(The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

1. This Mondrian painting is actually a jazz score

This Mondrian painting is actually a jazz score | Jason Moran | MoMA BBC ‘The Way I See It’

Jason Moran is an artist and innovative jazz musician.

He was asked to pick a piece of art that he lovesMoran chose ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’ (1942-43) by Mondrian

Moran puts a copy of ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’ on a piano.

He plays the art as if it were a music score.

“Is this a new Jason Moran piece?” asks MoMA curator Leah Dickerman.

 “That’s a Mondrian. Mondrian definitely wrote that,” Moran laughs.

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2. The Legends of Black Girl’s Window

Betye Saar | The Legends of Black Girl’s Window | MoMA Exhibition

Betye Saar is an experimental printmaker.  

She was an important member of the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s.

Saar uses images and objects to make powerful art about race and identity.

In this video, Saar presents her autobiographical work ‘Black Girl’s Window’ (1969).  

‘Black Girl’s Window’ also featured in the first dedicated exhibition to her work as a printmaker, in 2019.

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3. Charles White: A Retrospective

Charles White: A Retrospective | MoMA ‘How to See’

Art must be an integral part of the struggle,” .

“It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. …

It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” 

Charles White

This video features MoMA curator Esther Adler,.artist Toyin Ojih Odutola,.conservator Laura Neufeld.and security officer Yannyck Chaka.

They talk about Charles White creating “images of dignity” in his iconic paintings of African-American people.

They also show his great technical skill as an artist.

The video also shows White’s collaboration with his friend and fellow activist, Harry Belafonte.

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4. Constantin Brancusi Sculpture

Constantin Brancusi Sculpture | MoMA exhibition

Constantin Brancusi was born in Romania in 1876.  

He moved to Paris and was a well-known Avant-Garde sculptor.

Brancusi was interested in African art.  His sculptures are influenced by both traditional Romanian techniques and African art.

Some of the film you see is by Brancusi.

Some is by the famous visual artist Man Ray.

Look for the 98-foot tall sculpture ‘Endless Column’.

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This page was created by Jayne Lindsay and Abi Roper – who have adapted brilliant materials from The Museum of Modern Art, New York to present an aphasia-accessible art experience.