Philippe Vergne chooses Boston’s Helen Molesworth as Chief Curator:
The Museum of Contemporary Art took the next step in rebuilding its staff and programming, appointing Helen Molesworth of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston as its new chief curator.
A scholar, art writer and curator, Molesworth has been at ICA/Boston since 2010. Before that she headed the department of modern and contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum and served as the museums Houghton Curator of Contemporary Art. She will start Sept. 1. […]
“Molesworth said that early in her career she was inspired by MOCAs collection of post-World War II art and by former MOCA curators, who helped her shape her own curatorial voice.
She cited three MOCA exhibitions as particularly influential: Paul Schimmels 1998 “Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979,” on the postwar merger of performance art with traditional painting and sculpture; “A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968,” the first full-scale museum survey of Minimalist art, curated by Ann Goldstein in 2004 and “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution,” curated in 2007 by Connie Butler, now chief curator at the Hammer Museum.
MOCA names Helen Molesworth as chief curator, effective Sept. 1 (Los Angeles Times)