Modern Artifacts 7: Number 13


The latest installment of a regular series copresented with the Museum of Modern Art Archives features materials printed in facsimile relating to MoMA’s 13th exhibition, which happened to be this country’s first major Henri Matisse retrospective.

Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Michelle Elligott recently organized Devenir moderne, part of the MoMA exhibition Être moderne at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. She coedited the book Art in Our Time: A Chronicle of the Museum of Modern Art and cocurated MoMA’s 1969 exhibition; her book on Rene d’Harnoncourt will be published this fall.