at the Art Show,
the 7th Reg. Armory
|Kynaston (1963, by Alex Katz)|
Acting Chief Curator of the department. In 2003, he was named Chief Curator at Large.
Ann d'Harnoncourt, who later became the director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art); The Natural Paradise: Painting in America, 1800-1950 (1976, an exhibit that coincided with the Bicentennial celebrations across the country); Joseph Cornell (1980); Berlinart 1961-1987 (1987); Andy Warhol: A Retrospective (1989); The Museum as Muse, The Artists Reflect (1999), Edvard Munch: Beyond the Scream (2006), and Richard Serra at MoMa (2007, with Lynne Cooke, of the Dia Foundation for the Arts). In 1971, McShine initiated MoMa's Projects series, which focused on works by younger experimental artists.
|Clara Serra and Kynaston McShine (DPC/NYSD.com)|
In one of the pieces I link to above, an article in The Economist, the writer describes McShine as "discreet." I would love someday (he's 72, so I suppose I should get on it) to interview him, and discuss his background, life and career, his deep interests in the art of his time and his central, publicly un(der)acknowledged role in bringing that art to critical and public consciousness. Perhaps an interview of this sort already exists; I just haven't seen it. Then, where to publish it?
Also: there's this kynastonmcshine, in the UK. I wonder if he knows about and has given his blessing to them?