Juliet Kinchin on the Modern Interior
Join MoMA’s Juliet Kinchin at New Canaan Library for a free lecture about her current exhibition How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, which examines a range of environments — including Philip Johnson’s 1930 New York apartment — with the aim of exploring the complex collaborative partnerships, materials, and processes that have shaped the modernist interior.
Please note: this program takes place at New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840. Kindly register for the program here. The lecture begins at 6:30pm and is preceded by a reception at 6pm.
Juliet Kinchin is Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art. Since joining MoMA in 2008, she has organized exhibitions including What Was Good Design? MoMA’s Message 1939-55, Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, Postwar Polish Posters, New Typography, Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000, Designing Modern Women 1900-2000, Brute Material, Fiber into Form, and Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye. Kinchin has worked as a curator in Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where she was formerly the Founding Director of the graduate program in Decorative Arts and Design History. She has also held faculty positions in the history of art and design at the Glasgow School of Art, and the Bard Graduate Center in New York in 1999 and 2002-03.
Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond. The series is collaboratively organized by the Glass House and New Canaan Library.