Museum of Modern Art Establishes Department of Prints and Drawings

The Museum of Modern Art will combine its Department of Prints and Illustrated Books with the Department of Drawings, effective July 1, it was announced today by MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry.

The Department of Prints and Drawings will be headed by Christophe Cherix, who has served as the Museum’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books since 2010, having joined the Museum as curator in 2007.

Connie Butler, who joined the Museum as The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings in 2006, will continue to serve as the co-curator, with Luis Perez-Oramas, of MoMA’s 2014 retrospective of Lygia Clark, and will be the coordinating curator of a retrospective of Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1 this fall. Relocating to Los Angeles, she will co-organize the biennial of Los Angeles art at the Hammer Museum, and will be a visiting professor in the Art and Curatorial Practices Program at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts.