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Virtual Views

Museum of Modern Art / New York / Art

The one downside of museum-going, especially when it’s an exhibition everyone’s crowding into, is the difficulty of seeing around shoulders and squeezing between elbows. So MoMA’s Virtual Views is a sort of silver lining of the current closure. Every Thursday, a new episode highlights an exhibition or favorite artwork in the collection, offering viewers a chance to get right up close for as long as they want. Episodes include video stories and Q&As with curators. For example, Sarah Meister, who curated MoMA’s “Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures,” invites the photographer Sally Mann to discuss Lange’s work as well as Lange’s influence on her own work. (Mann on the moment you find the photograph: “You can feel that a picture’s going to work, it’s like sort of a little tuning fork that’s trembling inside you.”) Also available are episodes on Donald Judd, Neri Oxman, and the museum’s sculpture garden, with more to come. —J.V.

Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States
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