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About

Momus is an art publication that stresses “a return to art criticism” that is evaluative, accountable, and brave. Momus has quickly become a trusted reference for those wishing to reflect on contemporary art at a slightly slower pace, and with greater focus and integrity than online platforms typically allow. In our first five years, Momus has been shortlisted twice for the International Award for Art Criticism. Nine of its Contributing Editors and frequent contributors have been awarded Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grants, and Momus Contributing Editor Catherine G. Wagley was awarded the prestigious Rabkin Foundation Grant for Arts Journalism in 2019. Momus was recently featured in a Harvard University review for leading the charge in writers’ remuneration in digital publishing, an ethical mandate of the publication's. In 2017, Momus published its first print compendium and launched a podcast, Momus: The Podcast, that was named one of the top-ten art podcasts by The New York Times in March 2020.

For as little as $1 a month, you can support Momus and bring daring and accountable criticism to the forefront of the cultural conversation. 

Top three reasons to donate:

  • Momus pays its writers above-industry rates, leading by example in its effort to improve writer-remuneration in online publishing. Our publication recently raised it writers’ rates - for the second time in four years - by 30%, and was featured in a Harvard review regarding this ethical mandate. We plan to raise our fees again in late 2020.
    Momus maintains a standard of independent, critical thinking, bringing its subjects into a discourse uncompromised by outside agendas. As such, Momus is a for-profit publication, and relies on a certain degree of patronage and reader contribution in order to maintain its independence.
    Momus is free to read, free to stream, and free to download. Our emphasis on accessibility underscores our objective that art criticism play an essential part in the cultural conversation. Momus’s accessible but challenging criticism has won the attention of The New York Times, frieze, e-flux, The New Inquiry, Los Angeles Times, and the College Art Association, among others.
    The Momus Emerging Critics Residency has launched its 2020 summer editions with the express focus of addressing the lack of diversity in art publishing at its source. Bringing Black, Indigenous, and BIPOC leadership to the fore of these residencies, Momus is working to directly address, deconstruct, and help remedy the severe underrepresentation of people of color within the industry.
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In sum: if you value what you read and listen to, consider donating to support our continuation and expansion. Your support will go directly to our writers, designers, editors, and programmers; and towards our continued and sustainable growth. Above all, your funds will contribute to raising and maintaining an important standard for evaluative and independent criticism.

Appreciation

"The podcast, hosted by Sky Goodden and Lauren Wetmore, strikes just the right tone: thoughtful without being academic, analytic and poetic both."
Jori Finkel 
The New York Times


"The thought and honesty that Momus is founded upon literally evoked a visceral surge of resolve in me. In an era of stupidity, deceit, and rapacity Momus provides an ethical alternative."
– Jeanne Randolph
Cultural critic and author of
Psychoanalysis & Synchronized Swimming and Other Writings on Art

"Where other magazines are retreating, Momus is advancing, taking a gamble on sober critical thought and making room for new voices. For anyone interested in potential futures for art writing, Momus is both required homework and a glimmer of hope."
– Ben Davis
Art critic and author of
9.5 Theses on Art and Class

"Excellent."
– Dan Fox
Editor at frieze and author of Limbo and 
Pretentiousness: Why it Matters

Financial rewards / tiers:

$1 / month: My reward is reading Momus.

$5 / month: Public name recognition (optional) with a link to your preferred personal site.

$10 / month: Public name recognition (optional) with a link to your preferred personal site.

$25 + / month: Public name recognition (optional) and inclusion in bi-annual patron letters.

$50+ / month: Along with all the benefits enjoyed by other contributors, as a $50+ patron you are offered an annual hour-long consultation (regarding a subject related to contemporary art, criticism, art writing, publishing, or similar) with our Publisher and Editor Sky Goodden.

$100+ / month: Along with all the benefits enjoyed by other contributors, you’ll receive a monthly mystery pack of art criticism and ideas from Publisher and Editor Sky Goodden.

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