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Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

♂  American, 1902–1981

Alfred worked at MoMA from about 1929 to 1968 as Curator, Arranger, Installer and Competition Judge , and he was head of The Museum of Modern Art from 1929–1943 , head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1929–1940 , head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1940–1943 and head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1947–1967 .

53 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
Curator
Photo of the exhibition Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh

7 November to 7 December 1929

Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Georges-Pierre Seurat, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Painting and Sculpture by Living Americans

3 December 1930 to 20 January 1931

Charles Sheeler, Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis and Alfred H. Barr, Jr., among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition German Painting and Sculpture

12 March to 22 April 1931

Paul Klee, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Beckmann, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Henri Matisse

3 November to 6 December 1931

Henri Matisse and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. were involved.

Arranger
Modern European Art

3–27 October 1933

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Curator
Edward Hopper: Retrospective Exhibition

30 October to 8 December 1933

Edward Hopper and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Vincent van Gogh

4 November 1935 to 5 January 1936

Vincent van Gogh, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Camille Pissarro were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art

2 March to 19 April 1936

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism

7 December 1936 to 17 January 1937

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Prehistoric Rock Pictures in Europe and Africa

28 April to 30 May 1937

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Dorothy C. Miller and Douglas C. Fox were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Masters of Popular Painting: Modern Primitives of Europe and America

27 April to 24 July 1938

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Henri Rousseau, Dorothy C. Miller and John Kane, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Three Centuries of American Art

24 May to 31 July 1938

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Picasso: Forty Years of His Art

15 November 1939 to 7 January 1940

Pablo Picasso and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Italian Masters

26 January to 7 April 1940

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Clarence Kennedy, Sandro Botticelli and Donatello, among others, were involved.

Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition Organic Design in Home Furnishings

24 September to 9 November 1941

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Marcel Breuer, Edward Durell Stone and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., among others, were involved.

Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition Image of Freedom

29 October 1941 to 1 February 1942

Charles Sheeler, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Ansel Adams and Monroe Wheeler, among others, were involved.

Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition Pictures for Children

10 December 1941 to 25 January 1942

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Victor D'Amico, Elizabeth Olds and Harry Sternberg, among others, were involved.

Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition United Hemisphere Poster Competition

21 October to 24 November 1942

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Monroe Wheeler, René d'Harnoncourt and Eliot Noyes, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Joe Milone's Shoe Shine Stand

22 December 1942 to 10 January 1943

Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Giovanni Indelicato were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition The Museum Collection of Painting and Sculpture

20 June 1945 to 13 February 1946

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Paintings, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts from the Museum Collection

2 July 1946 to 12 September 1954

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Arranger
New Acquisitions

13 January to 21 March 1948

Georges Braque, André Derain, George Grosz and Juan Gris, among others, were involved.

Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition The 28th Annual Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art of the New York Art Directors Club

15 March to 17 April 1949

Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Morris Graves, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Master Prints from the Museum Collection

10 May to 10 July 1949

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Twentieth Century Italian Art

28 June to 18 September 1949

Giorgio de Chirico, Amedeo Modigliani, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Umberto Boccioni, among others, were involved.

Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition Polio Poster Competition

31 October to 20 November 1949

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Philip Johnson, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Henri Matisse

13 November 1951 to 13 January 1952

Henri Matisse and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Masterworks Acquired through the Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund

29 January to 23 March 1952

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition De Stijl

16 December 1952 to 15 February 1953

Piet Mondrian, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Josef Albers, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Summer Exhibition: New Acquisitions; Recent American Prints, 1947–1953; Katherine S. Dreier Bequest; Kuniyoshi and Spencer; Expressionism in Germany; Varieties of Realism

23 June to 4 October 1953

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition XXVth Anniversary Exhibition: Paintings from the Museum Collection

19 October 1954 to 6 February 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Good Design: 5th Anniversary

8 February to 20 March 1955

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Philip Johnson, Charles Eames and René d'Harnoncourt, among others, were involved.

Curator
Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection: New Acquisitions

5 March to 24 April 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Picasso: 12 Masterworks

15 March to 17 April 1955

Pablo Picasso and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Paintings from Private Collections

31 May to 7 September 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

30 November 1955 to 22 February 1956

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger and Max Beckmann, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent European Acquisitions

28 November 1956 to 20 January 1957

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Jean Dubuffet and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Picasso: 75th Anniversary

4 May to 8 September 1957

Pablo Picasso, William S. Lieberman and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

13 November 1957 to 5 January 1958

Paul Klee, Ben Shahn, Giorgio de Chirico and Odilon Redon, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Works of Art: Given or Promised

8 October to 9 November 1958

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

3 December 1959 to 31 January 1960

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Ben Shahn and Alberto Giacometti, among others, were involved.

Curator
Fifty Modern Paintings and Sculpture Especially Donated for the Benefit of the 30th Anniversary Fund of The Museum of Modern Art

Started 20 April 1960

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Installer
Fernand Léger in the Museum Collection

11 October 1960 to 2 January 1961

Fernand Léger and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. were involved.

Curator
Birds and Beasts from the Museum of Modern Art

3 December 1960 to 8 January 1961

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder and Jean Dubuffet, among others, were involved.

Curator
Modern Paintings

18 August 1961 to 20 April 1962

Robert Motherwell, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Mark Rothko and Sam Francis, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Modern Allegories

19 August 1961 to 30 January 1962

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall and Giorgio de Chirico, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Painting U.S.A.: The Figure

23 May to 26 August 1962

William S. Lieberman, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Dorothy C. Miller and Larry Rivers, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition André Derain in the Museum Collection

28 June to 30 September 1963

André Derain and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Seven American Paintings

5 November 1964 to 15 February 1965

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Morris Louis, Jules Olitski and Larry Poons, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Painting and Sculpture

16 February to 25 April 1965

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Sculpture in Glass

16 November 1965 to 2 January 1966

Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Jean (Hans) Arp and Alfred H. Barr, Jr., among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Painting and Sculpture

6 April to 12 June 1966

André Derain, George Grosz, Stuart Davis and Roy Lichtenstein, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Guernica: Studies and Postscripts

2 June 1967 to 13 February 1968

Pablo Picasso, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Grace B. Stevens were involved.