#moma Stories

DESIGN
Regenerative Materials Are a Reminder to Be Optimistic

A show at the Museum of Modern Art eschews doom-and-gloom sustainability narratives to reveal the...

ART
Suzanne Ciani and Sarah Davachi Come Together at MoMA

As the museum continues programming work that expands the relationship between sound and art, the...

ARCHITECTURE
Imagining the Future of New York’s Civic Spaces

A new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art highlights a dozen public architecture projects that...

ART
Refik Anadol’s Swirling Abstractions Will Soon Illuminate MoMA

The Turkish-American digital artist plugged more than 138,000 images and text materials from two...

ART
Barbara Kruger Is More Relevant Than Ever

Four decades into her career, the virality of her work in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s overturning...

CULTURE CLUB
At MoMA, the Art Students League of New York Toasts Resilience

On November 8, the Art Students League of New York hosted its Annual Fundraising Gala at the Museum

ARCHITECTURE
Gregory Ain’s Long-Lost MoMA House Gets Rediscovered

A glass-walled home by Gregory Ain that was once exhibited on the Museum of Modern Art’s rooftop...

Architecture
Architects Ask MoMA to Remove Philip Johnson’s Name Over Fascist Ties

The architect's problematic political inclinations are well-documented: he personally translated...

Partnership
An Esoteric Publisher Pops Up at MoMA’s Flagship Museum Store

With a catalogue full of titles blurring the line between art and literature, Siglio is subverting...

The Vanguard
Neri Oxman and Sir Norman Foster on the Future of Design

The venturesome Oxman talks experimental materials and lunar habitation with the renowned architect.

Art
Curator Alison Gingeras on Revisiting One of the 20th Century’s Key Art Shows

Inspired by a MoMA classic, “New Images of Man” at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles shows dozens of...

SURFACE X MOMA DESIGN STORE
MoMA Wants You to Get Lost in the Stacks

Newly reimagined after a months-long renovation, the flagship Museum Store's new book wall doubles...

SURFACE X MOMA DESIGN STORE
How MoMA Design Store Is Inspiring Tomorrow’s Littlest Artists

Through the Making with MoMA collection and pop-up, the museum’s shop is giving art-loving kids...

SURFACE X MOMA DESIGN STORE
MoMA Design Stores’s Print Shop is a Limited-Time Celebration of Limited-Edition Posters

Get your hands on hard-to-find designs from cultural institutions around the world, plus exclusive...

SURFACE X MOMA DESIGN STORE
This Tech-Forward Jacket Is Climate Control for Your Body

The Mercury Heated Jacket knows your ideal body temperature better than you do.

THE ART ISSUE
Feminism, Fine Art, and Beyoncé: The Guerrilla Girls Sound Off

In a cultural moment defined by unconscionable treatment of women, we host a round-table discussion

SURFACE X MOMA DESIGN STORE
These Artist-Designed Holiday Cards Are Actually Mantle Worthy

MoMA’s holiday cards aren't your typical season's greetings.

EVENTS
Design Dialogues No. 48 with MoMA Design Store

Surface magazine’s digital director, William Hanley, spoke with Kimberlie Birks, Juliet...

SURFACE X MOMA DESIGN STORE
An Iconic Desk Lamp is Rethought for the 21st Century

Just half the size of a standard desk lamp, Anglepoise's 90 Mini Mini packs a ton of utility into...

SURFACE X MOMA DESIGN STORE
This Tech-Savvy Piano Packs a Quiet Presence—and a Powerful Play

The Roland Kiyola piano was meticulously designed for the digital age.

Events
Design Dialogues No. 42 With MoMA Design Store

Surface magazine’s editor-in-chief, Spencer Bailey, spoke with Danny Meyer and Paula Scher about...

Design
John Pawson, Barbara Bestor, and 7 Other Top Design Minds Celebrate Achille Castiglioni

To honor the 100th year of the Italian legend’s birth, we asked a few of the world’s best...

Surface x MoMA Design Store
Don’t Judge This Book by Its Cover

British artist Richard Woods puts his signature spin on a delightfully deceptive hardcover.

ART
The Artist Who Drew With Computers, Before Computers Were a Thing

Vera Molnár, a little-known founding mother of computational art and thinking, will feature in...

Surface x MoMA Design Store
How to Digitize Your Drawings in Real Time, Using Actual Paper and Pens

The Slate 2+ operates just like a traditional sketchpad, and incorporates digital tools.

Events
Design Dialogues No. 39

Surface magazine’s editor-in-chief, Spencer Bailey, spoke with spoke with The Museum of...

Surface x MoMA Design Store
Yoshitomo Nara Makes the Coolest Skateboards

Embellished with the Japanese artist’s sweet, scrappy girls, these decks stand out from the rest.

Art
Ruba Katrib Saw It First

The New York-based curator gathered galleries showing emerging artists from around the world for...

Art
Why MoMA’s “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” Is Not the Exhibition You Were Expecting

Plus, the behind-the-scenes stories of 10 objects in the show—and one more that got away.

Surface x MoMA Design Store
You Want the Moon? This Remarkably Detailed Lunar Globe Replicates the Real Thing

NASA imagery and expert engineering informed this ingenious lamp, where a ring of LEDs illuminate a

News
Design Dispatch: June 12, 2017

Our daily take on the world through the lens of design.

News
Design Dispatch: June 1, 2017

Our daily take on the world through the lens of design.

Art
Cao Fei at MoMA PS1

The Chinese multimedia artist gets her first American museum solo show and a chance to win over new

art
A Japanese Constellation

MoMA offers a look at contemporary Japanese architecture with a nod to post-earthquake...

Art
Surface’s “Exhibit” Columnist Dan Duray Reports on a MoMA Milestone

MoMA celebrates three decades of its annual “New Photography” show with its most expansive...