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Longtime Curator Carl Goodman Becomes Director of Museum of Moving Image

Longtime Curator Carl Goodman Becomes Director of Museum of Moving Image

Through Chairman of the Board Herbert S. Schlosser, the recently re-opened Museum of the Moving Image announced that Carl Goodman is taking on the role of Director of the museum. Goodman, a longtime curator for the museum succeeds the Founding Director Rochelle Slovin, who has led the museum for the past thirty years.

As Senior Deputy Director, Goodman was responsible for the museum’s public programming, education, and collections initiatives and has spearheaded the museum’s digital and new media initiatives. He was appointed Curator of Digital Media in 1992, as one of the first in such a position in a major museum anywhere.

Goodman is also responsible for several exhibitions at the Museum, including: Computer Space, a history of video games; Digital Media, on software-based art; and Real Virtuality (currently running), of art and technology.

Announcing Goodman to the new post, Schlosser said, ““Carl Goodman is widely admired as a curator, an educator, and a leader in the field of digital media, and for years has brilliantly represented the Museum to artists, new media innovators, funders, and a host of partner organizations. We feel enormously fortunate in knowing that he will be the one to carry forward this institution, keeping it at the forefront of our evolving screen culture.”

Mr. Goodman announced, “The moving image is more than just the defining art form of our time, it is an important part of our daily lives. For more than twenty years, the Museum has been addressing and exploring the art, history, technology, and social impact of screen culture in all its forms. With the help of a brilliant and extraordinarily dedicated staff, the support of a far-sighted Board of Trustees, and the boost that comes from our beautifully transformed building, I look forward to leading the Museum during this time of tremendous growth.”

[Editor’s note: A previous version of this article said that Slovin served the museum as director for twenty years, instead of thirty. The article has been changed to reflect this.]

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