Interpreting MoMA: Prints and Process


March 20, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street, New York, NY
Free with registration

Interpreting MoMA is offered free of charge. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration opens on February 14, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

For more information or to register, please email or call Access Programs at (212) 408-6447.

Please join us for MoMA’s bimonthly program welcoming individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing to participate in an ASL-interpreted private gallery talk focusing on one of MoMA’s exhibitions, along with a wine and snack reception.

In March, we will explore the exhibition New Ground: Jacob Samuel and Contemporary Etching with curator Esther Adler. Master printer and publisher Jacob Samuel has brought etchings—prints created by transferring ink from a metal plate to paper—into the 21st century through collaborations with more than 60 contemporary artists. Together we will learn about the flexibility of etching and its reinvention for a contemporary world through Samuel’s printmaking tools and processes.

Image Credit: Jonas Wood. Untitled from 8 Etchings. 2014. One from a portfolio of eight etchings with chine collé. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of John Baldessari, Catie and Donald Marron, and Mary M. and Sash A. Spencer. ©️ 2023 Jonas Wood

Image description: A black line etching on off-white paper. A large leafy plant fills the bottom right of the work, partially covering a coffee table holding magazines and a water pitcher. A textured couch sits behind the coffee table. To its left is a fireplace with a mantel holding two long ferns. Further left is a tall lamp, rounded wicker chair, and round table covered by a leafy patterned floor length tablecloth. The scene is tied together with the tight diagonal lines of the floor.