Museum of Modern Art

Mondrian painting hanging upside down for 77 years

A painting by Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down for 77 years, says a curator at the German museum.

A large retrospective of the avant garde artist's work went on display Saturday at the Kunstsammlung museum in Dusseldorf, and one of the pieces on show is "New York City 1," painted in 1941.

Pavlos Samios | Rhodes | June 16 - September 15

n exhibition of artworks by Pavlos Samios titled "From the Depths of Memory" will open on Friday, June 16, at the Museum of Modern Greek Art (Nestoridion Melathron) in the city of Rhodes. It is the renowned painter's first major exhibition and will be displayed in an elegant space that also features some of the finest works of art in the museum's collection.

20th-century masterpieces on tap at upcoming auctions

Christie's has a lineup of 20th-century masterpieces by Lucian Freud, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Roy Lichtenstein that will come to auction this fall Works by some of the most coveted artists of impressionist and modern art are coming to auction this fall, including two major works by Paul Gauguin.

New York's MoMA store: a pioneer in innovation

While some museums are still somewhat skittish about selling souvenirs, New York's celebrated MoMA leads the way in retail innovation, its design boutiques almost as popular as the artwork on display.
The museum opened its first shop in 1939 -- a simple sales counter on the MoMA premises on 53rd Street in Manhattan.