Harvardwood Presents MoMA Chief Curator of Paintings & Sculpture Ann Temkin & David Joselit: THE FUTURE OF THE MUSEUM

September 28, 2016 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Down Town Association
60 Pine St
New York, NY 10005
United States
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Cost: $25 for dues-paying Harvardwood members (and their guests); $36 for all others.
(Price includes RECEPTION with wine, cheeses, and light hors d'oeuvres)

Advance registration is REQUIRED—no tickets will be sold at the door.
Dress code: JACKETS & TIES required for men; no denim, sneakers, or such.


The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a 45-minute RECEPTION with wine and nibbles in the stunning 1887 landmark setting of the Down Town Association.  The discussion will begin at approximately 6:50 p.m. 

Curator_AnnTemkin.jpgFew cultural institutions have changed as dramatically over the past decade as the contemporary art museum.  New art forms, vastly increased attendance, the commercial market, ardhitectural ambitions, and sociopolitical concerns are just a few of the issues informing this era of great change. Ann Temkin AB '81 and David Joselit AB '81, PhD '95 will discuss the ways contemporary art museums are evolving to meet these challenges and opportunities, with, of course, particular reference to MoMA and its planned expansion.

Ann Temkin is the Chief Curator of Paintings & Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art.  She's held that position since 2008, having joined MoMA's staff as a Curator in 2003.  Before that, she spent 13 years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as their Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.  Her PhD is from Yale.

joselit.jpgDavid Joselit is Distinguished Professor of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center. and before that spent 2003 through 2013 as Professor of Art at Yale University, where he was Chair of the Art Department from 2006 to 2009.  Earlier, he was a Curator at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art and he has written books and articles about all areas of the visual arts, including Feedback: Television Against Democracy (2007).

After the event, attendees are invited to stay and mingle over dinner (credit cards will be accepted) in the Down Town Association's beautiful dining room.  OOPS!  We've just learned that the DTA is no longer open for dinner in the evening!  Apologies for whatever inconvenience this may cause!

The Down Town Association is easy to reach. Just take the #2 or #3 train to the Wall Street Station, and leave by the Pine Street exit. You'll be across the street from the Down Town Association.

Or you can take the #4 or #5 train to the Wall Street station. Walk three blocks east on Wall Street to William Street. Turn left on William Street and walk one block to Pine. Then turn right on Pine Street. 60 Pine Street is on the left side of the street. (It's simpler than it sounds!)

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