MoMA Digital Projects
Over the course our five year collaboration with the digital media department at the Museum of Modern Art, our work led to the architecture, design and development of a series of online experiences to give public audiences access to an incredible wealth of content long after a physical exhibition has closed – or content that is simply not available anywhere else.
The most recent of our projects – the website for MoMA’s pioneering Gauguin retrospective, Metamorphoses, showcases Gauguin’s oeuvre across a variety of mediums (especially print, for which he is much less known for), emphasizing the threads that connect his diverse body of work over a prolific 30-year career. More than any other major artist of his generation, Gauguin drew inspiration from working across a variety of mediums, and the Metamorphoses website, with its survey of Gauguin’s recurring themes and techniques, offers users an unprecedented view into how this work evolved. Developed in collaboration with Type/Code.
Recognized as a Webby Awards honoree in 2013, Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books is the first-ever digital catalogue raisonné of this ground-breaking artist's print-based work. Comprised of over 5,500 works produced between the 1940s and 2010, the online archive chronicles Bourgeois’s enigmatic body of work over the course of her entire lifetime, revealing a network of themes woven with recurring subjects, motifs and evolving compositions. Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books offers all of us unprecedented access into the creative process of one of the greatest artists of our time.
I am a searcher... I always was... and I still am... searching for the missing piece.
– Louise Bourgeois
Built in 2011 to parallel the opening of de Kooning: A Retrospective, the exhibition website offers an unprecedented look into seven decades of de Kooning’s work – work that helped define postwar American art. Photographic slideshows documenting his paintings in progress offer a unique glimpse into de Kooning's working methods, and the website’s core organizational scheme – juxtaposing twelve recurring themes with nine distinct time periods – allows users an analysis of some of de Kooning’s most important series in a way print never could.
Architected, designed and developed by our team in partnership with MoMA’s education department, MoMA Learning provides tools and strategies for teachers, students, and art enthusiasts alike. Organizing a multitude of resources for output in themes, indexes, glossaries, and advanced searches, the online platform profiles more than 15 art movements and 165 artists of all nationalities – all in an easily accessible, digestible presentation.
Some of our other digital projects for the Museum of Modern Art have included German Expressionism: Works from the Collection – launched alongside the major 2011 exhibition marking the culmination of a four-year grant from The Annenberg Foundation to digitize, catalogue, and conserve all of the approximately three thousand Expressionist works on paper in the Museum’s collection.
A website for MoMA’s Young Architects Program was launched in 2011. YAP is committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects by developing an annual outdoor installation at MoMA PS1.
Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art presents MoMA's groundbreaking publication surveying work by the modern and contemporary women artists whose diversity of practices and contributions to the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century have been enormous, if often under-recognized.
And last but not least, the website for the 2013 Claes Oldenburg exhibition examines the beginnings of Oldenburg’s extraordinary career with an in-depth look at his first two major bodies of work: The Street (1960) and The Store (1961–64).