Museum of Modern Art Department of Film
The Museum of Modern Art Department of Film, based in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, United States, and founded in 1935, contains works of international cinema, focusing on the art and history of the film medium. The collection comprises more than 22,000 films and 4 million film stills.
The department's public film screenings are held at the Museum's 53rd Street building. The Celeste Bartos International Film Study Center, also at the 53rd Street building, maintains scholarly resources on film and has facilities for viewing films from the collection for research purposes. The film and film stills collections are stored at the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center in Hamlin, Pennsylvania. The department also operates a circulating film and video library.
Notable films in the collectionEdit
- "Scene From 'The Widow Jones,' 1896 Vintage, Stars May Irwin in Romantic Vein". New York Times. July 11, 1935. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
Three of the recent acquisitions of the newly formed Museum of Modern Art Film Library, 485 Madison Avenue, were exhibited privately there yesterday afternoon. Chief among them was the fifty-foot movie of the May Irwin-John C. Rice "kiss,"
- "Film". The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 3 December 2017.