How do I cite a permanent or ongoing museum exhibition?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
Cite a permanent or ongoing museum exhibition the same way you would cite a temporary exhibition, but in most cases omit dates since there is no closing date, and the opening date may be unknown.
If an opening date is known, list it in the “Publication date” slot, followed by a hyphen and a space, as shown in the following example:
Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera. 17 Dec. 2008- , Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Read more on citing exhibitions and on citing particular works of art in exhibitions.