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Soho is too expensive for even the MoMA. Crain’s reports that the rent for the Museum of Modern Art Design Store’s 14,500-square-foot space at Spring and Crosby Streets is going up to $2.5 million a year after its current lease expires in 2016. The museum’s store, which was built in 2001, has seen its rent […]

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For the first time in two years, the MoMA will stay open for more than 24 hours in a row. Starting at 10:30 AM on Friday morning, the museum will remain open until 5:30 PM Sunday. The extended hours are being held in honor of the final days of the museum’s Henri Matisse exhibit. “Henri […]

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New York’s Museum of Modern Art is planning a Björk retrospective for 2015 that will “chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance.” According to Pitchfork, the exhibition will also feature a new semi-autobiographical narrative written by Björk along with an “immersive music and film experience” created by director Andrew Huang and 3D software […]

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Wang Bing’s doc ‘Til Madness Do Us Part will be screening at MoMA this Wednesday, as part of  Documentary Fortnight 2014, the museum’s international festival of nonfiction film and media. Gleaned from 300 hours of footage, the film provides an unyielding, four-hour long look inside a mental institution in the Yunnan Province of China. Like the clip above, the […]

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According to The Guardian, the Museum of Modern Art has acquired a collection of prints curated by the Booklyn Artists Alliance entitled the “Occuprint Portfolio.” It is a collection of silk-screened artists’ prints by Occupy protesters like Molly Crabapple, Jesus Barraza and John Emerson, among many others. Christophe Cherix, the museum’s chief curator of drawings says that while they were […]

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That sleek faux-track bike above is the “Svart,” by the Swedish company BikeID, exclusively sold at MoMA’s design stores. And despite a name that sounds like a parody of an IKEA product, or Swedish for “fart,” (it really means “black”), the thing looks pretty nice. They’ve gone with the always-badass flat black color scheme, drop […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, artist Tristan Perich shows us the beginnings and production of Microtonal Wall, a piece currently on view at the MoMA “Soundings.” Made up of  1,500 tiny speakers, Microtonal Wall emits a texture of sound that changes as you walk along […]

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The Museum of Modern Art’s sound art exhibit opened over the weekend and now, the exhibit “Soundings” website has gone live. It features in-depth profiles and works from the exhibiting artists, including embedded sounds (of course)… and a section for contributing your own. The sounds are geo-tagged and mapped. To participate, just record your own “daily sonic experience” straight […]

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As part of MoMA’s dedicated outreach program to teens, the museum has reportedly spent over nine months preparing a Tumblr account called “MoMA Teens.” Through doing this, the organization has thoughtfully addressed an often ignored cultural issue — the inherent intimidating atmosphere that’s most commonly associated with the viewing artworks in the museum setting. Given such […]

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This painting by John Baldessari currently on view at the MoMA is the best painting. The end. (Photo: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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