Collecting and Exhibiting performance and performance-based work

02.03.2017 – 03.03.2017 / 02:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St, New York,
NY 10019, US

Study Session

Museum Research Consortium Study Sessions

The MRC Study Sessions are incubators for new ideas and approaches to key holdings in the Museum’s collection. The sessions are a collaborative endeavor, intended to provide greater access to objects in the collection for a community of art historians, while also developing strong ties across the Consortium. Study session participants include MoMA curators and conservators, the current class of MRC Fellows, faculty members and graduate students from each of the five university partners, and invited guest scholars. The 2017 Study Sessions will consider MoMA’s history of collecting and exhibiting performance and performance-based work. Previous sessions focused on work by Jean Dubuffet (2014), on Picasso’s sculpture (2015), and on work by African-American artists (2016).

About the Museum Research Consortium

The Museum Research Consortium (MRC) is a partnership between The Museum of Modern Art and five regional graduate art history programs—Columbia University; The Graduate Center, City University of New York; the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Princeton University; and Yale University—funded through a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The MRC provides a framework for the Museum’s participation in the training and education of the next generation of art historians and curators.

The Museum Research Consortium hosts one MRC Fellow from each participating program annually to work with an experienced curator on scholarly curatorial projects at the Museum. The MRC also organizes biannual Study Sessions around key holdings in MoMA’s collection. These sessions generate new approaches to and ideas about works in the collection by providing greater access to these objects for a community of art historians, while also developing strong ties across the Consortium community.