About the Talk
Anne Umland on “Modern Women Artists at MoMA: A Work in Progress”
On-Site & Online Talk | Member Appreciation Days
Anne Umland, senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, details the institution’s ongoing work to address the exclusion of modern women artists in earlier periods due to gender bias. For example, MoMA has yet to acquire a major painting by Marie Laurencin, though its collections contain deep holdings of male peers such as Georges Braque, Francis Picabia, and Pablo Picasso. Efforts to correct this gender bias include strategic acquisitions, more inclusive collection displays, major loan exhibitions, and publications. Learn more in this revealing and in-depth talk.
Members are invited to join us in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium or online via livestream. Online registrants will be emailed a link to access the talk on Thursday, November 30.
Umland is the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and joined MoMA in 1996 as assistant curator. She has organized or co-organized a number of exhibitions for MoMA, including Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition (2022); Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction (2021); and Joan Miró: Birth of the World (2019). She is currently organizing Picasso in Fontainebleau, opening in October.
Installation view of Collection 1880s–1940s (2019–21) at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Image © 2023 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Jonathan Muzikar. Left: Pablo Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Right: Faith Ringgold’s American People Series #20: Die, 1967. Acquired through the generosity of The Modern Women's Fund, Ronnie F. Heyman, Glenn and Eva Dubin, Lonti Ebers, Michael S. Ovitz, Daniel and Brett Sundheim, and Gary and Karen Winnick