Pollock Krasner House - Annual Lecture with Ann Temkin - Guild Hall
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Pollock Krasner House Annual Lecture
Ann Temkin

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Sunday, July 28
3PM - 4:30PM

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Re-Thinking Modern Art: A Preview of the Museum’s New Collection Galleries

At the Museum of Modern Art’s founding in 1929, its director Alfred H. Barr, Jr. envisioned it as a laboratory: a site of interdisciplinary connection and curatorial experimentation. Looking to Barr and to the museum’s evolution in the ninety years since then, MoMA will open its newly-expanded campus on October 21, 2019, increasing not only its gallery spaces but also the creative potential within them. Taking into consideration today’s immense pool of knowledge on art and artists worldwide, how do we continue to build and present a contemporary collection of modern art? Ann Temkin will take us on a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the galleries and discuss how the collection will be reinterpreted.

Ann Temkin has been the Marie-Joseé and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art since 2008. Her focus has been on the acquisitions program, and on reimagining the permanent collection galleries.  

Made possible by the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University

  • Ann Temkin Curator

    Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, the Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Ann Temkin received her BA from Harvard University and her PhD in the history of art from Yale University. Formerly the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, she joined the Museum of Modern Art in 2003 as Curator and assumed the role of Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture in 2008. During her tenure, she has focused especially on the acquisitions program of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, and on reimagining the museum’s collection galleries. 

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