post is The Museum of Modern Art’s online resource devoted to art and the history of modernism in a global context. It is the public face of Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP), a cross-departmental, internal research program at MoMA that fosters the multiyear study of art histories outside North America and Western Europe.
The Museum of Modern Art’s Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) initiative is supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and Agnes Gund.
Major support for the C-MAP Africa Group is provided by The Ford Foundation. Additional support is provided by Wendy Stark Morrissey.
Founded in 2009, C-MAP emerged from a long history of international outreach at the Museum, including recent projects of the International Program and numerous curatorial research projects. The initiative is currently organized into four research groups that respectively focus on modern and contemporary art produced in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The C-MAP group members include senior and junior staff from all curatorial departments, the Library, the Museum Archives, and the Departments of Education and Exhibition Planning and Administration. Each group invites eminent scholars, artists, and curators to lead regular seminars at the Museum according to a geographically focused curriculum and conducts research trips to build local contacts and firsthand knowledge. As a result of these combined efforts, the groups develop a better understanding of the works already in MoMA’s collection from the areas of study, just as they seek to create a deeper knowledge of the broader historical context for future acquisitions and programs.
Contributors to post include staff of The Museum of Modern Art as well as an international network of individuals and institutional partners. We invite our readers to become part of this expanding community by creating a profile and joining the conversation.
How to participate
post encourages research into a broadly considered global art history, and welcomes proposals from scholars on a range of topics related to modern and contemporary art, including art from the specific geographic regions thematized on the site (Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas). Cross-geographic proposals are also encouraged. Submissions that fall within a current area of research for one of the C-MAP groups will be prioritized; please review the areas of current focus listed here.
If you are interested in publishing on post, please consider the following:
- Proposals should include a 200-word abstract, CV (with publication history if applicable), any specifications about type of content (essay, interview, or curated selection). We aim for these texts to be between 1500-2000 words in length. Please note any images you would like to use for which you do not have image rights and how you will procure them. Send the proposal to post’s Editorial Team at contact_C-MAP@moma.org.
- The editors will review the proposal for completeness and present it at an Editorial Board meeting, considering the quality and feasibility of the proposal, its overlap with current areas of focus of the C-MAP groups, and how it aligns with post’s mission and publishing schedule.
- Accepted proposals will be contacted within 90 days, to lay out an agreeable timeline and terms to the writing agreement. Author must provide text as well as images, captions, and rights to the images (if not already held by MoMA).