Umland received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 1997. She joined The Museum of Modern Art in 1996 as Assistant Curator and has organized or coorganized a number of exhibitions for MoMA, including Max Ernst: Beyond Painting (2017); Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction (2016), and Picasso Sculpture (2015). In 2014 she co-edited Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912-1914, MoMA’s first digital-only publication, which emphasizes collaborative scholarship between art historians, curators, and conservators. Currently, she is part of the curatorial team working on collection displays for the 2019 expansion and is organizing a major retrospective of the pioneering abstract artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp, in partnership with the Kunstmuseum Basel and Tate Modern, to open at MoMA in October 2020.
Highlights from the two-week intensive organized by The Museum of Modern Art with the Center for Curatorial Leadership This March, the 2018 MoMA International Curatorial Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art brought together 11 curators from institutions around the globe for a two-week leadership intensive in New York City. This fourth iteration ... Read More >