Curator Peter Galassi to Retire From the Museum of Modern Art After 30 Years

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NEW YORK, NY.- Peter Galassi, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, will retire from that position in July, it was announced today by MoMA’s Director, Glenn D. Lowry. Mr. Galassi served as a curatorial intern in the Department of Photography in 1974-75, rejoined the Department’s staff in 1981, and was appointed Chief Curator in 1991. After completing a sabbatical that ends in June, Mr. Galassi will leave the Museum to devote time to writing and other projects. “Over the course of his long career at The Museum of Modern Art, Peter Galassi has applied passion, commitment, and exemplary scholarship to further our understanding of photography as an art form that is central to modern and contemporary