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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.

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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.

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Really great stuff! Thank You.

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A must hear, especially the feminist series

iTunes Ratings

38 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
6
9
3
7

more please

By f bacon - Sep 01 2009
Read more
Really great stuff! Thank You.

Fantastic

By Raccoons_ - Jun 07 2007
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A must hear, especially the feminist series
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MoMA Talks: Conversations

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Rank #1: 5 x 20 x 20 (5/14/2009; Part 2 of 7): Marcia Hafif

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Part 2 of 7: Marcia Hafif

A special series of talks in the format of Pecha Kucha, an informal Japanese lecture style. In each session, approximately five artists who are represented in MoMA's collection discuss twenty slides of their work, twenty seconds per slide.

This series celebrates a gift by the Judith Rothschild Foundation to the Museum of works by over 650 artists.

Dec 03 2010

7mins

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Rank #2: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered: A Roundtable Discussion

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Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered: A Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Theater 3

The work of the Abstract Expressionists during the postwar period in New York was characterized by the deep conviction that contemporary painting could be not only a vehicle for personal expression, but also a form of spiritual experience. Artists Brice Marden and Tauba Auerbach and anthropologist Michael Taussig discuss the continuing relevance and implications of this viewpoint. Laura Hoptman, curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, moderates the discussion.

Apr 29 2011

1hr 33mins

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Rank #3: Kerry James Marshall

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September 14, 2007
6:30 p.m.
Kerry James Marshall's mixed media works address the perspectives of African Americans through references to popular culture, history, and the civil rights movement. His work draws inspiration from art-historical sources from the Renaissance to black folk art. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Marshall has a BFA and an honorary Doctorate from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. He has exhibited in the United States, and at international exhibitions such as Documenta X. In 1997 Marshall was awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant. The program is moderated by Romi Crawford, Curator and Director of Education and Public Programs, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and introduced by Wendy Woon, The Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education, The Museum of Modern Art.
Photo courtesy of Paula Court

Dec 03 2010

1hr 58mins

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Rank #4: Gabriel Orozco

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Thursday, February 11, 2010
12:30 PM

Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, b. 1962) emerged at the beginning of the 1990s as one of the most intriguing and original artists of his generation—and one of the last to come of age in the twentieth century. He resists confinement to a single medium and deliberately blurs the boundaries between the art object and the everyday environment. This talk addresses the current MoMA exhibition and the artist’s merging of "art" and "reality.”

Paulina Pobocha is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA.

Dec 03 2010

46mins

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Rank #5: An Artists Panel: Brice Marden: Francesco Clemente, Luc Tuymans, and Christopher Wool

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Monday, November 13, 2006
6:00 p.m.
Artists Francesco Clemente, Luc Tuymans, and Christopher Wool discuss the impact of Brice Marden's work through individual presentations and a conversation moderated by Gary Garrels. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings.
Photo courtesy of Miriam Berkley

Dec 03 2010

1hr 39mins

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Rank #6: Lucian Freud Portrayed: An Evening with William Feaver

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February 28, 2008
6:30 p.m.

A lecture by art critic, curator, and Freud biographer William Feaver

Dec 03 2010

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: Painting Process/Process Painting: Chuck Close and Carroll Dunham

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August 8, 2007
6:30 p.m.
Chuck Close and Carroll Dunham, artists featured in the exhibition What Is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection, discuss their work. The conversation is moderated by Anne Umland, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, and organizer of the exhibition.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition What Is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection.

Dec 03 2010

1hr 33mins

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Rank #8: Between Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and New York: A Roundtable Discussion with Ger van Elk, Allen Ruppersberg, and Lawrence Weiner

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September 24, 2009 06:30 PM
Theater 3

This conversation examines the international networks that developed among Conceptual artists in the 1960s and 1970s. Three such artists—Ger van Elk, Allen Ruppersberg, and Lawrence Weiner—focus the discussion on their respective cities of Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and New York, each of which served as a major center of artistic production at the time. Christophe Cherix, Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art, and organizer of the exhibition In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976, moderates the discussion.

