“the time has passed for our sensations in painting to be whispered. we wish them in the future to sing and re-echo upon our canvases in deafening and triumphant flourishes.” –umberto boccioni, born on this day in 1882
remind you of your commute? “states of mind i: the farewells” is the first in a series of three paintings now on view in #momacollection galleries exploring the psychological aspect of the fleeting nature of modern life. in “the farewells,” boccioni captures chaotic movement and the fusion of people swept away in waves as the train's steam bellows into the sky.
[#umbertoboccioni. “states of mind i: the farewells.” 1911. oil on canvas. gift of nelson a. rockefeller]
This halloween, let your freak flag fly at moma! monsters and mad scientists alike are invited to #poprally's spooky screening of the 1969 hammer films classic “frankenstein must be destroyed.” the festivities begin on halloween night at 8 p.m. costumes are highly encouraged! tickets cover the screening and open bar. get yours at mo.ma/poprally
[illustrations by grace robinson (@grack7 )]
“an artist must bear a special responsibility. he must be accountable for the content of his work. and that work should reflect a deep, abiding concern for humanity.” –charles white
🔊 sound on: hear performer and activist harry belafonte introduce his friend, influential artist and teacher #charleswhite. white dedicated himself to creating art that exposed the lives of african americans and the hardships of oppressed peoples everywhere with inventive experimentation across mediums. explore his prolific four-decade career in “charles white: a retrospective,” now on view at the museum thanks to the support of @terraamericanart.
David gordon’s experimentation with choreography continues with a new version of his evolving work the matter, conceived especially for our #judsondance exhibition. join us in our marron atrium for performances on october 18–20 at 3 p.m. a moving image program will be on view everyday through october 21. free with museum admission. learn more at mo.ma/davidgordon
[credit: david gordon. rehearsal of close up/1979 from the matter/plus & minus/1979. video (black and white, sound). courtesy pick up performance co]
Whenever frida kahlo’s works are moved in the museum, our chief facilities and safety officer tunji adeniji makes sure he knows exactly where they’re located. watch his gallery talk on “my grandparents, my parents, and i (family tree)” (1936) to find out why the artist means so much to him.
... #artspeaks is a day of community and conversation led by museum staff on the last tuesday of every month. watch tunji’s full talk on our facebook page at mo.ma/fb
Disfigured, wrathful monsters, l***y characters, mournful music, and overwrought victorian décor and costumes, all amplified by a gruesome color palette that turns even a glimpse of blood into a horrifying experience...don’t miss the final days of #momafilm's hammer horror series—showcasing hammer film’s take on mary shelley’s 200-year-old classic, “frankenstein"—ending october 18: mo.ma/hammerhorror
the celebration of horror continues with “it’s alive! #frankenstein at 200,” a visual history of shelley’s “frankenstein,” on view at @themorganlibrary through january 27.
the curse of frankenstein (1957)
frankenstein must be destroyed (1969)
the evil of frankenstein (1964)
frankenstein created woman (1967)
frankenstein and the monster from hell (1974)
the revenge of frankenstein (1958)