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Director
Museum of Modern Art

Director
Museum of Fine Arts

Affiliations

Board Member
A.N.E.W. Inc

Founder
Denver Museum of Contemporary Art

Education

B.A.

Columbia University

Ph.D.
Art History
Harvard University

PhD

Harvard

Web References (39 Total References)


Kenworth Moffett, the former ...

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Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that "If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it."


Maverick Arts - Charles Giuliano

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Back in 1971, the MFA updated its Neanderthal policy toward modern art by appointing its first contemporary curator, Kenworth Moffett, who left the museum in 1984, and later served as director of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.And, in a dramatic turn of events, the ICA, which is planning to build a 60,000 square foot facility, recently announced that it will start a permanent collection. Considering Boston's status as a cultural and educational center, while encouraging, experts argue that this is too little and absurdly too late.With very limited resources, Moffett boldly and bravely launched a collection of contemporary art in a museum and city that was historically indifferent to this activity.The down side is that he collected with narrowly defined interest and taste.Moffett was a disciple of Clement Greenberg and Formalism.

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This helped to topple Moffett who had distanced himself from Greenberg, a very difficult man in his last years, but remained loyal to his critical positions.
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Moffett as keeper of the Greenberg flame went on to promote a movement of, New New Painters.Now that those epic art wars of years past have subsided the MFA has mounted an exhibition showcasing Moffett's acquisitions.
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And, while we continue to debate the influence of Formalism, clearly, Greenberg and Moffett truly believed in the integrity of the work.


Kenworth Moffett, former ...

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Kenworth Moffett, former director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, observed in Gold Coast Magazine "If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.


Quotes On Carol Sutton's Art-[Karen Wilkin, Clement Greenberg, Walter Darby Bannard, Donna Lypchuk, Kenworth Moffett, Roald Nasgaard]

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KENWORTH MOFFETT:

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This important group exhibition brought Carol Sutton's work to greater international attention. - THE NEW GENERATION: A CURATOR'S CHOICE - organised by Kenworth Moffett of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for the Andre Emmerich Gallery in New York City.
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Kenworth Moffett is a critic, writer, author, and liked the past critic Meier-Graefe. Kenworth Moffett has visited Carol Sutton's studio in Toronto since 1974, up until the late 1980's.
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Moffett is past curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Art [BFA] . Currently he is; Museum Executive Director Dr. Kenworth Moffett.-- The Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33301 #1. ARTTEXT - lists books by K. Moffett- http://www.artextbooks.com/welcome.html Your search for Moffett retrieved 8 Matches. -http://216.119.120.88/results.cfm- NOT VALID URL
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Intro. by Kenworth Moffett; interview with Christopher Andreae.
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Essay by Kenworth Moffett, chronol., exhibs., bibliog. Oblong folio, wrps. 1981. Fine. $20.00 [Order/Inquire]
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Unpaginated exhib. cat., 6 plates (4 in color), including essay by Kenworth Moffett. Square 4to, wrps. 1972. Near-fine. $20.00 [Order/Inquire]


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His name is Ken Moffett, he's the curator of 20th Century Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts."

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Seeing that, Ken had a field day and started folding this thing all over the place. Then he asked if we could cut, not through the painting but the part that was raw canvas. He was putting together some kind of a hard edge. He was figuring out a way to use the hard edges of these folds and coming up with new ways of putting together a painting. I still have some of those. We collaborated on a couple pieces. Ken Moffett was there, so I met Moffett and that started a history of exhibitions with Moffett that went on for the next 27 years or so.
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CW: There were a number of collectors involved and you'd been in the Abstract Art in New England show that Ken Moffett curated.
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Moffett talks about how when developments are made, and this development was made twenty years ago now, it takes that long for the artists to figure out what to do with it, so his feeling is we're really just now seeing that.
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CW: So, that's around the time that you're building into the New New period, the beginnings of New New Painting being shown by Ken when he was at the Fort Lauderdale Museum.
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[Add info about Moffett & the Ft. Lauderdale show image of Divertimento]

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