Glenn D. Lowry


Glenn D. Lowry is Director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

  • The Modern Art Museum
  • The Museum and the Artist

Glenn D. Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, was appointed as the first Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Museums, Galleries and Libraries. A strong advocate of contemporary art, he conceived and initiated MOMA’s successful merger with PS1 Contemporary Art Center in 1999. He has lectured and written extensively in support of contemporary art and artists and the role of museums in society, among other topics.

In his first lecture, he speaks on 'The abodes of the muses: theorising the modern art museum’. In his final symposium on 'The museum and the artist’ Lowry is joined by photographer Thomas Struth , Neil MacGregor, Director of The British Museum  and Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain to discuss the relationship between artists and the institutions which house their work.