Randall Griffey

Randall Griffey


CCL Class of 2016


The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Carnegie Museum of Art


Lynn Zelevansky, Carnegie Museum of Art

Randall R. Griffey is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to the Metropolitan, Griffey held curatorial positions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (1999 – 2008) and the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College (2008 – 2012).  At the Metropolitan, Griffey has organized Reimagining Modernism: 1900 – 1950, a comprehensive reinterpretation of the museum’s collections of European and American modern painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and design. He also co-curated Thomas Hart Benton’sAmerica Today Mural Rediscovered.  Among his publications are the journal article “Marsden Hartley’s Aryanism: Eugenics in aFinnish‐Yankee Sauna,” in American Art (Smithsonian Institution) in 2008 and the essay “Reconsidering ‘The Soil’: The Stieglitz Circle, Regionalism, and Cultural Eugenics in the 1920s,” in the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties in 2011. Both of these publications were recognized with awards from the Association of Art Museum Curators.