MOMAR (Museum of Modern Arthur) Opens

Back in April, we profiled Joseph Arthur’s new gallery. Located at 25 Jay Street (at John Street) Brooklyn, MOMAR (Museum of Modern Arthur) opened in June 2007 as an exhibition space for new art, including work created by Arthur himself. MOMAR is an art gallery and performance space founded and curated by musician/painter/poet Joseph Arthur.

Currently on view is a mixed array of Arthur’s past and present work that displays his talents, innovative character and colorful personality on canvas.

His current newsletter talks about the goals for MOMAR:

  • MOMAR seeks to broaden the parameters of the fine art world by fostering a multi-disciplinary interaction among innovators in painting, music, poetry, performance and the visual arts.
  • MOMAR encourages innovation and challenges convention in Art, but reveres the traditional artistic values of beauty, craft, spirituality and history.
  • MOMAR rejects the notion that art can be valued or devalued on a purely commercial level.
  • MOMAR seeks to create a new approach to art patronage that includes but extends beyond the conventions of financial support and criticism, and allows for nontraditional contributions to and from the community, including volunteering, charity work and education.
  • MOMAR is founded on the principle that Art has a conscience, is relevant and can foment positive social change. MOMAR believes that artists are responsible for illuminating truth.
  • MOMAR answers the eternal question “What Is Art?” with another question: “what isn’t?”
  • MOMAR encourages interaction between artists and audience, and partners at will with like-minded organizations.
  • MOMAR is finite. It is not an ongoing concern. Its building and its organization will disappear.
  • MOMAR can, and will, party.

Coming soon is the official opening party. Sign up at the gallery to be on the mailing list.



{Joseph Arthur, Musician and Artist to open The Museum of Modern Arthur, 24Apr2007, DumboNYC}

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