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July 12, 2023
“Primitivism” in 20th Century Art: Press Packet for a 1984 MoMA Exhibition

MoMA’s 1984 blockbuster exhibition “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art proudly boasted that the exhibition was the first to “juxtapose modern and tribal objects in the light of informed art history.” While the organizers thought of themselves as being scholarly and objective, the fact that they put quotation marks around the…