Glenn Lowry, Director of MoMA. Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Glenn Lowry, the Director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, will explore current trends and future directions of museums in the 21st century.
Focusing on MoMA's activities, Glenn will identify the changing nature of collecting, exhibiting and commissioning work, and explore how institutions are transcending the limitations of the physical space through creative collaborations across national and international boundaries and in the online world.
A panel session follows chaired by ACMI Director Tony Sweeney and featuring Director of Kaldor Public Art Projects John Kaldor, artist, academic and writer Robert Nelson, and Director of the MCA, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor.
The panel will investigate how institutions are shifting their artistic focus and realigning their programs to maintain relevance in a time of rapid change, including the ways digital technology and audience demands are reshaping the sector.
Glenn Lowry became the sixth director of MoMA in 1995. A strong advocate of contemporary art, Mr. Lowry has lectured and written extensively in support of contemporary art and artists and the role of museums in society. His major initiatives in the past 14 years include guiding the $900 million renovation and expansion of MoMA, reinvigorating the museum's contemporary art program and, in so doing, challenging conventional thinking about modern art.