The Museum of Modern Art
With the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art and a dynamic exhibition program, The Museum of Modern Art is a place for discovery and engagement that fuels creativity and inspires art enthusiasts of all ages and experiences. In the MoMA tutorials, you can explore the fascinating world of modern and contemporary artworks through artist interviews, behind-the-scenes, and how-to videos.About Image Community Questions
Artists have used printmaking to create some of their most profound and compelling works of art, yet the basic printmaking techniques remain a mystery to most people. These videos demonstrate three key printmaking processes—relief, intaglio, and lithography. They include prints from the Museum's collection to demonstrate the range of expressive effects associated with each technique.
1913 Centennial Celebration
1913 is a particularly important year within the history of modern art, marked by events and objects that would fundamentally change the way art was conceived and understood. In February of that year, the groundbreaking "Armory Show" introduced the American public to the work of Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and many other European artists exhibited alongside their American avant-garde counterparts. In this series of videos, curators from all areas of the Museum speak about their favorite works from 1913 in MoMA's collection.
Behind the scenes at MoMA
Come behind the scenes and watch the staff and artists at work.
More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in "The New Yorker" in 1946, first used the term “Abstract Expressionism” to describe the richly colored canvases of Hans Hofmann. Over the years the name has come to designate the paintings and sculptures of artists as different as Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner and David Smith. Watch these short videos to explore some of the most important abstract art of the 20th century and the artists' experiments with techniques.
Hear from contemporary artists as they share their art-making techniques and sources of inspiration.
Performance Art: Marina Abramović
A pioneer of performance art, Marina Abramović began using her own body as the subject, object, and medium of her work in the early 1970s. In 2010, MoMA presented a retrospective tracing the prolific career of this influential artist including her performance piece "The Artist is Present," one of the longest pieces of performance art on record.