October 2014 Art Exhibitions
Museum of Modern Art
October 2014

There are four days until Member Previews begin for Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Reserve tickets now for the most extensive presentation of the artist’s cut-outs ever assembled, including the room-sized, newly restored The Swimming Pool, on view for the first time in over 20 years.

That’s not all. Other exciting exhibitions opening this month include the fascinating, provocative work of Robert Gober, radical experiments by Jean Dubuffet, and Cut to Swipe, where you can view a wide variety of new media acquisitions. Lose yourself in Bill Morrison’s deeply compelling works, which combine vintage film clips with contemporary scores to haunting effect. At MoMA PS1, performers will be reenacting a series of choreographer Xavier Le Roy’s solo works in the galleries.

Thought we’d forget Picasso’s birthday in the midst of all the Matisse excitement? Not a chance: on October 25, join us for a toast to the artist and tour of his celebrated works after the Museum closes to the public.

Recently Opened Exhibitions:


Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor
Opens October 4

The first major retrospective of this fascinating and provocative artist features works in all mediums, from drawings, prints, and photographs to sculptures and immersive sculptural environments, exploring themes such as childhood, domesticity, sex, and death.

Memory of Oceania

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Opens October 12

This eagerly anticipated exhibition features approximately 100 examples of Matisse’s innovative cut-outs, including the monumental The Swimming Pool,newly conserved and on view for the first time in more than 20 years. Timed tickets are required for nonmembers. Reserve yours today


Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground
Opens October 18

Jean Dubuffet had a long-held rebellious attitude toward prevailing notions of high culture, beauty, and good taste, and the restless experimentation of his art making from the 1940s to the 1960s is a powerful reflection of it. Using materials such as sand, gravel, dirt, fruit peels, and leaves, he created stunning works that revolutionized lithography, which are highlighted in this special exhibition.


Ongoing Exhibitions:

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness
The first retrospective of Christopher Williams’s work features early Super 8 shorts, photographic series and installations, and a series of experimental films he curated.

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
See turn-of-the-century Belle Époque Paris through the eyes of its most beloved artist. And in a Parisian café-like setting near the entrance of the exhibition, explore publications like the artist’s personal recipe book and the exhibition catalogue and take part in a special Toulouse-Lautrec–inspired drawing activity. Read a related blog post

A Collection of Ideas
Focusing on works designed during the last few decades and recently acquired by the Museum, such as the video games Space Invaders and Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition and the “Wheelchair Accessible” icon, this exhibition features projects that explore the relationship between design and violence, new expressions of organic design in response to environmental and societal disruptions, interactive design, and more.

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