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Join the harts gallery for a conversation between Agnes Gund and artist Ed McGowin about his NAME CHANGE project, the subject of our current exhibition Civilized Adults.

Admission is free of charge but RSVP is required. To register, email

Space is limited and seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 Ed McGowin for Thorton Dossett,  Till , 1990, Acrylic on Linen,  42 x 42 inches

Ed McGowin for Thorton Dossett, Till, 1990, Acrylic on Linen,  42 x 42 inches

Agnes Gund is President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Chair of its International Council. She is also Chair of MoMA PS1. Ms. Gund joined the MoMA Board in 1976 and served as its President from 1991 until 2002. Ms. Gund is the Founder and Board Chair of Studio in a School, a non-profit organization she established in 1977 in response to budget cuts that virtually eliminated arts classes from New York City public schools. 

Ed McGowin is an artist perhaps best known for his 1970–72 work NAME CHANGE, in which he changed his name twelve times over an eighteen-month period. McGowin has continued to produce art for eleven of the artists over the past forty-five years. He has had more than sixty solo exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Museum of American Art and numerous private and public collections.