Joan Jonas ’58 exhibition at MoMA

Mount Holyoke alum Joan Jonas ’58 has two concurrent shows in New York City and the New York Times has declared them “a bounteous and playful survey.”

Joan Jonas ’58 has two museum exhibitions in New York City this spring: “Joan Jonas: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral,” a focused show at the Drawing Center in SoHo through June 2, 2024, and an expansive, sprawling retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, “Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning,” through July 6, 2024.

Performance of Joan Jonas's Mirror Piece I & II Reconfigured (1969/2018–2019), featuring Mount Holyoke students, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College, January 31, 2019
Installation view of “Promise of the Infinite: Joan Jonas and the Mirror,” Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, July 17, 2018–June 16, 2019

The New York Times recently reviewed both shows and declared them “a bounteous and playful survey of Jonas’ career on the vanguard highway.”

Jonas, the Times declared, is “one of the great and still undersung creative figures of our time. A trailblazer in the realms of video, performance, conceptual and installation art, she arrived, more than 60 years ago, at a point … where the feminist and the early environmentalist movements met, and she has kept moving forward since.”

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