Jerry Saltz revisits the infamous 1993 Whitney Biennial
... the much hated "identity politics" show. This is a fun read.
What can art museums learn from the new Museum of Mathematics
? Still, I'm not entirely convinced that touching is the only way to expand the horizons of the young. In Portland, OMSI already has plenty of touchy feel-y exhibitions and I think there is something to be learned by having work that commands a certain "don't touch" respect. PAM's security guards have their hands full with the adults who think they can touch everything already! That said museums are definitely exploring interaction... The Carrie Mae Weems show at PAM includes a table with interactive Iphone apps.
In a related news, OPB Interviewed Weems for Think Out Loud
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