Dec 03 2010

1hr 29mins

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Rank #9: Open Source: Cory Arcangel and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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Artists Speak: Conversations on Contemporary Art with Glenn D. Lowry
Open Source
January 20, 2009
6:30 p.m.

This program explores contemporary art in the age of YouTube, Facebook, and Wikipedia, online resources that connect people and information in countless ways and through immeasurable distances. Artists Cory Arcangel and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discuss the ways in which they utilize electronic databases to create works of art. Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art, moderates a discussion.

Dec 03 2010

1hr 34mins

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Rank #10: Warhol, On Screen, Off Screen

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March 03, 2011 06:00 PM

Writer John Giorno, who conceived of the Giorno Poetry Systems, will read his own poetic works inspired by the life and times of Andy Warhol, followed by artist Conrad Ventur screening his contemporary screen test films. John Giorno was a subject of Warhol’s original screen tests. A conversation to follow moderated by director of MoMA PS1 and exhibition curator Klaus Biesenbach.

Apr 29 2011

1hr 13mins

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Rank #11: Plane Image: A Conversation with Brice Marden

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006
6:00 p.m.
Brice Marden and Gary Garrels, curator of Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings, discuss the artist's work and the exhibition.
Photo courtesy of Miriam Berkley

Dec 03 2010

1hr 27mins

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Rank #12: The Art Lending Service: Building an Audience for Modern Art

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December 4, 2008
12:30 p.m.

In 1948, the Junior Council of The Museum of Modern Art, led by Blanchette Rockefeller, met to discuss the creation of an art lending library that would function as a forum to educate young collectors about modern art and that would allow the public to rent works of art. This early conception of an art lending library became the Art Lending Service (ALS) in 1951. In addition to renting artworks in the lending library, the ALS organized temporary exhibitions in the Museum's Penthouse Restaurant. Many of the Penthouse Exhibitions included works by emerging artists who would later become well known. This lecture focuses on the history of the ALS and will include discussion of archival objects such as photographs, brochures, invitations to events, sales cards, lending cards, and other related objects.

MacKenzie Bennett (MA, Courtauld Institute of Art) is an assistant archivist in the Museum Archives at MoMA.

Dec 03 2010

35mins

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Rank #13: The Untimely Timeliness of Swedish Modernism

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On October 30, 2008, to celebrate MoMA's publication of Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts, Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, moderated a panel discussion at MoMA on the intellectual background and influence of modern Swedish architecture and design and the critical role of manifestos in architectural discourse. Participants included the coeditors and coauthors of the new publication: Lucy Creagh, architect and PhD candidate at Columbia University; Helena Kåberg, curator at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm; and Barbara Miller Lane, Emeritus Professor at Bryn Mawr College.

Dec 03 2010

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: Gallery Talks: The Artist Edition with Kota Ezawa

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February 28, 2007
3:30 p.m.
In this series, artists whose work has been exhibited at MoMA lead Gallery Talks.
Kota Ezawa describes his media works as "video archaeology." Often basing his art on archival news footage and movie clips, he provokes viewers to evaluate the accuracy of their own memories of events in comparison to his modified version. Ezawa studied at D¨sseldorf's Kunstakademie under Nam June Paik and at the San Francisco Art Institute.
In this presentation Ezawa discusses paintings by Cézanne's The Bather and Château Noir, Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel, Kazimir Malevich's Suprematist Composition: White on White, Brancusi's Fish and Bird in Space, Giacometti's City Square and Dog, Martin Creed's Work No. 227, The Lights Going On And Off, and his own video, The Simpson Verdict.
Photo courtesy of Meredith Rees

Dec 03 2010

50mins

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Rank #15: Joan Miró: New Approaches

