Perhaps the most influential photographer in history, Dorothea Lange's groundbreaking work helped shift the tide of public awareness around issues of social inequality, migrant workers' rights, and displacement. Her carefully posed photographs of the Great Depression were taken when these issues were thought to be at their most heartbreaking and widespread. Today, these concerns are more relevant than ever.
Lange's poignant and powerful documentary-photography captured the humanity of faces that were largely invisible to most of society. This stunning new exhibition draws from the MoMA's remarkable collection of Lange's work. It presents approximately 100 original photographs alongside her notes, with archival material about her work. The exhibition poses questions about the ability of words to inflect, contextualize, and distort interpretations of an image. It makes us question the relationship between photography and words as a medium for truth, and how well it can report and represent our world.
The word 'genius' gets bandied about a lot – sportspeople, rappers, chefs; they're all geniuses these days. Trite and diluted as the term has become, no other word adequately does justice to architect, designer, and inventor, Neri Oxman. Working at the intersection of biology, design, engineering, and computer science, Oxman's work represents humankind's next giant leap.
Coining the term 'Material Ecology' to describe her work, Oxman takes inspiration from the structural and systemic building blocks of nature, to design and engineer entirely new building materials that offer revolutionary and sustainable possibilities for architecture, clothing, packaging, and biofuels. Hers is a unique synthesis of biology and technology that is set to change the world.
This exhibition is Oxman's most ambitious project yet. It features her well-known enormous silk dome, grown with silkworms and 3D printers, alongside a collection of other paradigm-shifting inventions and innovations. Do not miss this chance to get up close and personal with the mind-blowing work of a real genius!
Art is cool. New York is cool. Checking out art in the Museum of Modern Art? Now you're cool. MoMA is an art lover's paradise, a place to soak up art in an elevated atmosphere. And if you're not yet a lover of modern and contemporary art, this museum – filled with Van Goghs, Warhols and Picassos – might turn you into one.
The museum's 2019 update has brought in new ways to explore contemporary art, with the Kravis Studio for experimental programming and the Crown Creativity Lab.
MoMA provides a portal into the kinetic world of modernism and wonder in a range of different disciplines; you'll find architecture, photography, painting, sculpture, design, film and more.
Located right in Midtown Manhattan, MoMA will make an art fan out of you from the sculpture garden, the ongoing film series and regularly changing exhibitions.
MoMA was founded in 1929 by three influential women of the era – Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Lilly P. Bliss and Mary Quinn Sullivan. In its 87 years the MoMA has endured fires, renovations and controversy – and emerged a true New Yorker.
Step off the subway and right into Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, and just keep going from there. You might even create your own masterpiece, or at least learn something from practicing artists, in the MoMA Creativity Lab.
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