TCM Classic Film Tour offers free admission to the MoMA
January 12, 2016
During the month of January, the TCM Classic Film Tour is teaming up with The Museum of Modern Art to offer tour-goers FREE entry to the MoMA.
Here is a list of films that used MoMA as a location, which are also featured in the MoMA collection:
Moving Day at the Museum (1937; Ione Ulrich Sutton; 3 min)
Lovers and Lollipops (1955; Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin; 82 min)
Architectural Millinery (1952; Sidney Peterson; 7 min)
Shadows (1961; John Cassavetes; 81 min)
Breaking it Up at the Museum (1964; DA Pennebaker; 8 min)
Manhattan (1979; Woody Allen; 96 min)
The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film marked its 80th anniversary in 2015. Originally founded in 1935 as the Film Library, the Department of Film is a dedicated champion of cinema past, present, and future. With one of the strongest international collections of motion pictures in the world—totaling more than 30,000 films between the permanent and study collections—the Department of Film is a leader in film preservation and a discoverer of emerging talent.
MoMA restores and preserves films, while also engaging with current cinema through its annual Film Benefit and Contenders series, an annual series of the year’s best movies, as selected by MoMA Film curators from major studio releases and top film festivals.
Always looking to the future, the Department of Film is constantly unearthing emerging talent and providing a venue for young filmmakers through programs such as New Directors New Films and Documentary Fortnight. Playing an essential role in MoMA’s mission to collect, preserve, and exhibit modern and contemporary art, the department was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1978 “for the contribution it has made to the public’s perception of movies as an art form.”