Lisa Messinger, Adjunct Faculty
Lisa Messinger has more than thirty years of curatorial experience in the field of modern and contemporary art. Her first position in the Drawings Department of The Museum of Modern Art (NY) led to long career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. She has organized over 35 collection-based shows, traveling exhibitions (for museums in the U.S., Europe, and Asia), major retrospectives, and permanent gallery installations. Recently, she co-curated the New York venue of the George Bellows retrospective (2012-13) and oversaw the first comprehensive exhibition and publication of the Alfred Stieglitz art collection at the Met, Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O’Keeffe (2011-12). In addition to being involved in all aspects of exhibition production and promotion, Ms. Messinger was responsible for the care, study, and cataloguing of some 12,000 works of art in the department’s permanent collection.
She has published and lectured widely in her areas of expertise: Georgia O’Keeffe, American Modernism, and Abstract Expressionism. Since retiring from the Metropolitan Museum in 2013, she has been a consultant to the Montclair Art Museum (NJ) and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR).
Ms. Messinger received a B.A. in art history from New York University and an M.A. in art history from Boston University.