The Museum of Modern Art announced today that Martino Stierli has been appointed their new chief curator of architecture and design. Mr. Stierli is the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Institute of Art History of the University of Zurich. He replaces Barry Bergdoll, who left the museum to return to work in Columbia’s Art History department last year.
In a statement, MoMA’s director, Glenn D. Lowry, said: “The breadth and depth of Martino’s scholarship, knowledge, and interests in architecture, design, and modern art are impressive…He brings an international perspective and possesses an extraordinary ability to brilliantly relate architecture and its image to its cultural context. With his solid grounding in the history of modern architecture and art, coupled with a keen interest in contemporary practice, Martino will be an effective and energetic leader.”