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  1. the lost canon
    Beauford Delaney Very Nearly Disappeared from Art HistoryAs a black, gay painter, even when he was celebrated, it was not as an equal to his contemporaries.
  2. art and architecture
    Two Critics — Art and Architecture — Compare Their New MoMA ExperiencesSaltz and Davidson on the newly expanded museum.
  3. art
    What Does the New MoMA Mean for Modernism? And What Was Modernism Anyway?The reimagined Museum of Modern Art tries to open itself up.
  4. fall preview 2019
    The Best and Biggest Art Shows to See to This FallFrom JR, Amy Sherald, Pope.L, and more.
  5. best of 2018
    Jerry Saltz’s 10 Best Art Shows of 2018Including an abstract pioneer and presidential portraiture.
  6. art
    This Long-Running MoMA Show Might Restore Your Faith in UtopianismFinding solace in Bodys Isek Kingelez.
  7. architecture
    The MoMA’s Tribute to Yugoslavia’s ‘Concrete Utopia’ Is a RevelationThis hugely ambitious show portrays an idiosyncratic, multiethnic, and open postwar society that propelled itself into the industrial age with brio.
  8. exclusive
    MoMA Is Screening Twin Peaks: The Return for FreeIs it future or is it past? Is it TV or is it film?
  9. Jerry Saltz: I Give In, MoMA. You’ve Won Me Over. (Halfway, Anyway.)MoMA has been this broken spatial matrix since November 4, 2004, the day it reopened with great fanfare.
  10. podcasts
    WNYC and MoMA Are Making an Artsy Podcast with Broad City’s Abbi JacobsonTwo major New York cultural institutions are coming together to make a podcast baby.
  11. trump travel ban
    MoMa Foregrounds Art From Countries Affected by Trump Travel BanThe museum is moving pieces from the Western canon in order to showcase art from Iran, Iraq, and Sudan.
  12. This Francis Picabia Retrospective Is a Call to MutinyPicabia wakes the polis.
  13. America’s Dad Tom Hanks Wants to Reassure You That America Will Be Okay“[The constitution] is going to protect us, over and over again, whether or not our neighbors preserve and protect and defend it themselves.”
  14. art du jour
    The World’s First Emoji Are Going to Be Displayed at MoMA[Face with tears of joy emoji.]
  15. How Picasso the Sculptor Ruptured Art History“Picasso Sculpture” could be one of the great learning experiences of your seeing life.
  16. Wael Shawky’s Epic Films Will Completely Change How You See the CrusadesThey are the most intoxicating, savage masterpieces of the Crusades I’ve seen anywhere, on film or otherwise.
  17. videology
    Watch Two of Björk’s Stunning MoMA Videos“Stonemilker” and “Black Lake.”
  18. Meet Awol Erizku, the Art World’s New It BoyThe 26-year-old artist everyone seems to know.
  19. art
    Yoko Ono and the Myth That Deserves to DieWith a MoMA exhibit, the misunderstood artist has arrived.
  20. art
    MoMA’s Björk DisasterI wanted to be surprised and proven wrong about the Björk show. Alas, I haven’t been. 
  21. artsy
    Here’s Björk’s Beautiful MoMA TrailerHer retrospective will be at the museum from March 8 to June 7.
  22. MoMA’s Monet Fire SaleThe institution’s latest off-putting move is auctioning a Claude Monet from its collection.
  23. review
    MoMA’s Schemes for Fixing Urban Problems Are Either Too Dainty or Too SweepingThe museum’s “Uneven Growth” exhibition feels shaky and simplistic, predicated on a vague and reductive view of global economics and an inflated belief in the power of architecture.
  24. kid critics
    Playing Critic With Schoolchildren at MoMA’s ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs’ “I think those are hearts. And that might be seaweed.”
  25. seeing out loud
    Do Not Miss MoMA’s Overwhelming Henri Matisse ExhibitionFew artists reward prolonged scrutiny more than Matisse.
  26. seeing out loud
    Art Review: The Great, Inscrutable Robert GoberI don’t understand Gober’s work. That’s how I know how good it is.
  27. architecture
    Why It’s So Hard to Keep Beaux-Arts Museums Looking BeautifulThe same problem keeps cropping up at the Frick.
  28. I Love Björk, But a MoMA Retrospective Is a Terrible IdeaMoMA’s “mad marriage of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and amusement park.”
  29. seeing out loud
    Seeing Out Loud: Saltz on Sigmar Polke at MoMA“A show of a great artist with great work that fails to be great.”
  30. seeing out loud
    Saltz: This Renovation Plan Will Ruin MoMAThe greatest collection of modernism on Earth has been relegated to rotating storage.
  31. art
    Davidson on How to Adapt the American Folk Art MuseumDavidson: “There is a more attractive alternative.”
  32. Jerry Saltz to MoMA’s Trustees: Please, Reject This Awful Expansion PlanAn art critic’s plea.
  33. art
    Saltz: The Next MoMA Expansion Is As Big a Mess As the Last One“The more I heard and saw, the sicker and sadder I got.”
  34. art
    Davidson: MoMA Reveals Its Expansion PlansAnd the fate of the American Folk Art Museum.
  35. slideshow
    Saltz on Eight Hidden Treasures at the MoMAThe art you’re walking past on your way to the famous stuff is sometimes better than what you’ll see when you get there.
  36. seeing out loud
    Jerry Saltz: My Final Word on MoMA’s Woman Problem“I’ve said this enough times, and I am done complaining about it.”
  37. classical music
    Justin Davidson on the MoMA’s First Sound Art ExhibitionThe artists in Soundings all seem to live in isolation booths.
  38. architecture
    Justin Davidson on MoMA’s Departing Barry BergdollThe museum will lose a quiet crusader.
  39. architecture
    Justin Davidson on the Twin Legacies of Le CorbusierWhy architects have never stopped paying tribute to him. ­
  40. Davidson: MoMA May Not Tear Down the American Folk Art Museum After AllPotentially good news for the museum’s defenders.
  41. installations
    Inside MoMA’s Rain Room InstallationOpening May 12, visitors briefly gain godlike control over wet weather.
  42. art
    Saltz on MoMA’s Plan to Raze Folk Art MuseumIt was doomed to death as an art museum from the beginning.
  43. architecture
    Davidson on MoMA’s Plan to Raze Folk Art MuseumIf the museum’s architects can’t figure out a way to use the building, that is a failure of imagination.
  44. glass case of non-emotion
    Jerry Saltz on MoMA’s Sleeping Tilda SwintonBlame Marina Abramovic.
  45. great things
    Tilda Swinton to Occasionally Sleep in a Glass Box at MoMAFriday was her first performance.
  46. art review
    Saltz on the MoMA’s Inventing AbstractionInsiders will go gaga here. But I wonder whether larger audiences will grasp the way this kind of art thrust itself to the fore in the West.
  47. art review
    Jerry Saltz: The Scream Is ComingThe Munch that ate New York.
  48. Documentary About Marina Abramovic Wins at First-Ever Champs-Elysée Film FestWho knew staring at MoMA patrons was so cutting-edge?
  49. ask an art critic
    Ask an Art Critic: Jerry Saltz Answers Your Questions About Anselm Kiefer and What’s Killing MoMA“Anselm Kiefer at Larry Gagosian: Thumbs-up? Thumbs-down? Why?”
  50. ask an art critic
    Ask an Art Critic: Jerry Saltz on MoMA’s Women, Auction Madness, and George W. Bush’s Official PortraitBush looks out at us undisturbed and pleased.
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