Laurence Kardish

EVENT: A presentation on Cinema in the Digital Age

SPEAKER: Laurence Kardish, former Senior Curator of Film at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City was founded in 1929 dedicated to helping people understand and enjoy the visual arts “…of our time”. MoMA owns approximately 22,000 films and four million film stills. Side by side with its exhibitions built on works of art from its own collection, ongoing programs of classic and contemporary films range from retrospectives and historical surveys to introductions of the work of independent and experimental film- and videomakers.

DATE: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Ottawa Public Library Main Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa ON K1P 5M2

BIOGRAPHY: After graduating from Carleton and Columbia universities, Larry Kardish spent the next 44 years at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, retiring in late 2012 as Senior Curator of Film. A native of Ottawa, during his career Mr. Kardish became a fixture at film events and festivals in New York, Canada and worldwide, serving on film festival juries, launching many new programs and curating some 60 showings and exhibitions annually at MoMA. He has received numerous awards, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres as well as an honorary doctorate from Carleton University in 2011.