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Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art

In their 1968 essay “The Dematerialization of Art,” John Chandler and Lucy R. Lippard argued that the developments of Conceptualism would transform art criticism. “If the object becomes obsolete, objective distance becomes obsolete,” they wrote.

A Curator’s Quest: Building the Museum of Modern Art’s Painting and Sculpture Collection, 1967−1988

William Rubin, who served the Museum of Modern Art from the 1960s through the 1980s as a curator and later as the director of the painting and sculpture department, spent a considerable amount of effort during the first years of his tenure closing a gap in the collection by acquiring some of Matisse’s Fauve works.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2012

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