From the Collection: 1960–1969
The Museum of Modern Art has reinstalled its fourth-floor collection galleries with works exclusively from the 1960s. Interweaving works from all of MoMA’s curatorial departments and the Museum Archives, this presentation focuses on a decade in which interdisciplinary artistic experimentation flourished, traditional mediums were transformed, and sociopolitical upheaval occurred across the globe.
The galleries proceed chronologically, with work installed by year. This organizing principle steps back from the classification of galleries by art historical themes or “isms” and instead aims to provide a variety of fresh discoveries and unexpected connections. The product of a collaborative effort among curators from all departments, the presentation will undergo periodic reinstallations, reflecting the depth and richness of the Museum’s collection and the view that there are countless ways to explore the history of modern art, architecture, design, and the moving image.
This exhibition contains over 350 works. However, MoMA's collection holds over 7,000 objects from the 1960s that span a range of mediums and departments—many more than visitors will encounter in the galleries. Explore some of these works in MoMA's online collection. Search the entire decade of the 1960s, or a particular year. You can also filter by department to focus on a specific medium.