January 17, 2006 |
A former National Public Radio reporter has sued the broadcast network and New York City's Museum of Modern Art, saying the museum pressured NPR to issue a "false correction" for a story he did on a Nazi-looted painting, the New York Post reports.
March 14, 2002 |
Neal Benezra, deputy director and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago, has been appointed director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He will take charge on Aug. 1, succeeding David A. Ross, who resigned seven months ago. A Bay Area native who was educated at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford University, Benezra, 48, says he has "a strong emotional attachment to San Francisco" and looks forward to leading an institution with "great ambitions."
October 23, 1991 |
Had it been organized anywhere else, " Dis locations" would likely be seen as a generally engaging exhibition of specially commissioned installations by eight American and European artists of disparate critical reputation, but all well known to the contemporary art world. However, as it has been mounted at the Museum of Modern Art, the show has a very different edge than it would anywhere else.
September 19, 2004 |
It's one of the most anticipated moves to Manhattan. After two years -- and an $850-million expenditure -- the Museum of Modern Art returns this fall to West 53rd Street from temporary digs in Queens. Since its inception in 1929 with an initial gift of eight prints and a drawing, the collection has grown to one of the world's premiere art collections, with more than 135,000 pieces of modern art and design.
March 19, 1989 |
An admired book of photographs by Walker Evans, one of America's most admired photographers, received its fourth edition recently in conjunction with an Evans exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. "American Photographs" was first published in 1938 when perhaps its greatest impact came less as art than as journalism: It was a stark, deeply moving but utterly unsentimental presentation of rural poverty during the Great Depression.
July 28, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The Hungarian-born Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer once conjured the importance of the building block, that quintessence of child's play, as a route to good design. After receiving an honorary degree from the university in his childhood town of Pécs, he explained: "When children play with building blocks, they discover that they fit together, because they are square.... Then, the child discovers that the blocks are empty, that the sides turn into walls, and that there is a roof and a structure....
February 10, 2000 |
New York's Museum of Modern Art has selected Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan to design a 50,000-square-foot temporary museum in Long Island City, Queens. The museum, which is scheduled to open in a mere year and a half, will serve as MOMA's home during the final phase of construction on a $650-million planned expansion of its landmark 53rd Street building in Manhattan. The commission will be Maltzan's first major project outside Los Angeles.
November 24, 1995 |
It isn't often that retrospective exhibitions go beyond a mere accounting of what happened, when, during an artist's life and career, and try instead to make a polemical point. Museum curators more commonly feign invisibility, drawing a tattered veil of scholarly objectivity across their furrowed brow.
April 21, 1986 |
Richard Serra's retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (through May 13) leaves little doubt that he is among the most powerful and pure of living sculptors. Contemplating his monosyllabic arrangements of huge slabs of pocked and rusted steel brings literally visceral sensations. Well, it brings at least one literally visceral sensation. It's that feeling that we all love, that a ton of metal is about to fall on us.
September 24, 1989 |
Today an epic exhibition opens at the Museum of Modern Art. Called "Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism," it chronicles the birth of the century's most original and influential style in nearly 400 works. The event certainly ranks with the museum's landmark Picasso retrospective and its examination of Cezanne's late paintings.