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The new MoMA opened on October 21, 2019, with a reimagined approach to its presentation of modern and contemporary art, including a commitment to rotate one-third of its collection galleries every six months. This new collection model highlights the creative affinities and frictions produced by displaying painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, media, performance, film, and works on paper together. The majority of MoMA’s approximately sixty collection galleries now feature works from two or more of the Museum’s curatorial departments, proceeding along a broadly chronological spine throughout the fifth-, fourth-, and second floors. A selection of medium-specific galleries within each circuit delves into art and ideas that only MoMA’s extraordinary collection can present.

Spring Reveal

In the Spring Reveal and subsequent rotations, each floor of galleries will offer a deeper experience of art through all mediums and by artists from more diverse geographies and backgrounds than ever before. Conceived and installed by cross-departmental teams of curators at all levels of seniority, the Spring Reveal delivers on the promise to constantly renew the presentation and explores the relationships among works of art displayed in continually changing contexts.

Recognizing that there is no single or complete history of modern and contemporary art, the Museum will continue to systematically rotate and reinstall one-third of these collection galleries every six months. By 2021, MoMA will have re-choreographed each of its galleries across the fifth, fourth, and second floors—and will constantly renew the presentation.

 

The conservation and presentation of the collection is made possible by Bank of America, MoMA’s opening partner.

Leadership contributions to the Annual Exhibition Fund, in support of the Museum’s collection and collection exhibitions, are generously provided by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, Eva and Glenn Dubin, The Sandra and Tony Tamer Exhibition Fund, Alice and Tom Tisch, The David Rockefeller Council, The Contemporary Arts Council, Anne Dias, Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., Kenneth C. Griffin, The Keith Haring Foundation, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro.

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Marsden Hartley (American, 1877–1943). Maine Mountains, Autumn. 1910. Oil on cardboard, 12 1/8 x 12 1/8″ (30.6 x 30.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lee Simonson Bequest.

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959). Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, 1913–1923. Terracotta, 8 1/2 x 8 5/16 x 2 5/8″ (21.6 x 21.1 x 6.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Barbara Pine. © 2017 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Hermann Finsterlin (German, 1887–1973). Study for a House of Sociability, project. c. 1920. Polychromed plaster and paint, 10 1/4 x 12 3/16 x 15 1/2″ (25.4 x 31 x 39.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of D.S. and R.H. Gottesman Foundation. © 2017 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Gordon Parks (American, 1912–2006). Drug Search, Chicago, Illinois. 1957. Pigmented inkjet print, printed 2019, 11 7/8 × 17 15/16″ (30.1 × 45.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Family of Man Fund. © 2019 Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks (American, 1912–2006).  Untitled, 1957, Pigmented inkjet print, 16 × 20″ (40.6 × 50.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 Gordon Parks Foundation

Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931–2004).  Still Life #57. 1969-70. Oil on canvas and base of synthetic polymer paint on carpet, in six sections, Overall 10′ 3 1/8″ x 16′ 2 7/8″ x 6′ (312.5 x 495 x 182.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Marisol (Marisol Escobar, Venezuelan, born France. 1930–2016). The Family. 1962. Painted wood, sneakers, door knob and plate, three sections, Overall 6′ 10 5/8″ x 65 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ (209.8 x 166.3 x 39.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2020 Marisol

Moke (Congolese, 1950–2001). Kinshasa at Noon. 1980. Acrylic on canvas. 45 1/4 × 72 7/16″ (115 × 184 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. CAAC-The Pigozzi Collection. Gift of Jean Pigozzi. Digital Image © 2020 MoMA, N.Y.

Julia Wachtel (American, born 1956). Moscow, U.S.S.R. (1989) from precariously close to 5 billion points of confusion. One from a portfolio of nine lithograph and screenprints, 21 15/16 x 29 7/16″ (55.8 x 74.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Carl and Elizabeth Solway in memory of Norma Solway Ehrlich. © 2020 Julia Wachtel

 

Sibylle Bergemann (German, 1941–2010). Berlin, Germany, February 1986. Gelatin silver print, 8 × 11 15/16″ (20.3 × 30.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Robert B. Menschel. © 2020 Estate of Sibylle Bergemann

Sanja Iveković (Croatian, born 1949). Personal Cuts. 1982. Video (color, sound), 4 min

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. © 2020 Sanja Ivekovic

Georgia O’Keeffe (American 1887-1986). Abstraction Blue. 1927. Oil on canvas, 40 1/4 x 30″ (102.1 x 76 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Helen Acheson Bequest. © 2019 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. Saint Rémy, June 1889. Oil on canvas. 29 x 36 1/4 in. (73.7 x 92.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Photographed by Jonathan Muzikar.

