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Arthur Drexler

♂  American, 1921–1987

Arthur worked at MoMA from about 1951 to 1986 as Curator, Arranger and Installer , and he was head of the Department of Architecture and Design from 1956–1987 .

79 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
Arranger
Photo of the exhibition Le Corbusier: Architecture, Painting, Design

3 July to 12 August 1951

Arthur Drexler and Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: Buildings for Johnson's Wax

15 January to 16 March 1952

Arthur Drexler and Frank Lloyd Wright were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Two Houses: New Ways to Build

26 August to 13 October 1952

Arthur Drexler, Frederick Kiesler and R. Buckminster Fuller were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Architecture for the State Department

6 October to 22 November 1953

Arthur Drexler, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Wallace K. Harrison and Gordon Bunshaft, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Japanese Exhibition House

16 June 1954 to 15 October 1955

Arthur Drexler, Junzo Yoshimura and Natalie Hoyt were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Japanese Calligraphy

22 June to 19 September 1954

Arthur Drexler, Mildred Constantine, Osawa Gakyù and Abe Shiro (pen Name: Suichiku), among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Two Graphic Designers: Bruno Munari and Alvin Lustig

18 October to 27 November 1955

Arthur Drexler, Mildred Constantine, Bruno Munari and Alvin Lustig were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Glass from the Museum of Modern Art Collection

25 October 1955 to 8 January 1956

Arthur Drexler, Alvar Aalto, Corning Glass Works and Louis Comfort Tiffany, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Latin American Architecture Since 1945

23 November 1955 to 19 February 1956

Arthur Drexler, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), Edward Durell Stone and Henry Russell Hitchcock, among others, were involved.

Installer
Matisse Chasubles

20 December 1955 to 15 January 1956

Henri Matisse, Arthur Drexler and Greta Daniel were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Textiles U.S.A.

29 August to 4 November 1956

Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Arthur Drexler and Philip Johnson, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Buildings for Business and Government

27 February to 28 April 1957

Arthur Drexler, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson and Eero Saarinen, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Gaudí

18 December 1957 to 23 February 1958

Arthur Drexler, Wilder Green, Antoni Gaudí and Henry Russell Hitchcock were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition 20th Century Design from the Museum Collection

17 December 1958 to 23 February 1959

Arthur Drexler, Man Ray, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Architecture and Imagery: Four New Buildings

11 February to 19 April 1959

Arthur Drexler, Eero Saarinen, Wilder Green and Wallace K. Harrison, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Package

9 September to 1 November 1959

Arthur Drexler, Mildred Constantine, Raymond Loewy and Ivan Chermayeff, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Three Structures by Buckminster Fuller

22 September 1959 to 1 March 1960

Arthur Drexler and R. Buckminster Fuller were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Buckminster Fuller

27 October to 22 November 1959

Arthur Drexler, Wilder Green and R. Buckminster Fuller were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Art Nouveau

8 June to 6 September 1960

Pablo Picasso, Edward Steichen, Vasily Kandinsky and Arthur Drexler, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Visionary Architecture

29 September to 4 December 1960

Arthur Drexler, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), El Lissitzky and Theo van Doesburg (Christian Emil Marie Küpper), among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

21 December 1960 to 5 February 1961

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

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Roads

14 August to 17 September 1961

Arthur Drexler, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bernard Rudofsky and Leonardo da Vinci, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings

14 March to 6 May 1962

Arthur Drexler, Frank Lloyd Wright and Wilder Green were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Design for Sport

15 May to 29 July 1962

Arthur Drexler, Mildred Constantine, Greta Daniel and Pirelli S.p.A., Milan, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Le Corbusier: Buildings in Europe and India

29 January to 15 April 1963

Arthur Drexler and Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition The Photographer and the American Landscape

24 September to 1 December 1963

Edward Steichen, John Szarkowski, Arthur Drexler and Edward Weston, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Fallingwater: A Frank Lloyd Wright House Revisited

1 November to 1 December 1963

Arthur Drexler, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ezra Stoller were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Philip L. Goodwin Galleries of Architecture and Design

Started 27 May 1964

Henri Matisse, Arthur Drexler, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, among others, were involved.

Curator
Twentieth Century Engineering

30 June to 13 September 1964

Arthur Drexler was involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

1 August to 13 September 1964

Arthur Drexler and Nicholas Solovioff were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Modern Architecture, U.S.A.

18 May to 6 September 1965

Arthur Drexler was involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Chasubles Designed by Henri Matisse

18 December 1965 to 9 January 1966

Henri Matisse and Arthur Drexler were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Mies van der Rohe: Architectural Drawings from the Collection

2 February to 23 March 1966

Arthur Drexler and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Architecture of Louis I. Kahn

26 April to 30 May 1966

Arthur Drexler, Louis I. Kahn and Ludwig Glaeser were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition The Object Transformed

29 June to 5 September 1966

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Arthur Drexler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Villa Savoye: Destruction through Neglect

2–24 July 1966

Arthur Drexler and Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Racing Car: Toward a Rational Automobile

27 September to 27 November 1966

Arthur Drexler and David Ash were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The New City: Architecture and Urban Renewal

24 January to 13 March 1967

Arthur Drexler, Michael Graves, Peter Eisenman and American Institute of Architects, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Habitat

1 June to 16 July 1967

Arthur Drexler and Moshe Safdie were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Architectural Fantasies: Drawings from the Museum Collection

27 July 1967 to 12 February 1968

Arthur Drexler, Hans Hollein, Raimund Abraham and Walter Pichler were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Design Collection

27 September 1967 to 1 January 1968

Henri Matisse, Arthur Drexler, Knoll Associates, New York, NY and Herman Miller Furniture Co., Zeeland, MI, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Word and Image: Posters and Typography from the Graphic Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, 1879–1967

25 January to 10 March 1968

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

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The York House Exhibition

28 February to 3 June 1968

Arthur Drexler, John Proctor Bishop, Joseph Paul D'Urso and Harry S. Fairhurst were involved.

