| Leonard A. Lauder Chairman for Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sheena Wagstaff leads the Museum's program and collection of modern and contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, design, decorative arts, and multi-disciplinary installations. With the curatorial team, she is developing an international contemporary program, including art from across the Met's geographic and historic collections, for the Marcel Breuer museum building on Madison Avenue.
Before joining the Met, Wagstaff was Chief Curator of Tate Modern, London, responsible for the exhibitions program, Turbine Hall commissions, and contributing to the conceptual framework of Collection displays. With the Tate Director, she also worked as curatorial design client with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the new Tate Modern building, scheduled to open 2016. Over the course of her career, Wagstaff has worked for the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; the Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh; and Tate Britain, London. She has curated numerous exhibitions and written/edited catalogues.
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