MOMA Collection

Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States

<p>Johns, Jasper. Flag, 1955. Encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on plywood, 107.3 cm x 153.8 cm. New York, Museum of Modern Art.</p>
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Description icon-questionA descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.

Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is one of the most influential museums in the world dedicated to modern art. Their collection contains some of the most representative works in modern art from pre-1850 to current day. As of August 2016, their collection contains “almost 200,000 works of modern and contemporary art by over 10,000 artists” with more than 69,000 works available in their digital collection.

Subject icon-question Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.

Style Period icon-questionTerms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute

Work Types icon-questionTerms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.

Openness icon-questionOpenness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).

Allow Reuse for educational and non-commercial purposes

Allow Reuse for educational and non-commercial purposes

Notes on Usage icon-questionAdditional notes on the terms of use on the digital images in the collection.

MoMA retains all rights it may hold, including copyright, in data, image, text, and any other information contained in these files. However, the use of copyrighted material is allowed under Fair Use for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Citation is required by including the author/artist as well as the source. The citation should include the URL “”. No citation format is stated in the terms of use. Image can be cited using Chicago style and include creator name, title of image, year of creation (if unknown, indicate n.d.), medium, physical dimensions, state, institution, accessed date and url of digital image:

e.g. van Gogh, Vincent.The Starry Night, 1889. Oil on canvas, 73.7 cmx 92.1 cm. New York, Museum of Modern Art. Accessed July 15, 2015.

For more information on acknowledging images with other citation styles, refer here.

Please check their Terms and Conditions for full details before using images.