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January 10, 2009
10:00 a.m–4:45 p.m.
To mark the close of the exhibition Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937, MoMA hosts a daylong symposium to consider issues surrounding the artist's creative production during a transformative decade within his long career. A distinguished group of international scholars offer new approaches to this period of the artist's work, examining its relation to the crisis of painting in Surrealism, the specific nature of the French and Catalan avant-gardes of the time, and the broader sociopolitical situation that emerged in Europe as the 1920s came to an end and the political tensions that would lead to World War II became increasingly apparent. Participants include Dawn Ades, Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, and Co-Director of the Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies; Juan José Lahuerta, Professor, History of Art, Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura, Barcelona; Susan Laxton, art historian (PhD, Columbia University); David Lomas, Reader in Art History, University of Manchester, England; Robert S. Lubar, Associate Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Jordana Mendelson, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, New York University; and Charles Palermo, Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History, The College of William and Mary. Anne Umland, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, and organizer of the exhibition, introduces the day's presentations. The symposium closes with a roundtable discussion.
10:00–10:20
Welcome and Introduction, Anne Umland
10:20–10:50
"Miró's Challenge to Painting: A Dialogue with Picasso, 1924–1930," Robert S. Lubar
10:50–11:20
"Turning Bodies," Charles Palermo
11:20–11:50
"Anti-Painting and Espagnoles," Juan José Lahuerta
12:00–1:30
Lunch Break
1:30–2:00
"Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, and the Catalan Avant-Garde c. 1928," Dawn Ades
2:00–2:30
"Telephone Game," Susan Laxton
2:30–3:00
"Grounds for Painting: Joan Miró's Object (Object of Sunset) (1936)," David Lomas
3:00–3:15
Afternoon Break
3:15–3:45
Response, Jordana Mendelson
3:45–4:45
Roundtable Discussion and Q&A
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937.

Dec 03 2010

4hr 41mins

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Rank #16: Claes Oldenburg: Writing on the Side 1956–1969

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Claes Oldenburg reads from Writing on the Side 1956–1969 (edited by Achim Hochdörfer, Maartje Oldenburg, and Barbara Schröder), a newly published selection of diaries, notes, poems, scripts, and statements that the artist wrote in the 1960s. The event is introduced by Ann Temkin, Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, and organizer of the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store and Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing; and Maartje Oldenburg. The reading is followed by a book signing and reception.

Oct 16 2013

34mins

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Rank #17: Manet and the Execution of Maximilian: Representing Politics and the Spectacle of War

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January 18, 2007
6:00 p.m.
Captivated by the politics of colonialism and war, Edouard Manet depicted the execution of the Emperor Maximilian in a series of paintings and lithographs from 1867 to 1869. In this panel discussion, scholars and artists discuss the legacy of Manet’s representation of politics and war through painting and historical documentation. Panelists include artists Sue Coe, Gilles Peress, Yinka Shonibare, and Krzysztof Wodiczko; Philip Gourevitch, editor, The Paris Review and author of We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda (1998); and moderated by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Associate Professor, European Art since 1700, University of California, Berkeley. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Manet and the Execution of Maximillian.

Dec 03 2010

2hr 5mins

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Rank #18: Martin Puryear Panel

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Martin Puryear
January 8, 2008
6:30 p.m.

Through a series of presentations and a moderated discussion, David Levi Strauss, scholar, critic, and chair of the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department, School of Visual Arts; Judith Russi Kirshner, professor of Art History and dean of the College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago; and artists Josiah McElheny and Terry Winters offer their perspectives on the work of Martin Puryear. John Elderfield, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, and organizer of the exhibition, moderates the discussion.

Dec 03 2010

1hr 43mins

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Rank #19: Motherwell in His Time

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On the occasion of the publication of Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941–1991, this roundtable discussion explores Robert Motherwell's role as a thinker across creative disciplines including painting, poetry, philosophy, and music. Presenters include Debra Balken, Bill Berkson, Tim Clifford, Heidi Colsman-Freyberger, Robert Hobbs, and Katy Rogers. Moderated by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA. Following the program, visit The Museum of Modern Art Archives to view selected Motherwell materials and join us for a reception in the library. This program is presented in collaboration with the Dedalus Foundation and the Museum Library and Archives.

Oct 16 2013

2hr 21mins

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Rank #20: A Conversation between Briony Fer, Gabriel Orozco, and Ann Temkin

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
6:30 PM

Briony Fer, Professor of History of Art, University College, London, and Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture and organizer of the exhibition Gabriel Orozco engage the artist in a conversation about his practice and exhibition.

Special thanks to the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Mexico Tourism Board of New York.

Dec 03 2010

1hr 8mins

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