Michelle Elligott, chief of archives, library, and research collections at The Museum of Modern Art, will discuss her book, René D'Harnoncourt and the Art of Installation. Named one of the New York Times' Best Art Books of 2018, Elligott will discuss D'Harnoncourt's visionary approach to installing exhibitions as MoMA's director from 1949 to 1968, as well as his relationship with Nelson Rockefeller. D'Harnoncourt worked with Rockefeller in both official and private capacities, including co-founding the Museum of Primitive Art together.
Michelle Elligott is the chief of archives, library, and research collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She recently organized Devenir moderne, part of the MoMA exhibition Etre moderne at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. She codirected the Museum's widely acclaimed Exhibition History web archive project; coedited the institution's first self-published history, Art in Our Time: A Chronicle of The Museum of Modern Art (2004); and cocurated the MoMA PS1 exhibition 1969.