Humans of the Catskills: Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore / Photo Credit: Wilson Reyes

Journey to the Catskills:

Most New Yorkers get tired of the city at some point and need some relief. I chose Central Catskills not knowing a soul because I always like the remoteness, high altitude and what seemed to me like ancestral Scottish weather. But I realized later, it looks like the Ozarks, where my grandparents lived, and I often visited as a child. I am constantly having memories of childhood in the Catskills.


Art history PhD from Princeton. I curate exhibitions and collections and write about art, mostly photography and contemporary art*. I am also the host of a CUNY TV broadcast series Twilight Talks, where I have unscripted conversations with creative people – artists, writers, dancers, musicians – about their work but also social issues and politics.


I garden. And run an art gallery and events space in Roxbury called Liberal Arts Roxbury. 

Happiness Is:

The right challenges and the right rewards once deadlines are met. 

Favorite Dish:

I cook. Usually, fish or vegetarian. I cook salmon with mustard and maple syrup. I dump syrup on a lot of things.

Ideal Country Home:

My idea of a country home is an old farmhouse because that’s where my grandparents lived when I was a child. But I see people have a lot of other country house fantasies – ski chalet, Swiss cube, standard suburban, hunting cabin, etc. 

*Moore has worked in curatorial departments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, and is a regular contributor to The Art NewspaperAperture, and The Guardian. Read more about his work at