September 23, 2013
Go, Read: Robert Boyd Notes Robert Storr Tried To Start A Comics Department At MoMA, Pitches MFAH
Robert Boyd pulls some information
from that beautiful new Co-Mix
book and underlines it out in the open so that we all get the point, that Robert Storr at one point a generation ago hoped to start a department of comics at the Museum Of Modern Art. Even if you don't know that museums like that have departments -- I would have flunked that quiz -- that sounds like the kind of institutional could-have-been worth noting. Better yet, Boyd spins it around and pitches something similar to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The first commenter pops in to throw some cold water on the entire idea, which makes the whole thing even more interesting. In the 20 hours between my writing this and it rolling out on CR
, Art Spiegelman will probably pop in with some videotape of actual meetings or something. Okay, not likely, but you never know.
I'm a let's-try-everything guy more than a magic-bullet guy when it comes to the promotion and promulgation -- the Stan Lee in me insists on that second word, appropriate or not -- of the comics medium, so Boyd's pitch sounds great to me even if the results might be mixed. If nothing else, I can see how art museums moving in that direction more formally might lead to a bitchin' job or two for someone out there.
posted 8:20 am PST
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