Curator
Recent Czech and Polish Posters

10 June to 18 November 1968

Arthur Drexler, John Garrigan, Roman Cieslewicz and Jan Lenica, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition James Stirling: Three University Buildings

11 June to 4 August 1968

Arthur Drexler and James Stirling were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Wall Hangings

25 February to 4 May 1969

Arthur Drexler, Mildred Constantine, Anni Albers and Jack Lenor Larsen, among others, were involved.

Curator
Function Without Form: Two Models for an Undesignable City

1 March to 30 April 1969

Arthur Drexler, Balthazar Korab, Theodore Waddell and Michael C. Cunningham were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Painting for City Walls

17 April to 12 July 1969

Arthur Drexler, Allan D'Arcangelo, Jason Crum and Tania, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Work in Progress: Architecture by Philip Johnson, Kevin Roche, Paul Rudolph

2 October 1970 to 3 January 1971

Arthur Drexler, Philip Johnson, Paul Rudolph and Kevin Roche, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Design Collection

1 December 1970 to 31 January 1971

Arthur Drexler, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Will Insley: Ceremonial Space

31 March to 3 May 1971

Arthur Drexler and Will Insley were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Architecture for the Arts: The State University of New York College at Purchase

13 May to 22 June 1971

Arthur Drexler and Wilson Wright were involved.

Arranger
Photo of the exhibition Le Centre Beaubourg: A Modern Art Museum for Paris

23 December 1971 to 21 February 1972

Arthur Drexler was involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition African Textiles and Decorative Arts

11 October 1972 to 31 January 1973

Arthur Drexler, John Garrigan, Roy Sieber and Katherine White Reswick were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition 25 Recent Acquisitions

22 January to 18 March 1973

Jean (Hans) Arp, Giorgio de Chirico, Arthur Drexler and Alberto Giacometti, among others, were involved.

Curator
Charles Eames Furniture from the Design Collection

16 April to 1 August 1973

Arthur Drexler, Charles Eames and Mary Jane Lightbrown were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Another Chance for Housing: Low-Rise Alternatives

12 June to 19 August 1973

Arthur Drexler was involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Tapestries by Helena Hernmarck

10 August to 10 October 1973

Arthur Drexler, John Garrigan and Helena Hernmarck were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Architectural Models from the Collection

1 February to 29 September 1974

Arthur Drexler, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others, were involved.

Curator
Louis I. Kahn: 1901–1974

22 March to 7 April 1974

Arthur Drexler, Louis I. Kahn, Hans Namuth and Robert Lautman, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Chasubles Designed by Henri Matisse

8 November 1974 to 29 January 1975

Henri Matisse and Arthur Drexler were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Architecture of the École des Beaux-Arts

29 October 1975 to 4 January 1976

Arthur Drexler, Richard Hunt, Henry Hobson Richardson and Jacques-Felix Duban, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Design Collection

21 November 1975 to 11 January 1976

Arthur Drexler, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Antoni Gaudí and Enzo Mari, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Posters from the Collection

26 March to 19 May 1976

Arthur Drexler, Kurt Schwitters, El Lissitzky and Herbert Bayer, among others, were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition New Glory: New Designs for Flags

11 September to 24 October 1976

Arthur Drexler, Joan Altabe, Donna Bott and Terrence Geiger, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Wall Hangings: The New Classicism

8 April to 17 July 1977

Arthur Drexler, J. Stewart Johnson, Jack Lenor Larsen and Ed Rossbach, among others, were involved.

Curator
Noguchi: The Sculptor as Designer

11 November 1977 to 8 January 1978

Arthur Drexler, Isamu Noguchi and J. Stewart Johnson were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Le Corbusier: Architectural Drawings

20 January to 26 March 1978

Arthur Drexler and Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Transformations in Modern Architecture

21 February to 24 April 1979

Arthur Drexler, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson and Marcel Breuer, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Architectural Projects by Roger Ferri and Allan Greenberg

2 June to 15 July 1979

Arthur Drexler, Allan Greenberg and Roger C. Ferri were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Liberty State Park: The Master Plan

12 October to 25 November 1979

Arthur Drexler and Robert Geddes were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Buildings for Best Products

12 December 1979 to 10 February 1980

Arthur Drexler, Michael Graves, Charles Moore and Allan Greenberg, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition New York City Exposition and Convention Center

21 February to 30 March 1980

Arthur Drexler and James Ingo Freed were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Architecture of Richard Neutra: From International Style to California Modern

21 July to 12 October 1982

Arthur Drexler, Richard Neutra and Thomas S. Hines were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Three New Skyscrapers

27 January to 29 March 1983

Arthur Drexler, Philip Johnson, Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Gordon Bunshaft, among others, were involved.

Curator
James Stirling Drawings

27 May to 20 June 1983

Arthur Drexler and James Stirling were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection: Architecture and Design

Started 17 May 1984

Arthur Drexler was involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Ricardo Bofill and Leon Krier: Architecture, Urbanism, and History

26 June to 3 September 1985

Arthur Drexler, Ricardo Bofill and Leon Krier were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Mies van der Rohe Centennial Exhibition

10 February to 15 April 1986

Arthur Drexler and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were involved.