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William S. Lieberman

♂  American, 1923–2005

William worked at MoMA from about 1948 to 1980 as Curator, Preparer, Arranger and Installer , and he was head of the Department of Drawings and Prints from 1960–1969 , head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1969–1971 and head of the Department of Drawings from 1971–1979 .

100 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
Curator
Photo of the exhibition Portraits in Prints

1 June to 6 September 1948

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Print Gift of Victor S. Riesenfeld and Matisse: Jazz: Gift of the Artist

1–31 October 1948

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

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Photo of the exhibition Georges Braque

29 March to 12 June 1949

Georges Braque, William S. Lieberman, Margaret Miller and Henry R. Hope were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition Prints by Gauguin, Vuillard, and Bonnard

26 July to 25 September 1949

William S. Lieberman, Paul Gauguin, Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: British Color Lithographs

12 September 1950 to 1 January 1951

William S. Lieberman, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland and John Piper, among others, were involved.

Curator
Some American Prints, 1949–50, from the Museum Collection

3 July to 13 September 1951

William S. Lieberman, Alton Pickens, Gabor Peterdi and Rico Lebrun, among others, were involved.

Arranger
Prints by Max Beckmann

18 September to 24 October 1951

William S. Lieberman and Max Beckmann were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Odilon Redon: Drawings and Lithographs

13 February to 20 April 1952

William S. Lieberman and Odilon Redon were involved.

Preparer
Photo of the exhibition Picasso: His Graphic Art

13 February to 20 April 1952

Pablo Picasso and William S. Lieberman were involved.

Curator
Recent American Woodcuts and Prints by Marin, Hopper and Weber

9 September to 16 November 1952

William S. Lieberman, John Marin, Edward Hopper and Max Weber, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Georges Rouault

31 March to 31 May 1953

William S. Lieberman, Georges Rouault and Monroe Wheeler 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.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Jacques Villon: His Graphic Art

8 September to 15 November 1953

William S. Lieberman and Jacques Villon were involved.

Arranger
Prints by Paul Klee

7 July to 19 September 1954

Paul Klee and William S. Lieberman were involved.

Curator
American Prints of the 20th Century

8 September to 28 November 1954

William S. Lieberman, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Lyonel Feininger, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Modern Masterprints of Europe

7 December 1954 to 1 February 1955

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

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Prints from Europe and Japan; Etchings by Matisse

4–31 May 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Prints by Nolde and Kirchner

8 November 1955 to 8 January 1956

Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman, Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec

21 March to 6 May 1956

William S. Lieberman, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Andrew Carnduff Ritchie were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Drawings U.S.A.

25 April to 5 August 1956

William S. Lieberman, Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers and Ellsworth Kelly, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Prints of Henri Matisse

27 June to 14 October 1956

Henri Matisse and William S. Lieberman were involved.

Preparer
Photo of the exhibition The Graphic Work of Edvard Munch

6 February to 3 March 1957

William S. Lieberman and Edvard Munch 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.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition German Art of the 20th Century

2 October to 1 December 1957

Paul Klee, William S. Lieberman, Max Ernst and Vasily Kandinsky, among others, were involved.

Curator
Three Painters as Printmakers: Braque, Miró, Morandi

29 January to 2 March 1958

Joan Miró, Georges Braque, William S. Lieberman and Giorgio Morandi were involved.

Curator
50 Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bareiss

23 April to 18 May 1958

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

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Photo of the exhibition Ten European Artists

31 December 1958 to 23 February 1959

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Joan Miró

19 March to 10 May 1959

Joan Miró, William S. Lieberman and James Thrall Soby were involved.

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American Acquisitions: Recent Additions of Prints to the Museum Collection

2 April to 31 May 1959

William S. Lieberman, Max Ernst, Ben Shahn and Charles Sheeler, among others, were involved.

Curator
Drawings, Watercolors, Collages: New Acquisitions

15 July to 15 October 1959

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, William S. Lieberman and André Derain, among others, were involved.

