Current exhibitions at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is one of the world’s most renowned art institutions. 

It houses a vast collection of modern and contemporary art from around the globe, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, and more. 

In addition to its extensive permanent collection, MoMA hosts a rotating series of exhibitions offering fresh perspectives on established and emerging artists.

This section highlights a few of the most popular current exhibitions featured in the MoMA, New York.

The Encounter

The Encounter
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Artists: Barbara Chase-Riboud and Alberto Giacometti

Open till: October 9, 2023

The exhibition features the works of both sculptors, Giacometti and Chase-Riboud, spanning seven decades of the latter’s career. 

It showcases five plaster sculptures from Giacometti’s Femmes de Venise series, which is being displayed in the US for the first time. 

The collection is complemented by Chase-Riboud’s bronze sculptures, such as The Couple, and other works demonstrating her view that “sculpture must not sit still.” 

The exhibition is a collaboration of two artists from different periods, united by their innovative approach to sculpture.

Refik Anadol: Unsupervised

Open till: October 29, 2023

In the big lobby of MoMA, there’s a unique display called “Refik Anadol: Unsupervised.” 

It shows three new digital artworks made by an artist named Refik Anadol. 

He’s famous for his cool digital art and putting his art in public places.

In this display, he’s done something unique. He used computers and fancy technology to look at over 200 years of art that MoMA has in its collection. 

Then, he used all that information to create new art that keeps changing. This new art is about 24 feet by 24 feet on a super big screen. 

It’s like a constantly changing and evolving art show made with the help of computers. 


Open till: January 13, 2024

The upcoming exhibition “ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN” will showcase more than 250 objects in various mediums, including painting, drawing, prints, photography, etc.

The exhibition will examine Ed Ruscha’s six-decade career, from his well-known contributions to postwar American art to the lesser-known aspects of his work. 

The exhibition will feature works using diverse materials, including gunpowder and chocolate, to view Ruscha’s career comprehensively.

Upcoming Exhibitions 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is a world-renowned institution dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of contemporary and modern art. 

This section of the article provides an overview of some of the upcoming exhibitions that will be held at MoMA, showcasing a diverse range of works and artists. 

Whether you are a seasoned art enthusiast or a casual museum-goer, there is something for everyone at MoMA.

Note: The detailed itinerary for many upcoming exhibitions will be released on the official MoMA, NY website. 

Käthe Kollwitz

Open: Mar 31, 2024 to Jul 20, 2024

The Museum of Modern Art is hosting a special exhibition, the first of its kind in New York City, dedicated to the artist Käthe Kollwitz. 

It’s also the largest display of her work in the US in over 30 years. 

This unique exhibit features around 120 rare pieces of her art, including drawings, prints, and sculptures from US and European collections. 

The exhibition follows her artistic journey from the 1890s to the 1930s, a time of significant change in Germany. 

It showcases her dedication to addressing social issues and her creative process through preparatory studies and working proofs.

Artist’s Choice: Grace Wales Bonner—Spirit Movers

Open: November 18, 2023 to April 07, 2024

The Museum of Modern Art hosts a special exhibition called “Artist’s Choice: Grace Wales Bonner—Spirit Movers.” 

It’s curated by Grace Wales Bonner, a fashion designer from London, the exhibition will display about 50 artworks from MoMA’s collection. 

This exhibition focuses on Black cultural and aesthetic practices inspired by the African diaspora. 

The selected artworks, chosen to represent “Spirit Movers,” aim to connect people and places. 

This exhibition has contributions from artists like Terry Adkins, Moustapha Dimé, Agnes Martin, Man Ray, Betye Saar, and David Hammons.

Picasso in Fontainebleau

Open: October 1, 2023 to February 10, 2024

The exhibition features four large canvases and works such as drawings, etchings and pastels made by Pablo Picasso during his stay in Fontainebleau. 

Two versions of Three Women at the Spring and Three Musicians will be showcased. 

Additionally, rare photographs of the artist’s studio and family will provide additional context to his life and work. 

The exhibition aims to provide insights into Picasso’s artistic process and experimental spirit during his time in Fontainebleau.

New Ground

Artists: Jacob Samuel and Contemporary Etching

Open: October 29, 2023 to March 16, 2024

“New Ground: Jacob Samuel and Contemporary Etching” is an exhibition that showcases over 60 collaborations.

These collaborations are between the master printer, publisher Jacob Samuel, and contemporary artists.

The exhibition displays books and print portfolios that demonstrate the flexibility of etching and its reinvention for contemporary art.

Flat Bells

Flat bells
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Artist: Alexandre Estrela

Open: November 4, 2023 to January 7, 2024

Portuguese artist Alexandre Estrela’s first New York exhibition, Flat Bells, features video animations and an immersive soundscape.

These explore the interplay between materials and perception. 

The moving-image projects update Conceptual art’s exploration of the relationship between idea and object in the digital age.

Between Two Rivers/Giữa hai giòng sông/Entre deux rivières

Artist: An-My Lê  

Open: November 5, 2023 to March 9, 2024

The exhibition “An-My Lê: Between Two Rivers/Giữa hai giòng sông/Entre deux rivières” features the works of An-My Lê, including photographs, film, video, textiles, and sculpture. 

The exhibition showcases never-before-seen embroideries, rarely-shown photographs, and an immersive installation that explores the relationship between mass media, gender, labor, and violence. 

The exhibition demonstrates the artist’s long-standing consideration of the cinematic dimensions of photography and war.

Joan Jonas- Good Night Good Morning

Open: March 17 to July 7, 2024

The upcoming exhibition will showcase the work of Joan Jonas, an artist who explores the relationship between bodies, space, time, and nature. 

This retrospective will provide new insights into her process and include archival materials, historical perspectives, film screenings, performances, and installations. 

The exhibition will cover her career from the 1960s to the present day.

Monuments of Solidarity

Artist: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Open: May 12, 2024 to September 27, 2024

Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier reimagines her works as “monuments for workers’ thoughts” for her exhibition, “Monuments for Solidarity.” 

The installations address the harmful effects of industrialization and deindustrialization, healthcare inequities, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan etc.

Through these nontraditional monuments, Frazier celebrates expressions of creativity, mutual support, and intergenerational collaboration.

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