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AUTHOR: ALEXANDRA SCHWARTZ

Posts by Alexandra Schwartz
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January 20, 2011  |  Modern Women
Art and Everyday Spaces

While at MoMA, I wrote an essay for the publication Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art entitled “Mind, Body, Sculpture: Alice Aycock, Mary Miss, and Jackie Winsor in the 1970s.” Read more

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November 12, 2010  |  Film, Modern Women
Barbara Hammer on Feminist Film

One of the key experimental filmmakers of her generation, Barbara Hammer (American, b. 1939) is renowned for creating the earliest and most extensive body of avant-garde films on lesbian life and sexuality. In this fascinating video interview, she talks about her career as a filmmaker and the development of feminist and queer filmmaking over the last thirty years. Read more

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September 29, 2010  |  Modern Women
Modern Women Through MoMA’s History

For the publication Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art, Michelle Elligott, the Museum Archivist, contributed a wonderful essay entitled “Modern Women: A Partial History,” a kind of lexicon comprising historical entries on and capsule biographies of selected noteworthy women throughout the Museum’s history. In this video, she discusses some of these women and their impact both at MoMA and within the museum field in general. Read more

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September 13, 2010  |  Modern Women, Publications
Float the Boat: Finding a Place for Feminism in the Museum

One of the foremost younger scholars working today on art and gender, Aruna D’Souza wrote “Float the Boat: Finding a Place for Feminism in the Museum,” one of three introductions to the book Modern Women: Women at The Museum of Modern Art (2010). In her essay, and in the above video interview, she talks about the evolution of feminist art history and criticism, and the role within it of the museum in general and of MoMA in particular. Read more

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August 12, 2010  |  Modern Women
Riot on the Page: Thirty Years of Zines by Women

In the video interview above, Gretchen Wagner, an assistant curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, talks about the essay she wrote for the publication Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art, titled “Riot on the Page: Thirty Years of Zines by Women.” Read more

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August 6, 2010  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Lee Bontecou: All Freedom in Every Sense

In this video interview, Veronica Roberts, Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, discusses her exhibition Lee Bontecou: All Freedom in Every Sense, one of the exhibitions celebrating the landmark publication of Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art. Read more