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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

11 W. 53rd St. New York, NY 10019 | West 50s | 212-708-9400

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Located in the Museum of Modern Art, this theater screens foreign, repertory, independent, and art house films.


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  • Voice Choices:
    Ex Hex, Mary Timony's latest concern, packs a load of sweet, chugga chugga chugga oomph into power-trio pop-rock. The group's vibe is a snotty shrug: resolutely low-stakes yet indignantly...
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    Summers in New York are meant for events like MoMA Nights, when attendees can enjoy great live music in the museum’s gorgeous Sculpture Garden every Thursday. Kicking off this...
  • Film: Reviews
    South Korean writer-director Lee Su-jin's debut feature, Han Gong-ju, comes to the U.S. bearing a seal of approval from no less than Martin Scorsese, whose jury handed the film grand-prize...
  • Film: Reviews
    Belgian writer-director Caroline Strubbe is less interested in narrative architecture than she is in collecting behavioral detail. Her debut feature, 2009's Lost Persons Area (which takes...
  • Film: Reviews
    Harrowing, defiant, and exemplifying through its very existence the moral courage its totalitarian villains stamp down, Mohammad Rasoulof's Manuscripts Don't Burn exposes the brutal measures...
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    On any given day, making your way through the mazelike Museum of Modern Art can be a bit daunting. However, beginning today, visiting this institution is a lot more exciting as your very...
  • Film: Reviews
    On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a tsunami and the worst earthquake in its recorded history. Filmmaker Atsushi Funahashi soon made two feature-length works dealing with survival and...
  • Film: Reviews
    The Ibermedia organization has helped arrange over 600 international coproductions involving film companies from its Central and South American member nations since 1998. The Museum of...
  • Film: Reviews
    With its ability to jump across vast swaths of time in an instant, cinema is uniquely capable of creating complex historical narratives that use the past to comment on the present, and vice...
  • Art:
    Sigmar Polke was a prisoner of his childhood, as are most of us. Born in 1941, when the Nazis were at their apogee, he suffered an impoverished youth in communist East Germany after the...
  • Film:
    Diversity is not exactly a hallmark of American film festivals. During the early part of the year, in particular, cinephiles were greeted by the homogeneity of Sundance and South by...
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    Interested in hardcore sex with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christian Slater, and Uma Thurman? Tonight, you can have it, sort of. MOMA’s PopRally series hosts the U.S. premiere of Lars von...
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    With works such as his statuesque, back-bending human installations in Just a Blink of an Eye (2005-07) and his fully-stocked grocery store of pristine empty food packages in ShanghArt...
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    Screen goddess Catherine Deneuve is the main attraction in Roman Polanski’s sickening 1965 English language debut, Repulsion. As a Belgian manicurist consumed by sexual confusion and...
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    Manila is a model of urban efficiency in the montage that begins director Lino Brocka's Manila in the Claws of Light. Shot in black-and-white, the Filipino capital embraces a new workday...
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    What ever happened to the glorious film musical? You can find out by picking up Matthew Kennedy’s new book, Roadshow: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s, which is being celebrated...
  • Film: Reviews
    If Lucy Ricardo were alive today, she'd probably make no-budget shorts in her apartment. I Love Lucy was always sympathetic toward the creative aspirations of its untalented protagonist --...
  • Fork in the Road: In The Spirit
    Paco Cao is one of the most in-demand cocktail creators in the world. Except that he doesn't actually make cocktails -- he conceptualizes them. Through a series titled "Psychological...
  • Film:
    The opening contains everything. A young boy on clunky old roller skates grinds his way down a gravel street, never achieving anything like momentum but still beaming anyway, as if the very...
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    On February 5, 2004, a group of undocumented Chinese immigrant workers were collecting cockles on the coast of the Morecambe Bay in northwestern England when a massive tide engulfed them,...
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    Inside MOMA, you may think a tornado has just ripped through the space, leaving behind relics of someone’s life — opened suitcases, knocked-over umbrellas, and destroyed tennis...
  • Art:
    "Drawing," Dorothea Rockburne says in an interview installed at the front of her Museum of Modern Art exhibition, "is the bones of thought." And indeed, "bones," with its dual structural and...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Monday, 11/18: Nightmares on Wax Bowery Ballroom 9:00 p.m., $20 Since coming up in the...
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    Now that some of the hoopla has died down from another singer gallivanting around claiming some affinity for "artpop," one of the original musicians to fuse art and pop is playing in the...
  • Film:
    In 1971, at the age of 21, Belgian-born filmmaker Chantal Akerman, after stints in Paris and Jerusalem, moved to New York because, as she explained when I interviewed her in 2009, "I had a...
  • Film: Reviews
    Another vital act of preservation brought to these shores via MOMA's To Save and Project Festival, Mikko Niskanen's Eight Deadly Shots (1972) stands as a harried, intimate epic, a 316-minute...
  • Film: Reviews
    Puerto Berrío, like a lot of Colombian towns along the Magdalena river, has for three decades been a locus of violence between paramilitaries, guerrilla groups, and drug cartels. One...
  • Art:
    You might assume that the Photoshop fantasias of our age would make the visual conundrums of René Magritte's pre-war paintings feel quaint. Certainly the beguiling originality of his...
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    At first glance, Dorothea Rockburne’s works look like straightforward lines on a wall, but they are far from simplistic. They are mathematical solutions. Rockburne has said that...
  • Art:
    Nestled in a central gallery on the fourth floor of the Museum of Modern Art, between rooms containing seminal works by the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol,...
  • Art:
    Although the Museum of Modern Art garnered prestige (and occasional derision) by bringing such European exemplars as Picasso, Cézanne, and van Gogh to the New World, the institution...
  • Film: Reviews
    Operation Condor was a United States–aided effort to crush communism in several South American countries during the 1970s and 1980s. It empowered rightwing military dictatorships that...
  • Film: Reviews
