MoMA’s “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” Exhibition and Collection

111 garments and accessories that altered our perception of style, and 12 pieces you can buy

In 1944, architect and curator Bernard Rudofsky assembled “Are Clothes Modern?” at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. It was the first of its kind—a fashion exhibition addressing the design, manufacturing and culture around clothes that seemed to be caught in the grips of pre-WWII traditional attitudes. On 1 October 2017 a similar exhibition, and the museum’s second look at clothing and accessories—both past and future—will …

A Visual Reminder of James Rosenquist’s Artistic Vision

His name might not be as ubiquitous as those also once under the watch of famed gallerist Leo Castelli (namely Warhol, Lichtenstein and Frank Stella), but James Rosenquist’s contribution to the pop and modern art worlds carry great value. Much like his contemporaries, Rosenquist addressed elements of the every day. Frequently, he documented ordinary (and generally unbranded) subjects, adopting and undermining the language of advertising …

Tiger Trading Co. NYC Pop-Up Shop

Everything is free at this showcase of Asian fashion, modern art and design at a repurposed dollar store

The Tiger Trading Co. pop-up, in NYC’s Chinatown, is not your typical branded shopping event. In fact, everything within is free—if you snag a coaster from a handful of select affiliates (which happen to be bars in the direct vicinity). The event, presented by Tiger Beer, isn’t aimed at retail. It’s all about showcasing the best of Asian creativity today. In a repurposed Canal Street …

An Interactive 3D Rendering of the New SFMOMA

Concurrent with the opening of the recently expanded SFMOMA, WIRED Magazine has developed an interactive 3D rendering of the museum to showcase its technological innovations. Beyond its icy, rippled exterior, the Snøhetta-designed building boasts a multitude of architectural, mechanical and environmental mechanisms—including hidden plant sensors for its massive live wall, energy-saving multi-layered glass wall panels, and a custom, Apple-assisted audio tour program—that elevate the structure …

Word of Mouth: Art Museums of Cartagena

Four establishments bearing everything from Zenú artifacts to politically-charged photography

by Leora Novick As enticing as the rainbow-colored, sun-soaked streets of the old city of Cartagena, Colombia may be, the city’s museums hold an abundance of art, both modern and historic, to fill your days with design inspiration. From hand-stenciled gold relics from the early Zenú society to today’s well known and emerging Colombian artists, each individual museum has a very distinct voice and aesthetic, …