MoMA Promotes Curatorial Trio


New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has promoted curators Jodi Hauptman, Starr Figura and Joshua Siegel, effective immediately.

Appointed senior curator of the department of drawings and prints, Hauptman began her tenure at MoMA as associate curator in 2002. She has been a curator of the museum’s department of drawings since 2008. Her roster of exhibitions includes “Georges Seurat: The Drawings” (2007-08), “Master Drawings from The Museum of Modern Art: Cézanne to Pollock” (2006) and, most recently, “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” (through Sept. 7).

Figura, associate curator in the department of prints and illustrated books since 2008, has been named curator of drawings and prints. Her show “Gauguin: Metamorphoses” is currently on view (thru June 8). Figura has supervised the conservation and digital archiving of more than 3,800 of the museum’s German Expressionist prints, now available online on MoMA’s website.

Joshua Siegel will assume the role of curator of the museum’s department of film, where he has served as curatorial assistant since 1993. Among the shows Siegel has organized are “Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema” (2014); “Art Theater Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema, 1962-1986” (2013); and “The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film” (2012). He has authored numerous publications for the museum since 2000, including Frederick Wiseman (2010), a monograph about the American documentary filmmaker.