Dr. Lynne Cooke is Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. From 2012-2014 she was Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art. Prior to that she served as chief curator and deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid from 2008 to 2012 and as curator at Dia Art Foundation from 1991 to 2008. In 1991, Cooke co-curated the Carnegie International, and has helmed numerous major shows since, including the 10th Biennale of Sydney (1996), and the traveling exhibition Rosemarie Trockel: Cosmos (2012). Outliers and American Vanguard Art, which opened at the National Gallery of Art in January 2018, traveled to the High Museum, Atlanta and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. She is currently working on an exhibition, titled, Braided Histories, which explores intersections, alignments and affiliations between abstract artists and textile makers and designers over the past century. She has also contributed texts to numerous exhibition catalogues and art journals.
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