Larry Smallwood Named MASS MoCA’s First-Ever Deputy Director

Larry Smallwood has been named the first-ever deputy director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Smallwood began at the museum in 1998 where he served first as a consultant and then as a production manager and technical director. Since 2006 he has acted as an independent curator, most recently producing a midcareer retrospective for Steve McQueen at the Art Institute of Chicago. Other projects have featured artists including Monica Bonvicini, Jitish Kallat, Robert Irwin, Alfredo Jaar, and Orly Genger. Said founding director Joseph Thompson: “Deputy director is a new position with considerable responsibility and authority. Larry brings exacting standards, technical chops, institutional knowledge, and great design talent, plus classic hands-on MASS MoCA energy and an innate knack for triage, which is vital for a place that thrives on biting off just a bit more than it can chew.”