ModernArt.exe is imagining new works of art by mixing up MoMA's collection

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The collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York contains (according to their website) "Over 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects, as well as approximately 22,000 films and 4 million film stills."


Now, a new Twitter bot, ModernArt.exe, is dreaming up even more.


The bot, which was built by Allison Parrish, draws on a database of information about MoMA's collection that the museum put online a couple months ago. It takes information about titles, and media used to make different pieces in MoMa, and splices them together to create new and strange hypothetical artworks.

The bot is relatively new —it went up on September 6— but it's already come up with some pretty great works of art. And a lot (if not all) of them seem eerily possible.


My personal favorite, though, involves somehow incorporating the long-dead French painter Albert Marquet as part of a print.


Since the bot is so new, there are only a few pieces up right now, but watch as its collection grows.


Between this, @greatartbot, and Pixel Sorter, get excited to visit MoMA's bot wing, opening 2020.

Ethan Chiel is a reporter for Fusion, writing mostly about the internet and technology. You can (and should) email him at

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