In conversation with Seph Rodney, PhD, opinions editor and managing editor of the Sunday Edition for Hyperallergic, author of The Personalization of the Museum Visit, and winner of the 2020 Rabkin Arts Journalism Prize.
The interim director of New York’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Laura Raicovich is a fierce advocate for museums to be hubs of activism and protest that foster a more engaged and informed public. The former director of the Queens Museum, her 2018 resignation from that institution became one of the latest instances of politicized resignations amongst museum administrators across the U.S. A recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship, Raicovich lectures internationally, has created and implemented new museum preservation strategies, and is the author of the books At the Lightning Field and A Diary of Mysterious Difficulties. In Culture Strike, she offers context for historical and contemporary museum controversies, argues that ideological neutrality in museums is a myth, and outlines a plan for improving these institutions to better serve the public.
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