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.

Formerly Associate Professor at Binghamton University, Aruna is currently Associate Director for Research at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. She has been involved in various aspects of MoMA’s Modern Women’s Project from its inception, and Connie Butler (The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings) and I were thrilled that she contributed to the book.