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MoMA Announces the Appointment of Tanja Hwang as Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design

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The Museum of Modern Art announces the appointment of Tanja Hwang as Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, effective January 9, 2024. Hwang will focus on modern design in her new role, managing the design collection; expanding and deepening Museum’s holdings through acquisitions; organizing exhibitions and programs; authoring exhibition catalogues and other publications; and cultivating relationships within the Museum and in the design community.

“I am thrilled that Tanja Hwang is joining MoMA as the new curator for modern design,” said Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA. “Tanja comes to us with a global perspective and a deep knowledge of the canonical history of modern design. With her background in organizing exhibitions at both the Vitra Design Museum and M+, she will be uniquely positioned to bring MoMA’s collection of modern design into a conversation with the present and to address issues such as diversity and the relationship of industrial design to craft that are key to the field today.”

“MoMA has been instrumental in shaping the discourse on modern design since its founding and I am honored to be joining an outstanding curatorial team entrusted with one of the most important collections of art and design in the world. I look forward to strengthening and expanding transnational connections within the museum’s holdings and fostering an understanding of the global history of modern design and its impact on our societies today.,” said Hwang.

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Tanja Hwang. Photo: Pak Yiu