From the Chair

Walking in nature and walking in through a museum offer similar experiences; perambulating through the landscapes of both, chaos becomes order and becomes chaos again given our constantly changing point of view. While nature abides by its own rules of deterioration...

From the Chair

There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole. -Traditional Hymn Why make art? Answers to such a question would vary of course, depending on who is asked; what their particular life experience is in relation to the practice of art, even the definition of art...

From the Chair

Whatever art is, it is no longer something primarily to be looked at. Stared at, perhaps, but not primarily looked at. What, in view of this, is a post-historical museum to do, or to be? -After the End of Art Contemporary Art and the Pale of History, 1996 by Arthur...

From the Chair

I keep an ever-expanding list of artists I am interested in. Mostly, I become aware of them from a distance; through a review in The New York Times, an accidental encounter with their work in a museum or gallery, happenstance or by chance. I have been following the...

From the Chair

When searching for calm amidst the chaos of daily life, I often find myself doing one of two things: taking a walk in nature or taking a walk through a museum. For me, both museums and nature provide a similar sense of calm, both create order from chaos, and both...

From the Chair

There is much anticipation surrounding the reopening of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, after a long period of construction and a conceptual pivot that promises to mine the museum for a much less traditional method of projecting the historical and contemporary...