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New MoMA Chief Picked

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

It's one of the most prestigious jobs in the modern art world -- chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. Today MoMa announced that they'd filled the position after a six month search.

They're promoting from within — Ann Temkin is a current MoMa curator, who's been devoted to younger artists and was behind the popular Color Chart show that closed in May. Lee Rosenbaum is an art critic who appears on WNYC. She says that Temkin will have big shoes to fill

ROSENBAUM: Her product has mostly been in terms of contemporary art, that, of course, is very important to MoMa's exhibitions and collections.

REPORTER: Rosenbaum says she hopes that the chief curator will keep the museum connected to its historical roots.

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