Leah Dickerman

Director, Research Programs at MoMA

Leah Dickerman leads one of MoMA’s newest departments in building an infrastructure to support and strengthen the Museum’s many research activities, amplify their impact, and share insight and resources. Today these programs explore new narratives of modern and contemporary art, connect people across disciplines around the study of artworks, and mentor the next generation of art historians, curators, and other museum professionals. From 2017 to 2021, Ms. Dickerman was the Director of Editorial and Content Strategy and co-head of the Creative Team at the Museum, developing digital platforms and programs to carry content about art and ideas beyond the gallery walls, including the online publication Magazine. She also had a long curatorial career in MoMA’s Department of Painting and Sculpture, and previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, organizing exhibitions that offer new perspectives on modern art, including Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends; One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North; Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art; and Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity. She has served on the editorial board of the journal October since 2001.


  • Director, Research Programs

    Current role