Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art

New discoveries and unique materialsView with images  

Dear friends,

Today I'm delighted to share the launch of an exciting new digital resource that provides free and unprecedented access to The Museum of Modern Art's ever-evolving exhibition history, including rarely accessible documents and revealing fascinating and unknown stories.

This major project, which was once just a pie-in-the-sky aspiration, took a dedicated team of archivists—with help from colleagues across the Museum—two-and-a-half years to complete and I hope will unlock countless new discoveries for anyone curious about art and artists.

Now everyone—historians, artists, students, and art lovers alike—can explore thousands of unique and vital materials including installation photographs, out-of-print exhibition catalogues, and more, beginning with MoMA's very first exhibition in 1929.

Please take a look and spread the word about this wonderful new resource. We'll be sharing highlights from the 3,500 new exhibition pages every Thursday for a year on Instagram with the hashtag #52exhibitions, but you can start exploring right away today.


Michelle Elligott
Chief of Archives


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of Modern Art
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Funding for the processing of The Museum of Modern Art exhibition records was generously provided by the Leon Levy Foundation.

Above: Exhibition installation images. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art Archives