Installer
Art Lending Service Retrospective

27 January to 20 March 1960

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, William S. Lieberman and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

Installer
Selections from the Art Lending Service

24 March to 17 April 1960

Georges Braque, William S. Lieberman, Max Ernst and André Derain, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Portraits from the Museum Collection

4 May to 18 September 1960

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition 100 Drawings from the Museum Collection

11 October 1960 to 2 January 1961

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

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Photo of the exhibition Max Ernst

1 March to 8 May 1961

William S. Lieberman and Max Ernst were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Fifty Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

10 April to 12 August 1962

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Georges Braque and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Picasso in the Museum of Modern Art: 80th Birthday Exhibition

14 May to 18 September 1962

Pablo Picasso, William S. Lieberman and Dorothy C. Miller were involved.

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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.

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Photo of the exhibition European Print Acquisitions

18 October to 25 November 1962

William S. Lieberman, André Masson, Christian Rohlfs and Paul Signac, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Intimate World of Lyonel Feininger

16 January to 10 March 1963

William S. Lieberman and Lyonel Feininger were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition 60 Modern Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

6 August to 29 September 1963

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Prints by Seventeen Artists

27 May 1964 to 23 March 1965

Pablo Picasso, William S. Lieberman, Ben Shahn and André Derain, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Drawings from the Museum Collections: A Selection

27 May 1964 to 23 March 1965

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

Curator
Photo of the exhibition American Painters as New Lithographers

27 May to 29 July 1964

William S. Lieberman, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Motherwell, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Contemporary Painters and Sculptors as Printmakers

15 September to 24 October 1964

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, William S. Lieberman and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Prints of Masuo Ikeda

10 August to 19 September 1965

William S. Lieberman and Masuo Ikeda were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition 44 Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

6 September 1965 to 23 January 1966

Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman, Odilon Redon and Alexander Calder, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Rauschenberg: 34 Drawings for Dante's Inferno

21 December 1965 to 22 March 1966

William S. Lieberman and Robert Rauschenberg were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition 20 Drawings: New Acquisitions

2 August to 2 October 1966

Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman, Alberto Giacometti and Otto Dix, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition London/New York/Hollywood: A New Look in Prints

13 September to 2 November 1966

William S. Lieberman, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Claes Oldenburg, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The New Japanese Painting and Sculpture

19 October 1966 to 2 January 1967

William S. Lieberman, Dorothy C. Miller, Shusaku Arakawa and Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama), among others, were involved.

Curator
Americans Today: 25 Painters as Printmakers

1–9 November 1966

William S. Lieberman, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell and Jim Dine, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Chagall: Aleko

14 December 1966 to 26 February 1967

William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Taste of a Connoisseur: The Paul J. Sachs Collection

21 December 1966 to 5 March 1967

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Jackson Pollock

5 April to 4 June 1967

William S. Lieberman and Jackson Pollock were involved.

Curator
The Artist as His Subject

28–30 April 1967

Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman, Jasper Johns and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

Curator
Canada '67

2 May to 4 June 1967

William S. Lieberman, Riva Castleman, Les Levine and Michael Snow, among others, were involved.

Preparer
Photo of the exhibition The Artist as His Subject

6 June to 17 September 1967

Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, William S. Lieberman and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

Preparer
Photo of the exhibition Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

26 June to 22 November 1967

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman and Odilon Redon, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Lyonel Feininger: The Ruin by the Sea

1 August to 24 September 1967

William S. Lieberman, Lyonel Feininger and Eila Kokkinen were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Jim Dine Designs for a Midsummer Night's Dream

8 August to 24 September 1967

William S. Lieberman, Jim Dine and Virginia Allen were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Prints by Picasso: A Selection from 60 Years

11 October 1967 to 1 January 1968

Pablo Picasso and William S. Lieberman were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Manhattan Observed

22 March to 1 July 1968

William S. Lieberman, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Sheeler and George Grosz, among others, were involved.