    The renowned Master Musicians of Jajouka play for their Northern Moroccan mountain village throughout Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You. Morocco-born co-directors Eric and Marc Hurtado...
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    Few works of cinema are as gleefully alive as Jean-Luc Godard's A Woman Is a Woman, made when the conventions of storytelling were fast eroding. Not so much a story as a freewheeling string...
  • Film: Reviews
    A feisty trifle charting the misadventures of three French women looking for romance or distraction among the open-for-suggestions film-industry fellows at the Locarno Film Festival, Sophie...
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    It's been more than half a century since he last made a movie, and still we keep coming back to Allan Dwan. Fifty years was also the span of his working life, from 1911–1961, and it's...
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    On May 31, the great American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly, who is still hard at work in his studio, turns 90. To celebrate, several museums around the country are putting together...
  • Film: Reviews
    There's a fantastic moment in Old Dog where writer-director Pema Tseden lets the camera roll beyond a scene's pivotal moment, in which elderly Tibetan sheep farmer Akku declines a wealthy...
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    It’s quite evident that our weather is unpredictable, but what if you could control the rain? It’s possible in The Rain Room. In a nearly 1,000-square-foot lot directly adjacent...
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    The walls of our cubicles at the Voice are covered with art show announcements. Why? Because each one is a beautiful souvenir. The Museum of Modern Art totally gets us. David Senior, the...
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    For the past several weeks, artists, 
filmmakers, and anyone else with a video camera have been submitting their one-minute abstract videos to MOMA via Vimeo for a chance to be shown...
  • Fork in the Road: Edible News
    "Mattress, pillow, linen, water, and spectacles." The description plaque on Tilda Swinton's "The Maybe" exhibit at MoMA notes that the actress won't be snacking while resting in her glass...
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    Impressionism canoodles with minimalism when the always inventive local new music organization presents "Consonant Abstraction: Claude Debussy and Steve Reich" in conjunction with the...
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    Drawing huge crowds wherever it goes, avant-garde DJ Christian Marclay’s 
ambitious installation The Clock stitches together thousands of film clips containing a clock or...
  • Voice Choices:
    When Mick Jagger made his acting debut in Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg’s 
Performance, the critics were hardly kind. One called it “the most completely worthless film I...
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    From Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night to Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel, MOMA's painting and sculpture galleries are incredible to look at. But tonight, you can engage with these works in...
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    The Museum of Modern Art will be more interactive today, meaning that art won’t just be hanging from the walls—rather it will be moving about as well. Some Sweet Day, which began...
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    On October 5, 1962, James Bond came blazing onto the big screen with the famous gun barrel sequence in Dr. No, and the world’s worst villains would never be safe again. Now, 50 years...
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    Hoarding will receive a chic makeover at MOMA when New York–based artist Martha Rosler examines the American ritual of selling crap in her exhibition “Meta-Monumental Garage...
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    For the past three decades, the Quay Brothers—identical twins separately known as Stephen and Timothy Quay—have been constantly reinventing the art of stop-motion and live-action...
  • Voice Choices:
    Before Legos, Tickle Me Elmo, and Speak & Spell, did children from yesteryear really resort to playing kick the can? Certainly not. Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000...
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    Who are you related to? Four years ago, photographer Taryn Simon went on a mission to find the links between people, places, and things by researching and documenting their bloodlines and...
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    The military detention camp a few miles off of the Cuban shore was, and still is, a centerpiece of controversy in the War on Terror. Starting in the Bush years, hundreds of alien detainees...
  • Voice Choices:
    More than 40 years ago, Kraftwerk, a German electronic group based around Florian Schneider, Ralf Hütter, and a revolving door of fellow musicians, began recording music that opened a...
  • Voice Choices:
    What was the secret to Roman Polanski's success on Rosemary's Baby (1968)? Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that the director immersed himself so deeply in the horror genre,...
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    Somewhere between 1918 and 1925, surrealist artists started a game called "Exquisite Corpses" on a lark that quickly turned into an artistic movement throughout the 20th century and...
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    Behind on reading your monthly Artforum? Catch up on what’s happening in contemporary art at the Armory Show, a four-day gathering of galleries and artists from around the world...
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    Some days Cindy Sherman is a career girl, some days she’s an erotic centerfold, and some days she’s a clown. But the one constant is that she’s always fascinating. Cindy...
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    The 2008 financial collapse sent shock waves all over the world—there is no question as to how devastating the recession has been, in regards to families exiled due to mortgage...
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    Ever fantasized about working as an artist in Manhattan with a studio space the size of a museum? For many aspiring artists, even working ones, creating art in an airy loft is a dream. But...
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    What could be more memorable than the bodacious Anita Ekberg frolicking in the Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita? Today, enjoy this classic from 1960 about a celebrity...
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    When we saw Oneohtrix Point Never (government name: Daniel Lopatin) playing before a packed 285 Kent on day two of this year’s CMJ festival, his music was mesmerizing, swirling through...
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    “Here it is—the might, the power, the energy, the sadness, the glory, the youthfulness of our land,” Diego Rivera said when his ship docked in New York City in 1931. Almost...

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Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.

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