December 1, 2004 - The Museum of Modern Art, New York - Two New Lecture Series at MoMA
December 1, 2004

Two New Lecture Series at MoMA

Two New Lecture Series at MoMA

11 West 53 St., NYC
(212) 708-9400

Josiah McElheny. ‘Modernity, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely‘, 2003.   


Glenn D. Lowry inaugurates a season of lectures on ideas that informed the reinstallation of The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA’s curators present their insights into their departmental collections as well as new interpretations of modern art in the twenty-first century.

December 9, 6:00 p.m. Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art

January 12, 6:30 p.m. John Elderfield, The Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture

January 19, 6:30 p.m. Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography, and Deborah Wye, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books

February 16, 6:30 p.m. Mary Lea Bandy, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film and Media and Kynaston McShine, Chief Curator at Large

February 23, 6:30 p.m. Gary Garrels, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, and Terence Riley, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design

Well-known figures in the fields of art, culture, and politics ruminate on the modern museum as a resource for imagination, memory, and lived experience.

January 27, 6:30 p.m. Thomas Crow. Director of the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center, Los Angeles and Professor, History of Art at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Paris, Emulation (1995), The Rise of the Sixties (1996), and Modern Art in the Common Culture (1996). He has most recently penned a monograph on Gordon Matta-Clark (2003), and the principal essay for the catalogue of the Robert Smithson retrospective for the Museum of Contemporary Art (2004).

March 10 at 6:30 p.m. Elaine Scarry. The Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University, and Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows. A literary critic, she is also the author of On Beauty and Being Just (2001) and The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World (1987).

Tickets for all lectures are $20, $15 for members, $10 for students with current ID and can be purchased at the Information Desk in the Main Lobby of the Museum and at the Film and Media Desk. For more information about Adult and Academic Programs, please call (212) 708-9781, email, or visit

Above: Josiah McElheny. Modernity, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely. 2003. Mirrored blown glass, aluminum metal display, lighting, two-way mirror, glass and mirror. The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of Angeliki Intzides, Jordi Cerqueda, and Fernando Romero.

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