Agora: What do we want from museums?

Paula Stuttman

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 3:00 p.m.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior

This program seeks to create a spontaneous community of philosophical inquiry regarding issues such as beauty, relevance, information, experience, taste, and museum collections and practices. In ancient Greece, the agora was an outdoor public place of assembly where students gathered to learn from philosophers who posed moral, social, cultural and political questions. MoMA’s iteration of the agora features Museum educators engaging with members of the public in informal discussions that depart from open-ended questions relating to visitors’ museum experience.

This program is free with Museum admission. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.