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Lanka Tattersall Named MoMA Curator of Drawings and Prints

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has appointed Lanka Tattersall as curator of drawings and prints; she joins the institution from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she is associate curator.

At LA MoCA, Tattersall has led the staging of exhibitions “Cameron Rowland: D37” (2018–19), “Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin” (2018), “Lauren Halsey: we still here, there” (2018), and “Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun” (2016), among others, as well as a forthcoming survey of Tala Madani’s work. She has also programmed and commissioned projects by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Rafa Esparza, Juliana Huxtable, and Patrick Staff. 

From 2010 to 2014, Tattersall was a curatorial assistant in MoMA’s Department of Painting and Sculpture. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MA from Columbia University; she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the history of art and architecture at Harvard University. Her responsibilities at MoMA will commence in July and will include involvement in the museum’s acquisitions, publications, and exhibitions projects.

“I am thrilled to be returning to MoMA during this transformational moment in the museum’s history,” said Tattersall. “With its unparalleled collection, MoMA is an extraordinary place from which to build and question our understandings of art in our time.”

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