From the Collection: 1960–1969

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Mar 26 2016 - Mar 12 2017

The Museum of Modern Art will reopen its fourth-floor collection galleries with works exclusively from the 1960s. This installation interweaves works from MoMA’s six curatorial departments in a presentation that highlights the decade’s broad-ranging experimentation and the interdisciplinary nature of its artistic production.

The galleries proceed chronologically, with work across mediums installed year by year. This organizing principle departs from the classification of galleries by art-historical themes or “isms,” and instead aims to provide a variety of fresh discoveries and unexpected connections.

The product of a collaborative effort among curators from all departments, these galleries will undergo periodic reinstallations, reflecting the depth and richness of the Museum’s collection and the view that there are countless ways to explore the history of modern art.

This exhibition contains over 350 works. However, MoMA's collection holds over 7,000 objects from the 1960s that span a range of mediums and departments—many more than visitors will encounter in the galleries. Explore some of these works in MoMA's online collection. Search the entire decade of the 1960s, or a particular year. You can also filter by department to focus on a specific medium.

Credit: Exhibition Overview from the MOMA website

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