The Museum of Modern Art will reinstall its fourth floor collection galleries with works exclusively from the 1960s. This installation interweaves works from MoMA’s six curatorial departments in a presentation that highlights the decade’s broad ranging experimentation and the interdisciplinary nature of its artistic production. The galleries will proceed chronologically with work across disciplines installed year by year. This organizing principle steps back from the classification of galleries by art historical themes or “isms” and instead aims to provide a variety of fresh discoveries and unexpected connections.
The product of a collaborative effort among curators from all departments, the presentation will undergo periodic reinstallations, reflecting the depth and richness of the Museum’s collection and the view that there are countless ways to explore the history of modern art.
Photo = Superstudio (Italian, est. 1966–1982). The Continuous Monument: New York Extrusion Project, New York, New York. 1969. Graphite, color pencil, and cut-and-pasted printed paper on board 38 x 25 3/4″ (96.5 x 65.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation