The Art Angle Podcast: How MoMA Remade Itself for the Trump Era
In the first episode of our new podcast, Ben Davis unpacks the Museum of Modern Art's glitzy expansion with host Andrew Goldstein.
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After over $400 million in renovations and a multiple-month closure to the public, the Museum of Modern Art is back. But do roughly 75,000 square feet in new exhibition space and a (supposedly) radical rehang of the permanent collection add up to a MoMA fit for our turbulent times?
National art critic Ben Davis sits down with host Andrew Goldstein to address the curators’ attempts to decenter the Western canon, what the changes might mean for MoMA’s hordes of tourists, and whether a museum this hallowed can ever be a sanctuary from the larger cultural conversation.
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