explore art history as moma’s entire exhibition archive goes online

From Van Gogh to Bjork, every exhibition the venue staged is now available online for your viewing pleasure.

by Felix Petty
28 September 2016, 11:15am

Few institutions or galleries have had such an impact on the world of art as MoMA in New York. Beyond a permanent collection of over 150,000 pieces of art that stretches from Andy Warhol to Francis Bacon to Paul Cezanne, covering just about every major movement in the arts, the gallery has housed some of the most important and ground breaking exhibitions.

Luckily for you, MoMA has now released a digital archive of every exhibition it has ever staged; sweeping from its beginnings in 1929, right up to the present day, there's a wealth of material to get lost in. The first exhibition, in 1929, united four of painting's major forces -- Cezanne, Gaugin, Seurat and Van Gogh, and it has since staged over 3,000 exhibitions of painting, installation, film, photography, design and performance.

The archive is conceived as a living one; rather than a one-off publication, MoMA state that they will be continually updating the archive, and will hopefully grow to include the museum's Department of Film, their performance art archive, as well as growing to include their sister institution, PS1.


Text Felix Petty
Image via Wikipedia