Art is useful. Through art we can start building a world that works differently.

Tania Bruguera

Art Appreciation

Works from the Collection of Mimi Poser

Mimi Poser (right) with Mary Sharp Cronson, founder of Works & Process, at the opening of the 1984 exhibition Michael Singer. Photo: Marilyn Mazur via The Guggenheim

In the 1970s, The Guggenheim began broadcasting a regularly scheduled radio show, Round and About the Guggenheim, on New York’s Public Radio, WNYC. A precursor to our modern day podcasts, the show was the creation of the museum’s head development officer, Mimi Poser, whose career at The Guggenheim would span nearly two decades. With Poser as moderator, the series covered a wide range of topics from artists and artworks, to special events, to museum practices with many episodes centering on the museum’s current exhibitions. Each episode provided an interview with artists and experts from across the industry, informing audiences of the inner workings of institutions as well as current trends and issues within the art world. It was Poser’s narration, guidance, and knowledge during these interviews that encouraged in listeners a greater appreciation for both the influential artists of the age as well as the art industry as a whole. 

Listen to episodes from Round and About the Guggenheim with Mimi Poser