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Jean Dubuffet at the Museum of Modern Art

2–27 October 1968

William S. Lieberman, Jean Dubuffet, Riva Castleman and Virginia Allen were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Julio Gonzalez

21 January to 18 March 1969

Pablo Picasso, William S. Lieberman, Julio González and Josephine Withers were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Kandinsky Watercolors

1 April to 11 May 1969

William S. Lieberman and Vasily Kandinsky were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Tamarind: Homage to Lithography

29 April to 1 September 1969

William S. Lieberman, David Hockney, Josef Albers and William Gropper, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition George Grosz: Watercolors and Drawings

1 October to 16 November 1969

William S. Lieberman and George Grosz were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Archipenko: The Parisian Years

20 July to 18 October 1970

William S. Lieberman, Aleksandr Archipenko, Wilder Green and William C. Agee were involved.

Curator
The Nude: Thirty 20th-Century Drawings

10 November 1970 to 21 April 1971

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman and André Derain, among others, were involved.

Curator
Painters for the Theatre

Started 12 November 1970

William S. Lieberman was involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Four Americans in Paris: The Collections of Gertrude Stein and her Family

19 December 1970 to 1 March 1971

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman and Paul Cézanne, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Sculpture of Richard Hunt

25 March to 9 July 1971

William S. Lieberman, Wilder Green, Richard Hunt and Carolyn Lanchner were involved.

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European Drawings from the Collection

27 June to 10 October 1972

Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman, Marc Chagall and Paul Cézanne, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Dubuffet: Persons and Places

9 November 1972 to 23 January 1973

William S. Lieberman and Jean Dubuffet were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Drawings from the Kröller-Müller National Museum, Otterlo

24 May to 19 August 1973

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painters for the Theatre: An Invitation to the Theatre Arts Collection

19 November 1973 to 13 January 1974

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Portraits

27 December 1973 to 24 February 1974

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Seurat to Matisse: Drawing in France

13 June to 8 September 1974

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition German Drawing: The Expressionists

30 August to 10 November 1974

Paul Klee, William S. Lieberman, Vasily Kandinsky and George Grosz, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition In the Twenties

21 March to 15 June 1975

Joan Miró, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition A Jacques Villon Centennial

8 July to 21 September 1975

William S. Lieberman and Jacques Villon were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Modern Masters: Manet to Matisse

5 August to 28 September 1975

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Drawings: Recent Gifts

5 September to 11 November 1975

Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, William S. Lieberman and Max Ernst, among others, were involved.

Curator
A Museum Menagerie

9 December 1975 to 7 March 1976

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, William S. Lieberman and Max Ernst, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Cubism and Its Affinities

9 February to 9 May 1976

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Some American Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

19 July to 12 September 1976

William S. Lieberman, Willem de Kooning, David Smith and Kurt Seligmann, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Between World Wars: Drawing in Europe and America

20 August to 14 November 1976

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

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Photo of the exhibition Fred Williams: Landscapes of a Continent

10 March to 8 May 1977

William S. Lieberman and Fred Williams were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Extraordinary Men

2 June to 17 July 1977

William S. Lieberman, Ben Shahn, Jean Dubuffet and Paul Gauguin, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Extraordinary Women

22 July to 20 September 1977

William S. Lieberman, Susan Rothenberg, Natalia Goncharova and Hannah Höch, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition American Drawn and Matched

20 September to 4 December 1977

William S. Lieberman, Jim Dine, Robert Morris and Tom Wesselmann, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Mexican Art

16 March to 2 July 1978

William S. Lieberman, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Nine Windows by Chagall

13 April to 30 May 1978

William S. Lieberman, Marc Chagall and Bernice Rose were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition A Treasury of Modern Drawing: The Joan and Lester Avnet Collection

28 April to 4 July 1978

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

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Photo of the exhibition Artists and Writers

10 July to 3 October 1978

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Thirty Sculptors' Drawings

18 May to 6 June 1979

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Gifts of Drawing

9 August to 13 November 1979

Joan Miró, Paul Klee, William S. Lieberman and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Art of the Twenties

14 November 1979 to 22 January 1980

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