September 21, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday, by Jack Dziamba
Every Exhibition Held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Presented in a New Web Site: 1929 to Present
As written by Open Culture on September 19, 2016 :
“We all hate it when we hear of an exciting exhibition, only to find out that it closed last week — or 80 years ago. New York’s Museum of Modern Art has made great strides toward taking the sting out of such narrowly or widely-missed cultural opportunities with their new digital exhibition archive.”
Fine Art in the New Media
“The archive offers, in the words of Chief of Archives Michelle Elligott, “free and unprecedented access to The Museum of Modern Art’s ever-evolving exhibition history” in the form of “thousands of unique and vital materials including installation photographs, out-of-print exhibition catalogues, and more, beginning with MoMA’s very first exhibition in 1929…”
Easy to Use
As explained in the MoMA Press Release:
“The digital archive can be freely searched, or browsed in a more structured way by time period or exhibition type.
“Each entry includes a list of all known artists featured in the exhibition.
“Artist pages likewise list all of the exhibitions that have included that artist, along with any of their works in MoMA’s collection online.
“The index of artists participating in Museum exhibitions now includes more than 20,000 unique names”.
Miss That Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh Exhibition in 1929?
The MoMA Archive begins with its very first show of post-Impressionist paintings by Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, and Van Gogh in 1929. So, even if, perchance, you missed it, you can see it now. (Click on the above, scroll down, and click on each of the “Installation Views.
Films and Performance
“On January 23, 1997, when The Museum of Modern Art presented Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a complete retrospective of the director’s work.”