Can’t Get to NYC? Don’t Worry – the Museum of Modern Art Released a Free Online Catalog

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For those of us who love art and culture but don’t live near NYC, or don’t have the means or ability to get there as often as we would like (it’s been 4 years for me, which is just wayyyyy too long!), MoMA is making our dreams come true. Not only is the new online catalog free, it features every exhibit they’ve housed since 1929. I know, right?

Since 1929, the Museum of Modern Art has been home to thousands of projects and over 3,500 exhibitions, and now Open Culture reports they can all be enjoyed online – from the museum’s very first exhibit of post-Impressionist artwork to recent displays like Picasso Sculpture and a collection of Jackson Pollock’s work from 1934-1954. It even includes MoMA’s cinema series, which showcases film movements and impactful directors.


Photo Credit: MoMA

MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry talked about the decision in a press release:

“In making these materials freely available, we hope not only to foster and enable scholarship, but also to encourage a wider interest in this important chapter of art history that the Museum represents.”

In addition to the exhibitions, MoMA also has photos of over 60,000 pieces of art uploaded for online viewing, which means that not only can you check out decades of some of the best art in the world from one of its foremost museums, but you can do it all from the comfort of your couch.

Pants optional.

h/t: Mental Floss