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Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960–1980)

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Artists' files in the MoMA Library, MoMA QNS, 2013 © Courtesy of the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960–1980)
Curated by: David Senior

11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
May 8th, 2013 - July 15th, 2013
Opening: May 8th, 2013 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.moma.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
midtown
PHONE:  
212-708-9400
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Mon 10:30 - 5:30; Fri 10:30 - 8:00
TAGS:  
ephemera

DESCRIPTION

Since its beginnings, the MoMA Library has housed several collections of artists’ files and subject files, which contain assorted printed ephemera like announcement cards, press clippings, posters, and flyers. These materials illustrate an elaborate range of artistic activities and can contain unique elements from an artist’s practice. This two-part exhibition gathers a sample of innovative printed invitations, small posters, and flyers from the early 1960s to the present. The selection traces ways in which artists, designers, and galleries have used invitation cards and other printed announcements as a part of the staging of conceptual works, installations, performances, and other time-based events and screenings. This diverse grouping of ephemera explores the various, surprising ways that we have been invited to experience art.