A Visit to MoMA

A Visit to MoMA

MoMA is of our favorite museums, so we don’t really need an excuse to go. But this exhibit, Making Space: Women and Post-War Abstraction, was particularly intriguing. It showcased the work of women artists between post-World War II and the start of the Feminist movement in 1968.

What was so thought-provoking about the exhibit was how the works were stunning, yet we’d never heard of most of the artists.

That is because they are women.

We could also follow the trajectory of abstractionism as it evolved over time.   

Well worth a visit if you can make it. And not too big, so you’re not museum’ed out. We had time and energy, in fact, to visit two other exhibitions.

Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection is such a comment on our time. All of the works were produced in the past 10 years, and reflect the turmoil of everything from Arab Spring to the Resist movement.

There were many more great works, I just did not photograph. Go!

We also visited Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now.

Her photographs incorporate other artist’s work, like this On Kawara. (SCF fans may recall a post that mentioned a visit to his show at the Guggenheim a few years ago.)

Nice to see my old address on a card in the exhibit. In Paris, I lived at 10, rue Vielle du Temple, top floor. The red door in this Google street view.

And two of our favorites. The Hopper, House by the Railroad.

I’m thinking more like House on Route 9W.

The She-Goat.

Always a fave.

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