The Museum of the Moving Image has appointed Eric Hynes the Associate Curator of Film. Hynes will join the Museum on October 26 under Chief Curator David Schwartz. He will play a key role in organizing and implementing the Museum’s wide-ranging film screenings, personal appearances and events.
“Eric Hynes brings tremendous passion, energy and intelligence to everything he does,” said Schwartz in an official statement. “On behalf of the Museum, I can say that we are thrilled to have him join our team. He will help expand the scope of the Museum’s programming and help us connect with the many types of audiences we serve.”
Hynes is a Brooklyn-based film journalist and cultural critic. He writes a regular column about the art of documentary for Film Comment Magazine, and he has bylines in various major media outlets such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Slate, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Sight & Sound and Indiewire, among other outlets. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s creative writing program and is an alumnus of Kim’s Video, where he served as the chain’s first book buyer.