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Helen Molesworth, MOCA's new chief curator, relishes the possibilities
Helen Molesworth, MOCA's new chief curator, relishes the possibilities

On this dark, rainy afternoon, Museum of Contemporary Art chief curator Helen Molesworth is hunkered down inside her office, bundled up in the copious folds of a fuzzy, gray sweater — and she is making sausage. That's what Molesworth calls this sneak peek into her curating process as she prepares her take on the museum's permanent collection, an exhibition set to open next fall. "So you wanna see how it's done, eh?" she says, swinging open a door across the hall. "How we make the sausage?" The bare space, not much larger than a walk-in closet, houses a cardboard model of the museum's galleries. Minuscule replicas of artworks in MOCA's...

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