In the decades since its founding in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) collecting choices and methods of display and interpretation have played a role in establishing a canonical narrative of modern art. Explore the artists, museum personnel and patrons who contributed to MoMA’s versions of modernism, and the ways in which MoMA has adapted as art and the world have changed.
Dr Chris McAuliffe is Professor of Art (Practice-led research) at the School of Art & Design, Australian National University. From 2000–2013 he was Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne. He taught art history at the University of Melbourne (1988–2000) and was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University (2011–12). Dr McAuliffe has published extensively and curated exhibitions on Australian and American art. Recent projects include the exhibitions America: Painting a nation at the Art Gallery of NSW and Robert Smithson: Time Crystals at the University of Queensland Art Museum and MUMA.
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