Helen Molesworth Appointed Chief Curator at LA MoCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, announced today that Helen Molesworth has been appointed chief curator. She’ll start her new job in September. Molesworth will be heading out to LA from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, where as chief curator she was responsible for overseeing shows including “This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s,” and “Dance/Draw.” She contributed to the organization of projects and exhibitions for artists including Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman, and Josiah McElheny. Before her work at the ICA, Molesworth led the department of modern and contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum, where she was Houghton Curator of Contemporary Art. Said LA MoCA director Philippe Vergne, “The word curator means to ‘care for’ and Helen Molesworth is the perfect embodiment of caring for art, artists and audiences.”