Iris Barry, MoMA’s Lady in the Dark: A Presentation by Robert Sitton

October 10, 2014

MoMA

Iris Barry with projectionist Artie Steiger
  • Education Center The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

MoMA presents an illustrated talk by Robert Sitton, the author of Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film, which examines the life of the Museum’s founding film curator, Iris Barry (1895–1969), including her legendary years in New York from 1930 to 1949. The discussion—which is bookended by the classic documentary short Movies March On (1939), about MoMA’s Film Library, and the feature They Live by Night (1948), one of Barry’s last MoMA premieres—will touch on her role in the London Film Society, her relationship with artist Wyndham Lewis, and her troubled retirement in France.

Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Associate Curator, Department of Film.

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