The veteran critic and curator speaks to Hyperallergic about the museum’s festival of film restoration and the changing tides in the field.
Gauging the Possibilities of Impermanence at the New MoMA
MoMA’s recent expansion embodies the tension between the ways in which cultural spaces can offer visitors comfortable narratives and on the other, how they can suggest the potential for radical inclusiveness by iteration, reinvention, and reinstallation.
A History of Film at MoMA, as Told by Its Original Curator
As part of its reopening slate, a film series at the museum pays tribute to the foundational programming of its influential film curator Iris Barry.
Reimagining Museum Design, With Education at the Forefront
It’s time to conceive of museums as social, educational centers with libraries, classrooms, gathering spaces where everyone — especially young people — love to hang out.
The Artful Amateurism of Home Movies
In MoMA’s first exhibition composed entirely of home movies, visitors are placed into the perspective of these amateur filmmakers, ever so often stumbling upon a choice moment of intimacy.
Seven Arrested in Protests Outside Museum of Modern Art Calling for Removal of Trustee
The protestors blocked the entrance to the museum and interrupted traffic on 53rd Street to demand the removal of MoMA trustee Steven Tananbaum, a hedge fund manager accused of profiting from Puerto Rico’s debt crisis.
Activists Crash Private Party at the Museum of Modern Art to Demand Prison Divestment
The protesters gathered outside the museum to call on MoMA and its board member Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, to divest themselves from private prison companies.
The New MoMA: A Mix of Innovative Choices and Missed Opportunities
The renovation aims to be big enough to not only hold the institution’s art, but its promises.
Over 200 Artists and Scholars Urge MoMA and Board Member to Divest from Private Prison Companies
Hal Foster, Andrea Fraser, and Tania Bruguera have signed the letter released by New Sanctuary Coalition.
A Former Museum of Modern Art Director’s Meticulous Eye for Detail
As a non-specialist Rene d’Harnoncourt had a rare ability to engage deeply with objects across time, cultural specificity, and form.
Disgraced Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s Art World Connections
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein returned to court this week on sex-trafficking charges. Members of the art world are among Epstein’s defenders and victims.
Julia Reichert’s 50 Years of Challenging the Status Quo
A retrospective series at the Museum of Modern Art is putting a spotlight on the veteran documentarian.