksuits, tattoos, hijabs,

You’ve shown us your tracksuits, tattoos, hijabs, platform shoes, shirt dresses, and biker jackets. For our final challenge, we want to see the items that best showcase your personal style for ’s Weekend Hashtag Project! ... Use and focus on specific items in your closet you’d like to highlight. “Pick something you love, that you truly adore and feel happy in,” says senior curator Paola Antonelli (). “Find out more about its story before you take your picture. Where did it come from? Who might have made it? How much did it cost you? How do you take care of it? And then strike a pose.” ... The and accounts will be sharing some of their favorite submissions next week! … PROJECT RULES: Please add the hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

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“The seven lines comprising Alfredo Jaar’s ‘He Ram’ are taken from Mahatma Gandhi’s grave, and represent Gandhi’s list of ‘Seven Social Sins.’ The artist recently wrote to me reflecting, ‘They were the perfect representation of the moral decay of our society. They were simple, direct, clear, brilliant. Needless to say, they apply today more than ever.’ Jaar has used mirrors in his work since the 1980s, and, by silkscreening these words onto the surface of a mirror, pays homage to Gandhi in a deceptively simple gesture—we are implicated as we view ourselves reading, and as we observe others viewing themselves and us.”—Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture … Visit mo.ma/cisneros to explore more Latin American modern and contemporary works added to thanks to the generosity of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (). … Image: Alfredo Jaar (Chilean, born 1956). “He Ram.” 1991. Screenprint ink on mirror. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Guillermo A. Cisneros Phelps. © 2018 Alfredo Jaar

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themuseumofmodernart: Today we’re proud to celebrate Haitian artist

Today we’re proud to celebrate Haitian artist Hector Hyppolite’s “The Congo Queen” (1946), now on view in our galleries! ... Now considered the grand master of Haitian art, Hyppolite was a shoemaker by trade, and became known for painting postcards to sell to American marines during the U.S. military occupation of Haiti (1915–34). He devoted himself fully to painting at the age of 52 until his death three years later. “The Congo Queen” displays Hyppolite’s skill in fusing Haitian Vodou imagery—he was trained as houngan (Vodou priest)—with Roman Catholic iconography. … Image: Hector Hyppolite. “The Congo Queen.” 1946. Enamel, oil, and pencil on cardboard. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bareiss.

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themuseumofmodernart: We’re celebrating the creativity of our global

We’re celebrating the creativity of our global community of online learners with the exhibition, “In the Studio: Art by MoMA’s Online Learning Community,” on display in our Cullman Education and Research Building through January 22. The next session of our free online course, In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting, starts January 15 on Join in at mo.ma/inthestudio … Featured artwork: [1] Ralitsa Karakonova - KARA (Sofia, Bulgaria). “Barnett Newman inspired painting of ‘zips’.” Computer-generated artwork. [2] Ayari González Torres (CDMX México). “Lana.” Wool and oil paint on canvas. [3] Cathy Sheafor “Zipped.” Acrylic paint and newspaper on primed linen. [4] Emelly Chu (Beijing, China). “The second day.” Acrylic on masking tape on the wall. [5] Mark Strozier (Macon, Georgia, USA). Flood Canvas. Local river silt and alkyd oil paint on canvas.

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“Miguel Rio Branco is both a photographer and a filmmaker, and I love the way the 20 images that comprise this iconic piece are like storyboards, representing the intersection of his work in photography and film. Each frame captures two boys engaged in capoeira, a highly stylized form of fighting that draws as much from ballet as karate. They are performing for the camera, and are simultaneously determined to ignore it.”—Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography … Visit mo.ma/cisneros to explore more Latin American modern and contemporary works added to thanks to the genorosity of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (). … Image: Miguel Rio Branco (Brazilian, born 1946). “Blue Tango.” 1984. Twenty silver dye bleach prints. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Adriana Cisneros de Griffin. © 2018 Miguel Rio Branco

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themuseumofmodernart: The Department of Film explores the unsettling, noir-

The Department of Film explores the unsettling, noir-ish tales of Siberian-born Andrey Zvyagintsev, January 12-24. Take part in the director and screenwriter’s exploration of moral dilemmas and spiritual torment with films like “Loveless” (2017), "Leviathan" (2017), "The Return" (2003), and more. Tickets and showtimes at mo.ma/loveless … Images [1] “Loveless.” 2017. Russia. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics [2] “Leviathan.” 2014. Russia. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics [3] “The Return.” 2003. Russia. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Courtesy of Kino Lorber

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themuseumofmodernart: The series “Uncommon Places” continued Stephen Shore’s

The series “Uncommon Places” continued Stephen Shore’s fascination with everyday Americana. This time he abandoned flash and close-ups in favor of natural light and a more detached approach to composing images. Completed in 1981, the series cemented Shore as one of the most prominent figures of the American New Color Photography movement. ... Explore the six-decade career of one of the most significant photographers of our time in , now on view. mo.ma/stephenshore … Images by Stephen Shore [1] “West 9th Avenue, Amarillo, Texas, October 2, 1974.” 1974. Chromogenic color print, printed 2013. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor [2] “Holden Street, North Adams, Massachusetts, July 13, 1974.” 1974. Chromogenic color print. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Barbara Schwartz in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz [3] “U.S. 27, Palmdale, Florida, November 15, 1977.” 1977. Chromogenic color print. Courtesy the artist and 303 Gallery, New York.

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