Now MoMA has a weblog

In anticipation of the reopening of the midtown museum building, MoMA's design department created a new website--including a weblog--for the Junior Associates, a group of 400 or so people who do all kinds of art world-related activities. As far as I know, it's the first museum weblog. (I know, Eyebeam eats weblogs for breakfast, but they're not a museum. They ARE quite cool, though, and hosted a swell party and exhibition walkthrough for the JA's, which, although it has passed, remains enshrined in a gif on the JA welcome page.)

When Picasso painted a portrait of Gertrude Stein (which she gave, alas, to the Met), someone said it didn't look like her. "It will," he replied. Such is the long horizon on which art's influence operates. Remember this when you look for the weblog on the JA site, because the Museum has called it a 'notebook'. A Typepad-powered notebook. We may not call weblogs notebooks now, the Museum seems to say, but we will.

I, of course, trendchaser that I am, suggested that the site be called JA Rule. After all, it/they does/do. For a young person in the city, it's probably the greatest opportunity to get involved with a truly amazing institution. And as the calendar of events attests, JA's get to do some really cool stuff. (For the reopening shindig this fall, being a JA is like having the golden ticket.)

In the end, the Museum's rejection of my JA Rule idea was correct. The main requirements for becoming a JA, you see, are 1) an interest in seeing and learning about art, 2) a desire to support the Museum, and 3) $500 a year, or as it's known in the haut monde of museum committees and high-priced benefit galas, 50 Cent.

Since 2001 here at, I've been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.

Many thanks to the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for supporting that time.

comments? questions? tips? pitches? email
greg [at] greg [dot ] org

find me on twitter: @gregorg

post info

first published: June 24, 2004.

next older post:
On Facing Among Other Things Facts

next newer post:
'Verily I say unto you, he has his reward'

recent projects, &c.

Our Guernica Cycle, 2017 –
about/kickstarter | exhibit, 2017

Social Medium:
artists writing, 2000-2015
Paper Monument, Oct. 2016
ed. by Jennifer Liese
buy, $28

Madoff Provenance Project in
'Tell Me What I Mean' at
To__Bridges__, The Bronx
11 Sept - Oct 23 2016
show | beginnings

Chop Shop
curated by Magda Sawon
1-7 March 2016

eBay Test Listings
Armory – ABMB 2015
about | proposte monocrome, rose

It Narratives, incl.
Shanzhai Gursky & Destroyed Richter
Franklin Street Works, Stamford
Sept 5 - Nov 9, 2014
about | link

TheRealHennessy Tweets Paintings, 2014 -

Standard Operating Procedure
about | buy now, 284pp, $15.99

CZRPYR2: The Illustrated Appendix
Canal Zone Richard Prince
YES RASTA 2:The Appeals Court
Decision, plus the Court's
Complete Illustrated Appendix (2013)
about | buy now, 142pp, $12.99

"Exhibition Space" @ apexart, NYC
Mar 20 - May 8, 2013
about, brochure | installation shots

HELP/LESS Curated by Chris Habib
Printed Matter, NYC
Summer 2012
panel &c.

Destroyed Richter Paintings, 2012-
background | making of
"Richteriana," Postmasters Gallery, NYC

Canal Zone Richard
Selected Court Documents
from Cariou v. Prince (2011)
about | buy now, 376pp, $17.99