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Kynaston McShine

♂  American, born Trinidad 1935

Kynaston worked at MoMA from about 1965 to 1989 as Curator and Installer , and he was head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture from 2001–2003 and was Chief Curator at Large from 2003–2009 .

29 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
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Photo of the exhibition American Collages

11 May to 25 July 1965

Robert Motherwell, Kynaston McShine, Alex Katz and Joseph Cornell, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Information

2 July to 20 September 1970

Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt and Robert Morris, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent American Acquisitions

11 February to 11 March 1971

Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Claes Oldenburg and Jim Dine, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Romare Bearden: The Prevalence of Ritual

25 March to 9 July 1971

Kynaston McShine, Wilder Green, Romare Bearden and Carroll Greene were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Projects: Keith Sonnier

5 May to 2 August 1971

Kynaston McShine and Keith Sonnier were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Ways of Looking

28 July to 1 November 1971

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

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Photo of the exhibition Projects: Sam Gilliam

9 November to 8 December 1971

Kynaston McShine and Sam Gilliam were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Tony Smith/81 More

27 November 1971 to 2 February 1972

Kynaston McShine and Tony Smith were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Sculpture from the Collection

22 September to 29 October 1972

Jean (Hans) Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Frederick Kiesler, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Gastone Novelli

9 November 1972 to 8 January 1973

Kynaston McShine and Gastone Novelli were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Marcel Duchamp

28 December 1973 to 24 February 1974

Marcel Duchamp, Kynaston McShine and Anne d'Harnoncourt were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Projects: Rafael Ferrer

22 April to 27 May 1974

Kynaston McShine and Rafael Ferrer were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Projects: Translations by Jess

25 October to 8 December 1974

Kynaston McShine and Jess were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Constructivism in Poland, 1923–1936

30 January to 25 March 1976

Kynaston McShine, Albert Gleizes, Henryk Berlewi and Henryk Stazewski, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Natural Paradise: Painting in America 1800–1950

29 September to 30 November 1976

John Marin, Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock and Charles Burchfield, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg

25 March to 17 May 1977

Robert Rauschenberg and Kynaston McShine were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Collections

16 February to 12 March 1978

Joan Miró, Odilon Redon, Edvard Munch and Auguste Rodin, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Collection

25 May to 8 August 1978

Kynaston McShine, Richard Artschwager, Joel Shapiro and Richard Tuttle, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Projects: Jonathan Borofsky

17 August to 29 October 1978

Kynaston McShine and Jonathan Borofsky were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Projects: Bill Beckley

14 October to 28 November 1978

Kynaston McShine and Bill Beckley were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Jackie Winsor

12 January to 6 March 1979

Kynaston McShine and Jackie Winsor were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Contemporary Sculpture: Selections from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

18 May to 7 August 1979

Jean Dubuffet, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein and Sol LeWitt, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Joseph Cornell

17 November 1980 to 20 January 1981

Kynaston McShine and Joseph Cornell were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Some Recent Acquisitions: Painting and Sculpture

27 May to 11 October 1983

Jasper Johns, Kynaston McShine, Agnes Martin and Joseph Beuys, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture

17 May to 19 August 1984

Kynaston McShine, Susan Rothenberg, A.R. Penck (Ralf Winkler) and Georg Baselitz, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Contemporary Works from the Collection

11 April to 9 October 1986

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg and Roy Lichtenstein, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painting and Sculpture: Recent Acquisitions

27 November 1986 to 10 February 1987

Kynaston McShine, Christo (Christo Javacheff), Vito Acconci and Susan Rothenberg, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Anselm Kiefer

16 October 1988 to 3 January 1989

Kynaston McShine, Anselm Kiefer, A. James Speyer and Mark Rosenthal were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Andy Warhol: A Retrospective

6 February to 2 May 1989

Andy Warhol and Kynaston McShine were involved.