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MoMA Appoints Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi as the Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces the appointment of Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi as the first Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture. His responsibilities will include participating in the Museum’s acquisitions program, the installation of the collection galleries, and the development of special exhibitions and catalogues. He will join the Museum on July 22, 2019.

“I am pleased to welcome Smooth to the curatorial team at MoMA,” said Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture. “A highly accomplished scholar and curator of African art, Smooth will bring an important perspective as we expand our collection holdings and gallery presentations in new directions across the Museum.”

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Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi. The Cleveland Museum of Art/Howard Agriesti