Visiting the Museum of Modern Art? Make sure to see these works.
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Three Musicians looks like a collage made from cut out pieces of colored paper — but it is an oil painting.
When we consider what a Cubist painting represents we engage in an intellectual or conceptual activity rather than a merely perceptual or visual one.
The American flag is a potent symbol that has different meanings for different viewers.
Malevich believed that artists, and art, could pave the way to a better future. But would they?
Moholy-Nagy claimed to create these objects without touching them or even seeing them—how does that work?
Rejecting traditional subject matter, Balla paints an object that is forthrightly modern and technological.
De Kooning painted image after image on this canvas, continually wiping it down and starting again.
Though hand painted, this image’s regularity erased any sign of individuality or emotional investment in the work.
Krasner severed the link between art and the everyday world, making important breakthroughs in abstraction.
Rothko wanted his paintings hung as low as possible, so the viewer could enter the painting.
Serra’s sculpture creates new spaces within the architecture of the room.
Inspired by a misinterpretation of a Renaissance church in Rome, this sculpture pushed the limits of technology.