A BIT OF MATTER: The MoMA PS1 Archives, 1976–2000
A selection of archival materials documenting the vast array of artists who worked and exhibited in the museum’s building over the course of its first 25 years. Surveying a period that spans from the institution’s inaugural 1976 exhibition Rooms to its merger with The Museum of Modern Art in 2000, the exhibition brings together hundreds of objects drawn from the MoMA PS1 Archives, including artist’s proposals, exhibition posters, photographs, correspondence, flyers, postcards, residency applications, and other ephemera.
C0-curated with Oliver Schultz, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.
The Artist in Place: The First 10 Years of MoMA PS1
October 24, 2012–
The Museum of Modern Art
The institution now known as MoMA PS1 began over 40 years ago as The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, an organization dedicated to rehabilitating derelict property around New York City into spaces for artists to create and display their work. Within 10 years, the Institute had occupied the iconic P.S. 1 school building in Queens and the downtown Clocktower Gallery, developed a formal studio program that drew young artists from around the world, and maintained an exhibition schedule that frequently involved hundreds of artists in a single season. Drawing on materials from the institutional records in the Museum Archives, this exhibition chronicles the growth and development of MoMA PS1 in its first decade—from its origins as a temporary art event to one of the largest art spaces in the country—and emphasizes its enduring legacy as a central participant in the New York art world and a showcase for a critical era in contemporary art.
Co-organized with Alana Miller, Archives Assistant.
The Dealer as Co-Conspirator: Selections from the Richard Bellamy Papers
The Museum of Modern Art
The gallerist, connoisseur, and art enthusiast Richard Bellamy left a lasting mark on the New York art world over four decades, both through his work with the Hansa, Green, and Oil & Steel Galleries and as an independent dealer. Bellamy is remembered for helping to launch and sustain the careers of many renowned artists. To mark the tenth anniversary of Bellamy’s passing and the opening to the public of the Richard Bellamy Papers in MoMA’s Archives, this exhibition presents correspondence, exhibition announcements, gallery records, and other materials illustrating his enduring legacy.
Publications and Writings
Contributor, A History of MoMA PS1 (New York, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2019)
Contributor, Being Modern: Building the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (Paris, France: Fondation Louis Vuitton; New York, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2017)
“Putting It All Out There: The MoMA Exhibition History Project,” Museum Archivist: Newsletter of the Museum Archives Section (Winter 2017: Volume 27, Issue 1
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