Henri Rousseau. The Dream. 1910. Oil on canvas. 6′ 8 1/2″ x 9′ 9 1/2″ (204.5 x 298.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller.

Henri Rousseau. The Sleeping Gypsy. 1897. Oil on canvas. 51″ x 6’7″ (129.5 x 200.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim. Photographed by John Wronn.

Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. 1907. Oil on canvas. 8′ x 7’8″ (243.9 x 233.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2004 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Salvador Dali. The Persistence of Memory. 1931. Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 13″ (24.1 x 33 cm). Given anonymously. © 2004 Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photographed by Jonathan Muzikar.

G. W. Bitzer. Interior N.Y. Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street. 1905. 35mm film (black and white, silent). The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sonia Delaunay-Terk. La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France (Prose of the Trans-Siberian and of Little Joan of France). 1913. Illustrated book with pochoir and hand-painted parchment wrapper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Martín Ramírez. Untitled (Figure with a gun on horseback). 1950. Crayon and pencil on paper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

United Nations Headquarters Board of Design, Wallace K. Harrison, Max Abramovitz, Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret). Façade from the United Nations Secretariat Building, New York, NY. 1952. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Shigeru Onishi. Untitled. c. 1955. Gelatin silver print. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sari Dienes. Soho Sidewalk. c. 1953–55. Ink rubbing on webril. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Remedios Varo. The Juggler (The Magician). 1956. Oil and inlaid mother of pearl on board. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Hervé Télémaque. No Title (The Ugly American). 1962/64. Oil on canvas, in two panels. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Barbara Chase-Riboud. The Albino. 1972 (reinstalled in 1994 by the artist as All That Rises Must Converge/Black). Bronze with black patina, wool and other fibers. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Ibrahim El-Salahi. Prison Notebook. 1976. Notebook with 38 ink on paper drawings. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Mrinalini Mukherjee. Yakshi. 1984. Dyed hemp. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Chen Zhen. Un Village sans frontiers. 2000. Wood chair and candles. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Wu Tsang. We hold where study. 2017. Two-channel video (color, sound; 18:56 min.). The Modern Women’s Fund.© 2019 Wu Tsang.

Paula Modersohn-Becker (German, 1876-1907). Selbstbildnis mit zwei Blumen in der erhobenen linken Hand [Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in her Raised Left Hand]. 1907. Oil on canvas. 21 3/4 x 9 6/8 in. (55 x 25 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Debra and Leon Black, and The Neue Galerie, Gift of Ronald S. Lauder.

Tarsila do Amaral (Brazilian, 1886-1973). The Moon (A Lua). 1928. Oil on canvas, 43 1/3 x 43 1/3 in. (110 x 110 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase.

Faith Ringgold. American People Series #20: Die. 1967. Oil on canvas, two panels, 72 × 144″ (182.9 × 365.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of The Modern Women’s Fund, Ronnie F. Heyman, Eva and Glenn Dubin, Lonti Ebers, Michael S. Ovitz, Daniel and Brett Sundheim, and Gary and Karen Winnick

Installation view of Downtown New York (Gallery 202) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn

Installation view of Gretchen Bender’s Dumping Core (gallery 204), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn

Installation view of True Stories (gallery 208), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn

Installation view of My%Desktop(Gallery 211) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn

Installation view of Building Citizens (Gallery 216) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Photo: John Wronn

Installation view of Action Painting I (gallery 403), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of Action Painting I (gallery 403), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of War Within, War Without (Gallery 420), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robert Gerhardt

Installation view of War Within, War Without (Gallery 420), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robert Gerhardt

Installation view of 19th Century Innovators (gallery 501), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of 19th Century Innovators (gallery 501), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of 19th Century Innovators (gallery 501), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Early Photography and Film (gallery 502), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Early Photography and Film (gallery 502), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Early Photography and Film (gallery 502), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Readymade in Paris and New York (gallery 508), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Denis Doorly

Installation view of Paris 1920s (Gallery 514) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Paris 1920s (Gallery 514) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (Gallery 515) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Kurt Heumiller

Installation view of Around Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (Gallery 503), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp