The best current and upcoming MoMA exhibits

Here are the exhibitions that should not be missed at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) this fall and winter
Installation view of "The Long Run"
Photograph: Martin Seck, © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art Installation view of "The Long Run"
By Howard Halle and Time Out editors |

Founded in 1929, Museum of Modern Art has always been more than just a museum—it played an essential role as the incubator for 20th century art. Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism and Conceptualism were shepherded into the mainstream thanks to MoMA. As a result, the museum amassed a collection of Modern painting, sculpture architecture and more that is second to none. None of which mean that MoMA has been resting on its laurels: Together with its MoMA PS1 satellite in Long Island City, Queens, the Modern has been as intensely focused on art of this century as it was on the work of the last. That much is made clear by our list of the best current and upcoming exhibits at MoMA.

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MoMA exhibits currently on view

Photograph: Denis Doorly, © 2018 The Museum of Modern Art
Art, Sculpture

"Constantin Brancusi Sculpture"

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MoMA reaches into its deep store of works by the Modernist master who altered the course of 20th-century sculptue by upending the relationship between sculptural object and base. Many of the artist's greatest hits—Bird in Space, Endless Column, Mlle Pogany—are included.

Performance view of Yoshiko Chuma + Jodi Melnick Workshop, 2018
Photograph: Quentin Burley
Dance, Contemporary and experimental

“Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done”

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This show looks back at a NYC avant-garde institution: The dance company that formed around the performance space at Judson Memorial Church located on Washington Square. Formed in 1962, Judson became associated with some of the biggest names in New York's midcentury arts scene, including Robert Rauschenberg, Yvonne Rainer and Merce Cunningham. MoMA surveys Judson's unique role during that era with photos, films and a schedule of live performances.

Bruce Nauman, Human Nature/Life Death/Knows Doesn’t Know, 1983
Photograph: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Art, Contemporary art

“Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts”

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Both MoMA and its Queens satellite devote space to this unpacking of the work of Bruce Nauman in the biggest retrospective of his career. A Conceptual Art pioneer who led the development of practices such as performance, video and installation art during the 1960s and ’70s, Nauman emphasized process over product, pushing the boundaries of the artist’s role while aggressively interrogating the human condition with pieces that were noted for their piquant psychological insights.

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