Learn What it Takes to Run a Museum in MoMA’s Short Documentary Series


The Museum of Modern Art’s new eight-episode documentary series At the Museum takes you behind the scenes of the 88-year-old institution. The museum staff is busy with shipping prep, restoration duties, and installing a new line-up of shows — and you get to see how it all runs behind the scenes. A new episode is published weekly. (So far, they’re four deep.)

The first episode follows the shipping process from New York City to a special exhibition in Paris. Episode two dives into the work of surrealist Max Ernst, while episode three anticipates the Louise Bourgeois exhibition An Unfolding Portrait. Episode four tackles the purpose of modern art. It’s unscripted (as far as we can tell), which makes it more compelling and fun and voyeuristic.

Watch the first episode of At the Museum, below.