Modern Artifacts 9: One and the Same


The latest offering from our regular series co-presented with the MoMA Archives documents an important opening and a historic—and timely—radio broadcast by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (reproduced on the issue’s CD) celebrating the link between democracy and artistic freedom.

Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Michelle Elligott recently organized Devenir moderne, part of the MoMA exhibition Être moderne at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. She coedited the book Art in Our Time: A Chronicle of the Museum of Modern Art and cocurated MoMA’s 1969 exhibition; her book on Rene d’Harnoncourt will be published this fall.