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Episode 22: Authority and Anxiety with MoMA director Glenn Lowry

Guest Glenn Lowry with host Charlotte Burns. Photo credit: Colin Miller

BY Charlotte Burns
executive editor of In Other Words

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”In the particular political moment in which we live, the question of authority and voice has become increasingly important,” says Glenn Lowry, director of MoMA. ”Who has the right to speak for whom? How do we imagine someone else’s voice?”


In this wide-ranging conversation, Lowry describes the museum as a crucible during a ”very flammable moment” and talks about the role of culture today. He discusses technology at the museum, as well as the value of thinking slowly. Talking with host Charlotte Burns, Lowry covers various topics including MoMA’s expansion, the possibilities of closer institutional collaboration, the importance of anxiety—and lots more besides. 


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