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    In the late 1980s, when museums of contemporary art began to be founded throughout the world, Gertrude Stein’s oft-quoted, yet perhaps apocryphal comment to MoMA founding director Alfred H. Barr Jr. – “You can be a museum, or you can be modern, but you can’t be both” – came back to haunt us. Read more…
Image: Gertrude Stein’s apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1920

    In the late 1980s, when museums of contemporary art began to be founded throughout the world, Gertrude Stein’s oft-quoted, yet perhaps apocryphal comment to MoMA founding director Alfred H. Barr Jr. – “You can be a museum, or you can be modern, but you can’t be both” – came back to haunt us. Read more

    Image: Gertrude Stein’s apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1920

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