MoMA Announces the Appointment of Inés Katzenstein as the Inaugural Director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America

The Museum of Modern Art announces the appointment of Inés Katzenstein as the inaugural Director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America. In this role, she will provide intellectual and administrative leadership to the institution as it expands its approach to the study and interpretation of modern and contemporary art from Latin America. Endowed by Gustavo Cisneros and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, the Institute is poised to become the preeminent research center in the field of Latin American art, building upon MoMA’s long history of studying the artists, architects, and filmmakers of the region and acquiring and exhibiting their work. The Institute’s programs will include working with visiting scholars and fellows; presenting symposia, lectures, and education programs; and producing publications, in both print and digital formats, on subjects related to Latin American art.

Katzenstein, who worked at the Museum early in her career, has also been appointed as Curator of Latin American Art. In this capacity she will organize major exhibitions; oversee installations of MoMA’s Latin American collection, working closely and collaboratively with all curatorial departments; and develop strategies for acquiring Latin American art for the Museum’s collections, recently enriched by an extraordinary gift of modern and contemporary works from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.