Cool: Behind the Scenes @ MoMA

Cool: Behind the Scenes @ MoMA

November 11 / 17

Always wanted to know what happens behind the scenes at a museum? Well, I’ve found something that may be of interest. Here is a look at the preparation, planning, and other activities at MoMA.


Hope this was of great interest and gives you an idea of what goes on when you work at a museum such as MoMA.



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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Art Fesitvals & Events @ MoMA

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Art Fesitvals & Events @ MoMA

October 10 / 17

Hello ladies and gentlemen…time to see what’s out in creativity land.

Credit source: and moma has plenty of festivals in November. People living in Sarasota, Venice, and Delray Beach Florida, here are a few art festivals you may be interested in….



For more information on these and other festivals, or apply, go to

It’s been awhile since I posted anything from MoMA. Here are some upcoming events happening next month in November….

  • Video still from "Sleepwalking Through Life," Strange Party music video directed by Robin Schanzenbach, 1981. Photo Courtesy of Robin Schanzenbach

    Alternative ’80s: Club 57 and
    New York’s Downtown Scene

      1. Thursday, November 212:006:00 p.m.

      2. Friday, November 312:006:00 p.m.

      3. Saturday, November 412:006:00 p.m.

      4. 1 more upcoming occurrence

    MoMA PS1

  • Alexandra Bell, A Teenager with Promise, Annotations I, 2017, Inkjet print on newsprint.

    Radical Edits: Reassessing Cultural Narratives

      1. Sunday, November 123:006:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1

  • Tara Jo Tashna at GENERATION SHIP. February 25, 2017, Mana Contemporary. Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

    Spittle of the Moon

      1. Sunday, November 193:006:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1

Go to for more information.



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Weeknd Scene: MoMA

Weeknd Scene: MoMA

May 20 / 17

Found this in my email and yes, I will pass this along too.

cred: MoMA 

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Corporate Members Save on Party in the Garden Tickets

Celebrate with MoMA at Party in the Garden 2017! Corporate Members save $25 on After-Party or VIP After-Party tickets featuring an open bar and performance by pianist James Blake (limit two per person).



The Museum 
of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street 
NY, NY 10019
For more information about your company’s Corporate Membership benefits, visit or email

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!















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@ The Museum: NYC

@ The Museum: NYC

July 13 / 16

Yes, you see the title and no it’s no typo either. For those of you who are visiting New York City, there are lots of museums to visit. Let’s get started……


Museum of the City of New York / 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 / (212).534.1672

Metropolitan Museum of Art / 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028 / 1.(800).622.3397

Solomon Guggenheim Museum / 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) / 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 / 1.(212).708.9400

Whitney Museum of American Art / 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

Studio Museum in Harlem / 144 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027 / (212).864.4500

Brooklyn Museum / 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238 / (718).638.5000

MoMA PS1 / 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 / (718).784.2084

American Folk Art Museum / 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023 / (212).595.9533

Museum of the Moving Image / 36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY 11106 / (718).777.6800

The Rubin Museum of Art / 150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011 / (212).620.5000

Brooklyn Children’s Museum / 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 / (718).735.4400

Museum of Arts & Design /  2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019 / (212).299.7777


There are plenty more places to visit of course, but not just museums. Just be sure to make a stop over to these places.








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Scene Weekend: Looking to MoMA Film

Scene Weekend: Looking to MoMA Film

May 21 / 16

Hey there! I found some great things to share with you today. First off MoMA has some films you might want to see….

(cred: MoMA)


Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937
Through June 15

Founded in 1912, Universal Pictures remains among the powerhouses of the American entertainment industry. This series focuses on one segment of the studio’s rich history, Carl Laemmle, Jr., the sophisticated, ambitious, risk-taking head of production, gambled the studio’s finances on a series of challenging projects—and eventually lost. Highlights include the revival premiere of the 1930 musical King of Jazz, shown in its full-length, two-color Technicolor version.


Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet
Through June 6

“Straub-Huillet…are cinema’s conscience—an antidote to all the junk movies you’ve ever seen.” –J. Hoberman, The New York Times

MoMA presents the first complete North American retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, who together formed one of the most intense, challenging, and controversial collaborations in the history of cinema.


Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto Preminger
Through June 30

In 1944, in spite of his combative relationship with Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck, Preminger turned out the film noir classic Laura, and its success cemented his role in Hollywood for the next 40 years. MoMA has long collected Preminger’s films, with several prints donated by the director himself. Though by no means a complete retrospective, Fifteen by Otto Preminger provides a look into the depth and variety of works created by the director during his peak professional years.


Modern Mondays

Building upon the Museum’s eight-decade tradition of fostering cinematic innovation and experimentation, Modern Mondays invites artists working in the expanded field of film, video, performance, and sound to present their work in an intimate setting. On May 23, Wong Kar Wai, cinema’s reigning aesthetician, joins MoMA film curator La Frances Hui to discuss his films (along with short film clips), his process, and his partnerships with various long-term collaborators, both on and off screen.


A MoMA Double Feature on TCM
Sunday, May 22, 8:00–10:35 p.m. EST

Tune in to Turner Classic Movies on May 22 to see Rajendra Roy, MoMA’s Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, introduce a pair of MoMA restorations. At 8:00 p.m. is a 2014 restoration of the Paramount Pictures WesternTo the Last Man (1933), directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Buster Crabbe and a very young Shirley Temple. At 9:30, Roy introduces a 2011 restoration of John and Faith Hubley’s animated feature Of Stars and Men (1964).


An Auteurist History of Film
By Charles Silver

From 2009 to 2014, MoMA presented a weekly series of film screenings titled An Auteurist History of Film, featuring works from the Museum’s expansive film collection, with a particular focus on the role of the director as artistic author. Film curator Charles Silver wrote a blog post to accompany each screening. Following the end of the series’ five-year run, we collected these texts for publication, bringing together Silver’s insightful and often humorous readings in a single volume.


Film Plus Membership

An Exclusive Group for Film Lovers

Film Plus members enjoy all the benefits of regular MoMA membership—unlimited free admission, 1,500 free film screenings a year, $5 guest tickets, and more—PLUS:

+Private previews of major films

+Conversations with actors and directors

+Special film-related discounts and offers

Visit to learn more or join today!

There is more to come, so please be patient……









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The Scene Wednesday: Teen Programs @ MoMA

The Scene Wednesday: Teen Programs @ MoMA


Good Morning! It’s been a bit slow here, but I’m getting back into the swing of things. I found a little something for the teens. Teens need an outlet just as much as young children and adults and MoMA has a program just for them. I’m passing this along so for those teens living in the NYC area interested, this is maybe the program for you and it’s free! How can you beat that?


(from MoMA email)
In the Making: Spring 2016

Free hands-on art classes for NYC high school students, ages 13–19. No experience necessary! Applications are due Friday, January 8, 2016. MoMA provides all materials, food, and other costs. Each course runs for 10 weeks and culminates in a teen art show of participants’ work.


WTF Is BHQF University?!?
An Intro to Art School for People Who Hate School
Tuesdays, Feb 9–Apr 12, 4:00–6:30 p.m.

Welcome to Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU), a free art school and learning experiment where artists work together to manifest creative, productive, demanding, and “useless” interactions between art and the world. This season, members of their notoriously secretive and anonymous organization will enlist a diverse group of New York–based artists to collaborate with participants across a variety of mediums—sculpture, performance, drawing, video, and more. Sample numerous approaches while working alongside some of NYC’s most interesting merry art pranksters. Each week’s session will be its own unique hands-on experience led by BHQFU artists and special guests, giving participants an immersive introduction in what it really means be an artist, with or without a formal education. Try art school before you buy art school.

CLICK@MoMA: Make Art Not War
Transforming Military Materials into Social and Mobile Spaces
Tuesdays, Feb 9–Apr 12, 4:00–6:30 p.m.

Through design workshops and collaborative projects, artist Mary Mattingly leads participants in reinventing a disused military-grade trailer, turning an object of war into an all-encompassing artistic and social environment. What strange new space can this object become? You’re in charge of every step of the process, from budgeting to designing to assembling and more. Working as a group of co-conspirator, members of this course will brainstorm new uses for this old piece of technology, crafting possibilities using moldable plastic, wood, and foamcore, and transforming the trailer using metal-cutting, soldering, drilling, sawing, and laser-cutting techniques. No prior design experience needed!

Acting Your Age
Cross-Generational Performance and Photography
Thursdays, Feb 11–Apr 14, 4:00–6:30 p.m.

18+ Only. 21 and Up. No Minors Allowed. Why is so much of our access to the world defined by our physical age? Don’t our abilities, skills, and interests transcend these basic definitions about who we are and what we are capable of? This experimental and avant-garde course represents a new step forward for cross-museum collaboration, bringing a group of teens together for a multiple-session collaboration with MoMA’s Prime Time initiative—a group of New Yorkers ages 65 and up working to foster the relationship between creativity and aging. Smash stereotypes and redefine what it means to grow up! Led by artist Kerry Downey, the course will explore preconceived ideas about aging and youth while using photographic and performance-based techniques to create artwork that expresses our own experiences of what it means to be young (and old).

POWER Figures
A Sculptural and Political Exploration of the Human Form
Thursdays, Feb 11–Apr 14, 4:00–6:30 p.m.

