Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

The oral biography of Dorothy Canning Miller, who as a curator of seminal exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art championed cutting-edge artists.

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“I have a tremendous passion for making a good exhibition. You’ve got fifteen artists, who’s going to be in the first gallery? The order in which you place the artists, that’s so important... you try to achieve... climaxes - something unexpected, perhaps several climaxes... don’t let the interest flag, something new is coming around the corner, it’s going to knock your eyes out... then a quiet tapering off with something to let you out alive.”

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