MoMA Media & Performance Department | History, Collection & More
NYC MoMA Museum is an art museum that collects and exhibits modern art from around the world. This is the most influential modern art museum. The collection here includes contemporary art such as drawings, architecture, films, and more.
MoMA Media & Performance Department
The NYC MoMA Museum started collecting and displaying time-based art from the 1960s. However, the MoMA Media and Performance department was established only in September 2006. The main focus of the MoMA Media and Performance Department is to collect, display, and preserve time-based art. The artworks consist of film installations, moving images, performance, motion or sound-based works, videos, and so on. Any work which represents the time or duration and is presented in a gallery setting is a part of this department. Special equipment is required to preserve media-specific artworks which are taken care of by the department. They also update the exhibition technology and recreate time-based presentations for media artworks.