Posts Tagged ‘Musem of Modern Art’

A Program Note

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Iris Barry, c. 1940. Photograph by George Platt Lynes (Courtesy of MoMA)

Those of you who enjoyed my post in February about film critic and curator Iris Barry may be interested in attending a Barry-themed film series taking place right now at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Iris Barry: Re-View features films Barry chose for a program at Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum in 1933 that would gauge public interest in film as an art form. The program paved the way for MoMA’s film library, which Barry went on to curate.
The series also includes the Mae West classic She Done Him Wrong (showing tonight!).
If I had time, I’d make you a Mae West recipe. I promise to figure out a way to include one on these pages soon. In the meantime, I hope New York-area readers will try to make it to some of the films this weekend.

Here’s the link to the Museum’s information on this series……….