I’m very pleased to know that the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, has appointed its first curator of contemporary art.
Contemporary art can be intimidating; a curator can provide multiple points of entry
A Nov. 3, 2013 artdaily.com article highlighting the appointment notes:
“Contemporary art can be intimidating, and I feel it is the responsibility of a curator to provide context and multiple points of entry to challenging concepts and artworks.”
Strong point of view of the museum curator
- From technologies like magic lanterns (#1), the kinetoscope (#3), and the handheld camera (#78), to genres like slapstick (#21), poetic realism (#50), and queer cinema (#97), to system-level developments like the star system (#23), film schools (#38), and censorship (#48), to cultural phenomena like fan magazines (#31), television (#63), and feminist film theory (#86), the book blends the illuminating factuality of an encyclopedia with the strong point of view of a museum curator to reveal, beneath this changing flow of technologies and techniques, cinema’s deeper capacity for playing on universal emotions and engaging our timeless longing for escapism, entertainment, and self-expression.