MoMA acquires Brent Green film

February 21, 2012 at 7:05 pm 3 comments

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has just added Brent Green’s film Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then to its permanent collection.

Congratulations, Brent!

The ASU Art Museum is proud to have premiered the complete Gravity installation in 2010, with the film, videos and four houses in our top gallery. (Installation shots are here.).

Here’s a link to Brent’s blog — and watch for a new acquisition to the ASU Art Museum’s collection of a sculpture by Brent.

Heather Sealy Lineberry, Senior Curator and Associate Director

Above: Installation shot of Brent Green’s Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then at the ASU Art Museum, Fall, 2010. Photograph by Craig Smith.

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  • 1. Strange Fates |  |  May 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    […] Back Then.  Over a year since last seeing it, it still haunts me.  The MoMA added the film to its permanent collection in February, so I’m not on an island with my profound […]

  • 2. Sarah  |  April 4, 2012 at 1:47 am

    How can people see the film? Can we just come to the museum during normal hours? Or is there a schedule? Anyone with any info, please let me know. Thanks!

    • 3. dsusser  |  June 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Hi Sarah: Sorry it’s taken us a while to get back to you. You can see the film by making an appointment with the Film Study Center at MOMA. From the MOMA website: The Celeste Bartos International Film Study Center offers screening facilities for viewing films from the Museum’s collection; a large selection of screenplays and dialogue continuities; extensive files of reviews, articles, and program notes; reference books; special collections; film indexes; and current periodicals. By appointment Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. At least 3 weeks advance notice is required for film viewings. Call (212) 708-9602 or e-mail The Film Study Center is closed the month of August.

      Films and documentation are made available only to qualified scholars, researchers and students. To request an appointment please fill out this online form:


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