De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
While Jeffrey Deitch was attending Harvard Business School from 1976 to 1978 he became acquainted with some of the curators, gallerists and artists who were active in Boston. Rather than returning to New York City to resume his career in the commercial side of the art world he decided to take a museum position that was offered to his as curator of the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
The DeCordova is located on an estate with beautiful grounds in an upscale suburb west of Boston and specializes in showing New England artists. For his inaugural exhibition, Deitch curated Born in Boston featuring prominent artists such as Carl Andre, Frank Stella and Jonathan Borofsky who were born in the Boston area.
The show garnered tremendous interest including a cover story in the Boston Globe magazine. There was a continuous line of cars clogging the road to the museum during the afternoon of the opening. The next day, museum board members were inundated with calls from angry Lincoln residents complaining about the traffic. A special meeting was called where museum board members - most of them still inebriated after their cocktails - confronted Deitch about all the visitors he was bringing to the museum.
It was his last show at the DeCordova.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
+1 (212) 343-7300
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