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MoMA in the subway

Posted in Stuff We Like, Uncategorized by michelleaebertz on February 26, 2009
MoMA reproductions on lightboxes in Atlantic-Pacific terminal

MoMA reproductions on lightboxes in Atlantic-Pacific terminal

Commuting just got a bit prettier. MoMA has installed a mini-museum of reproductions in the ever-busy Atlantic-Pacific subway terminal in Brooklyn.

Jackson Pollock reproduction

Jackson Pollock reproduction

It’s a relief that the MoMA reproduction collection has completely taken over the terminal, I think I may have had mixed reactions if Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Henri Rousseau were sharing wallspace with the advertisements for reality tv and action movies that typically appear on the subway walls.

However, MoMA did a great job with the graphics and displayed membership advertisements in understated tasteful circles positioned away from the art with an adequate amount of breathing room. The subway exhibit is up until March 15th, so there is still plenty of time to check it out.

key map so that you can find specific artwork

my favorite part is a key map so that you can find specific artwork

MoMA signage is now on a "forest" of subway polls

MoMA signage is now on a "forest" of subway polls

The virtual exhibit is open until March 15th

The virtual exhibit is open until March 15th

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  1. rv swanson said, on September 4, 2009 at 2:11 am

    haha, Oh yes.. but did you hear what happened next!?!!

    and I did a little research and the following event seems to possibly been encouraged by MoMA themselves!

    check it! –
    a very heavily edited campaign?!


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