Glenn Lowry to Discuss Sculptures at Spring Neighborhood Day Tomorrow
On Sat., May 19, at the university's Spring Neighborhood Day, Glenn
Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), will give a
public lecture about the MoMA sculptures currently on campus.This
special exhibition, entitled "Sculpture from the Abby Aldrich
Rockefeller Sculpture Garden of the Museum of Modern Art,"
includes works by Scott Burton, Alexander Calder, Ettore Colla,
Herbert Ferber, Bryan Hunt, Henry Moore, Claes
will open its gates to the public on Sat., May 19, the university's
Spring Neighborhood Day. At 1 p.m. MoMA director Glenn Lowry
will discuss the sculptures on loan from the museum.
Oldenburg, Eduardo Paolozzi, George Rickey, David Smith, Tony Smith
and Mark di Suvero.
Glenn D. Lowry became the sixth director of The Museum of Modern
Art in 1995. He leads a staff of some 600 people and directs an
active program of
exhibitions, acquisitions, and publications. In addition to directing
the Museum's curatorial, educational, and administrative programs,
he is managing the Museum's Building Project, which began in February
1996 and is expected to be completed in 2004, in time for MoMA's
A strong advocate of contemporary art, he, along with Alanna Heiss,
director of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, conceived and initiated
the merger of their two organizations, which was announced in February
1999. He has lectured and written extensively in support of contemporary
art and artists and the role of museums in society, among other
Lowry is a board member of the Association of Art Museum Directors
(AAMD) and of the Donald Judd Foundation. He also serves on the
advisory council of the Department of Art History and Archaeology
at Columbia University.
Born in 1954 in New York City and raised in Williams-town, Massachusetts,
Lowry received a B.A. degree (1976) magna cum laude from
Williams College, Williams-town, and M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982)
degrees in history of art from Harvard University.
Lowry's talk, entitled "Creating an Urban Oasis: The Museum
of Modern Art and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden,"
will begin at 1 p.m. in Caspary Auditorium.
The Spring Neighborhood Day event will also include docent-led
art tours for the public and campus community. The Rockefeller University
campus has itself been described by The New York Times as
an "urban oasis." The 15-acre grounds were designed by
famed landscape architect Daniel Urban Kiley, who strove to create
a protective and soothing environment in the midst of a big city.
Every year, on Spring Neighborhood Day, the university invites
area residents to enjoy the campus's lush gardens. This year's event
takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the