Casey Kaplan

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Eliot Porter. Blue-throated Hummingbird, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, May 1959 [Lampornis clemenciae]. 1959. Dye transfer print, 9 5/16 x 7 3/4" (23.7 x 19.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of David H. McAlpin. © 1990 Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly at the Museum of Modern Art

November 9, 2012–April 8, 2013
Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries, fifth floor
The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries, fourth floor

“Trisha Donnelly (American, b. 1974) is the tenth artist to participate in the Artist’s Choice series, for which contemporary artists are invited to organize an exhibition drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection. Donnelly is an artist whose oeuvre takes on many different forms, and she intentionally complicates the way we typically apprehend and classify a work of art, not to confuse, but to change and fundamentally enhance the ways in which we experience it. For this exhibition, on view in three of The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries on the fourth and fifth floors, she has selected rarely seen 20th-century photographs, films, design items, architectural renderings, prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures, organizing them into three discrete presentations that together create fresh portals through which to discover MoMA’s collection.”