Leah Dickerman is the Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. Before coming to MoMA, she was Acting Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2007), and Associate Curator in modern and contemporary art at the NGA (2001-2007). Over the course of her career, Dickerman has organized or co-organized a series of exhibitions including One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North (currently on view through September 7th), Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 (2012-2013), Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art (2011-2012), Bauhaus: Workshops for Modernity (2009-2010), Dada (2005-2006), and Aleksandr Rodchenko (1998). She is currently preparing a major upcoming retrospective on the work of Robert Rauschenberg.
Dickerman is also the Director of The Museum Research Consortium, a new partnership between MoMA and graduate art history programs at Princeton, Yale, Columbia, The Institute of Fine Arts and The Graduate Center at The City University of New York. She serves on the editorial board of the journal October and has written extensively on European art between the two World Wars. She was Assistant Professor of Art History at Stanford University from 1997 – 2000, and has also taught at Princeton, Columbia and the University of Delaware. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard, in History and Literature