museum of modern art

Norman Mailer's Secret Hobby Was Trying to Draw Like Picasso
July 16, 2014

Writing was difficult for the author; drawing was a joyful, spontaneous form of expression.

The Art World Has Stopped Distinguishing Between Greatness and Fraudulence
June 12, 2014

And it's making a lot of money for the frauds. But it's costing us.

MoMA's Faux-Populist Expansion Makes it Look Like a Department Store
January 13, 2014

Once upon a time the Museum of Modern Art was a home away from home for anybody who cared about modern art. This is how you destroy a major cultural institution.

This Is Why We Go to Modern Art Museums
January 10, 2014

The MoMA’s announcement Friday that New York’s American Folk Art Museum—built for $32 million barely a decade ago—will be a casualty of its latest expansion project has, unsurprisingly, prompted a wave of criticism.

The MoMa Does a Show About 'Sound Art.' It's Not Music.
September 05, 2013

The experiments in audio-visual experience gathered together for this small survey of what’s known as sound art are by turns nerdy and prickly, techy and quirky.

The Sanitizing of a Junk-Art Genius
April 26, 2013

Claes Oldenburg gets a museum exhibition—and gets boring

MoMA Has Mistaken Video Games for Art
March 13, 2013

The museum is putting 'Pac-Man' alongside Picasso. That misses the point.