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Sarah Meister

post Contributor Curator, Photography The Museum of Modern Art

Sarah Meister became a Curator at The Museum of Modern Art in 2009, having joined the Department of Photography in 1997. Her recent exhibitions include From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola (2015; co-curator), Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949 (2014-15; co-curator), Nicholas Nixon: Forty Years of The Brown Sisters (2014); Walker Evans American Photographs, 75th anniversary (2013-14), and Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light (2013). Meister contributes to and edits a variety of Museum and external publications including most recently Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now (2015). Articles pertaining to her C-MAP research appear in Aperture magazine on Regina Silveira (#215, Summer 2014) and Horacio Coppola (#213, Winter 2013). Meister has been responsible for a number of acquisitions by Latin American artists including Iñaki Bonillas, Oscar Bony, Horacio Coppola, Alfredo Cortina, Geraldo de Barros, Sara Facio, Paulo Gasparini, Alair Gomes, Carlos Herrera, Eduardo Hirose, Liliana Porter, and Regina Silveira. Many of these were exhibited in American Photography: Recent Acquisitions from The Museum of Modern Art (2014; co-curated, in conjunction with Paris Photo 2014 at the Grand Palais). She holds an AB in Art History from Princeton University, with honors, and is a recipient of the Lee Tenenbaum Award for outstanding research and scholarship.