Questions of Practice: MoMA's Thomas Lax on Dance in Museums

Questions of Practice: Thomas Lax, Curator

Thomas Lax, the former Studio Museum in Harlem curator who is now curating performance at the Museum of Modern Art, takes up the question “Should we be dancing in museums?” He responds by addressing key points of convergence between contemporary dance and the visual arts, and he reminds us that this isn’t the first time this conversation has been had.

Thomas Lax on dancing in museums. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage by Jorge Cousineau.

Thomas J. Lax was appointed associate curator of media and performance art at the Museum of Modern Art in May 2014. Previously he worked at the Studio Museum in Harlem, where he was most recently assistant curator. His interests include American and international contemporary art, with a focus on performance and video, as well as politically and socially engaged practices in all media.

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