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WNYC News

Basquiat and Lawrence as Social Activists

Friday, April 10, 2015

Two new exhibits show how Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jacob Lawrence fought to portray the African-American experience in a white art world.

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WNYC News

Architecture Treasures from Latin Mega-Cities

Saturday, March 28, 2015

 “The goal was to correct the fact I was taught nothing about Latin America with three degrees in architecture," said MoMA curator Barry Bergdoll about the new exhibition.

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The Jonathan Channel

PLAYLIST: MoMA Captures Vintage Sounds of 1930s Harlem

Friday, March 27, 2015

In their multi-media exhibition, MoMA uses painting, literature and music to capture the radical spirit of The Great Migration. Check out the playlist using our Spotify player. 

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WNYC News

Björk at MoMA: 'Abominable'

Friday, March 06, 2015

For WNYC's art critic Deborah Solomon, the museum's mid-career retrospective of the pop-artist is too much about the worship of a celebrity, and not enough about art.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Speech/Arts Panel; The Measles Outbreak; Your Code-Switch

Monday, February 02, 2015

The MoMA, Creative Time, and Reuters are hosting a panel on freedom of expression. Plus: teaching your kids about inequality; the measles outbreak; and your own code-switching story.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Met, the MoMA, and the Art of Maintaining Prestige

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The competition between New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for artworks, prestige, and young, moneyed trustees.

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WNYC News

Matisse's Cut and Pasted Masterpieces

Sunday, October 12, 2014

An exhibit of Henri Matisse's cut-outs opens at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday after attracting huge crowds at the Tate Modern in London.

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WNYC News

Hey, Look, It's a Sculpture

Friday, October 03, 2014

Sculpture is often overshadowed by painting, but two new shows might help change that.

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WNYC News

Two Provocative Ladies of Brazilian Art

Sunday, May 11, 2014

One artist was saved by art; the other tried to make art heal herself and others.

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WNYC News

Pollock on Uniqlo T-Shirts: Appalling or Perfect?

Friday, May 09, 2014

You may not be able to afford a $20 million Andy Warhol, but don’t despair. You can get a $20 Warhol T-shirt.

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WNYC News

Wild German Artist Packs MoMA

Sunday, April 13, 2014

On Saturday, MoMA is opening the first comprehensive retrospective of the experimental German artist Sigmar Polke. But with an excessive 250 pieces, "the show is a disaster," says WNYC's art critic.

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WNYC News

Jasper Johns Shows His Regrets

Friday, March 21, 2014

American artists rarely express regret in their work, but a new show at MoMa featuring Jasper Johns, perhaps America's most celebrated living artist, grapples with darker material.

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WNYC News

Over Objections, MoMA to Demolish Folk Art Museum

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art now owns the building on West 53rd Street, and has decided not to incorporate it into its 100,000-square foot expansion, which it unveiled on Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Art Talk: What Happens When the Art Dealer Steals the Show

Friday, December 13, 2013

Museums usually mount exhibits featuring one artist. Or a period in history. Or an art movement. But for the first time in its history, the Museum of Modern Art is devoting an exhibition to an art dealer. 

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WNYC News

23 Deaths — and Many Chinese Myths — on Nine Screens

Sunday, December 01, 2013

A tragedy that killed 23 Chinese migrant workers in England nine years ago is the theme of a new massive art piece.

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Features

To Expand, MoMA Must First Raze

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Museum of Modern Art has decided to demolish a building that's only 12 years old to make way for the museum’s expansion plans.

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New York Now

Listen: Arnold Schoenberg and Morton Feldman

Saturday, March 02, 2013

On Monday, Mar. 4, Q2 Music will record Dissonant Abstraction: Arnold Schoenberg and Morton Feldman live from the Museum of Modern Art. The audio will be archived for on-demand listening on this page soon after the concert.

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New York Now

Listen: Debussy, Reich and Lang at MoMA

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Q2 Music recently presented a live webcast of the sold-out show, "Consonant Abstraction: Claude Debussy and Steve Reich," from the Museum of Modern Art.

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Q2 Music

Unpacking the Greatest Gift to 20th-Century Music

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Abstraction wrested music from the polarity of major and minor keys and Romantic-era emotions. Blogger David Patrick Stearns deconstructs the watershed years of 1910-1925.

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Q2 Music

Reinventing Music: 1910-1925

Monday, December 17, 2012

Q2 Music has been invited to curate a dynamic, innovative sound chamber as part of The Museum of Modern Art’s multidisciplinary exhibition examining the rise of abstract art, Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925. Stream the complete playlist on-demand. 

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