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James Johnson Sweeney

♂  American, 1900–1986

James worked at MoMA from about 1935 to 1947 as Curator and Competition Judge , and he was head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1945–1946 .

11 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
Curator
Photo of the exhibition African Negro Art

18 March to 19 May 1935

James Johnson Sweeney was involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Joan Miró

19 November 1941 to 11 January 1942

Joan Miró and James Johnson Sweeney were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Alexander Calder

29 September 1943 to 16 January 1944

Alexander Calder, Herbert Matter, Margaret Miller and James Johnson Sweeney were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Piet Mondrian

21 March to 13 May 1945

Piet Mondrian and James Johnson Sweeney were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Stuart Davis

17 October 1945 to 3 February 1946

Stuart Davis and James Johnson Sweeney were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Marc Chagall

9 April to 23 June 1946

Marc Chagall and James Johnson Sweeney were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe

14 May to 25 August 1946

Georgia O'Keeffe and James Johnson Sweeney were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Henry Moore

17 December 1946 to 16 March 1947

Henry Moore and James Johnson Sweeney were involved.

Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition Printed Textiles for the Home

12 March to 15 June 1947

Marcel Breuer, René d'Harnoncourt, Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection

10 June to 31 August 1947

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne and Edward Steichen, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Photographs

10 June to 21 September 1947

Alfred Stieglitz and James Johnson Sweeney were involved.