MoMA Talks: Conversations

MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art

Arts, Visual Arts

Chart Positions

Visual Arts 42

Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.


Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered: A Roundtable Discussion

April 29th, 2011

Episode 167 of 192 episodes

Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered: A Roundtable Discussion Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Theater 3 The work of the Abstract Expressionists during the postwar period in New York was characterized by the deep conviction that contemporary painting could be not only a vehicle for personal expression, but also a form of spiritual experience. Artists Brice Marden and Tauba Auerbach and anthropologist Michael Taussig discuss the continuing relevance and implications of this viewpoint. Laura Hoptman, curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, moderates the discussion.