Exhibitions

The latest press releases and information on current and upcoming exhibitions at MoMA can be found here. You’ll also find exhibition-related videos and posts on Inside/Out, the MoMA/MoMA PS1 blog.

Click here for a list of our touring or off-site exhibitions. 

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Making Faces: Images of Exploitation and Empowerment in Cinema

October 14, 2016–May 07, 2017

Posted on October 24, 2016

The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater Lobby

Making Faces presents a selection of images from the Department of Film’s extensive collection of film stills that explore the representation of historical “otherness” onscreen. This exhibition examines the attempts of commercial film studios to aestheticize identity at various historical moments. Photographic enlargements capture both conscious and unconscious deviations from cultural, social, racial, and gender expectations from the silent era through the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s.

Organized by Ashley Swinnerton, Collection Specialist, and Dessane Cassell, Curatorial Fellow, Department of Film.

Making Faces: Images of Exploitation and Empowerment in Cinema


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Making Faces: Images of Exploitation and Empowerment in Cinema

October 14, 2016–May 07, 2017

Posted on October 24, 2016

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Making Faces: Images of Exploitation and Empowerment in Cinema