Gretchen Wagner Leaves MoMA for the Pulitzer


Gretchen Wagner has been appointed curator at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. She will head the Pulitzer’s curatorial program, overseeing exhibitions and other special projects in conjunction with the museum’s director, Kristina Van Dyke.

Currently assistant curator in the department of prints and illustrated books at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Wagner organized the exhibitions “Gabriel Orozco: Samurai Tree Invariants” (2009–10), “Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962–1978” (2011–12) and “Projects 98: Slavs and Tatars” (on view through Dec. 10). She also wrote texts for a number of the museum’s exhibition catalogues. Before joining MoMA, Wagner was a curatorial assistant at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Sarasota Springs, N.Y.

In a press release, Wagner praised her new organization’s “exceptional support of contemporary artists, offering a unique forum to present their work and explore ideas expansively.”

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, opened in 2001. Artist Gedi Sibony curated the current exhibition, “In the Still Epiphany,” on view through October 27.

Wagner replaces Francesca Herndon-Consagra, who this year became senior curator of prints and drawings and European paintings at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin. She will start at the Pulitzer on Oct. 15.