Montclair Art Musuem Appoints New Curator of Contemporary Art

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MONTCLAIR, NJ.- The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) announced today that Alexandra Schwartz has been appointed Curator of Contemporary Art beginning November 16, 2010. This newly created position at MAM—made possible by a generous donation from the Vance Wall Foundation—represents a strong commitment to an area of focus long desired by the Museum and the community. A curator and scholar of contemporary art, Schwartz has worked in curatorial roles at the Museum of Modern Art in New York since 2004, most recently as the coordinator of MoMA’s Modern Women’s Project, designed to increase understanding of women artists across the museum’s collections. In this capacity, she served as co-editor and contributor to Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art and curated an exhibition, Mind and Matter, Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now, a group exhibition of 10 contemporary artists working