Paul Schimmel’s departure from MOCA and the art world’s response

Paul Schimmel

News broke last week that chief curator Paul Schimmel is leaving LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art. It’s not clear whether he resigned or was fired. But it’s created a firestorm of discussion in the art world.

Joining KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis to discuss the news and what this says about the LA art world, and art funding in general, is art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, and Mat Gleason, editor of the Coagula Arts Journal, who first broke this story on his blog.

Comments

  1. atta
    Apr 15, 2014, 2:45 am

    It's surprising to see the art wolrd is getting so worked up over the Schimmel scandal, it goes to show how passionate they are about art

  2. didi
    Apr 14, 2014, 7:21 am

    I think he's a very good man. I have no idea what happened but I know he has always followed the museum's best interests

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  • I think diversity is one of the basic concepts of modern art, so why are people getting mad about this?

  • That's too bad, I always thought he was very dedicated to his work… It's a pity to see him leave :(

  • I think he's one of the few people who are really passionate about this job, so I don't really picture him quitting or doing something which would hurt MOCA

  • This is a lost for LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art because this man was doing a great job there!

  • Too bad, he was really dedicated to this job and he genuinely cared about MOCA

  • I think he's a very good man. I have no idea what happened but I know he has always followed the museum's best interests

  • It's surprising to see the art wolrd is getting so worked up over the Schimmel scandal, it goes to show how passionate they are about art