Thelma Golden on blogging and Jason Moran
- Album: Artist in Residence
- Track: Break Down 3:17
I am not on Facebook. I don’t Tweet.* In fact, my lack of presence in the cyber world is so striking that it might be perceived that—as a curator—I privilege the real experience. While I don’t think I will ever get over the profound experience of being in the physical presence of a work of art, I welcome the occasion of our beautiful, newly redesigned website to share some of my ideas about art and inspiration with our online audience.
To this end, this will be the first in a series of posts about the things I see and think about, the work that inspires me, the issues and ideas at the center of our work at the museum. Hopefully they will be of interest to you and send you off on your own path of inspiration based on art. I love to talk to you all in person, whether in the aisle at Fairway, on the subway platform, or in the airport terminal, and to hear about your experiences with art and artists of African descent. I see this blog as yet another place for conversation.
Please come back to Studio Blog often to read my posts and those of my colleagues. And of course, don’t forget to stop by the Museum for your own in-person experience. In the meantime, please listen to a fantastic song by musician and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran: “Break Down”—which in some ways feels like a necessary manifesto.