October at MoMA

LowryDear Friends:

The fall season begins in earnest this month with new exhibitions highlighting architecture, design, and photography. Opening on October 1, Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter explores how contemporary architecture and design has addressed the global refugee crisis, and How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior focuses on the concerns that shaped design from the 1920s to the 1950s. On October 29, more than 150 years of photography are presented in an exhibition drawn entirely from works acquired with the extraordinary support of Trustee Robert B. Menschel.

At MoMA PS1, the first US survey of pioneering British artist Mark Leckey opens on October 23 with an array of his video and installation works alongside new pieces made specifically for the exhibition.

In the theaters we present the first major North American retrospective of filmmaker Marlen Khutsiev, who joins us to introduce select screenings and for a special conversation on October 8. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Breaking Bard presents a wide array of films that interpret the playwright’s work and demonstrate his inimitable relevance. And the most extensive retrospective ever outside of Japan of Tomu Uchida’s films‚ all presented in 35mm, finishes out the month.

Be sure to take a moment to explore our latest digital initiative, which presents the Museum’s exhibition history since 1929, with images, press releases, and downloadable out-of-print catalogues. It’s a remarkable reminder of the amazing history we’ve shared with members like you.

Glenn D. Lowry