See 5,220 exhibitions at MoMA – without the crowds!

I know the title of this post might be a bit confusing – 5,220 exhibitions? What do I mean? I was amazed to find out today that the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), has created an archive of their exhibitions, dating back to November 1929’s show titled “Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh,” with installation views from that 1929 exhibition! Can you believe that? This archive includes 5,219 other exhibitions up to current times, and you can check them out all online here.

My picture below is from one of my own visits to MoMA … I would have preferred to show you an exhibition image from that 1929 show mentioned above, but the images need to be licensed, and for the sake of sharing this info about this amazing MoMA resource, I decided to just share one of my own personal photos. But even though reproducing the images would involve a license, if you’re just interested in seeing the historical installation views of all of these exhibitions dating back 90+ years, then just check out the link above.

Click here to learn more about MoMA’s exhibition history archive. In addition to installation views, some exhibitions archived online will include an annotated checklist of exhibited works, press releases, and the full exhibition catalogue. Exhibitions after 1995 may include exhibition subsites as well as slideshows, related videos, and commissioned essays. This is quite an incredible resource to have, if you’re into art history as I am!

View of Starry Night by Van Gogh at MoMA
View exhibitions at MoMA online, dating back to 1929!
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