The Museum of Modern Art

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Museum of Modern Art
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Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Central to MoMA's mission is the encouragement of an ever deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves. MoMA manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity, and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of intellectual merit.


Museum Operations


Curatorial and curatorial support departments include conservation, education, exhibitions, creative, publications, library and archives. The Museum was founded in 1929 as an educational institution and maintains a vast breadth of educational programming, which increased in the years after the opening of the renovated and expanded main facility in 2004. In FY 2018, almost 4 million children, students, and adults, of all abilities, were served by the Education Department: 2.8 million onsite visitors who accessed or participated in interpretative programs including labels and audio content (offered in nine languages) to support their learning in the galleries; almost 1 million who used online educational resources; and nearly 250,000 who participated in programs. The Museum is anchored by a vibrant and dynamic program including a rich temporary exhibition schedule at the Museum, gallery rotations, a performance art series, the film program, many educational programs, publications and online content. In FY 2018, the Museum administered over 25 temporary exhibitions. In addition, the quality and depth of the Museum's collections enable the Museum to maintain an active loan program which serves institutions both in the United States and abroad. Some of the exhibitions on view during FY2018 were as follows: Louise Bourgeois: An unfolding Portrait, Items: Is Fashion Modern?, Max Ernst: Beyond Painting, Stephen Shore, Club 57: Film, Performance and Art in the East Village 1978-1983, Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age 1959-1989, Being: New Photography 2018, Tarsila do Amaral: inventing Modern Art In Brazil.


In FY 2018, over 1,000 works were added to this collection, both by donation and by purchase, including the purchase of the Merrill C. Berman Collection of early 20th century works on paper that demonstrate the wide-ranging experimentation and political and social engagement of artists in this period and offer an overview of the major avant-garde movements of the era-Dada, the Bauhaus, de Stijl, Futurism, and Russian Constructivism-and include works by Aleksandr Rodchenko, Lyubov Popova, John Heartfield, and Hannah Hoch. Also in FY 2018, the Museum and Neue Galerie New York jointly acquired Paula Modersohn- Becker's Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in Her Raised Left Hand (1907). A full compendium of works acquired during FY 2018 is available online as part of the Museum's year in review.


Security, operations, and maintenance of exhibition galleries and art collection.


Ronald S. Lauder Honorary Chairman/trustee
Robert B. Menschel Chairman Emeritus/life Trustee
Agnes Gund President Emerita/life Trustee
Donald B. Marron President Emeritus/life Trustee
Jerry I. Speyer Chairman/trustee
Leon D. Black Co-chairman/trustee
Mimi Haas Vice Chairman/trustee
Marlene Hess Vice Chairman/trustee
Richard E. Salomon Vice Chairman/treasurer/trustee
Glenn D. Lowry Director/ex-officio Trustee
James Gara Chief Operating Officer/assistant Treasurer
Patty Lipshutz General Counsel/secretary
Sarah Arison Trustee
Lawrence B. Benenson Trustee
Clarissa Alcock Bronfman Trustee
David Booth Trustee
Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Trustee
Paula Crown Trustee
Edith Cooper Trustee
Steven Cohen Trustee
David Dechman Trustee
Anne Dias Griffin Trustee
Glenn Dubin Trustee
John Elkann Trustee
Laurence D. Fink Trustee
Glenn Fuhrman Trustee
Kathleen Fuld Trustee
Howard Gardner Trustee
Ronnie Heyman Trustee
Ac Hudgins Trustee
Jill Kraus Trustee
Michael Lynne Trustee
Khalil Gibran Muhammad Trustee
Philip S. Niarchos Trustee
James G. Niven Trustee
Peter Norton Trustee
Daniel S. Och Trustee
Maja Oeri Trustee
Michael S. Ovitz Trustee
David Rockefeller Jr. Trustee
Sharon Percy Rockefeller Trustee
Anna Deavere Smith Trustee
Ricardo Steinbruch Trustee
Jon Stryker Trustee
Daniel Sundheim Trustee
Tony Tamer Trustee
Alice M. Tisch Trustee
Gary Winnick Trustee
Marie-josee Kravis President /trustee
Ronald O. Perelman Trustee Thru May 29, 2018
Marcus Samuelsson Trustee Thru May 29, 2018
Wallis Annenberg Life Trustee
Sid R. Bass Life Trustee
Eli Broad Life Trustee
Douglas S. Cramer Life Trustee
Joel S. Ehrenkranz Life Trustee
Gianluigi Gabetti Life Trustee
Barbara Jakobson Life Trustee
Werner H. Kramarsky Life Trustee
June Noble Larkin Life Trustee
Peter G. Peterson Life Trustee
Emily Rauh Pulitzer Life Trustee
Anna Marie Shapiro Life Trustee
Jeanne C. Thayer Life Trustee
Joan Tisch Life Trustee
Edgar Wachenheim III Life Trustee
Anthony Wai Chief Investment Officer
Kathy Halbreich Associate Director Through Decmber 2017
Todd Bishop Senior Deputy Director of External Affairs
Peter Reed Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs
Ramona Bannayan Senior Deputy Director for Exhibitions
Jan Postma Chief Financial Officer
Ann Temkin Chief Curator - Painting and Sculpture
Klaus Biesenbach Chief Curator at Large
Tunji Adeniji Director of Facilities and Security
Rajendra Roy Chief Curator - Film
Christophe Cherix Chief Curator - Drawings and Prints
Quentin Bajac Chief Curator - Photography
Stuart Comer Chief Curator-media & Performance Art
Martino Stierli Chief Curator-arch. and Design
Emmanuel Plat Director, Merchandising
Frank Ahimaz Thru June 2017 Chief Investment Officer
Jean Savitsky Dir. Real Estate Expansion
Thomas Randon General Mgr - Retail
Christopher Hudson Publisher
Source: IRS 990