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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit rehires curator ousted by former director | Detroit Free Press

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit rehires curator ousted by former director | Detroit Free Press

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Curator Jova Lynne has been rehired by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit six months after leaving as the result of a conflict with former director Elysia Borowy-Reeder.

— Isabelle Bousquette, Detroit Free Press

She’s assuming the job title of Susanne Feld Hillberry senior curator and is already at work planning a February exhibition of work by 42 Detroit artists.  

Lynne’s return to MOCAD is a bright spot for the museum in a year otherwise dominated by conflict. In early July, a chorus of voices called for the resignation of Borowy-Reeder, citing racist microaggressions and a toxic work environment. Later that month, the museum fired Borowy-Reeder. Elyse Foltyn, chair of the MOCAD board, called it “a painful but first step of a course correct for MOCAD.”

 

—  Credits & Context


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The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is a non-collecting contemporary art museum located in Detroit‘s cultural center. The mission of the MOCAD is: MOCAD is where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music and performing arts. A responsive center for diverse audiences, MOCAD presents art that contextualizes, interprets, educates and expands culture, pushing us to the edges of contemporary experience.

MOCAD is housed in a 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) building, a converted former auto dealership designed by architect Andrew Zago. The architecture is intentionally raw and unfinished.

Source – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Updated: 02 April 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Contemporary_Art_Detroit, (Accessed: 01 October 2020)

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