The MoMA Library's current exhibition highlights the art of Ray Johnson, which was rooted in his constant practice of correspondence. He dispersed a copious amount of collages and other printed matter through the mail to friends and colleagues. The Museum of Modern Art Library received materials in the mail from Ray Johnson from the 1950s until his death in 1995. This exhibition focuses on Johnson’s early printed materials, especially his promotional flyers for his work as a graphic designer and illustrator.
We are pleased to announce the award of a four-year grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to establish a new program of post-graduate fellowships dedicated to training emerging art librarians. Modeled on the successful Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship program at Yale University Library, the NYARC program consists of two consecutive two-year fellowships that will provide hands-on training in the field of public information services in museum libraries.
The MoMA Library recently acquired and made available a collection of materials produced by El Techo de la Ballena, an artistic and literary collective that was active from 1961 to 1969 in Venezuela. El Techo de la Ballena, which translates to The Roof of the Whale, was an organized artistic and literary group that generated material with the goal of challenging social values during a time of political unrest in Venezuela during the 1960s.