Posted by Andrea D. on September 22, 2011 - 12:45pm
Categories: On the Walls

Agnes Martin’s work has recently been reinstalled in one of the smaller galleries on the first floor...

Posted by Michael M. on September 13, 2011 - 12:20pm

"The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have." -- Tadao Ando

Posted by Andrea D. on August 12, 2011 - 9:20am

Every time I walk past the Modern's Cornwall Summer Circle, 1995, by Richard Long, it reminds me of Stonehenge.

Posted by Terri on August 3, 2011 - 3:09pm
Categories: On the Walls

A yellow light bulb, soon to become obsolete, casts a dull glow that faintly washes...

Posted by Andrea D. on April 11, 2011 - 12:33pm
Categories: On the Walls

Since Ed Ruscha’s illustrated version of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is such a key component of the Modern’s exhibition Ed Ruscha: Road Tested, I decided to read the book.

Posted by Terri on April 8, 2011 - 9:48am
Categories: On the Walls

For Ruscha the road began as a means and became an end. The road took the young artist from Oklahoma to California. Before that, it took him...

Posted by Terri on April 6, 2011 - 1:08pm
Categories: On the Walls

The story of a young Ruscha having a eureka moment after seeing reproductions of Target with Four Faces (1955) by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg’s “combine” Odalisk (1955/58)...

Posted by Terri on March 25, 2011 - 2:11pm
Categories: On the Walls

Did the metaphor of crossing the road occur to Ruscha when he realized that to photograph one side of the street he had to be on the opposite side?

Posted by Terri on March 25, 2011 - 1:44pm
Categories: On the Walls

Scale is everything. A speck in the distance looms large as it is approached and for a second, just before one whips by, it becomes its actual size. Even though this is a repeated experience...

Posted by Terri on March 21, 2011 - 10:04am
Categories: On the Walls

The first gallery in the exhibition Ed Ruscha: Road Tested introduces us to the artist and sets the stage for his ongoing relationship with the road...

Posted by Terri on March 7, 2011 - 10:42am

Why did the artist cross the road?

To see the other side

To see from the other side...

Posted by Andrea D. on February 18, 2011 - 10:18am

In the fall of 2009, I began working at the Modern as an intern where I did my blogging from a cozy little nook next to the PR offices. Now I work at the Museum as the online media coordinator and over the past few weeks I have been organizing the “intern nook” into an office.

Posted by Leslie on February 11, 2011 - 11:14am
Categories: On the Walls

The Modern’s "Untitled (Medici Boy)", 1953, by Joseph Cornell is a small wooden box with a front glass pane tinted blue...

Posted by Erin on January 5, 2011 - 3:27pm
Categories: On the Walls

Although he loathes the designation, pioneering conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner has given much to art. His text-based works...

Posted by Terri on December 6, 2010 - 3:52pm

While sitting at my desk, thinking of a passage in William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying" concerning the horizontal and vertical in life, death, and art, I conjured up a mental image of the space and art in the fifth gallery...

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