MOMA Finding your way on their site

MoMA Website

So you want to learn about a particular artist or even a theme. MOMA has an entire learning center that you can immerse yourself in on-line. I’ve put together this page to help you find some key pages as their site is quite large. First links listed are ARTISTS, THEMES, DEFINITIONS, BLOG & COLLECTIONS. Another FREE resource that they offer on their site are previews to several books on http://artistsilike.amyadamsart.com/moma-finding-your-way-on-their-site/various artists, movements and exhibitions. These are invaluable PDFs, many with beautiful colour illustrations. Learn more about the PDFs here.

ARTISTS

An alphabetical list of artists.
MoMA | Artists

THEMES

Themes include art movements & frequently explored subjects.
MoMA | Themes

GLOSSARY OF ART TERMS

One of the great things about this glossary is that below each brief definition are links that directly relate to that term so you can see the meaning in context.
http://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/glossary
MoMA | Glossary of Art Terms

They also have a multimedia section (I find that particular page only really good for random things they are featuring) and often entire interactive sites dedicated to an exhibitions. You can easily find them when you are viewing an exhbition (not under the artists page as that is usually some artworks in their collection) on their site. Here is the primary exhibitions page that is first a sort of table of contents –

MoMA | Exhibitions & Film

You click on what you like and then explore the various media. It can be as simple as a specific painting or a fully loaded interactive experience such as The Jacob Lawerence exhibit -1st column is the main page that talks about the exhibition (this is where you find the link to the exhibition’s own page) and the 2nd is the link for the full interactive site:

MoMAs COLLECTIONS INDEX

http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/index

Secret Portal

Okay it’s not really a secret portal but it is truly a hidden gem that you will be happy and surprised to find, the MoMA research project the public face of C-MAP: Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives, a research project at MoMA that explores art across geographies.

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