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A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

02/08/14 through 10/05/14 11 W. 53rd St. Map
212-708-9400
moma.org Ages: All Ages
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Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum's collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 200 works, by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.

Venue Description: MoMA's rich and varied collection constitutes one of the most comprehensive and panoramic views into modern art in the world, and has grown to include over 135,000 paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, sculptures, films, and design objects. Visitors to New York City should make sure to stop in and view the collection during their vacations. 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. Central to The Museum of Modern Art's mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves. The Museum of Modern Art seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children. MoMA also has three restaurants on the premises: Café 2, is the museum's sophisticated cafeteria; Terrace 5 is a full-service café where guests can indulge in creative savory selections, delectable pastries and ice cream sundaes, inventive specialty cocktails, micro-brewed beers, and carefully selected wines; and The Modern offers the original, Alsatian-inspired cuisine of Chef Gabriel Kreuther, recently awarded three stars by The New York Times.

Museum Hours: Tues.-Mon., 10:30am-5:30pm; Fri., 10:30am-8pm (free entry 4-8pm for UNIQLO Free Friday Nights).

Upcoming Events

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - 10/05/13 - 09/21/14

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - 02/08/14 - 10/05/14

A Collection of Ideas - 02/15/14 - 02/28/15

Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions - 06/11/14 - 09/28/14

Ray Johnson Designs - 07/02/14 - 09/29/14

Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture - 07/04/14 - 10/19/14

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters - 07/26/14 - 03/01/15

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness - 07/27/14 - 11/02/14

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