Glenn D. Lowry

Glenn D. Lowry

The David Rockefeller Director, The Museum of Modern Art

Glenn D. Lowry is the sixth director of The Museum of Modern Art. He leads a staff of over 800 people and directs an active program of exhibitions, acquisitions, and publications. He is a strong advocate of contemporary art and has lectured and written extensively in support of contemporary art and artists and the role of museums in society, among other topics.

He currently sits on the boards of The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Clark Art Institute, the Art Bridges Foundation and The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a resident member of the American Philosophical Society. He was director of the Art Gallery of Ontario from 1990 to 1995, is a former Trustee of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), is an Officier dans L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France (2004) and a member of the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan (2020). In 2005 he was both honored with the title of Chevalier dans l'Ordre national du Merité by the French government and the recipient of a Williams College Bicentennial Medal which is awarded to alumni for distinguished achievement.

Born in 1954 in New York City and raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Mr. Lowry received a B.A. degree (1976) magna cum laude from Williams College, and an M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982) degrees in history of art from Harvard University.

Photo: Marco Anelli