Can a simple material like papier-mâché transcend its basic nature when made into a personal and political sculpture? Can we explore our truest selves through the creation of secondary figures, turning simple objects and materials into a community of powerful and proud human forms? Taking inspiration from the things that make each of us unique, POWER Figures explores the strength and physical beauty of the human form. Shellyne Rodriguez leads this hands-on sculptural exploration of large-scale 3-D figure making, discussing cultural histories, myths, and the way we construct our personal and public identities along the way. Power to the people!


Please note that In the Making is open to NYC high school students, 13–19 years old. No junior high school or college students allowed. New York City residents ONLY.


Phone: (212) 333-1252
Fax: (212) 333-1118

I repeat, for those living in the New York City area only, if your interested you need to apply before January 8, 2016. You have plenty of time, so get to it!





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The Scene Weekend: MoMA November

The Scene Weekend: MoMA November

November 7, 2015

Hey again….MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) has lots of great things happening this month. Want to take a look at what they got in store?

(from the website)

Upcoming Events

  • Member Previews: Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey,1934–1954

    1. Thursday, November 19, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    2. Friday, November 20, 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    3. Saturday, November 21, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
      Gallery experience, for members
  • Member Previews: Marcel Broodthaers

    1. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    2. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    3. Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    4. 1 more upcoming occurrence
      Gallery experience, for members



The Studios are free, interactive space offering drop-in programs and artist- and educator-led workshops to visitors of all ages, in conjunction with an exhibition or a topic related to modern and contemporary art. These experiences complement looking and talking about works of art in the galleries, allowing for engagement with art in participatory, creative ways. Visitors can experiment, learn, play, and create as they make connections between their lives, their own creativity, and the processes and materials of modern and contemporary art.

Be part of the conversation. Follow us on Twitter @MuseumModernArt and on Tumblr at to get an inside look at our programs and process.

Current Studio

Design Interactions Studio

October 21–November 14, 2015

Workshops, conversations, and Friday-night “social hours” led by artists and designers bring objects featured in the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good (February 14, 2015–January 31, 2016) to life. Participants explore the current and potential uses of these objects as tools to enable creativity and innovation, with an eye toward the notion of “the common good” as it relates to design and technology. Design Interactions Studio invites participants to experiment and work together, build their own objects, invent universal symbols, and reflect on design in the digital age. Featured designers, artists, and musical collaborators include Yuri Suzuki, Juan Cortés, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, Michna, and Ghostly International, among others. Objects featured include the Arduino, littleBits, Colour Chaser, Ototo, and more.

Free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It
Organized by John Giorno and Mark Beasley

Sunday, November 8th, 2015
12PM to 6PM
With Harry BurkeTodd Colby, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Sophia le Fraga, Fanny Howe, Paolo Javier, Tan Lin, Morgan Parker, Bunny Rogers 

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400

Tickets are priced as follows: Adults $25; Seniors $18; Students $14. Special exhibitions, audio programs, films, and gallery talks are included in the price of admission.Children (sixteen and under): Free.

Just a few things going on at MoMA. If you’re in the area, make sure to check it out!




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The Scene Wednesday: MoMA & Art San Diego 2015

The Scene Wednesday: MoMA & Art San Diego 2015

October 14, 2015

Hey creative peeps! The Scene Wednesday has a few things in store today. First off, let’s see what’s happening at MoMA…..

MoMA: Create Ability October 2015

(from the website)

Create Ability
Sunday, October 18, 2015
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (ages five–17)
2:00–4:00 p.m. (ages 18 and up)
Join us for Create Ability, our free program for individuals with learning or developmental disabilities and their families. Each month we focus on a different theme, exploring various artworks in the galleries and creating artworks in the classroom.

October’s theme is Art in 3-D: Sculpture

Space is limited and preregistration is required—register online today!




(from the website)

A juried contemporary art show featuring publishers, galleries, and studios representing talented established artists.
Art San Diego exhibitors include top galleries, art publishers, and established studio artists.
Since its inception in 2009, Art San Diego has enriched the city’s arts scene beyond measure. As the only contemporary fine art show in San Diego, ASD has become one of the leading cultural events in Southern California and has inspired attendees from all over the world with its  site-specific art projects, art talks and panel discussions, specially selected emerging artists, special events, and more. Taking place in a beautiful gallery-style venue in the heart of Balboa Park. ASD 2015 aims to play a key role in the park’s rich array of cultural events, nurturing and strengthening San Diego’s art scene with a dynamic agenda.
Art San Diego 2015 will be held at Balboa Park, November 5-8, 2015.
Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
For more information please go to


If live or plan to visit NYC or San Diego, you might want to check MoMA and Art San Diego. Enjoy the rest of your ‘Hump Day’ Wednesday and be blessed!





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