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Cornelia (Connie) Butler

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Interview with Cornelia (Connie) Butler, 2004 July 7 and 2008 February 17

Cornelia (Connie) Butler is the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art. Prior to coming to New York in 2006, she served as a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Though much of Butler’s curatorial focus has been directed toward works on paper and the graphic arts, perhaps her most notable project of late was the ambitious, multimedia undertaking WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution. Her final exhibition for MOCA, WACK! served as a retrospective exploration of the effects that feminist art of the 1970s had on the art and society that surrounded it. The show achieved a multifaceted success: high attendance numbers and an intense critical response, both positive and negative.

Further Reading

Butler, Cornelia H. Afterimage: Drawing through Process. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.

———. Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art; New York: New York : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2008.

Butler, Cornelia H., and Lisa Gabrielle Mark. WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007.

Butler, Cornelia H., and Christian Rattemeyer. Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Comtemporary Drawings Collection. New York: Museum of Modern Art: Distributed in the United States and Canada by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2009.

Jones, Amelia. "History Makers." Frieze no. 105 (2007): 132-139.