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The Koons Effect: Standards of Taste

On the occasion of the Whitney’s exhibition Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, this symposium brought together artists, curators, and scholars to consider Koons’s significance in contemporary art and culture as well as his dialogue with certain narratives of Western art history. Moderated by Meredith Martin, Associate Professor of Art History, NYU/IFA, this session featured presentations by Donna De Salvo, the Whitney's Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs; Johanna Burton, Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, New Museum; and Michael Lobel, Professor of Art History, SUNY Purchase.

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A 30-second online art project:
Sara Ludy, Tumbleweeds

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