Archive | August, 2013

Jesus Was A Moonwalker

One of my former students, Alyssa Lundgren Dreeszen, made a very interesting documentary film about the role of religion in the contemporary art world.  I was honored to be a featured interviewee alongside heroes like Eleanor Heartney!  Jesus Was a Moonwalker screened at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art a little over a year ago (fulfilling—sort […]

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The Interactive Museum Experience

A cranky New York Times editorial a couple of weeks ago lamented that art museums are essentially pandering to media-saturated modern audiences by designing exhibitions and events that are interactive in nature.  Judith H. Dobrzynski wants art museums to remain contemplative, transcendent repositories of high culture.  Sure, interactive strategies can feel forced or gimmicky at […]

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